If you answered no, you are not alone. It’s estimated around two-thirds of people are not entirely happy with the appearance of their teeth. Common complaints include having stained and discoloured teeth or teeth that are overcrowded or are missing entirely. The good news is that there are solutions that can improve the appearance of your teeth, often using minimally invasive techniques that are quick to complete and very affordable.
One of the most requested treatments is professional teeth whitening, a procedure that can effectively and safely lift the colour of your teeth by several shades. However, sometimes teeth are internally stained and need a different treatment, such as veneers. A veneer covers the front surface of a tooth, masking the original colour and hiding other imperfections such as small chips. Veneers are also very useful for hiding too small or worn teeth or closing or minimising unsightly gaps between teeth.
Porcelain crowns are excellent for restoring more extensively damaged teeth, hiding the entire tooth right down to the gum line. The most modern crowns are entirely metal-free and look fabulous while protecting the tooth underneath. If you are missing teeth, a long-term solution is dental implants, giving you replacement teeth that feel very similar to real teeth, so you can eat and talk confidently.