You are probably familiar with general dentistry, with the dental check-up being its bread and butter. It takes care of the health of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry on the other hand has a slightly different focus. It addresses the appearance of your teeth, with the goal of enhancing your smile. Without discoloured or damaged teeth holding you back, you can smile with confidence.
A cosmetic dentist is dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. For a cosmetic dentist in Southampton, Smilemakers in Bursledon is on hand to provide you with a comprehensive range of treatments.
What’s on offer?
Today there are cosmetic dental treatments to address all manner of teeth imperfections, from stains and crisps to decay, damage and missing teeth.
One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. This temporary fix to stained or discoloured teeth uses a whitening gel to remove certain stains and leave your teeth several shades brighter. For more comprehensive changes to the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers are available. Customised according to shape, size and colour, these thin shells are placed on the fronts of your teeth to transform their appearance.
When it comes to damaged teeth, crowns, inlays and onlays are used for repairs and result in a natural finish. More extensive alterations to crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth can be achieved with teeth straightening. A variety of fixed and removable appliances are available to meet your specific needs, with discreet alternatives so you can avoid the ‘train track’ look.
One of the biggest burdens on your smile can be missing teeth. Dentures, bridges and dental implants are all designed to overcome this problem by reconstructing your missing teeth.
All the treatments discussed can improve the look of your smile. Knowing which one to go for can seem daunting. However, a cosmetic dentist can guide you through the pros and cons of each treatment, so you can make the right choice for your teeth. With a complete smile makeover, all aspects of your dental and oral health will be considered. A personalised treatment plan will be developed to combine the relevant treatments, leaving you with a rejuvenated smile.