Cosmetic dentistry is sometimes seen as the way of transforming not only a person’s smile but often their confidence and self esteem as well.
You will find many people do not have the confidence to smile because of their teeth, and this can have a real affect on their lives. Wrongly they can be seen as miserable people as they do not return smiles or cover their mouths when they laugh or intend to smile.
It can have a dramatic affect on a person’s well being to suddenly be able to smile and to laugh without inhibition. Women mainly seek cosmetic dentistry as a solution whereas men tend to lack the confidence. Find out more.
In the past having a lovely smile was for those in the film industry or the very rich. Now you too can have the confidence to smile without worrying if your teeth are out of alignment or stained. The industry saw a market and responded to it, it is now affordable with reputable practises offering payment plans to suit your requirements. Find out about the Hollywood smile.
If you choose to improve the aesthetics of your teeth you will need to have a consultation with your chosen dentist as to the best way to achieve your aim.
You now have the choice of veneers, crowns, implants, braces or teeth whitening.
Qualifications you should expect from your dentist
Do be aware that many dentists may claim to be proficient in cosmetic dentistry however it does require extra training.
A cosmetic dentist is interested in the appearance of the teeth not purely their functionality. It is often the case that your normal dentist may well not be able to perform cosmetic dentistry as they do not have the experience, training or equipment.
For example, Hockerill Dental based in London Road, Bishop’s Stortford, has qualified cosmetic dentists and also has credentials from the Care Quality Commission, British Dental Association and the General Dental Council. These are signs that will set a good dental practice apart from the very best.
Get to know the team and find out their qualifications and GDC numbers. Click here.
Take your time choosing your cosmetic dentist
You need to make sure you are not being hurried into a decision so don’t make a commitment on the day of your consultation. Any reputable practice will not expect you to make a snap decision.
If your dentist suggests “a job lot” to save money this may not be the best option for you, be wary and ask around.
Personal recommendation is always a good guide – if you have a friend who has had cosmetic dentistry ask who performed the procedure and if they were happy with their treatment, and aftercare.
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