General oral hygiene, and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases, are the focus of traditional dentistry. To be a bit more precise, such exercises are necessary for good oral health.
Meanwhile, cosmetic dentistry in Hertfordshire and elsewhere is usually an elective form of dentistry. Most people may or may not need it, but almost anyone can have it. Bow House Dental lists the common cosmetic dental treatments today.
Whilst cosmetic treatments are typically elective, they may also serve to restore dental health and aesthetics. Some of the most common restorative treatments include:
- Dental fillings to correct decayed, rough or chipped teeth
- Reshaping teeth to match the other teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Using crowns for covering broken or otherwise unsightly teeth
- Teeth whitening
- Composite bonding
- Inlays and on-lays
- Dental veneers
- Better trends in the practice
Do not be surprised to learn that your friends are visiting their cosmetic dentist to have their old fillings replaced. Today’s fillings are better; they mimic real teeth colour. Your friend may even choose a material, such as porcelain or a composite resin. Best of all, today’s materials are more durable.
Most people may ask for a specific cosmetic dental treatment, but you may also get a full smile makeover. This involves a complete assessment of your smile, and the dentist identifying areas where improvements may be done. A smile makeover may include only one treatment or several, depending on the patient’s smile aesthetics and preferences. Gum sculpting, teeth bleaching (whitening), veneers and dental implants may be part of your smile makeover.
You may go a step further if your dentist believes some functional problems need adjustment. This is likewise a common option if a patient has been through an accident that may have caused the problems. Your mouth or facial muscles, bite, bone structure and teeth alignment may benefit from mouth reconstruction.
The materials, equipment and procedures today are far more advanced than their predecessors. Call your dentist to learn more about the advancements made in the field of cosmetic dentistry and determine which is right for you.