A trip to the dentist is no longer just a case of a quick check-up, removing a painful tooth or having a filling. These days, more and more people are turning to cosmetic dentists to beautify their smile.
But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about flashing brilliant white teeth – it’s about self-esteem. A good-looking smile can dramatically increase your confidence in both professional and personal situations, helping you to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
No longer reserved for the A-listers, cosmetic dental treatments are now hugely fashionable amongst men and women of all ages, as a way of perfecting their appearance and boosting self-worth. Here we take a look at some of the most popular.
5 popular procedures
- Tooth whitening
The natural colour of teeth varies from person to person but inevitably everyone’s start to yellow with age as the impact of our diet and lifestyle takes its toll. Smoking, coffee, red wine etc are all guilty of staining teeth and dulling their whiteness.
Thankfully, there are many home remedies and life changes you can adopt to improve matters (check out our blog, ‘6 whitening tricks to try at home’). But if you’re looking for the most reliable and effective way to restore the brightness of your smile then professional whitening is the best option.
The teeth equivalent to false nails and just as fabulous looking. Veneers can hide a multitude of sins and are perhaps the most go-to solution when it comes to cosmetic dental treatments. A chipped tooth, gummy smile, gaps, crooked or overlapping teeth – veneers can hide them all. Transforming your smile in as little as 3 appointments.
If your teeth are heavily filled or particularly damaged then veneers may not offer the best solution, which is why crowns are also a favoured choice for many people. By encapsulating the whole tooth, dental crowns can resolve almost any cosmetic issue.
Teeth reshaping – or enameloplasty to give it its proper title – is a simple cost-effective procedure and a favourite on the treatment list. This is largely down to the fact that it is completely pain-free and can offer fantastic results in just minutes. Skilled dentists will simply file small amounts of tooth away to change its size, shape and appearance.
- Gum sculpting
Becoming increasingly sought after, this cosmetic dental treatment is designed to specially target gums rather than teeth. Do you feel self-conscious that you flash too much gum when you smile? Do you try to smile with your mouth closed to hide it? Then a gummy smile makeover could be for you. A soft tissue laser is used to remove excess gum tissue, leaving teeth looking longer and helping to balance out your smile.
Which treatment is right for you?
In truth, it doesn’t really matter what the most popular treatments are. The only real concern should be choosing the right procedure for you.
Here at the Harley Street Smile Clinic, we specialise in cosmetic dentistry. And with many years’ experience and thousands of happy smiles created, we’re confident we have the skills and expertise to help you to achieve the best possible results. We even offer a free smile simulation so you can get a proper idea of just how great your finished smile could look.
Want to know more about the cosmetic dental treatments we have available? Check out our cosmetic dentistry page for further details or get in touch with the team. We’re always on hand and happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our procedures.