As a nation, we’ve had the mick well and truly taken out of our teeth over the years. But now, thanks to the availability of cosmetic dentistry, the average British smile is now a million miles away from Austin Powers’ stereotypically bad gnashers.
New figures say we’re spending more than ever before on improving our smiles. Teeth whitening is virtually as commonplace as getting a haircut, except you visit the dentist rather than the salon. And missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants that look as good as the real thing.
Creating the perfect smile can involve a combination of cosmetic treatments. While you might be aware of crowns and veneers, inlays and onlays are lesser-known treatments in the dentist’s smile makeover kit.
Your dentist can use inlays and onlays instead of a dental crown, which is a cap that completely covers your tooth. Instead, you can have an onlay made that replaces the damaged cusp or biting surface of your tooth while preserving the healthy part. Or, if the decay or damage is in the centre of your tooth, the dentist can use an inlay to fix it.
Inlays and onlays can replace composite dental fillings. And they can even be used to close gaps between teeth.
It’s the first thing that people notice about you, and your smile can leave a lasting impression. How you feel about your smile shows. Confidence comes from feeling good about yourself. And so, transforming your smile is one of the best investments you can make.
Posted by Oak Mount Dental Practice
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