I Don’t like How My Teeth Look. What Should I Do?
Hi, my name is Dr Martin Cahill, I’m one of the dentists here at Plaza Dental. I was with one of our new patients Sandra from Mount Pleasant. During her complimentary smile consultation, she said to me “Martin, I hate my teeth, they are so ugly, what should I do?”
This is a quite common sentiment among our patients, so I thought I’d make a video sharing with you what I shared with her.
The first thing you should do is think about what exactly it is that you don’t like about your smile or your teeth. There are a large number of different factors that can cause people to have issues with their smile. Looking closely at it will help you communicate clearly with your dentist.
Once you are clear with what you don’t like and what you want to fix, the next step is to organise some time to talk to me or one of our other dentists about your options. There is no one size fits all for giving people a beautiful smile, and what we do will depend on each patient’s specific concerns.
Some common concerns our patients come to us are things such as the shape of their teeth, the colour of their teeth and the position of the teeth. There could be crowding or gaps between their teeth, how much gum is showing when they smile, or even one tooth could be a funny shape or colour. These are all sorts of things that can cause people to have issues with their smile, and they are the issues we help our patients fix all the time.
At your smile consultation, once we understand your concerns, and examine the health and arrangement of your teeth, we can talk about the different things that we can do to help you out. For example, for someone who is happy with everything except the colour of the teeth, it can be as simple as tooth whitening. For other people, procedures such as Invisalign or dental veneers may be the best way to go. For some others, it could be a more complicated process to create their perfect smile.
It is impossible to create a template where it is the exact same process for everyone, since your teeth are unique to you, and what you consider to be the perfect smile is also unique to… YOU.
So if your smile has been bugging you, or you feel self-conscious every time you are taking a selfie, and you are ready to do something about it, and want some expert opinion, why not organise a complimentary smile consultation with us here at Plaza Dental.
Simply direct message us on social media, call us on 07 4942 3272, or go to our website on plazadental.com.au and fill in the enquiry form, and either myself or one of our friendly team members will help you arrange your appointment.
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