A beautiful smile is no less than an ornament to a good personality; and a beautiful smile owes its beauty to a beautiful set of teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a beautiful set of teeth. In fact, most people are either born with or develop one or another tooth defect, which affects the overall beauty of their teeth.
The good news is that, today, no tooth defect has to be permanent. Dental procedures can guarantee the repair one’s teeth and restore one’s smile with ease. The dental procedures which can give one a beautiful set of teeth and a pretty smile are together known as smile correction.
There was a time when smile correction used to be quite expensive. However, with the development of medical technology and easy accessibility of medical treatment, the cost of smile correction procedures have significantly reduced and an overwhelming number of people are seeking the help of dentists to correct their smile. Today, the sheer number of people opting for smile correction procedures can make us safely say that smile correction is the most common dental procedure across the globe.
A usual smile correction consists of five simple procedures. A dentist may use a combination of these procedures, based on your requirements:
- Porcelain veneers
These are used to rectify the small disfigurations. Teeth with broken edges or pointed edges are fixed with the help of artificial veneers made of bio compatible porcelain. When executed correctly veneers are practically indistinguishable from real teeth.
- Dental Crowns
Teeth which are severely damaged or broken can be fixed with the help of dental crowns. Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that look and function like natural teeth.
Bridgework is used to bridge the gap in the case of one or more missing teeth. This is probably the most expensive procedure among all smile correction procedures.
- Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening is the simplest of all smile correction procedures. Teeth whitening uses chemicals to remove the stains and yellowish hue from the teeth and leaves them sparkling white. In extreme cases, the teeth might need some polishing too.
- Orthodontic aligning
Orthodontic aligning is required only if the teeth are not aligned properly. This is actually a gradual process, which can be done with the help of braces.
All these procedures are quite common today and almost every dental clinic is equipped to restore one’s smile with these procedures.