Cosmetic dentistry encompasses several treatments that can restore your teeth and smile as well as boost your confidence and improve your dental health. We’ve seen cosmetic dental treatments change patients’ lives – but what are the procedures involved and how can they benefit you? We take a look at some of the most popular treatments….
Teeth whitening – Teeth whitening is becoming more and more popular across the UK and indeed worldwide. If you are considering getting your teeth whitened, be sure to have the procedure carried out by a trained specialist and not someone unqualified. When this procedure is carried out at a dental practice, is it safe because it is bespoke.
How does this procedure work? – Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, so that the whitening trays are pinpoint accurate to your teeth’s structure. Bespoke impressions are essential to your safety, as the ‘one size fits all’ trays that come with DIY kits and which are used by many non-qualified beauticians, can cause the whitening agent to leek into your gums and cause serious damage. Once these have been created, the whitening agent can be applied to your teeth, giving you a brand new smile.
Dental Hygienist – If your teeth are simply in need of a deep clean, our dental hygienist can give your teeth a deep clean, removing the tenacious tartar and plaque that sits on your tooth enamel. You should aim to visit your dental hygienist each year, though they will advise you on how often this should be depending on the condition of your teeth. Here at Fresh Dental, our dental hygienist can also offer you friendly advice on how to keep plaque and tartar at bay.
Veneers – These acts as a substitute for tooth enamel. They are thin shells designed to go over the front of your teeth, enhancing your appearance. Veneers are used to change the size, length, shape and colour of your teeth, depending on what you are looking to achieve.
When can veneers help?
- If your teeth are discoloured.
- Your teeth are misaligned.
- You have gaps between your teeth.
- Teeth that are worn, broken or chipped.
Dental implants – These are generally made from titanium and are the next best thing to a real tooth. Your dentist inserts a titanium screw into your gum, which acts as a new tooth root. Following this, a crown (false tooth), is placed over the top.
Why are implants the next best thing to a natural tooth?
- It is very rare for a patient’s body to ‘reject’ a dental implant.
- They’re comfortable and feel like a normal tooth.
- Improved speech.
- Eat the foods you enjoy without hassle.
- Improved oral health.
- The best aesthetic solution for replacing a missing tooth.
Tooth- coloured/white fillings – Fillings no longer have to be a worry or a hassle. Tooth-coloured blend in with your teeth’s natural colour, so you need no longer feel self-conscious about fillings. As well as being more aesthetically pleasing, the material used is stronger than mercury amalgam fillings.
If you would like any further information on these treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us.