Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is more than just a vanity project. It’s the art of creating perfect smiles and the science of healthy mouths. Whether it’s a subtle tweak or a transformative treatment, we offer a range of options to suit every individual’s needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry: Key Takeaways

  • Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the aesthetics of the smile by addressing issues such as tooth discoloration, misalignment, and irregularly shaped teeth.
  • London Dental Specialists is at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we are dedicated to transforming your smile through state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques - promising you stunning results with minimal discomfort.
  • Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of options including teeth whitening, Invisalign and clear braces for alignment issues, remedies for gum-related concerns, composite bonding to cover dental imperfections, and personalized approaches to achieving a beautiful smile.
  • Specific procedures in cosmetic dentistry include teeth whitening, Invisalign and clear braces, remedies for gum-related concerns, composite bonding, porcelain veneers, and solutions for missing teeth such as dental implants and snap-in dentures.

Cosmetic Dentistry Definition

Cosmetic dentistry, a specialised field within dentistry, focuses primarily on enhancing the aesthetics of the smile by addressing issues such as tooth discoloration, misalignment, and irregularly shaped teeth. It’s the fairy godmother of dentistry, transforming pumpkin-like teeth into a sparkling carriage of a smile.

Procedures include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and veneers. Think of it as a spa day for your teeth, where discoloration is scrubbed away and gaps filled. It brings symmetry to your smile, turning a chaotic jumble of teeth into a harmonious ensemble.

Cosmetic Dentistry at London Dental Specialists

Our unique approach includes:

  • A laser focus on painless procedures, because we believe that the only pain you should feel is from laughing too hard at our jokes. This creates very many happy patients.
  • A commitment to ensuring that the end result is healthy i.e. the procedures are minimally invasive.
  • A commitment continuous learning, because the only thing that should be constant is your dazzling smile and our thirst for knowledge. We therefore have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Our mission is to make you love your smile, and maybe chuckle a little more often too. After all, laughter is the best medicine, and we aim to make it a part of your dental care.

Treatment Options in Cosmetic Dentistry

In cosmetic dentistry, there is a wide range of to enhance and perfect one’s smile with natural teeth.

These treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign and clear braces for crooked teeth.
  • Remedies for gum-related concerns such as gummy smile and gum recession
  • Composite bonding to cover up dental imperfections

Each option caters to specific needs and situations, offering a personalized approach to achieving a beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening options can be broadly categorised into:

  • Professional Whitening:

  • At-Home Whitening:

Learn more about teeth whitening by clicking here.

Invisalign & Clear Braces (Cosmetic Orthodontics)

Invisalign teeth straightening is the most important of all cosmetic procedures that lead to a beautiful and healthy smile. This is because it results in the perfect position of teeth which leads to very minimal/no damage to the enamel during the cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Invisalign, the James Bond of braces, is practically invisible and smooth enough not to leave you sounding like you’re storing nuts for winter.

And clear braces? They’re the chameleons of the dental world. These tooth-coloured or lingual braces, fixed either on the outside or inside of your teeth, play a convincing game of hide and seek. They offer a more discreet alternative to traditional metal train tracks, allowing you to straighten your smile without the metallic glint.

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Gums frame the smile. Therefore having too much (gummy smile) or not enough (gum recession) has a negative impact on the attractiveness of the smile.

Gummy Smile

Gummy smile a condition where you flash more gum than glamour when you smile. Click here to learn more about gummy smiles. Options include:

  • Botox injections to restrict lip movement
  • Orthodontics to move teeth inward thereby pushing the gum inward

Gum Recession

Gum recession is caused by factors such as aggressive tooth brushing, one can only imagine the gums screaming, ‘Easy tiger, it’s not a scrubbing brush!’ Treatments range from desensitizing agents to gum graft surgery, which sounds intimidating but is actually the gum’s equivalent of a spa retreat. Click here to learn more about gum recession.

