Cosmetic dentistry: Tips for having the perfect 'white' smile on your big day

By March 24, 2015 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Everybody wants to look their best on their wedding day, and that also includes a perfect ‘white’ smile.

While your photographer may be able to edit your wedding pictures, and digitally brighten your smile, it may become a bit tedious to do that for all the 100 pictures or so that he/she will be taking.

keepsmilingSo what can you do to give yourself that special sparkle on your big day?…

Below are the guides on how to get that pearly white smile on your wedding day:

One month – Teeth whitening: There are two ways you can whiten your teeth, either at home or at your dental surgery. If you decide to do this at home, it can take a few weeks to achieve the desired results, as you’ll need to wear a tray using a special gel either overnight or for a couple of hours each day. If you have the treatment at the cosmetic dentist, it can usually be done within one or two appointments. Your cosmetic dentist will only provide teeth whitening treatment if your teeth are healthy, and will need to fix any existing issues with your teeth or gums before starting the whitening treatment.

Six months – Dental Implants: If you have any teeth missing, dental implants will help fill the gap with a replacement tooth. These work very well and can last for a long time too. With dental implants, you usually have the artificial root installed first, then the tooth on top around six months later once it’s healed. This however, usually depends on the patient, and some dental implant dentists do offer to install the root and tooth on the same day (same day teeth, immediate implants), but of course this isn’t suitable for everyone.

Six months to one year – C-Fast: Cosmetic teeth straightening is ideal if you want to just align the teeth at the very front of your mouth. It can take as little as six months to do this, because it focuses on just the front six teeth to eight teeth in your smile line, on both the top and bottom of your mouth. It’s the perfect solution if you’re looking for a quick result in time for the big day, but in some cases it may be more suitable to have full orthodontic treatment, which will take longer to achieve results but will align all of your teeth and bite. Cosmetic teeth straightening can be done with a number of techniques, usually including tooth-coloured wires or clear brackets.

One to two years – Invisalign: If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and prepare well in advance, but don’t want to have to wear metal braces, Invisalign is a great way to do this without it being noticeable. You simply have a series of aligners designed by the dentist that will gradually move your teeth into place. They’re clear, and you can take them out whenever you like. You’ll need to have check-ups along the way, and depending how far your teeth need to move to give you a straight smile, this treatment usually takes between one and two years….read more

Cosmetic Smile Makeover: It usually takes 4-6 weeks subject to the case complexity. This approach involve the use of cosmetic porcelain veneers to change the shape and colour of the teeth as required. Smile makeover starts with the initial consultation where the cosmetic dentist can assess your needs and listen to your desires.  A detailed record of your health, teeth, gum, jaw and bite will be recorded .Any necessary x-ray and clinical photographs will also be recorded by the cosmetic dentist. This will allow us to analysis in details your smile. A trial smile is fitted to give you indications of the changes made to your smile and teeth. This can be copied and reproduce in cosmetic porcelain veneers that would be fitted by the cosmetic dentist creating your new smile.

If you are thinking about having a new smile for your big day please call us! In the meantime, have fun and thanks for being our valued patients and friends!

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