30 Nov 2016
The Perfect Smile For Your Wedding Day
Looking back on your wedding day photos, will remind you of the happy times you have shared with your loved ones. The perfect smile is something every bride aims for before her wedding day. It is common to feel anxious about the appearance of your teeth before your wedding day approaches, that is why many brides opt for a cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Berkeley Clinic’s, Glasgow Dentist, Jamie Newlands gives us his advice on treatments that can be completed before your big day. Dental treatments can range from something as simple as teeth whitening right up to a full mouth restoration. Choosing which is best for you depends on what requirements you have for the treatment.
Teeth whitening is the most common form of cosmetic surgery. A nice set of pearly whites does wonders for a person’s self-esteem. Useful for smokers, coffee/tea drinks and lovers of red wine, this treatment is for when an individual just needs an oral touch-up.
There are a variety of methods for teeth whitening, with a popular example being laser teeth whitening. A rubber dam is put over the teeth to protect the gums, and a bleaching product is then painted onto the teeth. A laser is shone onto the teeth to activate the bleaching chemical.
A recent a recent study has found that whiter teeth can make you;
- 10 percent more employable.
- 20 percent more attractive.
- Look up to five years younger.
Before your big day approaches you may be tempted to invest in cheap home kits – don’t! The Berkeley Clinic advise that although whitening your teeth is a great way to restore your confidence in your appearance before your wedding day:
“It’s vital the treatment is carried out by a licensed dentist in Glasgow. Failing to do this could lead to damage in the mouth. Teeth whitening is considered to be illegal if the treatment is carried out by anyone who is not a dentist.”
Dental implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures. They can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. Titanium screws are drilled into the jawbone to support a crown, denture or bridge. Traditional tooth-supported dental bridges last five to seven years; with proper care and attention dental implants can last a lifetime.
“Dental implants give patients a second chance to have teeth back again. They offer millions of people worldwide a new life with regards to smiling and eating again.” – Jamie Newlands, Dentist Glasgow, Berkeley Clinic
While a healthy set of teeth can last a lifetime, it is easy to become negligent and accidents do happen. A crown can restore a tooth to its proper shape, size and strength. A crown is a fixed prosthetic cemented onto either existing teeth or dental implants.
They are commonly used to cover discolouration, protect a tooth from further decay, restore a broken tooth or hold a dental bridge in place. Crowns are made from many different materials, including porcelain, ceramic, gold and other metal alloys, and acrylic. Porcelain tends to be used for visible teeth as it is more attractive, while alloys and other materials are used for back teeth as they have more strength.
Dental bridges are false teeth – known as pontics – that fill gaps in one or more missing teeth. Gaps caused by missing teeth eventually result in the remaining teeth shifting to fill the empty spaces, causing a bad bite.
Spanning the gap where the teeth are missing, bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the empty space. These teeth (or implants), called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth – a pontic – is attached to the crowns or implants that act as the abutments. As with crown, there are a variety of materials available for bridges.
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With dental treatments being so accessible these days, there is no need to suffer from low self-esteem or anxiety caused by a poor smile. Contact a trusted dentist today, ask for a quote, book an appointment and you’ll be smiling throughout the whole day of your wedding.