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13 Easy Ways to Transform Your Smile

Posted by Steven Lim Joseph Fields Sep 16, 2019

Many people want to have a beautiful smile. While some are blessed with a naturally beautiful one, others suffer from yellowish, crooked, chipped, or misaligned teeth. Having these characteristics for your teeth may discourage you from showing them. However, a dentist in South Reno, NV, will know exactly how to help transform your smile.  

Why Should You Care About Your Smile?  

Having a beautiful smile is not only an issue of looks. A beautiful smile, studies show, results in many other positive effects. When you have a beautiful smile, you tend to be more confident and feel better about yourself. As a result, you become more ambitious and have a better outlook on life. People love being around someone positive about themselves.  

However, you may need professional help from your dentist to transform your smile and make you want to show it more. Here are 13 easy ways to achieve that.  

Brushing and Flossing    

Taking care of your teeth through regular brushing and flossing is the easiest way to have a beautiful smile. Brushing must be done twice daily and flossing once daily. With a simple tooth cleaning like these two, you are sure to have clean and healthy-looking teeth.  

Regular Dental Visits  

Brushing and flossing, however effective, may only do so much for the overall health of your teeth and gums. You still need to visit your dentist twice a year for your oral prophylaxis. Oral prophylaxis is the process of cleaning your mouth thoroughly. Cleaning through the use of a scaler makes sure that any plaque build-up is washed away.  

Regular dental visits also make sure dental and gum issues are addressed early on before they worsen.  

Whitening  

More and more people are obsessed with white teeth. There are various products you can use to have them. However, you should consult with your dentist first so they can provide you with the best product for your teeth. Home teeth whitening is safe so long as you follow the recommendations of your dentist.  

Scaling and Polishing  

Surface stains and tartar can make your teeth appear yellowish and dirty. Thanks to scaling and polishing techniques, you now have the chance to remove these surface stains and tartar, transforming your teeth into better and healthier-looking pearly whites.  

Contouring  

Contouring is another safe and painless technique you can do for your teeth. The contouring process includes removing small portions of your teeth’s enamel. By doing this, we improve the shape of your teeth and balance your smile. Contouring only removes a small amount of enamel, so you won’t have to worry about not having enough of it to protect your teeth. Customers choose this famous alternative because of the immediate great results it brings.  

Bonding  

Some customers opt to combine contouring with bonding. If you have chipped, cracked, uneven, or discolored teeth, you may choose to have this procedure. Bonding is done by picking the closest color of composite resin to your natural teeth.  

Your dentist will roughen the surface of your teeth first, allowing the liquid which serves as the bonding agent to stick to the teeth. Afterward, your dentist will apply the composite resin and mold your teeth to their desired shape and size. Contouring can be done after this to further shape your teeth once the resin hardens.  

What If Your Teeth Require More Repair Work?  

The procedures mentioned above are quick alternatives to transforming the beauty of your smile. However, in some cases, like tooth replacement, the procedures required may be more invasive and need more visits to your dentist.  

  • Clear Aligners

Clear aligners do away with the need for brackets or wires. You may take them off while eating, and the best thing about it is it’s virtually invisible. It aims to position your teeth perfectly to prevent gaps in between. Once your teeth have adjusted ideally, we can replace your aligners with removable retainers to secure the results.  

  • Braces  

Braces can fix your smile, but they are not an instant solution. You'll be asked to visit the dentist numerous times to complete the entire procedure, and you may face difficulties with eating since it can be painful while your teeth are adjusting. The best thing about this alternative, however, is you get the best results once your teeth have fully adjusted.  

  • Traditional Dentures  

There are many ways to replace a missing tooth. One efficient way of doing that is by getting traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are appliances you wear to address minor to major tooth loss. More common to older age groups, traditional dentures are achieved by getting an impression of the missing tooth (or teeth) and creating a model that looks like your natural teeth.  

  • Denture Retention Implants  

Denture retention implants are the hybrid of traditional dentures. While they perform the same function, they are typically more secure because they are attached to your jawbone. Thus, this option eliminates the need for adhesives to stick and not shift. Denture retention implants also provide better stability than traditional ones.

This is applicable for those with good bone density (since the implants are attached to the bone) and gum health.  

  • Dental Implants  

Dental implants are a famous alternative to tooth replacement. Anyone with a missing tooth can benefit from this procedure; although, there are a few criteria they must pass before having one. The professional checkup will look at gum health, oral hygiene practices, and bone quality and strength. Unfortunately, this tooth replacement procedure does not apply to smokers.  

The process includes several visits to your dentist to first determine the strength of your jawbone. After which, your dentist will drill a hole in the bone where the implant will be placed. Then, the temporary crown is attached. Once your gums finish healing, we’ll bond the permanent crown to the bridge end.  

  • Full Arch Treatment  

Full arch treatment replaces the entire upper or lower set of teeth with one full bridge arch. This is a better alternative to a row of dentures as this provides better stability to your new teeth and will fully restore your smile. This also retains your facial appearance and preserves jawbone volume.  

The complete process starts with getting an impression of your teeth to create a custom bridge arch. If there are remaining unhealthy teeth, you may also decide to have them extracted. Once the custom bridge arch is ready, we’ll place each dental implant. Once they heal, we will then fit you for the permanent bridge.  

Visit Your Dentist in South Reno, Nevada to Discuss the Best Option for You  

To find out the best way to transform your smile and completely understand how each process benefits you more down the road, visit Smile Design Implant Centers in South Reno, Nevada. We strive to give the best experience to all our customers.  

With knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology, you can get your confidence back along with the restoration of your beautiful smile. We envision transforming not only the smiles of our patients but also their overall well-being. Contact our friendly team today, and get the best dental experience from us.  

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