Who wouldn't want a perfect smile?
Although a few people are lucky enough to have perfect white teeth, hardly anybody achieves this without the help of a qualified professional.
Teeth whitening is an aesthetic treatment which has signified a huge step in the world ofcosmetic dentistry, making it easy for dentists to turn your teeth several shades lighter.
It goes without saying that white teeth give people a healthier and more youthful appearance.
This type of treatment eliminates most stains caused by certain medicines, substances and food, such as tea, coffee, cigarettes, etc. However, not all stains and dental discolouration can be corrected or improved through dental whitening and alternative treatment may be required, essentially veneers or crowns.
Teeth whitening that is carried out by dental specialists does not involve any pain or tooth erosion. This treatment at a dental clinic takes approximately one hour, using gels and possibly special rays which can improve the results considerably. As soon as the treatment is finalised, you can notice a significant change. The dentist will then indicate which supplementary treatment should be used at home.
In general, although it does depend on the state of a person's teeth, it is necessary for the teeth to be cleaned professionally before treatment.
If you are suffering because of dental problems, either due to dental deterioration or perhaps a missing tooth, your problem can be successfully resolved nowadays through Dental Implantology.
Dental implants are placed in the area of the original tooth, taking over its function with ease and without any complications.
There are several types of dental implants. The endo-osseous variety is currently the most commonly used. This type of implant penetrates the bone and forces the process of osseointegration. Up until recently, implants were mainly made of titanium but zirconium is becoming more and more popular as it avoids the black line which can eventually form at the top of the implants, it is a more resistant material and is ideal for those people with metal allergy. Implants can be used for just one or several consecutive teeth and this main procedure can be successfully completed in just one day.
With age and missing teeth, bone loss can occur and there are patients whose bone is unable to support the implant; in these cases, the best solution is bone grafting which will subsequently allow the implant procedure.
In most cases, dental implants will last for 10-20 years, depending on the type of treatment and the dental care/oral hygiene of the patient, which is fundamental for the prevention of peri-implant complications.
Other causes of dental implant deterioration could be the following:-
- Certain types of medicine
- Age-related jaw bone loss
- Titanium allergy
Mini Dental Implants
Mini implants are the ideal solution for many people experiencing denture problems. The mini dental implant procedure is a relatively quick and easy procedure and can be carried out under local anaesthesia.
Mini implants are small titanium posts used to stabilise dentures, acting like the roots of teeth securely holding dentures in place. No more denture adhesive or mouth sores and, moreover, patients can finally eat comfortably and feel relaxed and confident with their dentures when laughing and talking.
In most cases, it is possible to use the patient’s current denture and mini implants are far cheaper than traditional implants, making them an excellent option for many.