While cosmetic dentistry has been around in some form or another since the 1860’s it’s only in the last 30 years or so that it has become more mainstream. Nowadays any one of a number of Manchester patients might be referred to a cosmetic dentist in Manchester; but what exactly does a Manchester cosmetic dentist do?
Before we answer this question we need to address what a cosmetic dentist Manchester actually is.
In essence a cosmetic dentist practices restorative dentistry with a particular interest in the concepts of smile design and the dental materials needed to create the best looking smile. While restorative dentistry focuses on the function of the teeth, cosmetic dentistry focuses more on the form. In other words, what the smile looks like.
What treatments does a cosmetic dentist in Manchester perform?
All cosmetic treatments improve the aesthetics of a smile, while some will also improve the function. Here are some of the most popular:
Teeth whitening – Whether it’s through laser teeth whitening or take home whitening kits used in the privacy of your own home, teeth whitening is a quick fix, non-permanent way achieving a whiter, brighter smile.
Composite bonding – This is a tooth coloured quick drying material that is used to mask tiny chips, indentations, and hairline cracks which appear in visible teeth, giving your smile a seamless appearance.
Veneers – Veneers are thin shell like layers of porcelain which are glued to the front of the tooth. They cover up a variety of sins including cracks, chips, ingrained staining, and can even be used to give the appearance of straighter teeth.
Cosmetic gum surgery – Minor surgical techniques can be used to reshape the surface of the gum giving it a smoother, more symmetrical appearance.
Tooth reshaping – When one tooth is larger than another it can be drilled or lasered to match the appearance, shape, and size, of the remaining teeth.
Wrinkle reduction – Utilising dermal fillers and botox a Manchester cosmetic dentist can enhance a smile using wrinkle reduction techniques.
As you can see there is so much a cosmetic dentist Manchester can do to improve a smile. So if you’re less than impressed with yours, why not come and speak to our cosmetic dentist in Manchester to see just what they can do for you. Contact us on 0161 486 0743 and start your transformation today.