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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

One of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time is their smile. It is no surprise then that cosmetic dentistry is on the rise with more and more people heading to the dentist in their quest to look younger. Statistics published by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry showed more than a quarter (26%) of people in the UK have now had a cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening is by far the most popular treatment, followed by white fillings, crowns or bridges and veneers.

Drinking too much coffee or red wine, smoking and the natural ageing process can all make your teeth look yellow and discolored, adding years to your appearance. Teeth whitening is a quick, easy way to give you an instantly more dazzling smile and make you look 10 years younger.

Cosmetic Dentistry options

If your teeth need more than just whitening then veneers can give you a smile to rival a Hollywood superstar. The ultimate smile makeover, veneers are a permanent solution to a less than perfect smile, transforming crooked, stained, damaged and badly worn teeth into a brand new straight white smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry straightening smiles

If you don’t want to go for the full smile makeover then a crooked smile can be easily straightened nowadays with braces. And fear not, adult braces don’t need to leave you looking like Ugly Betty, there are now many advanced invisible braces that not even those getting up close and personal will notice.

If missing teeth are a problem then there are also cosmetic solutions for you. While gaps in your teeth may be cute when you are a child they can completely ruin the aesthetics of your smile and add years to your appearance when you are older. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth caused by injury, illness or decay and are a more permanent and comfortable alternative to dentures.

Even if you have the pearliest of whites your smile can be ruined if your gums are out of shape. Whether you have a gummy smile or receding gums there are cosmetic solutions out there for you!

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