Looking Good to Feel Good

Dentist matches veneer to patient's teeth

When people feel confident in themselves, they relax and life seems to open up for them. When something changes about the way they look, this can have an effect on their confidence levels. It can increase them if they feel it is a positive change, or decrease them if they believe it to be negative. One area of people’s looks that is directly linked to confidence is their smile. Modern techniques and materials are allowing people to experience the benefits of cosmetic dentistry in Edinburgh and can give their confidence a boost by improving the look of their smile.

Cosmetic dentistry in Edinburgh offers various treatments that can have a dramatic effect on the smile. Dentists, such as those at Edinburgh Dental Specialists, used them singly or in combination to harmonise the smile. They take into account the colour, size, and shape of the teeth, any gaps between them, and also, their relationship to the gums, striving to create a harmonious and symmetrical whole. Let’s take a look at some of the treatments that nearly all dentists offer:

Teeth whitening

Discolouration is caused by drinking tea, coffee, red wine, smoking tobacco, as well as certain medications. They also naturally yellow with age and lose their lustre. Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide to lift out stains. Many people are self-conscious about the colour of their teeth or have staining. Teeth whitening is the world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. It can be performed in the dentist’s chair, which takes an hour or so, or at home, where it takes a couple of weeks. This is because the gel people use at home is much less concentrated. Both methods lighten the teeth by several shades.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are a way to instantly cover up imperfections such as cracks, chips, and worn edges. They can alter the size and shape of the teeth. These durable, hard-wearing sheaths are custom-made and fitted over the fronts of the teeth. Veneers look like natural teeth and do not require a major procedure. It usually takes a couple of appointments, spread over a couple of weeks, to get them fitted.

The best way to find out which cosmetic dentistry treatment in Edinburgh is best for individual circumstances is to book a consultation.