Modern dentistry is not just about filling holes, doing extractions and giving out preventive advice. The 21st Century dentist is also trained to improve our looks by using the whole arsenal of techniques involved in cosmetic dentistry.
Anyone who wants to lift their spirits with a makeover should not forget what a vast difference a touch of aesthetic dentistry can make to the quality of a smile. It’s just as important – if not more so – than having a new hairdo or even plastic surgery.
London Road Dental Practice is the place to go in the Chippenham area if you would like to lighten, whiten, reshape or repair your teeth. We offer a wide range of treatments, including tooth whitening, filling replacement, crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.
When you come to us for cosmetic dentistry we will discuss your requirements with you, do a full examination, and then present you with a written treatment plan to explain what it will take to achieve the healthy, confident and cosmetically beautiful smile you are dreaming of. It is likely that this will involve a combination of several different treatments over a succession of appointments.
It is surprising what different dental treatments can achieve on the aesthetic front without orthodontics and necessitating very little drilling. Even crooked, chipped and twisted teeth can be improved in appearance with the use of bonded composite fillings and veneers, which look very natural and are highly cost-effective.
Other damaged teeth can be enhanced with crowns or porcelain veneers, and missing teeth replaced through the use of implants or bridges.
Many people find that their appearance is made more attractive by the replacement of old amalgam fillings with new white fillings. New dental materials enable the fillings to be mixed to exactly match the natural colour of the tooth.
Each type of oral treatment which is used in cosmetic dentistry should last for many years with regular check-ups and practising good oral hygiene.
Cosmetic dentistry is not merely performed for the sake of vanity – it is also valuable in that it corrects problems which may otherwise cause gum disease and tooth decay. For example, food particles are more likely to become trapped between crooked, crowded teeth. Even regular brushing may not dislodge them, leading to a build up of bacteria, damaging the tooth enamel, causing dental caries and bad breath.
Having good teeth is not just a health benefit. Psychologically knowing that we are presenting an attractive smile to the world makes us more positive in all areas of life. And a healthy mouth is certainly appreciated by others: a survey by dating site match.com found that more than half of the 5,500 single people surveyed ranked straight white teeth as the most important characteristic in a potential date.
Cosmetic dentistry is not just for the young! Mature patients with unbecoming teeth due to issues that were not corrected in their youth are delighted with the results of cosmetic dentistry, which generally leaves them looking younger and ensures they keep their teeth for longer.
If you would like to find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for your appearance, health and outlook on life, contact London Road Dental Practice on telephone 01249 446568.