Composite Bonding

Composite cosmetic bonding offers a solution to minor/moderate dental imperfections after getting the teeth in the right position and with the right amount of gum. It is a widely recognised cosmetic dentistry option that utilises a tooth-coloured resin to restore the appearance of damaged or discoloured teeth. It’s a quick, painless, and affordable way to get your smile back without having to sell your prized pet rock collection.

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Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Crowns

These laboratory made shells or crowns of porcelain offer a solution to moderate or severe dental imperfections with the teeth are in the right position and have the right amount of gum. Much like a good cover-up, they mask stains, chips, and gaps, giving teeth a celebrity-style makeover.

Their natural finish makes them the Meryl Streep of dentistry - always impressive, incredibly versatile, and surprisingly resilient. With proper care, they can outlast your favourite sitcom, serving up to 10 years of stunning smiles.

Click here to learn more about our porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns.

Missing Tooth Problems.

Tooth loss creates a cosmetic dental problem when teeth are in the right place and with the right amount of gum and have the right shape. The missing tooth replacement options can be categorised into permanent solutions and alternative options.

Permanent Solutions:

  • Dental implants are like your missing tooth’s titanium twin, surgically placed in your jaw.
  • Snap-in dentures are the glamorous version of regular dentures, providing an all-round solution for eating, talking, and flashing that million-dollar smile.
  • Fixed dental bridges
  • Removable partial dentures

Click here to watch our video on options for replacing missing teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry Initial Consultation

The initial consultation for cosmetic dentistry will lay the groundwork for your treatment plan. This consultation is an opportunity to discuss your smile goals with your dentist, who can then recommend the most suitable procedures for you.

Humorously, this consultation might feel like a “smile interview” where your teeth are the star applicants. But don’t worry, your teeth don’t need a resume, just a thorough check-up.

Here’s a table to give you a sneak peek into what to expect:

Stage of Consultation Description
Smile Assessment Dentist evaluates your smile
Treatment Discussion Discuss potential treatments
Cost Estimation Get an estimate of the cost
Plan Finalization Finalize the treatment plan

Cosmetic Dentistry Success Stories

Building on the comprehensive consultation process, let’s now explore some inspiring success stories from the realm of cosmetic dentistry.

  • The first story is about James, who was once known for covering his mouth while laughing. His teeth were crooked and discoloured, quite a sight, but not in a good way.

  • After multiple sittings of teeth whitening and veneers, James now bears a dazzling smile. He’s no longer known as ‘Cover-Mouth-James’ but ‘Jovial-James’.

  • Our next tale revolves around Linda. She had a missing tooth that made her avoid public speaking.

  • Post a dental implant, Linda not only speaks in public but also took up stand-up comedy.

These stories reveal how cosmetic dentistry can truly transform lives, one smile at a time.

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What is cosmetic dentistry?


Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures and treatments that aim to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. It focuses on enhancing the aesthetics rather than the functionality of the teeth.

What are some common cosmetic dentistry services?


Some common cosmetic dental procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, and orthodontic treatments such as braces or Invisalign.

What are veneers?


Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. They can help address issues like chipped teeth, gaps, or discoloration.

How do I choose the right cosmetic dentist?


When choosing a cosmetic dentist, consider their experience, qualifications, and reviews from previous patients. It's also important to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations.

How long do cosmetic dental treatments typically last?


The lifespan of cosmetic dental treatments can vary depending on the procedure and how well you maintain your oral health. With proper care, treatments like veneers and crowns can last for many years.

Are cosmetic dental procedures covered by insurance?


In most cases, cosmetic dental procedures are not covered by insurance as they are considered elective treatments. However, it's best to check with your specific insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Can cosmetic dentistry also improve my oral health?


Yes, cosmetic dentistry can also contribute to better oral health. For example, dental treatments like dental implants can replace missing teeth, which helps maintain the integrity of the jawbone and surrounding teeth.

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?


Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can help remove stains and discoloration, giving you a brighter and more confident smile. It is a safe and non-invasive procedure.

How can I find a reputable cosmetic dentist in my area?


You can start by asking for recommendations from friends, family, or your regular dentist. You can also search online and read reviews to find a reputable cosmetic dentist near you.



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