Smile like you ought to
Most of us sometimes catch a glimpse of how our teeth look in a photograph, and wish we could change them. This is perfectly natural, given the seemingly perfect teeth that we are constantly exposed to in films, media and television. Another reason which may make you feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look, is the vast amount of imagery which is digested on a daily basis through social media showing you beautiful people smiling with beautiful teeth. Whilst the temptation is to simply apply a filter to your next photograph, there may be a healthier solution. By seeking out the services of a trustworthy and credible cosmetic dentist in Liverpool, you can totally transform how your teeth look, and smile like you ought to – in an entirely carefree way.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the name that is given to the field of dental work which is focused entirely on maximising the way your teeth look. Whilst conventional dentistry is generally called upon in cases where there is an issue with a patient’s teeth – such as toothache or trauma – cosmetic dentistry is something which patients seek out willingly, as a way of boosting the aesthetics of their smiles and, by extension, increase their confidence and self-esteem. It is a field of dentistry which has become far more popular over the past decade, although it has existed for centuries and even dates as far back as the days of ancient Rome.
What type of cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
There are literally countless types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, each offering their own merits to those who require them. One of the most transformative and completely life changing forms of cosmetic dentistry is that of veneers. You’ve probably heard of veneers in the past, or seen them in the mouths of practically every celebrity or personality that is in the limelight. They are thin porcelain shells which are bonded to the enamel of a patient’s teeth, effectively covering them and creating a new front for the tooth. Veneers can be a truly effective, permanent solution to a number of minor superficial issues that patients may have with their teeth, such as stains or discolouration, minor misalignments, chipped or broken teeth, and gaps between teeth. Veneers are permanently placed over the patient’s teeth by filing away a small portion of their enamel, before attaching the custom built individual coverings to the patient’s teeth, and patients can opt for full-mouth veneers, or just a singular tooth.
For those who wish to have a brighter smile, but do not wish to undergo a permanently altering procedure such as veneers, there is the option to have their teeth professionally whitened. In the past few years, there has been a massive increase in people across the country buying home whitening kits through internet sellers. Whilst these are usually far cheaper than going through the dentists, they are also far less reliable and often contain a damaging level of hydrogen-peroxide which can permanently damage the tooth’s integrity. Cosmetic in-practice and at-home whitening through the dentist however, is perfectly safe and uses a verified amount of bleaching agent which is placed into a custom made retainer, formed from a unique mould of the patient’s own dental shape. The results from these types of whitening are usually far more even and healthy looking, as they are carried out professionally.