Being optimistic about whatever life throws at you is a great way of approaching the frustrating developments in your life. It helps if you always have a sincere smile to share, despite the difficult circumstances you face.
Scientifically, smiling has been found to improve your health as it helps boost your mood, ease stress, enhance heart health, and make sour situations happier.
Admittedly, though, you may be hesitant about smiling if you don’t have pearly white teeth. Fortunately, you don’t have to hide your smile from the world because there are plenty of innovations in dentistry that can help you achieve a perfect smile.
So if you decide that you need to get some work done on your teeth so you can confidently flash a beautiful smile, the best dentists in Dubai are definitely the best people to see.
Here are six innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures to consider to boost your teeth’s health and appearance.
Also known as invisible braces, Invisalign is an alternative to the traditional metal braces. It is made of clear plates used primarily for straightening teeth in a shorter time period.
Invisalign’s popularity rose because it is less visible and painful compared to metal braces. It is ideal for people who would prefer to be discreet about wearing teeth straighteners.
2. Teeth Whitening
Over the past decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of people undergoing teeth whitening and bleaching. When you consume teeth-staining foods and beverages, your tooth can discolor over time.
Undergoing a professional teeth whitening procedure certainly is a great option to achieve whiter teeth.
Crowns are meant for capping the gaps in your smile. Made of porcelain, crowns are designed to replace damaged or missing teeth by being fitted over an existing tooth or by filling a hole. Adding a crown will fill the gaps that would otherwise ruin your smile.
Although this is not a new innovation, there are always ongoing improvements being done. For instance, crowns can now be completed in just one visit.
Veneers are handcrafted thin shells of tooth-colored materials used primarily for covering the front side of the teeth. This cosmetic procedure requires removing a small amount of the tooth’s enamel in order to accommodate the shell. The best thing about veneers is that they look like natural teeth.
Despite being introduced decades ago, bonding is still one of the most sought-after options when it comes to enhancing the teeth’s appearance. This procedure makes use of resin to cover an existing tooth or fill in gaps between teeth to make them more beautiful. This is also a great option when teeth are not of equal length, have become cracked or chipped, discolored, or misshapen, or have wide spaces between them.
As opposed to teeth whitening, bonding offers a permanent solution. So if you want your teeth to become permanently pearly white, bonding is a better solution because it can last longer. Most people also prefer this option because the original tooth is preserved better as opposed to using veneers or crowns.
6. Dental implants
When it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants are considered the most effective way and the long-term option. These are made of titanium to hold restorations like bridges and crowns. They are sturdy anchors for replacement teeth as they are placed surgically in the lower or upper jaw.
Thanks to these innovations in the dental industry, there is no excuse for you not to smile and reap the benefits of smiling. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that you don’t have to practice proper oral hygiene.
You still have to brush your teeth properly twice and floss once a day to prevent cavities and other dental issues. Most importantly, visit your dentist for check-ups and professional cleanings at least twice a year.
Dr. Zul Paliwalla is the General and Cosmetic British Dentist at NOA Dental Clinic, specializing in smile-related concerns. With over 33 years of experience in the UK, Dr. Zul has successfully worked on and improved many internationally recognized smiles. He is a certified Invisalign® GOLD provider as well and has brought his elite expertise to Dubai not only to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, but also to offer his brand of personalized smile makeovers.