Here at central London specialist dental practice 76 Harley Street, we receive a lot of enquiries about aesthetic dental treatment. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
1. What is aesthetic dental treatment?
Aesthetic dental treatment is designed to primarily improve the appearance without necessarily improving the function of the teeth. This may include crowns, veneers, tooth whitening etc.
2. Where can I get aesthetic dental treatment?
There are a number of dentists who offer the service but it’s always best to look for specialists in the field like central London dental practice, 76 Harley Street. A good practice will spend a lot time planning the treatment with you, modelling your teeth and creating overlays to demonstrate the final result.
3. What is a veneer?
A veneer is an individually sculpted cover that is bonded to your existing tooth to improve the appearance. There is usually very little reshaping of the teeth but the results can make dramatic improvements to the shape, size and contour of the front teeth.
4. What’s the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?
Both can achieve excellent results but whilst the porcelain veneers are more durable (lasting up to 15 years) the composite veneers are reversible, making them a better option for young people or anyone who isn’t completely sure that they want a permanent fixture.
5. How do I care for veneers?
Veneers should be treated as you would normal teeth, with a good brushing and flossing regime. Your dentist may recommend a non-abrasive toothpaste. You will also be asked to make a return appointment to ensure that everything has settled down and your mouth has no adverse reaction to the veneers.
6. Should I choose a crown or veneers?
Whilst the veneer is a purely cosmetic improvement, the crown has the dual function of protecting and restoring your teeth. Your dentist will advise on the most appropriate aesthetic dental treatment for you.