A beautiful smile is achievable for everyone. And luckily, with The Row Dental, there’s more than one way to go about getting one.
Depending on your dental health, previous treatments, and budget, there are a number of procedures that can improve the radiance and alignment of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be scary. With the help of experienced dental professionals and the right information, a cosmetic dentistry procedure could take your smile to the next level.
Here are our five secrets to getting that beautiful smile, with a little help from cosmetic dentistry.
Composite is a tooth-coloured filling material that can transform chipped, discoloured, spaced, uneven, or rotated teeth. By adding it to the edge or surface of the teeth, the aesthetic appearance can be improved without any removal or alteration of the tooth structure.
As your dentist will match the resin used to the shade of your tooth, you’ll be left with an extremely natural-looking tooth appearance. Plus, if you’re not completely satisfied with the look of your smile after your treatment, as composite is an adjustable material, we can alter your restorations.
Depending on maintenance, composite bonding can last around five years. Overall, it’s a great option for individuals looking for a non-invasive, cost-effective, and natural-looking treatment that will change the appearance of their teeth in a single visit.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, custom-made shells of porcelain that are specially designed to cover the front surface of the tooth and change its size, shape, or colour. Just like with composite bonding, porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of chipped, discoloured, spaced, uneven, or rotated teeth.
Tailor-made for your teeth, these veneers have a natural look and feel. You can also choose whether you just want one veneer for one damaged tooth or multiple veneers to change the look of your entire smile.
The difference between porcelain veneers and composite bonding is that porcelain is more stain resistant, durable, and can last for up to 15 years. Still, while composite bonding can be carried out in a single visit, porcelain veneers require multiple appointments.
As long as you have good dental hygiene and don’t have existing issues with spacing or overcrowding, porcelain veneers could be a worthwhile investment in the future of your smile.
While braces are the conventional method of straightening teeth, they can leave some people feeling self-conscious about their smile for a few years. Invisalign is regarded as the best clear alternative to braces. Made with 3D printing technology, transparent (and removable) aligners are used to gradually straighten teeth over time. There are no wires, no brackets, and you can remove them if you wish.
You’ll change aligners every few weeks to shift the position of your teeth little by little. While you’ll still need to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day to keep your treatment on track, you can take them out to eat and drink as usual.
Invisalign treatment can take 6-12 months and prices start at £3500.
Food and drink like coffee, tea, chocolate, and red wine can cause tooth discolouration over time. Even if you do your best to avoid staining your teeth, it’s inevitable that the whiteness of your teeth will fade over time.
Teeth whitening can combat this and help you maintain a bright, white smile. To do it, your dentist will apply peroxide gels to the surface of your teeth, helping break down surface stains and lift discolouration from within the enamel.
How long the whitening will last will depend on your lifestyle habits, but we recommend top-ups every 3-6 months.
If you are happy with the alignment of your teeth but want to achieve a visibly whiter smile, teeth whitening could be all you need to get a result you love.
For those who don’t want to alter the alignment of their teeth or have professional teeth whitening, a dental hygiene appointment — involving the professional cleaning of your teeth and gums — is a quick, cost-effective, and the most minimally invasive way to give your smile a boost.
Regular hygiene therapy sessions (every 4-6 months) will help you keep your teeth healthy and free from plaque that can build up over time.
At The Row Dental, we use Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) technology to clean your teeth in the most efficient, comfortable, and safe way possible. Not only can it be used on natural teeth, but it’s also suitable for teeth with composite bonding, porcelain veneers, braces, and implants.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can be a great way to boost your smile and your confidence.
The Row Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic in the heart of Edinburgh. We provide a range of cosmetic treatments — from teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to Invisalign, and dental hygiene services. For more information, take a look at our treatment list and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Give us a call on 0131 210 0103.
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