Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dental treatment that focuses on improving the appearance of a someone’s teeth, gums, and smile.
Cosmetic dental treatments and procedures that aim to enhance the aesthetic appearance of teeth, instead of addressing functionality issues or bad teeth. The objective of cosmetic dentistry at Far Headingley Dental Care is to help our patients achieve a more attractive smile by improving the colour, shape, size, alignment and appearance of the teeth.
Common cosmetic dentistry treatments available from our dentists include:
Composite bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin material to a tooth and then shaping and polishing the material to improve the tooth’s appearance. It can be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps, and change the shape or colour of teeth.
Teeth whitening: This procedure is used to lighten the colour teeth, remove staining or discoloration, in order to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. At FHDC we offer in surgery and at-home teeth whitening options.
Dental veneers are thin slivers of porcelain or composite resin which are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers help improve the appearance of teeth by covering stains, closing gaps, correcting misalignment or irregularities in a tooth shape.
Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over damaged or severely decayed teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of these materials.
Orthodontic teeth straightening treatments, such as braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign or Quick Straight Teeth are used to improve dental alignment.
Gum contouring, reshaping or gum lifts are procedures for removing excess gum tissue in order to reduce the ‘gumminess’ of a smile by creating a more even and balanced gum line
It’s important to consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist tin order to establish the most appropriate treatment options based on an individuals specific needs and goals.
What is a cosmetic dentist?
A cosmetic dentist is a dental professional who is experienced in performing cosmetic dental treatments in order to enhance the appearance of someone’s teeth and smile. They will often have undertaken additional training beyond general dentistry at dental school in order to provide cosmetic dental treatments.
General dentistry focuses on oral health of their patients, whilst cosmetic dentists concentrate on the aesthetic appearance of teeth. Often dentists in the UK will provide both general and cosmetic dentistry services. To provide dental care a dentist must be registered with the GDC. You can check registration here.
When considering cosmetic dental treatment, it is important to have a thorough consultation with your cosmetic dentist. They can assess your specific needs, provide you with a personalised treatment plan, discuss the treatment process. This way you can be confident that you full understand what is involved and any potential risks.
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