If your teeth are chipped, cracked or stained, or you are simply unhappy with the appearance of your smile then you need to speak to a dentist and find out about cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental treatments are designed to meet all dental requirements. There have been significant advances in cosmetic dentistry over the last few decades and by speaking to a dentist in London you will be able to choose a treatment that is suitable for you. Your dentist will carry out a smile assessment to begin with and find out the factors that are affecting the appearance of your teeth and transform that smile into the one of your dreams. You can undergo a mini smile makeover or a complete transformation depending on what you are looking for.
If you are looking for a smile makeover you may wish to speak to your chosen dental professional and find out about porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that work in a similar way to false fingernails, they go over the front surfaces of your teeth and hide all the imperfections underneath them. You may wish to have a look at your dentist’s website and find out how patients have benefitted from porcelain veneers and this should make your decision easier.
Veneers have been designed to be able to tackle most aesthetic issues. They can disguise chips in your teeth, cracks on the surface of your teeth and they can disguise irreversible or intrinsic staining which cannot be removed by teeth whitening. Veneers are used on your front teeth or the ones that are visible. Preparation of each of the teeth is carried out to make sure that your veneers fit properly and you may be able to undergo a mock up of your veneers so that you can see and feel what your veneers will be like before you have them fixed into place. Once in place, porcelain veneers last between 10 and 20 years, depending on how well you look after your teeth. It is important that you maintain excellent dental hygiene and also important that you visit your dentist on a regular basis to boost the longevity of your veneers. You can still develop tooth decay and gum disease with veneers therefore visit the dentist more often if you feel it necessary, to preserve them.
If you are looking for a short-term solution then you need to speak to your dental practice and find out about composite bonding as an excellent alternative. Composite bonding is also suitable for disguising staining, discolouration, chips and cracks on the teeth without having to undergo preparation. Composite bonding can be applied directly onto the surface of your teeth. It is very quick and pain free. Composite bonding also creates excellent results and with good dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist the results will last for up to 5 years. After this time you can undergo the procedure again. Speak to your dentist and find out more about cosmetic dentistry and whether veneers or bonding provide the right choice for you. Begin your journey sooner rather than later and smile happily and confidently in years to come.