Technological advancements in dental materials make today’s cosmetic dental treatments more durable than in the past years. Today dentists are using more conservative cosmetic dentistry techniques to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. They may also use such technologies as lasers in order to perform procedures necessary for cosmetic treatments. This makes cosmetic dental procedures such as smile makeovers more comfortable and convenient for patients as well as helps reduce recovery time. So why wait to start smiling? You can opt for efficient cosmetic dental services provided in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, using only modern techniques and materials. Here are some of the treatments available:
This treatment is perhaps one of the most commonly recommended cosmetic dental procedures. Your teeth may get stained from smoking, food, drinks (coffee, tea and red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure designed to lighten the colour of your teeth. The teeth whitening procedure can be done completely during your first visit or may require multiple visits depending on how your respond to the whitening gel. Each appointment takes approximately one to two hours. You can also whiten your teeth at home by wearing a custom‐made whitening tray filled with a mild whitening agent for optimal results. You need to wear the gel‐filled tray for 3 minutes a day or overnight, depending on the strength of the whitening agent.
These are composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks. They’re designed to improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or as an alternative treatment to teeth whitening. Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth as well as can make a chipped tooth look intact again. They usually cover the front of the tooth replacing the broken part. In the majority of cases, this procedure takes two visits: during the first visit your tooth is prepared for the veneer and during the second visit the veneer is fitted to your tooth.
Invisible braces are another effective cosmetic dental treatment to help achieve a beautiful smile invisibly and treat such orthodontic problems as overcrowding, gaps and generally aligning your teeth. These braces are wafer thin and made from a transparent medical grade plastic. You need to wear each positioner for approximately two weeks and little by little they move your teeth from their present position to the desired position. They are comfortable to wear and have minimal impact on your appearance and speech. Positioners are easily removable so you can take them out for an important business meeting or social event.
There are numerous cosmetic dentistry treatments on offer depending on the final result that is required. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments in the UK while other treatment options may include dental veneers, crowns, composite white fillings, gum contouring, etc. If you’re considering a cosmetic dental treatment to enhance your smile, seek the advice of an experienced cosmetic dentist.