Is cosmetic dentistry right for you?
We all know dentists repair teeth with fillings and extract teeth when they become problematic, but did you know our dentists can help improve the appearance of your teeth, too? Cosmetic dentistry is the term used for any type of dental treatment which helps make your teeth look more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry includes treatments such as veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth straightening, teeth whitening and tooth-coloured fillings.
As technology progresses all the time, cosmetic dentistry is becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before, and there are a wide range of treatments which could help improve the appearance of your mouth and smile. Some people find improving the appearance of their teeth and smile really gives them confidence – after all, it’s often the first thing someone notices about you. So if you think you’d benefit from cosmetic treatment, there are a range of procedures you could consider.
What type of cosmetic dentistry is available?
Cosmetic dentistry can be used to improve the colour and appearance of your teeth, straighten crooked teeth, cover cracked surfaces or even replace entire teeth with dental implants. Here is a very brief summary of some of the services we can offer:
If your teeth are discoloured, chipped or cracked, veneers can be used to repair and improve their appearance. Veneers are very fine strips of porcelain especially made to fit perfectly over your teeth and are bonded to the tooth to create a long-lasting, natural-looking repair.
Your dentist may suggest a dental crown if you have cracked or deeply-filled teeth. Crowns are made to fit the shape of your existing tooth, and your dentist will usually fit a temporary crown to protect your tooth whilst your new crown is being made.
Tooth whitening is a great option for people with discoloured or stained teeth. By asking your dentist for treatment, you can be sure the treatment is designed especially for your teeth, mouth and level of tooth discolouration. Tooth whitening is suitable for most people, but your dentist will discuss the details with you.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth and have a range of benefits which help you achieve the best smile possible. Easy to clean and take care of, they can even help prevent degeneration of the bone which often follows once a tooth is lost.
Many people are now turning to braces, or retainers, to help them achieve the straight teeth they’ve always dreamed of. Clear, plastic braces are a discreet, effective and long-lasting cosmetic treatment and could transform your smile.
If you would like to talk to one of our practice staff about any of our cosmetic treatments, please do telephone our reception team and we’d be happy to help.Previous