Dental hygiene is something that most of us have trouble with, and we are often too lazy to brush our teeth couple of times a day or to floss after every meal. This negligence can leave a lot of consequences, but the most problematic one will probably show itself on the aesthetic level. In other words, our teeth will lose their creamy white coloration, or they will break, diseases could appear, and so on. On the other hand, some genetic factors and development problems can cause crooked or damaged teeth, and all of this can affect us on several levels. The emotional and psychological issues that often accompany these situations are devastating, especially for a young person, and it is vital to treat these problems as soon as possible.
Dentures are one of the more radical procedures in cosmetic dentistry, and specialists will usually hesitate to prescribe this treatment unless it is entirely necessary. The reason for this is hidden in the fact that patients will loose their natural teeth, and this irreversible act is not something to be taken lightly. However, if the teeth are too damaged and too crooked that there is no way to correct them appropriately, dentures can provide your with an artificial set of teeth, and – no one will notice that you are not having your natural teeth.
Unlike dentures, braces are used when patients want to save their teeth, and this method is usually prescribed to children and adolescents. Their teeth are still in the development phase, which means that they can be corrected with the help of the small metal or porcelain elements. Even though this procedure is long-lasting (one or two years), and relatively expensive – it still offers a lot of benefits and patients from all over the world are using braces to form their perfect smile.
Dentures and braces are used to alter the appearance of your teeth on a structural level, but teeth whitening is more focused on the “outside,” i.e. on the aesthetic components of your smile. Over time, the enamel and dentin in our teeth can become discolored and lose their shine, which is why we have to use artificial products to restore the color of our teeth. Teeth whitening can be done at home or in specialized cosmetic dentistry clinics, and the procedures are painless and highly effective.