Visiting the dentist twice a year for a thorough cleaning and check-up is really important for the health of teeth and gums. However, patients who have concerns about their smile, may also want to consult a cosmetic dentist and investigate their options for improving their smile.
Unlike a general dentist, a cosmetic dentist can offer customised treatments for aesthetically pleasing teeth and gums. Despite popular belief, cosmetic dentistry is not only for the rich – everyone is entitled to have a beautiful smile and be confident about their teeth. An experienced cosmetic dentist, such as those at PDC Dental in Barnsley, will also seek to improve patient’s oral health using a variety of treatments.
Teeth whitening is a quick, popular and cost-effective treatment that allows patients to get rid of stains caused by ageing, smoking, excessive consumption of caffeine and poor dental hygiene. Although nowadays there are many over-the-counter products people can use to whiten their teeth, teeth whitening should be performed by a cosmetic dentist for safe and effective treatment. This is because the cosmetic dentist will customise the treatment to fit each patient’s needs by administering a higher concentration of whitening solution than over-the-counter products. Many dental practices offer in-practice and home whitening treatments to help patients achieve a natural, whiter, more attractive smile.
Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment that allows patients to improve their smiles without the need for invasive dental treatments. Veneers are thin, shell-like casings, which are glued over the fronts of your teeth. Usually made from lifelike porcelain material, veneers are ideal for hiding minor tooth flaws, brightening teeth or even filling tiny voids between the teeth.
Dental implants can be both cosmetic and functional. They can replace one tooth, or any number of teeth up to a full set. Dental implants are surgically fixed into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants provide much more stability than traditional dentures or bridges and prevent jawbone deterioration. Furthermore, since they are incorporated into the jawbone, they blend in with the natural teeth, providing a natural and functional result.