You may have read about or seen on the TV the latest trend for smile makeovers. This is the process of taking teeth that are in bad condition and carrying out several dental procedures to completely transform the appearance of the smile. This usually involves using several cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers and orthodontic straighteners simultaneously, to improve the size, alignment and colour of the teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is a relatively new concept. In the past, patients went to the dentists either for a check up to see of their teeth were healthy or to repair any damage or decay they may have sustained. In the last twenty years and originating in the US, the idea that teeth could be treated purely for aesthetic reasons has become more popular and recently exploded in the UK.
Where once teeth whitening was something that only Hollywood actors and actresses had done, it is now little more unusual than a haircut or a nail appointment. It is also, incredibly, often little more expensive. As demand for cosmetic dentistry has grown, price has dropped and more and more Weston-super-Mare dentists now offer treatments as standard. Using teeth whitening as an example again; there are few dentists across the UK who do not now offer this as a fairly standard treatment.
In the modern world, where appearances count for so much, it is not really surprising that cosmetic dentistry is becoming more popular. After all, the smile and teeth is one of the first things we notice about other people when we meet them. Having discoloured or uneven teeth can be very damaging to the self-esteem and cause self-confidence issues that you carry through life. If the opportunity exists to improve your teeth and make you more comfortable with who you are, there is nothing wrong with taking it.