Regular care is important for a healthy mouth, but did you know that there is a branch of dentistry solely committed to the beauty of your smile? Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of your teeth and mouth. A great smile is the first thing people notice, so if you are uncomfortable with how you look, you may lack confidence in social situations or avoid photographs. Damaged, misaligned, crowded, discoloured or missing teeth can all detract from your appearance. However, help is at hand.
A solution for every problem
Wigmore Dental Practice offers patients a range of treatments so that, whatever the issue, there is a procedure which can help.
Crowns, bridges or implants can restore one or more missing teeth. If your teeth are discoloured due to stains, damage, smoking, age, fluoride or antibiotics then there are specialist whitening treatments available.
Veneers are another option to improve your appearance using a thin layer of porcelain which is bonded to the tooth.
Many adults miss out on having their teeth realigned when they are younger but it is never too late. You do not have to put up with metal braces nowadays, thanks to invisible braces, such as Invisalign. A series of custom-made clear plastic trays gently guide the teeth into the correct position so treatment is faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than before.
In addition to the benefits of having a smile to be proud of, cosmetic dentistry can also help with some health issues. Straighter teeth are easier to clean as there are fewer places for plaque to build up. This keeps your teeth strong and significantly reduces the chance of gum disease. An incorrect bite where the teeth do not line up properly can cause the face to collapse, leading to sagging, a protruding chin or droopy smile. This can be unsightly but it can also cause wearing, damage, sensitivity, pain, headaches, neck pain or even pain in other parts of the body. Invest in your health and appearance and explore how cosmetic dentistry can help you.