In days gone by, if you went to your dentist in the city of London, you didn’t really have a lot of options to choose from when having a dental procedure done. You were knocked out with a hammer and then your teeth were then attacked with a road drill, or if there were any doubts, the dentist would yank it out. Okay, so that may be a little over the top, but technological changes in the dental world now mean that you are more integrated with your dentist and get more of a say in what you would like to have done. There are so many operations involved in dentistry these days that the choices become overwhelming at times. Basic procedures such as having a filling and root canals can be done with a laser if you so choose, that is virtually painless, removing the choice of anaesthetics, but the use of lasers truly come into their own when it comes to the options in cosmetic dentistry. Such things as gum contouring, teeth whitening and dental implants have never been easier thanks to this new technology. Of course, you can still get your teeth into shape using tried and tested methods such as crown placements, veneers and bridges. You really are spoilt for choice with what’s on offer these days so you would be wise to do lots of research beforehand in order to get what is best for you.