Ways to Improve the Look of Your Teeth

When people hear cosmetic surgery they often think of the stars that have additions in some places, and removal in others.  However, when it comes to your teeth you can have all kinds of additional enhancements to make your smile even more straight and white.  The trained professionals at West Meade Dental can answer any of the questions you may have and explain which procedures would benefit you the most.

You can regain confidence in your teeth. It is one way to improve your well-being.

You can regain confidence in your teeth. It is one way to improve your well-being.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are helpful to both the appearance of your teeth, but also the health.  A crown is similar to a cap and will straighten and align the tooth.  However, it will also reinforce a weak tooth.  A bridge is usually suggested when you are have teeth missing.  This will keep the remaining teeth from shifting.  They will also help protect from diseases that are caused by missing teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Over a period of time, our pearly white teeth will become discolored.  The more we use our teeth, the easier it is for them to lose their color from loss of enamel.  People will then have their teeth whitened to remove some of the stains and debris that are present.  It is important to know the risks of teeth whitening.  Some patients may experience sensitivity, gum irritation, and technicolor teeth.  This is why you should always check with a dentist before using any product you are unfamiliar with.


When you have a tooth missing, your dentist might also recommend you having an implant.  It looks more natural and functions like an original tooth, all without harming other teeth around it.  These implants actually grow to your jaw to better protect the bone.  To place the implant, they will need to place a small screw into your jaw.  Over the next few months, the implant and the bone will grow together.  Some implants will require a second step to install an extension.  Some patients are able to have different methods where multiple steps are unnecessary.  Your dentist will be able to advise you on which procedure is best for you.


It is very important that dentures are kept clean and well protected.  You should clean your dentures everyday with a brush designed for dentures, and no toothpaste as it can harm the dentures.  Also, you can buy special cleaners for soaking.  Since dentures are fragile you should always handle with care to prevent them from breaking.  Lastly, remove them from your mouth every night to give your gums time to breathe.  For more info on denture care, click here.



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