A beautiful face starts with a great smile. A smile expresses so much about who you are. It communicates happiness, health and confidence. Changing the appearance of your smile is more than just transforming the way you look. It’s changing the way you truly feel about yourself. That’s exactly what smile design at Zen Smile Spa is about – creating a natural-looking radiant smile that you can be really proud of.
The 4 main ways to improve the visual appearance of teeth without actually moving them are crowns, veneers, white filling materials and teeth whitening. In this article, I would like to take you on a whistle stop tour through these treatment options and give you some tips about how to decide which one is right for you.
Crowns – Traditionally, crowns have been used to strengthen teeth that are weakened or heavily filled. Thanks to new technology, porcelain crowns look and feel like your own teeth and, being metal-free, there is no dark line at the gum. Porcelain crowns are beautifully tailor made and so natural looking that they can easily be mistaken for real teeth.
Veneers – Veneers are ideal if you have small, oddly shaped, chipped, spaced, or discoloured teeth. They are very thin, specially shaped pieces of porcelain which are beautifully custom crafted and perfectly colour matched for each individual exactly. They fit over your teeth and can reshape, widen, brighten and totally transform your smile. Modern techniques, often allow us to craft these ‘ultra thin’, which means minimal preparation (shaping) of your underlying tooth is required.
Composite – White filling material is called composite and it can often be added to the front teeth to reshape them and improve the smile. Some dentists are truly gifted at working with this material and create wonderful results by removing almost none of your natural tooth. The only disadvantage is that with time the composite will stain and will not last as long as veneers and so will need to be replaced regularly, causing additional hassle and expense.
Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening is the safest and most cost effective way of enhancing the appearance of teeth, although results are limited as this does not changed the shape or positioning of your teeth. It is the most requested dental procedure of patients between the ages of 18-60 years of age.
Every smile is unique and therefore every treatment is customised to achieve the best possible results for you.
GETTING THAT WHITE CELEBRITY SMILE YOU’RE USED TO SEEING IN THE GLOSSY MAGS IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK!