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Having a great smile makes you look and feel better. But if your teeth don’t look as good as you would like, it can make you feel self-conscious every time you open your mouth. If you’re sick of trying to hide your teeth, then Paramount Dental Sydney can help. There are a range of dental treatments that can reduce or eliminate problem smiles no matter what type of issue you have with your teeth.
Uneven or Jagged Teeth
Enamel might be the toughest material in the body but it can still be damaged. Your teeth are incredibly vulnerable to injury and poor oral hygiene can also weaken the enamel and make your teeth easier to break. This can result in teeth that are uneven, with jagged edges that stick out at every angle.
If you have jagged teeth then your dentist will probably suggest having crowns or veneers applied. These are a permanent and very effective solution. Crowns are dental restorations that are placed over natural teeth, effectively replacing them. Veneers basically do the same job except that they only cover the front surface of the jagged tooth rather than the whole tooth. Whichever option you choose, the result is a natural looking, even smile that you’ll love to show off.
Missing teeth can occur as a result of injury or severe infection. If you have a missing tooth, it’s important that you don’t just ignore it. Teeth function as a whole, so when one is missing it can affect the health of your whole mouth and cause other teeth to cave in towards the gap.
Dental implants are the best option for missing teeth. They’re permanent, replacement teeth that are fitted into the gum and look and feel just like normal teeth.
Discoloured teeth are one of the most common dental complaints. Over time, your teeth can become stained because of what you eat or drink. They can also change colour with age, or as the enamel thins and lets the greyish dentin underneath show through. If you have this problem, it might be tempting to try to fix it with whitening treatments from your local supermarket. However, these solutions can be harsh and damaging to your teeth and ineffective at the same time.
Paramount Dental Sydney has two very effective treatment options for discoloured teeth. You can have a whitening treatment done in the dentist’s office, or have your dentist make up a kit that you can use at home. These whitening treatments use a safe and effective mix of bleaching agents that will get your teeth up to five shades whiter with just a couple of treatments.
Even though enamel is tough, your teeth can still wear down over time. There are two causes of worn teeth: erosion and abrasion. Abrasion occurs when the enamel is worn away by your dental behaviours. For instance, if you’re in the habit of grinding or clenching your teeth it will cause this problem. The other type is erosion and it’s a long term problem caused by acid in your diet which slowly eats away at your teeth.
Worn teeth can look too small for your mouth and may have uneven edges. They may even result in pain because as the enamel wears away, the nerves can become exposed. That’s why it’s important that you talk to your dentist if you notice any signs that your teeth are becoming worn.
There are a variety of solutions for this problem. If it’s in the early stages, dental bonding could help. This is a procedure where composite material is attached to the tooth or teeth to reconstruct them. This treatment is quick and simple and can do a lot to protect your teeth and repair your smile. However, if the damage is more extensive, you may have to have dental crowns put in. This is a dental cap that’s fitted over the worn teeth, effectively hiding and replacing the damaged teeth.
If there are bigger than normal gaps between your teeth then you have gapped teeth. This can occur as a result of a mismatch between the size of your jaw and your permanent teeth or because of gum disease. Also, if you have a tongue thrust habit where you push your tongue constantly between your teeth it can cause gaps that widen steadily over time.
Depending on the extent of the problem, there are a couple of ways that your dentist can help repair your smile. To start with, braces can be attached to your teeth to bring them back into a more even alignment. You can also try Invisalign braces, which are clear teeth aligners that can be removed for cleaning and special events. These are often a good option for people who are embarrassed that they have to wear braces as an adult.
* All surgical or invasive procedures carry risks. Before proceeding please seek professional opinion from appropriately qualified health practitioners.
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