Cosmetic dentistry is the
process of improving one’s smile by employing a variety of treatments. Cosmetic
dentistry is widely available, and can be for small adjustments, or a complete
makeover of your teeth, depending on what it is you are trying to achieve. Make
sure to check with your dentist in Soho what options are available for you,
along with many other locations in London that offer cosmetic dentistry.
If you are looking for white teeth, but are
interested in a more permanent fixture, then veneers are an option that you
could consider. Veneers work by attaching a
porcelain replacement to the surface of the tooth, in order to cover up any
discolouration, cracks or damage. As porcelain is extremely durable, the
veneers will also provide protection from further damage, and leave an
aesthetically pleasing finish to your tooth. A small amount of the enamel will
be drilled away before putting the veneers on, as the smooth surface of the
enamel does not bond as well with the adhesive as the rough surface of the
drilled enamel. Veneers will last for years, and with the correct dental
hygiene, for life.
A treatment like both teeth whitening and
veneers, is that of cosmetic bonding, which in terms of treatment, is about
halfway between the two. Cosmetic bonding is often used by cosmetic dentists (like the ones at Fulham Road Dental) to repair cracked or broken teeth.
broken teeth. It works by introducing a resin to the teeth, that is carefully applied
to areas of damage or discolouration, and will harden, to create an attractive
finish to the tooth. The resin will also be carefully picked, in order to match
the colour of your teeth and be virtually invisible after application. A light
is applied afterward to aid the drying process.
Smile makeovers / Smile designs
Many healthcare professionals such as a dentist in wagga or elsewhere
can offer smile design programs. Your entire smile will be assessed, followed by your dentist advising you on the best course of action to fix any underlying teeth issue. A smile makeover generally involves scans, and photographs of your teeth, along with a variety of treatments. This makes for one of the most important cosmetic treatments and has been gaining popularity among individuals.
One of the main treatments under cosmetic
dentistry is the use of teeth whitening, to achieve a whiter and more aesthetically pleasing
look to the teeth. Teeth whitening is not always about making the teeth as
white as possible, but quite often making the teeth all the same colour, as
quite often, teeth can become unevenly discoloured. Therefore, after a tooth
whitening treatment, the teeth will appear much more natural. The treatment
works due to the enamel being porous, allowing the bleaching agent to be
absorbed and to target the discoloured areas. This is a simple and entirely
safe procedure and can even be done in the comfort of your own home.