Ways your cosmetic dentist can help brighten your smile

One of the most common requests made of a cosmetic dentist is for brighter, whiter teeth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we understand the desire for a beautifully bright, white smile, and offer a number of cosmetic treatments designed to boost the brightness of your teeth.

cosmetic-dentistWhy treatment is necessary

Our teeth are put through a lot in a day, so it’s no surprise that they can become discoloured and stained. Food and drink, smoking, some medicines and even some medical conditions can all result in staining of the teeth. When you come for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street clinic, the first thing they will do is to conduct a clinical examination and ask questions about your lifestyle in order to ascertain the type of staining or discolouration, so that they can recommend the best course of treatment.

Types of treatment from your Harley Street cosmetic dentist

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments available from a cosmetic dentist, and is a safe and reliable method of removing common stains from the teeth.

We offer two whitening options at our Harley Street clinic: power whitening here in the practice, which takes about an hour, or home whitening, which takes about two weeks.

Porcelain veneers

Some types of staining and discolouration are permanent, which means teeth whitening treatment will not work on them. In this case, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers. These thin shells of porcelain are like false fingernails for the teeth, fitting over their front surface and improving their aesthetic appearance.

It usually requires two appointments at our Harley Street dental clinic to have your veneers fitted. They are attached with a strong adhesive, meaning that they provide a result that is durable and long-lasting, as well as beautiful.