Stop right there! Step away from the shopping centre and yet another new set of clothes you’ll wear for a few weeks before giving them to charity. Instead think about how you could better restyle yourself by concentrating on your smile rather than your wardrobe. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can transform your smile, with treatments ranging from something as simple as in-house teeth whitening to multi-treatment smile makeovers.
Most treatments have permanent or long-lasting results, as long as you take care of your oral hygiene, making them far better value for money than clothing updates, monthly nails or hair colouring appointments. You can look at the websites of most reputable dentists, such as Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham to find out what treatments they offer.
A whole suite of treatments
Treatment options for cosmetic dentistry include:
- porcelain veneers to cover discoloured, chipped, cracked, worn or misaligned teeth;
- white fillings to replace old amalgam fillings or fill new cavities;
- Fixed, removable or almost invisible braces to realign wonky teeth;
- gum contouring to balance the ratio of tooth to gum;
- cosmetic dentures;
- dental implants to replace lost teeth;
- cosmetic bonding to smooth over chips, cracks, rough surfaces and worn edges.
Many dentists offer a free consultation so that you can have a chat to find out what the professionals think is possible for your smile. You may be focussed on that chip in your front tooth, but your cosmetic dentist may see a whole range of other possibilities, such as straightening out your misaligned teeth, or replacing those ugly amalgam fillings. All of this may even far easier and better value than you had imagined.
When you have your smile enhanced, you will walk away feeling happier and over the next few days and weeks, you will discover all sorts of knock-on physical and social benefits. First and foremost, straighter teeth are easier to keep clean so they tend to get less decay and fewer cavities. Secondly, a straighter bite can reduce tension pain the jaw joint and even reduce headaches. On an emotional wellbeing level, smiling more often and with less self-consciousness means people release more natural feel-good chemicals and they feel happier.