Your guide to getting cosmetic dental work completed

Many people have grown up in a world where dentistry was regarded as a biannual check-up, maybe with some fillings, braces, extractions and scales and polishes thrown in if needed. In the modern world, this is no longer the case. More people are volunteering to get into the dental chair to improve the appearance of their teeth, to brighten their smile and boost their confidence.

With more dental surgeries offering this to their patients, it is now more affordable to undertake cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill and other areas, but of course, before you jump to book your next dental check-up, you will need to know the options available and your suitability for them.

Here is a basic guide to the most popular types of cosmetic procedures in Kings Hill and how they can help you get that gorgeous smile.

Teeth whitening

The most well-known way to brighten your smile, teeth whitening is a simple procedure offered at all dental practices. It can be performed in surgery or at home, but is usually a combination of both to achieve maximum benefits.

In surgery, your dentist will paint a gel onto your teeth and use a special light to oxidise your teeth and remove stubborn stains. When combined with wearing a whitening gel at home, this can whiten your teeth by up to 16 shades!

Dental veneers

Useful for same day whitening or correcting minor asymmetry and gaps, dental veneers are a thin, porcelain cover, placed over the desired teeth and shaped to help minimise the appearance of gaps.

Your dentist will need to take a mould of your teeth in order to create the veneers, which can take up to a month, but once completed these can be fitted to your teeth on the same day.

Straightening

Straightening teeth using braces is not a new concept, but now there are many aesthetically pleasing braces that can correct minor to moderate misalignments and offer the wearers an accelerated treatment time.

These braces include the Invisalign aligner, the Inman aligner and the Six Month Smiles brace.

White fillings

Gone are the days of dark fillings. Today, many dentists offer patients white or enamel coloured fillings, on both their back and front teeth, to boost the appearance of the filling and to give the tooth a healthier appearance.

Some dental surgeries may even offer the removal of old, metal fillings to be replaced with white ones, but access to this treatment varies based on your local dental surgery.

Dental implants

Oral implants have taken the dental world by storm and offer a practically permanent solution to gaps in your smile.

Fitted into your jaw, you can have any number of teeth replaced with an immovable prosthesis, to give you a stronger bite and a more natural looking smile. Dental implants often require the same amount of care as regular teeth, so they are also straightforward to maintain and can last up to 20 years.