Cosmetic dentistry has grown in the UK with about a quarter of UK adults having undergone some form of cosmetic dental treatment. This field focuses on the aesthetics of your smile.
With advances in dental materials and technology, there is now a comprehensive range of treatments available. At Edinburgh Dental Specialists in Edinburgh, a team of highly trained dentists are on hand to ensure that cosmetic treatments are carried out with the utmost care and attention.
What can be treated with cosmetic dentistry?
There are a number of teeth imperfections that can be addressed with cosmetic dentistry. Which option you decide to go for depends on the state of your teeth as well as the level of convenience you are looking for. Here are a few of the possibilities you can explore with your dentist:
- Teeth whitening removes stains and discolouration from your teeth using a bleaching agent in the form of a whitening gel. The effects are temporary but can be prolonged with good dental hygiene and minimising foods and beverages that stain strongly.
- Crowns can be used to restore the structure and shape of broken or severely decayed teeth. They are designed to match the colour of your existing teeth to ensure a natural looking restoration.
- Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are glued to the fronts of your teeth. They can be custom designed according to the shape, size and colour you would like. They can be used to address chips, stains and even slightly misaligned teeth.
- Invisible braces can be used to treat crowded, crooked or gappy teeth using more subtle fixtures than traditional fixed metal braces. Invisible braces come in both fixed and removable forms. This can enhance the aesthetics of your teeth but also provides dental health benefits, as straighter teeth are easier to clean.
The best way to find out which cosmetic treatments are most appropriate for your dental needs is to arrange a consultation with a dentist.
Why choose cosmetic dental treatment
Although cosmetic dentistry is designed to deal with the aesthetics of your teeth, the effects are often not merely superficial. The ability to smile more confidently can have a significant impact on your professional and personal interactions.