Planning ahead to get the smile of your dreams


Planning ahead to get the smile of your dreams

Posted by James Cadigan in Dental Health 08 Jan 2017

Here we are at the start of a brand new year. Many people will have special events to celebrate during the year. Perhaps you have a long-awaited trip or wedding coming up, or have just decided this will be the year you finally treat yourself to a smile makeover.

Even if your special occasion isn’t for several months, it can pay to plan ahead. There are quite a few treatments that don’t take very long to complete and which can help to boost the appearance of your smile, but some more complicated procedures can take extensive planning and may require quite a bit more time. If you are thinking about a more comprehensive smile makeover, then it is nice to know you have plenty of time to actually enjoy the whole process of your smile transformation.

Which Treatments Are Used in Smile Makeovers?

There are lots of amazing treatments that can be used to create a more cosmetically perfect smile and some of these procedures may also help your dental health. Treatments that might help you include veneers and crowns, as well as white or tooth coloured fillings and of course teeth whitening. If you are missing teeth, these can be replaced using lifelike partial or full dentures, or with a dental bridge. There is also the option of using dental implants, which are the most technologically advanced way to replace lost teeth and treatment can offer a good long-term solution to this problem. Invisible braces can be great for straightening up teeth.

Where to Start

The range of treatments on offer might seem a bit daunting, but an initial consultation with Dr. Cadigan will enable you to find out which procedures could best help you, depending on your aims and desires. Dr. Cadigan can listen to your concerns before examining your mouth to assess any dental problems. With this information in hand, Dr. Cadigan can provide you with a fully customised treatment plan that can fit in with your timeframe and your budget.

It could be that all you really need is perhaps a teeth whitening treatment and maybe a filling or two replaced. If you do need multiple treatments to get the look you want, then don’t be concerned as this will be the most conservative and most cost-effective option for creating a beautiful and healthy smile.

Most of the treatments that could help you can be completed within a matter of a few weeks, but if you decide to opt for invisible braces or for dental implants, then treatment will take longer. This is why it’s nice to allow plenty of time to complete a comprehensive smile makeover as even though these procedures do take a bit longer, they may provide significant long-term benefits for your dental health and for your smile.

Dental implants are a particularly good example, as treatment has to be precisely planned with images taken using a cone beam CT scanner and it does take a while for the dental implants to integrate with your jawbone. Orthodontics using invisible braces is another treatment that is likely to take several months to complete, but the great thing about invisible braces is that they have very little impact on a busy lifestyle and again the results should be long-lasting and more conservative compared to opting for multiple veneers or crowns to straighten your teeth.

Whether you’re just looking to make a few minor changes or are interested in something more substantial, the team here at Chatham Dental Centre is here to help you every step of the way, so why not make this the year you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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