Despite the fact that we say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, appearances can mean a great deal. And one of the first things people notice about our appearances, are our smiles.
Having a damaged or incomplete smile can negatively impact a person’s self esteem, and along with that destroy their confidence. Missing, stained, or crooked teeth can lead to people not smiling at all as they are worried what others will think of their teeth.
The good news is that if you aren’t completely happy with your smile, EK Dental Surgery has treatments that can improve your smile and bolster your confidence.
How confidence and smiles are related
People with discolored, decaying, cooked or misaligned teeth often avoid smiling. Others may have gum disease or constant bad breath. If you suffer from any of these you may notice how others start to shy away from you in a conversation, or look away when you speak.
Recognizing other people turning away can damage a person’s self confidence, and not smiling to cover defects up can decrease other people’s confidence in you. Conversely, dental work that improves an individual’s teeth can could boost self-confidence. A survey by Ipsos-MORI discovered that as many as 19 million people feel their self-confidence could be boosted by dental work to improve their smile.
Nearly one in three adults (30%) said having attractive teeth would help overcome embarrassment about personal appearance and 46% believed an attractive smile could improve their appearance.
The EK Dental Surgery edge
We offer a variety of treatments to improve the appearance of your smile and your confidence!
Teeth whitening – This is one of the cosmetic treatments that we are most often asked about. It is a procedure that removes stains and discolouration from teeth. If you have tooth stains and want a healthy, white smile, professional teeth whitening can be a great option.
Home whitening is a simple and cost-effective treatment. We provide a whitening kit comprised of custom whitening trays and professional-grade peroxide based gel.
The treatment involves:
- Taking impressions of your teeth
- Making moulds to be sent to the laboratory
- Fabrication of custom whitening trays based on your mould
- Home use instructions
White fillings – White fillings, also known as tooth-coloured or composite fillings, are used to repair teeth that have been affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. If you want the dental filling to match the colour of your teeth, white fillings are the best option.
They can be closely matched to the colour of natural teeth. In additional, white fillings are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or in other visible areas. In some cases, white fillings are used to replace older, less attractive amalgam fillings.
Porcelain veneers – This popular cosmetic option covers imperfections on the discernible part of your teeth. Veneers are a thin, custom-made ceramic shell bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers can cover discolouration, crooked teeth, and awkwardly shaped teeth. Our veneers match the natural colour of your teeth and fit perfectly, which gives you the best possible smile!
Bad breath solutions – We don’t normally think of this as smile-related, but if you smile and those nearby you get a whiff of something nasty they will recoil. Bad breath or halitosis is often called the most embarrassing dental problem. When you suffer from bad breath, your self-confidence isn’t all that is affected; your social life will also become lifeless.
Invisalign – Many of our patients feel uncomfortable wearing metal braces. This is why EK Dental Surgery offers a discreet solution for imperfect smiles, Invisalign. Invisalign is a comfortable, removable. and invisible orthodontic appliance, known as the clear alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign treats malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth, and because it is virtually undetectable, it builds self confidence during the treatment as well as afterwards.
Inlays/onlays – Inlays and onlays rebuild tooth structure that has been damaged due to decay or injury. Inlays and onlays are conservative solutions to damage as they require only a minimal amount of tooth structure to be removed. An inlay is a smaller restoration placed within the cusps of the tooth, whereas an onlay is a bigger restoration that sits on top of the remaining structure of the tooth.
These are only some of the treatments we offer to restore smiles and build confidence. Give us a call!
Reasons to Smile at EK Dental Surgery!
EK Dental Surgery offers a wide range of preventative and cosmetic dental procedures for children, seniors, and everyone in between! At EK Dental we can help you achieve maximal dental health and a movie-star smile!
EK Dental Surgery is conveniently located on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.