Four solutions for a brighter smile
Smile every day! It is said that smiling helps minimize stress and build confidence. This is why it is very important to take good care of your smile over the years. Keeping a youthful smile and fighting tooth discoloration or decay is not as difficult as you might think–so here are some of the solutions offered by our dentists.
Solution 1: Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
The first recommended solution is the Pinhole Surgical Technique, or PST. It’s an alternative procedure from California created for people with gum recession. This gum disease is more common in elderly and people suffering from periodontal disease.
The standard treatment requires gum grafting and remission, whereas PST is a solution that requires no incisions or sutures! By drilling a small hole into the patient’s gum tissue, the dentist can then gently loosen the gum tissue to cover the patient’s root structure. The procedure results in little postoperative discomfort and quickly provides immediate results. The PST is available in some dental clinics; find a certified dentist near you.
Solution 2: Invisalign
Orthodontic appliances, such as braces, are common, but a more discreet method can also do the job: Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are, as their name suggests, transparent devices molded in order to align teeth. The method is simple but effective; every two weeks, the pressure points of the mold are modified to bring the dentition closer to the expected final result.
Invisalign aligners are a very efficient solution for correcting certain imperfections while being a more aesthetic and subtle choice than traditional braces. As a bonus, these have no effect on speech and are very easy to remove.
Solution 3: Teeth whitening
Teeth turn yellow with age, it’s inevitable… or is it? Genetics may have an influence on teeth discoloration, but so do daily habits, such as frequent wine and coffee consumption. We usually forget that teeth are naturally more of a yellow-grey color which is why it’s necessary to put the effort in obtaining, or even preserving, white teeth.
Teeth whitening at your dentists is an affordable, safe and instant way to get a bright smile. It is a simple solution that requires only one visit to the dental clinic and can then be applied at home up to twice a week!
Solution 4: Porcelain veneers
Yellow, stained or simply damaged? Porcelain veneers are an all-in-one solution that completely changes the appearance of teeth, both in shape and color. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover natural teeth that can, with proper care, last for more than 10 years! Within two appointments, this solution offers a natural and impeccable smile in an almost instantaneous way.
At DentisteALaval.com, we know that every smile is different. In our dental clinic in Laval, we offer personalized and quality dental maintenance services, while also remaining ready to help you with any dental emergency. Visit our clinic for a youthful smile and a heightened sense self-confidence!