Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and extracting teeth, as it was for so many years. Nowadays, many people turn to cosmetic dentistry or aesthetic dentistry as a way of improving their appearance, much as they would use cosmetic surgery or even a new hairstyle. Have you ever considered cosmetic dentistry or asked yourself what other treatment options are available to enhance your smile? After all, you can not only straighten and lighten your teeth but you can reshape and repair teeth too.
Taking the first step towards cosmetic dentistry
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry as a short cut to an enhanced smile, you should seek the advice of an experienced cosmetic dentist. Most important of all, when you book a consultation, you should not only check the credentials of the dentist you have chosen, but pose the following questions:
- How many years have you practiced cosmetic dentistry?
- How many procedures have you carried out?
- Can I see a portfolio of your work (before and after photos and testimonials)?
- Do you offer any guarantees?
- Does the price include after care and will there be any additional charges?
Finally and most importantly you should establish what materials are used and whether your dentist practices minimal invasive dentistry.
There are various cosmetic treatments including veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth-coloured fillings, implants, tooth whitening and Invisalign, which we discussed in our previous blog. While the process of teeth-whitening, tooth coloured fillings, crowns and bridges are possibly well known to most people, veneers are a fantastic way to fix front teeth. They are used to improve the colour or shape of teeth, usually at the very front of the mouth. This might be necessary where a tooth is discoloured or chipped or where there are gaps between the teeth. We normally recommended veneers for cosmetic reasons, but they can also be used to reduce wear on teeth. They can produce dramatic improvements in appearance with a minimal amount of preparation. Very little tooth is removed and a tooth can normally be prepared for a veneer without the need for an anaesthetic. Here at Esteticaa www.esteticaa.co.uk we even do virtually instant orthodontics to straighten crooked teeth or to solve such issues as:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
- Permanently stained or discoloured teeth
- Mis-shapen or crooked teeth
- Whiten dark yellow or stained teeth
Take a look at our gallery HERE and see exactly what is possible. Have you ever undergone any cosmetic dental treatment? If so let us know or maybe contact Dr Sina Salimi at Estetica to discuss the options that are open to you.