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The fastest ways to perfect your smile for any special occasion

Every bride (or groom) wants to look their best in wedding photos. After all these are keepsakes that will remain when their special day is a hazy memory. But it’s sometimes hard to feel confident about any special occasion when you hate the way your teeth look. Fortunately, there are some quick fixes, as well as a few dental procedures that with a little forward thinking, will have you feeling more comfortable with your smile Don’t put up with missing, cracked or discoloured teeth, there is something you can do.

By A Better Smile

The first step is to be sure book a consultation with A Better Smile Dental Centre to discuss your smile makeover options at least 6 months prior to the date of your event. The earlier you discuss the look you want to achieve, the more options there are. Fast braces or Invisalign® may be able to straighten your smile given enough time, or there’s full dental implants or mini implants if you are missing teeth.

One of the most popular ways to regain your smile is veneers—a choice of porcelain or composite resin (a material containing quartz, glass and silica particles). It’s important to remember veneers are cosmetic dentistry, they can’t correct overbites, underbites, or even crooked teeth.. However, they can disguise badly stained teeth, gaps, chips, broken teeth or weirdly shaped teeth like vampire fangs. If you tend to grind your teeth, veneers won’t be a viable option for you either, as they are likely to detach from the tooth surface.

For the celebrity white smile, veneers can be a fast and reasonably priced fix when compared to dental implants. They come in a choice of two materials—a composite resin or porcelain. Veneers are thin, light sleeve custom-designed to fit each tooth and bonded with a special adhesive. The tooth surface needs to be prepped and the veneers crafted to suit your mouth. These generally require two appointments 2–3 weeks apart.

Porcelain is more resistant to stains than composite resin veneers, and due to its durability, natural-looking appearance, and the time it takes for them to be crafted means they’re also more expensive, but they also last twice as long, usually up to 25 years if cared for properly.

It generally takes a while to get used to veneers once they have been fitted. You may find it will take around 14 days for chewing and speech to normalise. There may also be some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.

If it’s the price holding you back, don’t forget at A Better Smile Dental Centre offers 12 month interest free FLEXYPAY terms, you don’t have to pay for your new smile all in one hit. Alternatively, you could consider opting for Zoom whitening or a good old fashioned clean.

A Better Smile Centre has two clinics conveniently located in Sydney’s CBD and Lane Cove. Book a free smile consultation today and make sure you’re photo-ready for your next special event.

Book a consultation with A Better Smile Dental Centre and receive expert advice from our dentists. We will help you choose the best treatment or suggest an alternative option that will suit your smile.

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