Cosmetic dentistry explored: how your dentist can brighten your smile

Cosmetic dentistry provides your dentist with a number of techniques to brighten your smile. Dove Dental Care in Derby offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments, so if stained or discoloured teeth are making you frown, why not join us for a consultation to find out how we can help you to get your smile back?

cosmetic-dentistry-derbyA smile tops the list of the first things we notice when we meet someone new, but a recent survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation as part of National Smile Month 2016 revealed that almost half the UK adult population – 48% – are unhappy with how their current smile looks. Discoloured teeth were by far the biggest complaint, at 64%.

Whilst cosmetic dentistry was once considered the exclusive preserve of celebrities and superstars, it is now widely available, and offers a number of ways to lighten and brighten your smile. Many of the procedures available from Dove Dental Care in Derby take far less time than you might think, meaning that a dazzling smile you’ll want to show off to everyone could be a matter of a few short appointments away.

Cosmetic dentistry in Derby

When you come to our Derbydental practice for a cosmetic dentistry consultation to lighten your teeth, your dentist will perform a through clinical examination to assess the nature of your tooth discolouration.

They will also carry out a dental health check, because cosmetic dentistry should only take place in a healthy mouth. So long as there are no problems that need to be treated first, they will then talk you through the various methods of lightening your teeth.

Teeth whitening

The most popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening involves using special dental bleaching gel to remove common stains such as those caused by tea, coffee, or nicotine from your teeth. We offer home whitening at our Derby practice.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are an excellent option for permanently discoloured teeth. They are thin porcelain shells that your dentist places over the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance. You can have a single veneer, or a full set.