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18 / 06 / 2018

Hate Your Teeth?

It’s Never Too Late To Do Something About Your Smile. Call Us In Ipswich Today!

Have you ever felt a tinge of jealousy at a friend, or someone in your social circle who has great looking teeth, when yours are far from how you would like them to be? If so, you are surely not alone.

The reality is that many things can happen over time that leaves our teeth looking much less attractive than we want them to be.

But fortunately, many of these issues can also be treated successfully through the use of the cosmetic procedures that we have available at the Lighthouse Dental Practice in Ipswich.

Teenagers

Providing that they look after them well with good brushing and personal oral care, many teenagers should have little problem with the colour of their teeth, but crookedness can be an issue. Especially with the rise of ‘selfies’ and social media, even a relatively small unevenness can be magnified many times, potentially causing a sense of poor self-image. Modern orthodontics are now available which can correct this without the high visibility of traditional metal braces.

Adults

One of the biggest concerns of older patients is that their teeth seem to have lost the sparkle of their youth and are now actually quite dull in colour. Some of this can be caused by staining of the tooth enamel, but may equally be caused by the darkening of the dentin layer which lies just below the enamel surface. This happens quite naturally as a part of the ageing process, and no amount of cleaning will prevent this from happening eventually.

Where the teeth are otherwise in good health, the most straightforward way to correct this is through a teeth whitening procedure. This is a fast-acting and effective way to address this issue, without the need for an invasive procedure.

Where the teeth have other problems, such as cracks or chips, an alternative is to have dental veneers fitted. Although this does require that a fine layer of enamel is removed from the front surface of the tooth, the replacement porcelain veneer will restore the appearance of your teeth; providing a great new smile for ten years or more.

Naturally, if you have lost a tooth, you will likely want to have it replaced. There are a number of options available at our Ipswich practice for this purpose and one of the most popular is dental implants. These are currently the most realistic, stable and long-lasting tooth replacement options available in the UK today.

If you are not entirely happy with the way that your teeth look, why not arrange a consultation with us to discuss how you would like to improve them.

Our cosmetic dentists will be pleased to offer advice and suggest a treatment plan to give you the smile that you want. You can arrange your consultation by calling the Lighthouse Dental Practice on 01473 257379.

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If you would like to speak to a member of our friendly team about any of the issues in this article please visit our contact page or call us on 01473 257379.

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