So what do we mean by ‘cosmetic density’? This is dental work that changes the aesthetics of your mouth and can be anything from teeth whitening to orthodontics.
This is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments out there and can be life changing for many, restoring their confidence, desire to smile as well as bringing health benefits too. Before having your teeth whitened you must see the hygienist who will deep clean your teeth, removing all the staining caused by plaque and tartar (build-up of bacteria). This gives you a chance to ‘reset’ your dental health, as your teeth will be newly cleaned and whitened.
There are DIY kits available as well as courses of treatment that can be performed by beauticians who are only part-qualified.
Veneers are one of the best solutions to cracked, crooked, misaligned or damaged teeth. They’re generally made from porcelain and aesthetically identical to a real tooth. They are fitted over the surface of your tooth, similar to how a false nail is placed over your real nail, except for the veneer bonds with your real tooth, so they feel real and comfortable.
A common worry with veneers is that they will stand out from your other teeth due to their thickness however, your dentist will etch (remove) some of the original tooth to ensure the veneers is the same thickness as your other teeth.
White fillings are made from a composite resin, which is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with silica (glass) and resin which helps restore the natural appearance of your mouth and smile.
These type of fillings used to be uniquely for front teeth only however, they have now been developed to be durable enough to fill your back teeth. So you needn’t be embarrassed about opening your mouth and revealing your filling to the world!
White fillings can also be used to treat tooth decay which is great for patients who are worried about their fillings being conspicuous.