Get the spark back in your smile
Last year was undoubtedly one of the hardest in recent memory, and a lot of people found it difficult to keep on top of the things they usually care about – such as dental health – during the unprecedented and stressful national lockdown measures.
Never before had it been so difficult to get cosmetic dental treatments from a dentist in Soho, and as a result, a lot of people have been living with teeth that are visibly stained, chipped, discoloured, or missing altogether.
This can have a deteriorating effect on both your oral wellbeing and mental health, causing you to deliberately smile less frequently out of fear of embarrassment.
Thankfully, as some shade of normality resumes, more and more dental practices are reopening their doors and providing cosmetic treatments to anyone who needs them.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Prior to the pandemic, cosmetic dentistry was one of the most widely requested and sought-after forms of dental treatment. For anyone who doesn’t know, the aim of cosmetic dental treatments is to improve or enhance one or several aspects of how a patient’s smile looks.
Some of the most common varieties of cosmetic dentistry treatments include dental whitening – which aims to brighten and whiten a patient’s enamel – and white fillings.
However, these are just the more conventional treatments, as in reality, there are more complex treatments that are also classified as cosmetic dentistry – such as porcelain veneers or composite bonding.
Given the sheer magnitude of cosmetic dentistry as a field, it’s always a good idea for those who are unsure exactly what they are looking for to undergo an initial consultation with their dental practitioner.
Most trusted dental practices will start every treatment off with consultation as it gives them the perfect opportunity to both assess your current levels of oral health and explain to you what treatments could help.
These consultations also provide the patients with an opportunity to detail in their own words what their motivations for seeking cosmetic dentistry are.
With the information that is gathered during these consultations, the dental practitioner can then begin formulating a unique treatment plan and schedule that meets the needs voiced by the patient.
What are porcelain veneers?
For those who are unhappy with several aspects of their smile – such as discoloured teeth with gaps between them – one way to address multiple issues through one treatment is to choose porcelain veneers.
Veneers have gained notoriety over the past decade for their popularity with TV personalities and film stars, thanks to their ability to quickly transform the aesthetics of a patient’s smile.
Fundamentally, porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are bonded over the patients existing tooth – effectively covering it up and giving it a new front.
Those who have a single tooth within their mouth that is discoloured, chipped, or badly spaced may wish to opt for a single porcelain veneer – whereas those who wish to give their entire smile a fresh and clean look may want to choose full-mouth veneers.
Each course of veneer treatment is unique to the patient receiving it, as the porcelain veneer shells are custom built for each patient.
If you are self continuous about an aspect of your smile and would like to discover how veneers could help, simply call or email a trusted local provider today and book yourself in for a consultation.