Smile design and other cosmetic options available at your local dental practice
Make-up based makeovers are such a thing of the past! Today, many people are discovering the new and exciting world of smile design and dental makeovers.
Whether you want to brighten your smile for an upcoming wedding or if you are tired of having gaps in your teeth, there are many ways your dentist in Soho can help you obtain that perfect smile you have always wanted.
This article will explore the different treatment options used by dentists in London and will also explain the different stages of a dental makeover, providing you with a clearer idea of what can be achieved through this cosmetic procedure.
Perfect for sprucing up your smile in time for all important photos, whitening is common in smile design and usually involves both treatment in surgery and whitening procedures at home.
Your dental team will discuss with you how white you want your smile to be and will aim to achieve that through a system of light activated bleaching and at home whitening trays and gels. Your teeth will be gleaming in no time!
Don’t panic! We are not talking about the traditional metal brace here; there are many discreet orthodontic treatments you could be offered if your dental professional deems it to be a faster or more reliable method of straightening your teeth.
Popular types of discreet orthodontics include Invisalign, but availability varies between dental practices.
Ah, veneers! Brilliant for whitening your teeth instantly and can be fitted to minimise or close gaps in between your teeth altogether. Your dental team will discuss with you if veneers are suitable for correcting minor issue with alignment or crowding, but veneers are most successful when applied to filling gaps.
Either colour matched to your surrounding teeth if you want gaps closed or a few shades lighter if you are feeling adventurous, your dental professional will apply the veneers to your teeth using a specialist glue (think of a false nail being applied over a real nail) and then, you are good to go!
Almost halfway between a veneer and a filling, composite bonding involves an application of a tooth coloured composite to repair fractured, decayed, discoloured or misshapen teeth.
Bonding is used to improve oral alignment, improve the shape and size of the teeth, to close gaps and even to lighten the overall shade of your teeth. Unlike veneers, bonding can also repair more severely damaged or broken teeth, while also acting as a cosmetic filling for decayed teeth.
If your teeth are worn down through age or years of chomping on hard foods, you may be suitable for composite bonding, to help lengthen and restore functionality to your teeth.
These procedures are just some of the options available for your new smile design. Whether you just want a whiter smile, a straighter one or you want to get rid of gaps, choose a smile makeover!