London dentists offer a vast array of cosmetic dentistry treatments to patients with many different cosmetic complaints. The idea of treating teeth purely for cosmetic reasons rather than functionality is a relatively new one. But owing to the increasing importance of appearance in the modern world, it is one of the fastest growing areas of cosmetic enhancement. After all, your smile is very important to you and can influence people’s first impressions.
Patients have many different reasons for wanting cosmetic treatment. One of the most common complaints is teeth that have lost their natural colour and look unpleasant because of yellowing or staining. This can happen as a result of lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking red wine, but it could also be that the teeth are just losing their natural colour due to age. Teeth can be treated with teeth whitening treatments, which are very effective, cosmetic bonding or in extreme cases, a set of porcelain veneers.
Bonding and veneers can also be used to treat teeth that are suffering from enamel erosion of that are uneven. Porcelain veneers are slightly more expensive than bonding treatment but the results achievable are incredibly impressive. New technology such as Cerec has allowed the process of manufacturing veneers to be carried out in a fraction of the time it took previously.
It is also possible to straighten teeth using orthodontic straighteners such as the Inman aligner or Invisalign to correct minor misalignments. These treatments involve wearing a removable retainer for several months to gradually manipulate the teeth into a more attractive position. Prices for these treatments vary according to which retainer you use and the severity of treatment needed.