What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the process of improving a patient’s smile through a variety of techniques and treatments. Once the mouth has achieved a good level of oral health, then the look of the smile can be addressed and inspected to see what areas of the teeth could be improved. For example, you may not be happy with the colour, or the layout of your teeth, and these are all problems that cosmetic dentistry can fix. If you are looking for a dentist in Southgate for cosmetic purposes, then Adams Dental will have all the treatments that you need to achieve a pleasing smile.

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Cosmetic consultation

While some of you can come in and ask for a specific treatment, which we are more than happy to do, we understand that some people might not know exactly what they want, just that they want a better smile. Therefore, like many other dental practices, we want to ensure that you are getting the treatment you deserve, so will offer a cosmetic consultation service. This means that when you come in, we will assess your smile, take scans and X-rays, and consider other factors such as your age, skin tone, and mouth shape. Therefore, we will be able to build a smile that is perfect for you and complements the rest of your facial features. If you are looking for a dentist in Southgate who can give a cosmetic consultation, then do not hesitate to contact us.

Teeth whitening

One of the safest and most popular treatments is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening uses a bleaching agent to target specific areas of the teeth and make them a shade whiter. This is a common treatment and can be done at home with teeth whitening kits. These can often be on the instructions of a dentist, but can also be administered by the dentist themselves. This can be useful if there is one tooth that is discoloured as a dentist can target this tooth exactly, and make sure the shade of the tooth blends in nicely.

Veneers

If you are concerned about your teeth and need a dentist in Southgate to fit you with some veneers, then Adams Dental may be the best option for you. Veneers are made from porcelain and are extremely dense. This means that they will protect your teeth from any further damage. Often people will get veneers fitted to cover up chips and cracks on their teeth, in order to save them from being damaged further.

Veneers are also a fantastic cosmetic option and can be ideal for people who want an entirely new set of teeth, but value their existing teeth, which may be completely healthy. Veneers work by bonding them onto the enamel with an extremely strong adhesive. The enamel is often drilled away slightly, in order to make a rougher surface for the veneer to bond to. Enamel is naturally smooth, which can be a difficult surface to bond to. It also provides enough space for the veneers to look natural, and as if they are your natural teeth.