Do you know which dental treatments could benefit you?

Many people visit their dental practice twice a year for a general check-up, but never investigate the treatments that are available to them. They live, day-to-day, unhappy with the condition of their smile, damaging their confidence and in some cases their social life. Being embarrassed or generally unsatisfied with the condition of your smile can make you hold back in certain situations, and not feeling able to smile, speak or eat in public is no way to be.

If you want to start improving the appearance or condition of your teeth then making an appointment with your dentist Meath Navan will allow you to discover the vast range of treatments that could benefit you. They can explain it all in detail and answer any questions that you may have about various treatments, allowing you to find out which ones suit your circumstances the best.

Are you worried about having a crooked smile?

Crooked, uneven teeth affect so many people. Sometimes you may need to have your jaw realigned, or your mouth might not have been big enough for your adult teeth to come through straight. This is known as overcrowding, and if this affects you, you may need to have a tooth or a couple of teeth removed before you undergo any straightening treatment.

If your teeth can have straightening braces fitted straight away then there are multiple options for you to choose from. Your dental practitioner will discuss these options with you and recommend which ones will suit your teeth and lifestyle the best. Traditional braces fit onto the surfaces of your teeth via brackets, and these metal brackets are connected with a thin metal wire which allows them to pull your teeth into their new positions over time. Sometimes you can have coloured bands on your braces, which makes them feel more aesthetically pleasing to some people. 

Sometimes people can desire a more discreet appliance, and ceramic braces provide just this. They work in a similar way to traditional braces, but they have completely clear brackets instead of metal ones, and the wire that connects them is completely clear or tooth coloured, making the appliance a lot less noticeable than traditional braces. 

Have you chipped a tooth?

Chipping a tooth can be devastating for people, especially if it is a front tooth and they feel like their smile has been completely ruined. If you have been involved in an accident and chipped your tooth, an emergency dentist might be able to reattach the part that has chipped off if you can find it and keep it clean and sterile. However, if your chipped tooth cannot be saved do not panic, as there are treatments available to restore your smile to its former glory. Porcelain veneers are attached to the surfaces of your teeth, providing them with a little bit of extra protection. They can make your teeth appear longer, wider and whiter. When placed on to your chipped tooth, neither you nor anybody else will be able to notice that your original tooth is chipped. Where they are capable of changing the appearance of the shape of your teeth, they also make your smile much more even. This will boost your confidence as you will be able to smile proudly again, unworried about people noticing your damaged or unevenly shaped teeth.

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