Cosmetic dentistry has been around for many years. The idea of improving the appearance of the teeth by performing corrective procedures is not a new one but it is a field of dentistry that has undergone a radical change in the last fifteen years. Advancements in dental technology have seen a vast improvement in the quality and accuracy of treatment available. It has also significantly reduced treatment time and comfort levels for patients. Cosmetic dentists are now able to produce stunning results even when faced with the most difficult of dental problems.
One of the most common dental procedures is teeth whitening. This is when teeth are stained using special gels to regain the white appearance of enamel lost to discolouration. The treatment is simple, effective and most of all affordable. Teeth become discoloured for various reasons but most commonly it happens naturally as a result of age. Therefore, returning your teeth to a more healthy white colour can improve the appearance of teeth making the patient look much younger.
Another popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is the application of tooth veneers. Veneers can be used for a variety of reasons. They include covering repair work carried out on teeth and restoring the appearance of badly worn or discoloured teeth. The veneer itself is a thin tooth-shaped piece of porcelain that is cemented over the top of an existing tooth to restore its appearance. New technology has greatly reduced the time and effort needed to manufacture veneers. In fact some veneers can be designed, manufactured and fitted in only one afternoon. This means that patients can transform the appearance of their teeth in just one day. Similar computer-aided technology is used in the manufacture of dental crowns, which are like thicker veneers used to cover dental repair work.
There are many other cosmetic dentistry procedures that can be carried out by City of London dentists. Gum and teeth contouring and shaping can be carried out using resin bonding and dental lasers. These can be used in tandem to create more evenly sized and aesthetically pleasing teeth with the minimum amount of discomfort. Dental bonding can also be used as an affordable way of reshaping chipped or cracked teeth.
There are an almost endless number of ways cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of teeth. Make an appointment with a City of London dentist to find out more.