A visit to the dentist doesn’t always have to be about dealing with dental pain or discomfort. With cosmetic dentistry, a dentist will focus on the aesthetics of your smile. Cosmetic dental treatment can address a wide variety of teeth imperfections, all with the goal of enhancing your look.
Many modern dental practices offer cosmetic treatments and in Essex, Simply Teeth is one such practice. With their experienced dentists you can explore the different treatments available today.
Your cosmetic dental options
To achieve the smile you want, there is a whole suite of cosmetic dental treatments to choose from. A dentist will be able to advise you on which treatments are most appropriate, considering both the health of your teeth and gums as well as cost and convenience.
One of the most common reasons patients are not happy with their smile is discoloured or stained teeth. This can be a result of natural ageing but can be made worse by smoking and other lifestyle factors, such as foods and drinks that stain strongly. Teeth whitening is a temporary but effective way to remove certain stains and reduce discolouration. This can be carried out at home or in the dental chair, using a clinically safe bleaching agent.
For a more comprehensive makeover of your teeth, porcelain veneers can disguise a range of teeth imperfections. These thin shells are placed on the fronts of your teeth and can be custom designed according to the shape, size and colour that suits your smile.
Crooked, crowded and spaced out teeth can be straightened effectively but without a mouthful of metal. Invisalign clear aligners are a removable teeth straightening system that an untrained observer will find hard to spot. Six Month Smiles offer fixed tooth-coloured braces that blend into the background of your teeth for a subtler alternative to metal braces.
When it comes to damaged or severely decayed teeth, crowns can restore their structure for a healthy look. For teeth that are altogether missing, bridges can be used to secure artificial teeth, leaving your smile free of unsightly gaps.
With the sheer number of options cosmetic dentistry can offer today, a good first step is to consult your dentist.