Ten years ago, people only went to the dentist for routine check-ups and procedures, such as getting roots canals and fixing cavities. Most of the emphasis was on restoring the utility of teeth. However, in today’s day and age, another branch of dentistry that is gaining increasing popularity is cosmetic dentistry.
So many new procedures are now been carried out. These include shaping teeth, adding porcelain veneers, whitening teeth that have been decolourised over time due to the ingestion of certain foods or medications, replacing any missing teeth by inserting titanium implants that feel exactly like real teeth, and dozens more.
The field has gained immense attention in the last decade or so. This is, perhaps, because of one simple reason: the first thing we notice about anyone is their smile. Therefore, more and more people are now heading to dental clinics in an attempt get their teeth fixed and achieve a smile that is brighter, whiter and more beautiful.
According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, almost one fourth of the entire population of the United Kingdom has undergone a cosmetic dental procedure.
The most popular treatment in the United Kingdom has proven to be whitening procedures, which are then followed by white teeth fillings for cavities, crowns, bridges and veneers. For missing teeth, many people are now turning to dental implants instead of getting dentures because of the inconvenience that the latter brings; they have to be taken out at night and they may also make it hard for the individual to speak properly. Dental implants are used to replace teeth that may have been lost due to reasons like an illness, decay or injury. Although this is a surgical procedure with a healing time that may be anywhere from six to twelve weeks, the permanence and convenience that is offered by them is unparalleled, which is why the procedure attracts a lot of individuals.
Before signing up for any cosmetic surgical dental procedure, it would be wise to do a quick search at home so you can make yourself aware of all the pros and cons associated with the procedure. Usually, however, your dentist will also discuss any risks associated with the surgical procedure with you prior to the start of the treatment. For example, most surgical procedures involve the administration of anaesthesia to the patient. To make an appointment or if you need more information about available cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry service please call at 6297 1303