If you aren’t happy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry focusing solely on the aesthetic appearance of your smile
Sometimes simple cosmetic solutions like teeth whitening can make a huge difference to your overall appearance. By keeping up with the latest cosmetic dental technology and trends, Crookes and Jenkins Dental can fix a number of cosmetic dental concerns.
Dentists, Drs Nicolie Jenkins and Sean Crookes frequently get asked by their patients; is cosmetic dentistry worth it? So they have put together this blog to give their patients some insights on what’s involved, and what to expect from cosmetic dentistry.
Firstly, what is cosmetic dentistry?
Traditional dentistry concentrates on a patient’s oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral diseases. Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of the teeth, mouth and smile.
Cosmetic dentistry provides patients with elective or desired treatments. The recent technological advancements in dental materials make today’s treatments more durable, predictable and quicker than ever before.
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedures as teeth can be stained from ordinary, everyday activities like smoking, eating, drinking (coffee, red wine) or poor oral hygiene.
Teeth whitening can lighten stained or discoloured teeth safely when carried out by a trained dental professional.
In-office teeth whitening will take around 45 minutes and patients will see instant whiter results. At-home teeth whitening, however, will gradually whiten your teeth, until the desired shade is achieved.
Porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic dental procedure to cover up chipped, discoloured or slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth. They are made from tooth-coloured porcelain shells and each is bonded to the surface of the natural tooth to create a seamless smile.
Before the porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth, the surface enamel will be reduced slightly so the veneer can be flawlessly cemented into place. Each veneer is individually crafted to be indistinguishable from the other, natural teeth surrounding it.
Cosmetic dentistry by Crookes and Jenkins Dental Rosalie
Recent progressions in dental technology have given patients many options to choose when wanting to enhance their smile, so it’s very hard to list any disadvantages.
There is, however, one main obstacle, which is a price. Thankfully, Crookes and Jenkins Dental are dedicated to keeping the costs of treatment as low as possible without compromising your comfort, health and safety.
By incorporating state-of-the-art technology in the Rosalie practice, Crookes and Jenkins Dental can whiten teeth and place veneers quickly, and with great precision. While the health of patients remains their priority, they can enhance the look of your teeth and smile, whilst also promoting a healthy mouth.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t suited to everyone so it’s best to come in and have a chat with the friendly team to see how they can best help your smile.
If you still want more information to see if cosmetic dentistry is worth it, or to schedule an appointment, contact Crookes and Jenkins Dental today.