Do you feel shy to smile in front of your friends and coworkers due to crooked and stained teeth? Want to restore your beautiful and confident smile? If your answer is yes, then you need to see a cosmetic dentist who will take care of all your dental worries. Cosmetic dentistry offers different procedures to improve your facial aesthetics, the overall appearance of dental structures such as teeth and gums. Read to know about some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures in London to regain your dream smile.
- Tooth Whitening – Many people have discoloured or stained teeth that occur due to improper dental hygiene such as not brushing and flossing properly or due to excessive consumption of tea, coffee and smoking. A cosmetic dentist applies an agent to the teeth that helps to get rid of stains, thus giving you brighter and whiter teeth.
- Dental Veneers – Veneers are made in the laboratory after the dentist creates an impression of the tooth that needs to be restored and then sends it to the lab for further processing. These dental veneers are attached directly to your teeth with a bonding agent and are used for masking the effect of tooth stains or restoring crooked teeth.
- Dental Crowns – These are found on the surface of your customised teeth and act in the form of “tooth caps”. The crowns can either be fabricated in ceramic or made by providing a sub-structure of dental alloy over the ceramic. Some uses of dental crowns are – protecting stained tooth, supporting a filled tooth, restoring tooth anatomy and strengthening a tooth that has undergone a root canal therapy.
- Bonding – These tooth coloured bonding agents are used to fill excessive gaps in between the teeth or restoring teeth after removing tooth cavities. The surface where the filling will be applied is etched with mild acid and then by bonding agent by using a proper source of light.
- Gum Re-contouring – Many people have either excess enlargement or undergrowth of gums that gives an ugly facial appearance. However, the appearance of gums can be improved by re-attaching gums with lasers or other surgical procedures.
Apart from the ones discussed above, many people do not feel satisfied with unpleasing metallic dental braces that were used earlier for providing an orthodontic treatment. However, the advancements in cosmetic dentistry have introduced virtually invisible clear aligners that can be worn like a retainer. These aligners are very effective in achieving alignment and tooth movement when compared to dental braces.