The UK has seen a recent surge in demand for cosmetic dentistry with treatments such as teeth whitening and straightening becoming more popular.
It’s no surprise when you look at celebrities in magazines, or on television, that they all have great looking teeth. However, you may be surprised to learn that not all of them were born with great teeth! Let’s take a look at what cosmetic dentistry actually is, and how it can benefit you.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Procedures which are classified cosmetic dentistry are those which improve the aesthetics of your smile. Treatment can improve the whiteness of teeth, close gaps and straighten teeth. If you are contemplating cosmetic dentistry, but are not sure if it’s right for you, then think about the questions below. If the answer is yes, then it could be time to talk to your dentist.
Do I lack confidence with my teeth and smile?
Do I have gaps between my teeth which I wish weren’t there?
Do I smile with my mouth closed for photos?
There is no doubt that having cosmetic treatment really does improve your self-esteem and confidence. Treatment such as orthodontic work can improve teeth alignment, not only making your teeth look great but also having positive health benefits such as making your mouth easier to clean on a daily basis; helping to maintain good oral hygiene.
Treatment is becoming more popular for special social events such as weddings, family get-togethers and school reunions . Bridal guides offer advice about how to get perfect teeth for the big day. It’s clear that we’re all becoming more aware of how we would like our teeth to look, and thinking about what we can do to make it happen.
Will treatment be expensive at a cosmetic dentist?
The NHS don’t offer cosmetic dentistry procedures unless it is clinically necessary. Therefore, cost is a big factor for people wanting to consider treatment as it can be expensive. However, the value of having a great looking smile, and feeling more confident with the way you look, cannot be understated. It’s an investment worth making if it makes you happier.
You can have a thorough conversation with your dentist before any procedures and they will talk you through different pricing options. It can also be possible to spread payments out over twelve or more months to make things more affordable than one might expect, if you would like treatment soon but are worried about financial implications.
How do I find a cosmetic dentist?
Private dental referrals are common. If you head to your dentist and you require treatment which they cannot offer, they will often refer you to a cosmetic dentist. Once the treatment is completed, you can then go back to your normal dentist. Alternatively its very easy to just contact a cosmetic dentist yourself and book in directly.
Talk to friends who may have had cosmetic dentistry to see if they recommend anybody or have a look online at reviews. If there’s a free consultation, it’s a good opportunity to meet the dentist and go through options without any obligation. The most important thing is to find a dentist you feel happy with and who talks through all the options with you. The great thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it can be tailored to you and your needs.
Fresh Dental Smile Clinic in York is an award winning dental practice offering FREE consultations for cosmetic treatment and receive private dental referrals. Call the team today on 01904 623687 or visit www.freshsmiles.co.uk to find out what they can do for your smile.