Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe the profession in which people make aesthetic changes to your teeth, as opposed to medical ones. Have you ever been to your regular dentist for a check-up, to be told that everything looks great and that you just need to keep up the good work? It’s nice to know that you won’t be getting any more fillings, but this good news won’t always help people who are unsatisfied with their smiles.
If your protruding canines or your stained, uneven bottom teeth might not be having a negative effect on your physical health, but your self-esteem is another issue and a regular dentist is won’t be able to offer any help. At this time, it’s best to turn to cosmetic dentistry.
Many people are very surprised at the myriad of problems cosmetic dentistry is able to fix. If you’re insecure about a gummy smile, for example, gum-reshaping or “sculpting” techniques can be used to restore the natural proportions of the teeth and give you a smile you never realised you were capable of!
Crowns and bridges can help to repair broken teeth, and porcelain veneers can assist in the rectification of anything from uneven teeth to intrinsic staining that cannot be removed by whitening – something many people think they are stuck with for life!
Combination treatments are often recommended when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, so that users can feel the full benefit. For example, staining may be present under the gum-line when gum-sculpting has taken place, so it is recommended that the teeth are subtly whitened to ensure the shades match.
At the Harley Street Smile Clinic, a combination treatment known as a Mini Smile Makeover is also on offer. A quick and simple but long-lasting fix to freshen up your smile and help you achieve your ideal look in a way that suits most peoples’ budgets, it includes the use of brand new equipment known as a “Stain Blaster” to remove tough surface stains, which then allows a whitening treatment to bypass them and take effect on the main body of the tooth quickly. The treatment is then rounded-off (literally) with subtle tooth-reshaping, a quick and easy treatment that subtly files down the biting edges of teeth to make them look straighter and more even.
More and more commonly these days, celebrities’ rise to fame is documented before the camera, particularly in the genre of reality TV. Because of this, we’re able to – for example – compare the smile of pre-Popstars Cheryl Cole with her current look, and see how much of a fantastic difference cosmetic dentistry has made to her overall appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry is certainly an art, and one that can change your life profoundly if you find yourself feeling insecure or awkward about your smile. At the Harley Street Smile Clinic, we believe that no one should feel that way. If you do, please call us today on 020 7486 6777 for a free consultation and see how we can transform your look forever!