A guide to the different types of cosmetic dentistry
Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with naturally straight, flawless white teeth, and many of us will have small imperfections or even more major issues that make us want to hide our teeth away.
Luckily, cosmetic dentistry is an advanced field with many options for fixing those little and large problem areas with our teeth so we can smile with confidence once more.
Many of us will suffer from having teeth that are worn, chipped, discoloured or slightly misshapen.
The process of applying porcelain veneers is relatively simple and is not an invasive surgical procedure, according to this cosmetic dentist, and can lead to several positive benefits:
- Brighter-looking smile
- White teeth
- Improved confidence
Unsurprisingly, many movie stars and people in the public eye opt to have veneers to improve their smiles. However, you don’t have to be a movie star to fix your smile with veneers and with an average cost of around £1,000-£2,000 per tooth, it is also an affordable option.
Treatments for missing teeth
Regarding the dental issues that make sufferers feel the most self-conscious, missing teeth have to be up there as the worst. Many experienced and reputable dentists around the UK will now offer a form of tooth implant to people unlucky enough to suffer from missing teeth.
This advanced and modern form of dentistry is rapidly replacing the more old-fashioned solution of dentures.
None of us wants to have to walk around with huge gaps in our smiles!
This surgical procedure is somewhat invasive but comes with a series of major benefits for the patient:
- Improved appearance
- Greater comfort
- Greater durability than dentures
- Improved oral health
Instant Smile Makeovers
Some of us will be unlucky enough to have a cracked or chipped tooth. This can be extremely painful, but unsightly and worrying for our longer-term oral health is left untreated.
Thankfully, many of the top dental practices around the country are able to offer quick and reliable fixes for chipped and cracked teeth in the form of composite bonding. By using a composite filling material, a dentist can correct the shape and appearance of cracks and chips in your teeth, and the whole thing is:
- Non-damaging to your existing teeth
- Quick and affordable
Whether you want to go ahead with composite bonding or instead opt for a veneer to treat a chip, your dentist will be able to guide you through the process, help you make the right decision for you, and help you get your smile back.
We want to hear about your makeover!
Fixed and removable orthodontics
While in most cases, wonky teeth are not considered a medical worry, the sight of crisscrossed teeth and under or over-bites can knock our confidence. The process of straightening teeth is not a quick one, and the process can take up to a year.
There are several options when it comes to straightening teeth, starting with fixed braces that will be applied and monitored by your dentist over a year or so.
Alternatively, for a higher price, you can get an invisible ‘clear aligner’ that is removable and gently straightens your teeth in as little as six months. Learn more about Six Month Smiles.