Cosmetic Dentistry, Not Just a Pretty Face

Dentist doing a procedureCosmetic dentistry, is it really all aesthetics? No. Cosmetic dentistry can mean anything from tooth whitening to fixing broken teeth, as well as improving smiles. The fundamental objectives of any good cosmetic dentist in Harley Street should not lie solely in getting a better-looking smile, it should also be about achieving a healthier smile. After all, a healthy smile will stay looking good and trouble free for longer.

Treatments offered under cosmetic dentistry

Many a cosmetic dentist in London will offer something called a smile makeover. This service offers a combination of cosmetic treatments, planned in a specific order to get patients to a better-looking smile. An example of a smile makeover would be first straightening teeth with braces such as Invisalign, then whitening the teeth to make them sparkle, followed with correcting any minor chips with cosmetic bonding or veneers. Each person will need a different treatment plan as every mouth is individual and costs will, therefore, differ from person to person. To get a quote and treatment plan for a smile makeover with a cosmetic dentist in Harley Street, people can book in at clinics such as Harley Street Dental Clinic.

Treatments on offer as part of a smile makeover may include:

  • Teeth whitening for a brighter smile
  • White fillings
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic dentures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Gum lifts
  • Dental implants
  • Icon White Spot treatments

Anyone out there with strange white spots on their teeth?

Little white, mottled looking spots on the teeth can look strange and people who have them can feel self-conscious about their appearance. However, they should know that white spots on teeth are common. There are many reasons why these white spots can develop, including:

  • Fluorosis – too much fluoride when the adult teeth are growing;
  • Genetics;
  • Braces disrupting minerals in tooth enamel;
  • Erosion from plaque
  • Acid reflux.

The tooth’s surface is damaged in some way. This can now be solved with a non–invasive treatment called Icon. This system uses a combination of hydrochloric acid, medical grade alcohol and resin to repair the tooth and remove white spots. Visit a cosmetic dentist in Harley Street to find out more about how Icon works.