Having the perfect smile and beautiful teeth is something many of us desire. White, straight, neat teeth are wanted now, more than ever before, and there is a range of treatments available to help you achieve this. These treatments not only help to boost confidence and repair broken teeth, but they can also help improve oral health.
Cosmetic Dentistry – What is it?
Cosmetic dentistry is a range of treatments that improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. It may improve the colour, shape, size and quality of your teeth. Some cosmetic dentistry treatments can also enhance a patient’s oral health and even mental health.
The Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry in The UK
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of bespoke dental treatments, so there is not one fixed price. Each treatment and each patient will vary. Although some of these procedures may seem expensive, the long-term benefits far outweigh the cost. Consult a dental specialist, such as The Practice at Mortlake, to discuss payment plans and prices.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Here we look at the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments available in the UK.
Dental implants – These replace missing or broken teeth. They are made to fit in with your regular teeth. Dental implants are fixed into the jawbone and should last for around thirty years when cared for correctly.
Dental bleaching/teeth whitening – This is non-evasive dentistry that involves the application of whitening gel. This tackles stains on teeth, leaving them whiter.
Dental crowns – Crowns are used to cap broken teeth. They improve the look of teeth and help to strengthen them. Crowns are made from a ceramic material and will be coloured to match your teeth.
Dental veneers – Veneers are usually used on the front teeth. They repair broken teeth and improve their shape and colour of them. They are very thin shells that encase existing teeth and are made of either ceramic or porcelain.
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign – Clear aligners work in a similar way to braces, but they are transparent and therefore not noticeable. They straighten teeth over time.
With a range of cosmetic dental treatments on offer, it is always best to discuss your dental needs and aim with a professional, such as The Practice at Mortlake.
For information on the cosmetic dentistry, we offer at The Practice At Mortlake, contact us on 0208 8795398.