Modern Treatments and Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry
Traditional dentistry focuses on overall dental and oral hygiene, including the prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of oral disease. Cosmetic dentistry on the other hand, focuses on
improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth, and smile. In other words, when it comes
to restorative and general dental practices, these address dental problems that require
necessary and immediate treatment, while cosmetic dentistry provides treatment and services
more along the purpose of aesthetic enhancement based on what the patient personally
desires. Cosmetic dentistry treatment isn’t necessarily an immediate requirement to treat
existing dental problems.
Sometimes cosmetic dentistry also provides restorative benefits, like dental fillings being used
to treat decayed teeth. Before, most dental fillings were only composed of g old, amalgam and
other materials that when applied, were visibly noticeable on the teeth. Today, dental fillings
also fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry because modern fillings can be composed of
porcelain and other composite materials that blend well with the natural colour of your teeth,
thus maintaining its natural appearance. You wouldn’t be shy in flashing your fullest smile
because nobody would notice if you’ve had dental fillings done.
If you’re interested in Cosmetic Dentistry Northwest London, here are some of the current
treatments and trends in cosmetic dentistry.
Inlays or Onlays
These are also known as indirect fillings. Inlays and onlays are a cosmetic way to apply fillings to
teeth that are decayed or have sustained structural damage. They’re composed of porcelain or
composite materials that are strong and durable. The difference with dental fillings is that
dental fillings are moulded into place in your mouth during a dental appointment, while inlays
and onlays are created in a l aboratory before the dentist can fit it and bond it adhesively into
place during your dental appointment.
Composite bonding is a procedure used to repair or correct the appearance of broken, chipped,
cracked, or discoloured teeth. The dental composite material, which looks like enamel and
dentin, is applied into the cavity on the surface of your broken, chipped, cracked, or discoloured
tooth. Once it is applied, it is sculpted into shape, and contoured and hardened with the use of
a high-intensity light. This results in restored teeth that blend visibly with the rest of your
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to compensate for tooth loss. The result
is an overall visibly enhanced smile that makes you look more youthful. Missing teeth causes
one’s face to collapse, which makes one look older than they are.
Like composite bonding, dental veneers are another procedure used to repair or correct
broken, chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. Dental veneers are laminates made of porcelain
or composite materials. You may also opt for dental veneers to address the gaps in your teeth if
you have them.
A smile makeover is a comprehensive assessment of your smile aesthetics to improve the
overall look of your smile. This typically involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures
based on what the patient needs to improve their smile such as dental implants, dental
veneers, teeth whitening, etc. These procedures may be applied to several teeth in both the
upper and lower sections if needed.
Teeth whitening are the most common cosmetic dental procedure. Since teeth are often
stained due to smoking, food, drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine, and even poor dental
hygiene, teeth whitening is a much desired treatment by many. Teeth whitening involve
bleaching the exterior of the teeth to brighten up the appearance of your smile.
You can avail these cosmetic dental treatments in Mill Hill aside from our general and
restorative dental care Mill Hill services.