Unlike the popular belief, cosmetic dentistry is not only for celebrities or rich people. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of dental treatments for all budgets, which puts a beautiful smile within everyone’s reach.
Unlike general dentistry which focuses on prevention, cosmetic dentists aim at improving the smile and oral function of patients. A cosmetic dentist in Harley Street, such as those at Harley Street Dental Clinic, will use different treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers and gum lifts to rejuvenate a patient’s smile and restore the appearance of their teeth.
Tooth discoloration is a natural process that occurs with old age but it can also be the result of various stain-causing foods and beverages. Yellow teeth can also be caused by poor dental hygiene or habits like tobacco chewing and smoking. By using a gel with a safe bleaching agent, a cosmetic dentist in Harley Street can whiten the teeth safely and effectively. Teeth whitening can either occur at the dental practice with the aid of laser technology, at home using home-made trays or a combination of both methods, as advised by their dentist.
Usually made of porcelain, dental veneers are custom-made, thin shells that cover the front surfaces of the teeth to modify their shape and colour. Treatment with dental veneers is ideal for patients who have several cosmetic flaws including worn, chipped, broken, stained, crooked and misshapen teeth. Dental veneers are very versatile because they can treat many problems at once.
With an extended lifespan compared to bonding and an average cost less than that of crowns, veneers are a cost-effective method that provides a beautiful and renewed smile.
People with low or high gums, may be suffering from a condition known as a ‘gummy smile’. This means that there is too much gum tissue showing when smiling. Gummy smiles can be easily treated with a gum lift, a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line to improve the cosmetic appearance of a patient’s smile.
A gum lift can involve using a laser to reshape the gum line, or in more complex cases, a cosmetic dentist in Harley Street may remove excessive gum tissue through dental surgery.