Smoking is bad for your health in many ways, one of this is its impacts the beauty of your smile. Cigarettes release around 4,000 chemicals when lit, and the chemicals from nicotine and tar seep into the enamel of your teeth. Gradually, your teeth start to turn yellow, but later, if you smoke heavily, your teeth will become brown. Even in the worst cases, you can still recover your smile with cosmetic dentistry Mississauga.
The best option is to quit smoking entirely. Smoking causes tartar and plaque to build up on your teeth more easily, which can lead to serious problems. By quitting, you lower your risk of cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and a weak jaw and you will improve the results of your cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
After you quit smoking, cosmetic treatment from your dentist will hide the fact that you were ever a smoker.
Teeth whitening can remove most stains from your teeth. Your dentist will bleach your teeth the shade you want through one or several visits to the clinic. You may also continue treatment at home using a custom-made tray that fits your teeth exactly.
More severe stains may be too difficult to remove even with professional teeth whitening. In these cases, your dentist can fit a veneer over the front of a tooth to mask its appearance.
If your smoking has led to periodontitis or severe decay, a tooth may fall out or your dentist may need to extract a tooth. To fill the gap left behind, your dentist can provide you with an implant. You may first require bone grafting to strengthen your jawbone. The dentist will then insert a metal abutment into the gap and attach a crown on top that looks just like your natural tooth.