In recent years, the media has brought cosmetic dentistry to the forefront of everyone’s mind. From Hollywood film stars to more British shows such as The Only Way is Essex, Made in Chelsea and even Big Brother contestants, everyone is paying more and more attention to their teeth, and with good reason.
Regular visits to the dentist are very important, and this is essential to maintaining your oral health. but what if it is not a health issue that you are looking to rectify, what if you just want the perfect Hollywood Smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the answer. You can straighten your teeth with clear fixed braces, whiten your teeth, and even changed the shape and size of your teeth with Veneers if you are unhappy with them. This can greatly improve your confidence, projecting a happier person.
Fixed appliances are the most commonly used braces today, because they allow accurate positioning of the teeth. The braces are securely fixed onto the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. There are various systems available ranging from the standard metal brackets to clear or aesthetic brackets. Fixed braces are now available with clear brackets, dramatically reducing the visibility of fixed braces. They are particularly popular for adults, where aesthetics are of the utmost importance.
Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
Teeth whitening enables you to improve your smile dramatically and simply giving you a WOW smile very quickly. It enables your teeth to get gradually whiter and is ceased when you are happy with the new colour of your smile.There are several methods of teeth whitening. The most tried, tested, safe, simple and predictable, cost-effective and best is the one favoured by Parrock Street Dental & Implant Centre, Take-Home Whitening. A custom tray is made to fit comfortably in only your mouth after taking simple and quick impressions. It is the special design and manufacture of the trays which ensures our patients always get their desired result.
A special gel is placed in the tray which is then placed over the teeth and kept in place for variable times. If you have a sensitive gag reflex it can be kept in for just 20 minutes to a few hours. Most patients are advised to wear their trays over night until the desired result is achieved.
With cosmetic treatments, you can turn your frown upside down like Rylan did, you decide how you would like your teeth to look, such as with whitening, you can decide the shade you would like and go for to achieve that Hollywood Smile.
If you have any questions about the treatments mentioned in this blog, or if you would like to book in for an appointment, then do not hesitate to contact our fantastic reception team on 01474 537 191.