Almost 40% of adults in the UK are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, meaning cosmetic dental treatment is more popular than ever before. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile then speak to your cosmetic dentist and find out about the different types of cosmetic dental treatments and procedures that are available for you.
If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, then it is important that you have healthy teeth and gums. You should be visiting your dentist at least once every six months, more often if necessary to maintain clean teeth and healthy gums that are free of decay and disease. Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist can keep your teeth looking good as well as healthy. This is because your dentist can give you good dental health advice, they will clean your teeth, remove any superficial stain molecules as well as plaque and tartar from your teeth so that your teeth remain white and beautiful.
Avoiding the dentist can affect the appearance of your teeth, your teeth will become yellow and stained, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and this can cause underlying dental complications, which may mean that cosmetic dental treatment becomes more difficult for you.
To begin with, you can book an online consultation and speak to your dentist about how you wish to improve the appearance of your teeth. You will be able to find out what opportunities are available for you, and then you can book a dental assessment to find out if this will work. At the assessment your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, making sure that there are no signs of decay or disease. They will assess the issues that are affecting the appearance of your smile more closely and put together an individually tailored treatment plan.
Veneers in London
If you are troubled by multiple issues, then you may be thinking about having a smile makeover. A smile makeover can consist of different treatments and procedures or a full smile makeover can be carried out using veneers in London. Veneers in London are an excellent solution because they can transform your teeth without the need for other treatments at the same time or in combination. Veneers in London or thin, porcelain shells that are strong and durable and fit directly onto the front surface of your teeth.
This means that any aesthetic issues that are affecting the natural teeth will be hidden from view. You will have a smooth, white surface that is either designed to match with your natural dentition or help you stand out from the crowd. This depends on whether you are having a single veneer or if you are having a full set of veneers.
How many veneers do you need?
If you have a chip or a crack in one specific tooth, then you may only need one veneer. This is also the case if one of your teeth has been bruised or broken from an injury or an accident. If you have one misshapen tooth, for example, if it is shorter than the others, then a single veneer can also be the ideal solution for you. A single veneer disguises a troublesome tooth to create a neatly aligned smile.
If you have multiple teeth that are affected by stains, chips, cracks and misalignment, then you can speak to your cosmetic dentist and find out about a full set of veneers. If your teeth are misshapen then a full set of veneers will create a neatly aligned formation that will transform the appearance of your smile completely. It is important to remember that you only need veneers for your visible teeth. A full set of veneers covers an average of 16 to 20 teeth, starting from the centre of your smile outwards, in multiples of two, to provide a balanced and highly aesthetic result.
Your cosmetic dentist will use their experience and the latest technology to design the optimal smile for you. They will help decide what size veneers you need, including the height and width, the shape of the veneers, whether they should be round or square, and the shade that will be best for you.
A thin layer of the enamel will be removed from your teeth after which your dentist will take an impression that will be used to design the veneers, making sure that they fit accurately without looking bulky or fake. Within a few weeks, your veneers will arrive and you will be able to have them fitted and hardened so that they last for the next 10 to 20 years. Speak to your cosmetic dentist today to find out more.