…and we actually mean your smile, not your teeth
A smile is a versatile tool for expression—it shapes our face and expresses emotion like no other action. There is the wide toothy-grin that is often infectious and passed between friends. Then there is the closed-lip smile that is more a friendly acknowledgement as you pass someone by.
The most ambiguous of all smiles is the just a normal everyday smile. Are you happy; are you pretending to be happy; are you smiling in the hope people will think you’re okay and leave you alone?: you could just be happy to see someone—the list goes on.
At Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney, we offer full smile reconstructions. This is a series of treatments that can restore the appearance—and function—of your teeth.
Your teeth and your smile
Just like a smile, your teeth can say a lot about you as well. As has been said in a previous article the appearance of your teeth can affect both your social life and your professional life.
Patients with bad teeth are often the ones who won’t smile, or if they do it’ll be close-lipped. The really self-conscious ones will even cover their mouths when they laugh just so that people won’t see their teeth.
On occasion, people have let their teeth get so bad because of previous unpleasant experiences with a dentist. Or simply the idea of the pain they might have to endure during an appointment puts them off.
At our Sydney dental practice, we offer sedation options to make your experience as comfortable as possible. The wand is a computerised anaesthetic delivery system that electronically delivers a virtually painless injection.
An advantage of the wand—other than it delivers a consistent flow of anaesthetic—is that only the area that needs treatment is numbed. This means that your tongue, cheeks and face won’t feel weird after treatment.
Your teeth and your health
The other thing to consider is your health. Now, cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are not going to improve your oral health. But treatments like dental implants, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and bonding will.
The advantage to all of these treatments is that they also can improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
For example: if you are missing a tooth implant dentistry will look after your gum and jawbone health. The implant crown or bridge that will then be attached to dental implant will be colour-matched to suit the rest of your teeth. That way you are getting the treatment that restores the whole tooth (and helps to maintain jawbone stimulation which is good for jawbone density) and restores the appearance of your teeth.
If you are looking for a dentist who specialises in cosmetic dentistry; who has extensive experience in implant dentistry and can give you an amazing smile makeover; visit Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney. Dr Ironside is a prosthodontist so your smile is in good hands.
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