Exploring the many ways a cosmetic dentist can brighten up your smile

A cosmetic dentist enjoys nothing more than transforming a patient’s confidence by transforming their smile. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we have a highly skilled cosmetic dental team, who can use a wide selection of techniques to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. One of the most commonly heard requests is for brighter, whiter teeth.

cosmetic-dentistIf you are concerned about the colour of your teeth, why not join us at our Harley Street clinic for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist? They will perform a thorough clinical examination to assess the nature of your tooth staining, before recommending the best course of treatment.

Startlingly, the most common cause of tooth discolouration in the UK is visible dental plaque. This is bad news not just for the appearance of your smile, but also for your oral and general health, because plaque causes bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. Ultimately, it can lead to tooth loss.

Should we find plaque to be your primary problem, your cosmetic dentist will refer you to a member of the hygiene team at our Harley Street dental clinic. Not only will the hygienist remove all traces of plaque, they will also help you to improve your home brushing and flossing routine to prevent it happening again.

Even people with good dental hygiene can suffer from stained teeth. Dietary factors – such as drinking a lot of red wine or coffee – often lead to tooth staining, as does smoking. Some medicines and medical mouthwashes can also cause discolouration of the teeth as a temporary side effect.

In this scenario, teeth whitening is an excellent solution. We offer several options for teeth whitening at our Harley Street clinic, and as long as it is prescribed by a cosmetic dentist it is a very efficient, reliable, and safe way of removing tooth staining.

A Harley Street cosmetic dentist can also help in cases of permanent tooth discolouration. Porcelain veneers offer an excellent option in many cases, whilst the use of white fillings, inlays, onlays, or crowns to replace metal fillings will also brighten your smile.