If you crack or chip one of your teeth, you need to have that tooth repaired. For most people, this will involve either composite bonding or a crown. Some people confuse these treatment options, so it's worth going over the difference between them. Bonding uses the same composite material used to make fillings – it is applied to your teeth and then shaped to cover chips and gaps. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over the entire tooth in question – the same composite bonding material may be used, but only to secure the crown in place.
Braces, especially the metal kind, were once thought of as being solely in the domain of nerdy teenagers. Katie Perry pulled off a pretty good parody of a brace-faced nerd in her song, Last Friday Night. But those days are long gone. You have megastars like Tom Cruise and Cristiano Ronaldo to thank for that. Their braces straightened their teeth, giving them more attractive smiles. However, that wasn't the only way that braces improved their image.
One of the most common orthodontic treatments available today is dental braces. Dental braces are used to straighten misaligned teeth so as to improve their appearance but also to improve the way they function. Important as they may be when it comes to correcting malocclusion of the teeth, dental braces require proper care and oral hygiene so as to work effectively and to minimise the potential for dental disease or infection.
As Christmas quickly approaches, you might be looking for the quickest and easiest way to give your smile a boost bearing in mind all the Christmas parties, nights out with friends and the many photos with family and friends. There is a desire to look your best, and of course, as a DIY enthusiast, you're all armed with your natural teeth whitening remedies, whitening toothpaste, and whitening strips to begin your '50 shades of white' journey.
One of the most well-known smiles in Hollywood history belongs to Julia Roberts. When she smiles, her top row of teeth can be seen in all its pearly white glory. However, not everyone is able to smile quite as effortlessly as Julia Roberts does. For some people, due to a myriad of reasons such as tooth length, facial muscle position, upper lip size and jaw position, showing their upper teeth when smiling is something that needs to be forced.