There was a time when a visit to the dentist meant you were experiencing pain and discomfort in your teeth, gums, or jaw. Even then, it was probably with reluctance that you made the visit, perhaps due to the fear of the drill, the cold and clinical environment or dental anxiety. Today dental advances in techniques and technology mean a visit to the dentist is more comfortable than in the past. What’s more cosmetic dentistry means you may pay the dentist a visit, not because you are in pain or discomfort, but rather because you want to enhance your look.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve not just your smile but also your self-confidence. There are numerous procedures available in field of cosmetic dentistry to help everyone achieve the smile they crave, many of which are available at Wigmore Dental Practice in Wigmore.
What procedures are considered cosmetic?
Cosmetic procedures can include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening systems, certain types of teeth straightening systems and corrective procedures that are not vital for your oral health but focus on appearances. It is worth noting that cosmetic procedures are not normally covered by the NHS and generally involve private treatments. In most cases, cosmetic procedures are only performed to improve a person’s aesthetics and to give them a more natural and healthier looking smile.
If your teeth have become discoloured or are worn down, chipped, or wonky, porcelain veneers may be an ideal option. They come in the form of custom-made porcelain shells that are created to match your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers offer a durable protective surface for your teeth, so your teeth will not only look better but will also be stronger than before.
Veneers are famous for giving Hollywood movie stars their dazzling smiles. If you have always wanted that glamorous red carpet look, then veneers may very well be for you. However, if you want something less dramatic, veneers can also work. They can be crafted to suit your particular cosmetic dentistry needs, with regards to size, shape and colour.
To find out more about veneers or any other cosmetic dental treatments, get in touch with your Wigmore dentist.