In the past two decades, cosmetic dental procedures have gained popularity. Having perfectly aligned, white teeth, even if you weren’t born with a perfect smile, is no longer a luxury reserved only for celebrities or the very wealthy. Procedures such as dental implants, porcelain veneers and inlays and onlays are now relatively affordable to the general public; payment options are also available for those who wish to split payments into smaller chunks. Click here for more information on the payment plans that Coast Dental Centre has to offer.
It has been said that your smile speaks before you even say a word! It therefore stands to reason that if a person is unhappy with the look of their teeth, he or she will be a little hesitant to smile big, and may even feel like hiding their teeth during normal conversations. While we don’t believe that a person’s confidence should ever be based solely on physical appearance, it is more than understandable that having yellowed, chipped and broken or even missing teeth is going to eventually take a toll on a person’s self esteem.
Some things to consider before deciding on any cosmetic procedure are what your main concerns are, how you would like your smile to look afterwards, how long the procedure is going to take and what is within your budget. Coast Dental Centre offers many options such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, porcelain inlays and onlays. We also offer restorative dentistry options such as implants, crowns and bridges, and three unit bridges. These options are best for people who are missing one or more teeth. As with all of the work that we do, our main goal is to preserve the patient’s natural teeth if at all possible. If the patient’s teeth are already missing, or must be extracted due to deep decay or damage, we do the best we can to make any restorations look and feel as close to the patient’s natural teeth as possible.
Implants can support crowns, multi-unit bridges, and full arch dentures. Many people who are missing teeth like to opt for implant dentistry over removable dentures, as implants can more closely mimic real teeth, are as easy to clean as real teeth, and retain the space in the mouth and jaw. There are other types of dentures that can be removed for sleeping and cleaning. Technology has come a long way, and even most removable dentures have a very natural look; often times, you cannot even tell upon first glance if a person is wearing dentures.
Another thing to consider before cosmetic treatments are lifestyle factors. For example, if your teeth have become yellowed and discolored due to poor hygiene and eating habits, while we can certainly provide you with state of the art whitening to improve the look of your teeth, it is worthwhile to speak to your dentist or hygienist about how you can make changes that will support your overall oral health.
Last but not least, before committing to cosmetic dentistry, the main thing you should consider is what you really want, and how enhancing your smile will positively affect your life. With proper care, your smile will last you for the rest of your life, so it is definitely worthwhile to make it a priority. You owe it to yourself to contact us to book a consultation and find out how we can help you achieve a smile that you will look in the mirror and love, and be proud to show off!