Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the colour, size and shape of your teeth. A crooked smile can have huge implications on your well-being and the way you act around others. But what options for cosmetic dentistry are available?
Do you know the impact of a smile? It’s scientifically proven that a smile can not only affect your confidence but your health and well-being, too. Smiling releases chemicals in your brain that act as natural pain relievers and lift your mood. Our smile also has a direct influence on how we’re perceived by others. A smile makes us look attractive and genuine. So wouldn’t you want to make your smile the best it can possibly be? With cosmetic dentistry, our team of specialists can help.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is any work that improves the appearance of the teeth or gums. While primarily aesthetic in nature, dental work may provide a functional benefit, such as making it easier to eat or speak. Types of cosmetic dentistry include dental implants, laser whitening and teeth straightening.
How Can a Dental Practice Improve Your Smile?
At Fresh Dental Smile Clinic, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments, whether you want laser whitening in Scarborough, UK, or simple composite bonding to repair a chipped tooth.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening is a simple yet effective treatment that can instantly improve the colour of your teeth. Our teeth are prone to discolouration every day from the foods we eat, tea and coffee, and smoking. This is a gradual process, and you might not realise the effect it’s having until years later. Fortunately, teeth whitening at our dental practice in York is a solution.
The treatment you have will depend on the severity of your dental stains. While a scale and polish combined with whitening toothpaste products will suffice for light stains, deeper stains will require more advanced treatment. We offer instant white teeth with our Zoom treatment, which uses an LED light and whitening gel to brighten your smile. Zoom is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter in just one hour.
We are also accredited providers of the Enlighten Deep Bleaching treatment, which gives you significantly whiter teeth in as little as two weeks.
Having gaps in the teeth can be a major confidence killer, but dental implants are the ultimate solution for the long-term. This involves fitting a titanium implant directly into the jawbone. During the healing process, which can take between three and six months, a temporary tooth will be fitted, so you won’t have to live with the gap. After this point, the implant can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures for a smile makeover that will last.
If over time the jawbone has shrunk, it may be the case that you’ll need a bone graft to support the implant. A bone graft can be an artificial substitute or taken elsewhere from the body, and is a straightforward procedure that our dental practice are happy to discuss.
Orthodontic work is typically separate to cosmetic dentistry as it’s such a specialised field. Orthodontics can improve the function of your teeth, but its main purpose, and the reason why so many people opt for treatment, is to improve the appearance of their smile.
Orthodontic treatment uses braces to apply gentle, constant pressure to the teeth to align them into a more desirable position. A range of treatments are available, from invisible braces to ‘six month smiles’ treatment, which straightens your teeth over a much shorter time period. With cosmetic dentistry we’ll tailor our treatment to send you home with a smile you can be proud of.
Dermal Fillers and Botox
Cosmetic dentistry need not be just about revitalising your smile. With dermal fillers and Botox we can give you a more youthful appearance. The effects are the same as having a perfect smile — improved confidence and self-esteem — and the procedure is safe and virtually painless. Our team specialises in facial rejuvenation, using our own system to guarantee a natural result.
Cosmetic dentistry is less about changing the appearance of your teeth than it is about giving you renewed satisfaction in your smile, which has the potential to change your life. Your smile has a huge impact in so many areas of life, affecting your personal and work relationships and the first impressions people make of you. Ask yourself: can cosmetic dentistry help you?