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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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What You Can Do to Craft Your Perfect Smile

by Myrtle Banks

If you ask people what their most important facial characteristic is, the answer that you're more likely to hear is "the smile." When you meet somebody for the first time, you will unconsciously create your first impression according to the way that they smile at you. It's often a critical component when you're trying to attract the attention of a potential romantic partner. It can indeed make the difference between getting that prized job at an interview or not. With so much on the line, what can you do to improve the appearance of your smile?

The Smile Makeover

It may be time for you to consider getting a full smile makeover. This is not a standard procedure, per se, but is tailor-made for the individual using a variety of different techniques and processes. You may not want that picture perfect "pearly white" appearance but may want certain types of fillings to be replaced. You may want something relatively straightforward, or you may want to combine dental work with some cosmetic, simple surgery to alter your facial appearance.

Scheduling a Visit

Modern dental procedures can go a long way in helping you to develop a smile makeover. The first step is to plan a visit to a dentist specialising in cosmetics and orthodontics, so you can determine your best course of action.

Different Techniques Available

If you have some crooked teeth, then you may want to consider using a specialist aligner, or "clear" braces. These could be part of an approach using conventional orthodontics. If you don't want to deal with longer term alignment or braces, then you may opt for something that is a lot quicker and have replacement porcelain veneers instead.

If you have some broken or chipped teeth, they can be treated using crowns, veneers or by applying bonding material, depending on how extensive the damage is.

Missing teeth are not an issue any more. These gaps can be filled with implants, a denture or a bridge. You don't need to worry about any gaps in between your teeth, either as these can be closed with special veneers. The practice of orthodontics is a speciality in the dental trade and helps to move teeth into position so that they close any unwanted gaps.

If you're not happy with your smile because you display too much of your gums when you do so, techniques are available to recontour your gums using laser surgery.

Finally, if you don't like the colour of your teeth, then talk with the specialist about prophyflex cleaning and whitening.

Augmenting Your Smile

Remember that while the condition of your teeth will largely dictate the appearance of your smile, you can also get rid of smile lines and help to plump out your lips by considering dermal filler and other techniques, once the dental work is complete.