If your current smile is making you frown, there are numerous fast-acting, long-lasting ways in which a cosmetic dentist can boost its appearance. Contrary to what a lot of people believe, cosmetic dentistry needn’t always involve lengthy treatments. As long as it is carried out by a professional and experienced cosmetic dentist, some treatments could be complete in just a few appointments.
Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire has an extensive cosmetic dentistry menu, offering numerous ways to improve the look of your teeth and gums. The first thing your cosmetic dentist will do is to establish what it is you dislike about your current smile, along with what your ideal smile would look like.
A number of scientific and aesthetic factors can be said to make up the ideal smile, but in fact quality cosmetic dentistry is about finding the ideal smile for you. The ideal smile means different things to different people – it could involve replacing missing teeth, straightening existing teeth, or simply brightening your smile with a course of professional teeth whitening.
Whitening procedures are the most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry, and are both rapid and effective as long as a qualified dentist carries them out. Teeth whitening offered by other sources is often illegal (in the case of beauticians) and can be dangerous (in the case of products bought from overseas via the internet).
A dentist can carry out this procedure in a single appointment, in some cases, or may recommend you undertake a two week course of treatment yourself at home. Your brighter, whiter smile could really be just a few appointments away.
Visible metal fillings or crowns can also cause some people to be embarrassed about smiling. Metal amalgam fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured composite alternatives, or porcelain onlays or inlays, whilst tooth-coloured crowns made from a variety of materials are also available.
A crown, inlay, or onlay, will require at least two appointments, whilst in most cases white fillings can be placed in one appointment.
Porcelain veneers are another popular cosmetic procedure, which can be used to hide a multitude of sins. Veneers will usually require two to three appointments.