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They Were Shocked When I Got Up They Were Stunned When I Opened My Mouth - 6 Teeth Restoration Options

Updated on April 26, 2015

How To Improve Your Smile

How To Improve Your Smile And Like The Way You Look

Attaining a great smile will make you feel more confident and allow you to rise to your greatest potential. Whether making new friends, speaking up at meetings or sharing private time with someone special our teeth can make or break us. Bad teeth can be socially debilitating.

Telling someone they can improve their breath is hard enough now just image having to tell someone about their teeth. In most cases it won't happen. Those that care about us do not want to offend us. However it doesn't change the fact that there are changes due to unsightly teeth that must be addressed.

  • broken teeth
  • missing teeth
  • no teeth
  • discolored teeth
  • infected teeth

Changing Your Smile Mindset

Making changes to your smile for your own good shouldn't be such a problem but it is; we become complacent and we make the sorry excuse that those that love us should except us the way we are. That is a cop-out and an excuse trigger for not being brave enough to change your look. Bad teeth affect our self esteem and those with low self esteem don't seek improvement.

When we change our smile we change our life with others around us. We enough taking photos again and we join in on events that we normally set out. It's a shamed but our families and children may be ashamed to introduce us to their friends because of our smile. Changing our smiles will let them know that we understand and that we are in control. You are more of an example than you know.

  • family photos
  • selfies
  • laughing with friends
  • Introductions to family friends

6 Ways To Change Our Smile

There are many ways to change your smile and they range from expensive to very expensive. OK I'm just messing with you. I will show you ways to improve your smile that doesn't break your pocket and will give confidence in as little as a weeks time. But, first let's talk about the more costly approaches.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can enhance a smile by lightening a yellowing smile to a healthy glow. This can be done with ultra violet gel treatment, teeth whitening kits,home remedies and whitening toothpaste. Your cost will depend on which route you take.

Teeth Whitening Cost

Your cost to teeth whitening can range from $3.00 to $1,000

Teeth Bonding

Teeth bonding can alter the structure of any tooth plus cover a cavity. So if you have a chipped or cracked tooth, teeth bonding is something that can fix it for many years before repairs are needed.

Teeth Bonding Cost

Teeth bonding can cost between and around $100 to $400 per tooth.


Dentures are basically fake teeth. They can be made as a whole set, top or bottom. There are many that take this option because of fear of future dental cause or pain.

Denture Cost

Dentures can range anywhere around and above $495 - $2,000. Depending on where you go and who designs your dentures can mean you paying a small fortune.

Dental Implants-

Dental implants are just what they sound like, teeth are implanted right into your bone and last for a lifetime. This can cause pain initially but it is worth it and you will never have to remove it for cleaning.

Dental Implant Cost

Dental implants can cost around $1,500 to $3,500 for a full set of implants. People are going to facilities in Costa Rica and India for cheaper prices.

Veneers (Lumineers)

Veneers or Lumineers are when a new flat tooth wafer thing lining or form is placed over your teeth.The Lumineers are made of porcelain and can last up to 20 years. They are costly but are one of the easiest and fastest ways to permanently change your teeth and smile.

Veneer Lumineers Cost

Veneers can cost an average of about $1,000 a tooth with porcelain costing upward to $1,300 each. A full set can range about $35,000 to $75,000 all depending on your unique situation.

Cheap Ways To Change Your Smile

There are cheap and inexpensive ways to have your smile improved that you may not have thought of. Hopefully these ideas empower with worthy solutions.

Teeth Whiteners

Teeth whiteners can come in a tooth paste, natural remedy such as baking soda and lemon paste or baking soda and smashed strawberry paste. They may not sound effective but that is further from the truth. These methods should only be used once every 6 weeks to avoid enamel damage!

  • teeth whitener tooth paste
  • teeth whitener kits
  • teeth natural whitener remedies

Teeth Whitener Cost

Teeth whitening can range from $3, $20 upward to $600 depending on the method you use.

Fake Snap On Teeth

Fake snap on teeth are units that can be applied by dentist or ordered from a company along with a mold for a perfect set of uppers. Some fit right up to your gums and some have a fake gum line of their own.They are removable and easy to clean. These snap on units are purely cosmetic however you can eat and talk with some and some you can not eat in at all.

Fake Snap On Teeth Cost

Fake snap on teeth Cost can range from around $25 to $1,000. If dentist arrange and prepare your mold you will pay significantly more.

Hopefully these solutions have motivated you to working on changing your smile or helping someone else. A great smile can help your social life and rebuild self confidence. Leave your thoughts on the matter you never know you might inspire someone to make a change.

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      Darlene Matthews 3 years ago

      It's a shame that there are many that need work done and can't afford it, use tempory fixes or go out of the country for better prices. Thanks for commenting MsDora.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted up and useful! Thanks for explaining the different procedures which can help improve smiles, and actually improve lives.