Today we cover the most popular cosmetic dental treatments right now in the UK. The importance of having perfect teeth has grown massively in the last 20 years. So if you are thinking about having your teeth done, continue reading this article and see what cosmetic treatment is best for you.
Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite material designed to fit over the front surface of the tooth. Many people liken veneers to false fingernails that fit over a nail. Veneers can improve the shape, position and colour of your teeth and can make a chipped tooth look complete again or close small gaps. Click here.
There are many advantages to veneers such as making your smile look natural and healthy, as they are very thin and held in place by a strong bond they are a great way to feel confident about your smile. A leading dental practice in Hertford has stated that veneers are the perfect way to boost your self confidence. Read more here.
Veneers should last for many years but just like your normal teeth they can chip or break. Repairs to small chips are possible or a new veneer can be fitted if necessary.
Tooth whitening has gained in popularity over the last ten years and can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colouring of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. Teeth can be stained on the surface through tea, coffee and red wine and some people have discoloured teeth due to taking certain antibiotics. See: Top Foods That Stain Your Teeth.
There are many over the counter treatments to whiten the teeth but many of these sold in the UK do not contain enough of the active ingredient to whiten the teeth effectively. You should always consult your dentist when considering tooth whitening as this can be a complicated procedure and your dentist will be able to advise on the suitability of this treatment for you. There are also home teeth whitening kits available.