What is cosmetic dentistry?

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry

At Ringway Dental, we know that our teeth play a crucial role in our daily lives, which is why it’s so imAt Ringway Dental, we are proud to provide a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to our patients such as smile makeovers and teeth whitening. If you know that you don’t have as much confidence in your smile as you should have, you may be considering cosmetic dental procedures. You may be unsure whether the treatment you require is cosmetic and what the difference is between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. We’ve put together a guide to answer some of the questions you may have about cosmetic dentistry and address the ways you could benefit from it.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry specialises in the appearance of the teeth and overall smile, whereas general dentistry covers a wider range of treatment options. Cosmetic dentistry involves any procedure that focuses on the appearance of your smile and these cosmetic procedures can help you feel more confident in the way you look. Cosmetic dentistry is a variety of treatments, all of which improve the appearance of your smile. It has the ability to change the colour of your teeth, or even their overall shape and size. Although the focus of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of your smile, there are treatment plans that can improve your overall oral health too.

What types of cosmetic dentistry are available?

At Ringway Dental, we offer the following types of cosmetic dentistry treatments:

  • Teeth whitening is a treatment that whitens your natural teeth. With the application of a whitening agent, the discoloured molecules in your teeth will slowly break down. We offer Boutique® whitening, Zoom® whitening and Enlighten®. Find out more about our teeth whitening services here.
  • Smile makeovers is a treatment plan that combines a number of procedures built around your smile ambitions. We will discuss your dental history and what you are looking to get from the treatment and then come up with a plan. Each smile makeover is unique to each patient and combines a number of cosmetic dental procedures, such as teeth whitening and composite bonding. Find out more about our smile makeover treatments here.
  • Composite bonding improves the overall shape of your smile with a minimally-invasive procedure. It can take place in just one day, usually only taking a few hours. You will be able to walk out of our practice the day that you walk into it with a brand new smile. Find out more about our composite bonding treatments here.
  • Composite veneers are made from composite resin and are bonded to the teeth, fixing the appearance of uneven, chipped or cracked teeth. The process rarely involves any drilling and can be completed in one sitting. Find out more about our composite veneers here.
  • Porcelain veneers help amend gaps in the teeth, as well as being able to change the shape and colour of your teeth. The treatment is usually carried out over two to three appointments but caring for your porcelain veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth and we try to make the procedure as non-invasive as possible. Learn more about our porcelain veneers treatments here.

To view all of of the cosmetic dental treatments we have available at Ringway Dental, click here.

Why might you consider a cosmetic dentistry procedure?

As per dentistry.co.uk, ‘forty per cent of the UK population are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, with nearly half (48%) planning to undergo cosmetic dental work.’ So, why exactly are more people opting for cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can come with a range of benefits. It can improve your confidence. You may feel embarrassed that your teeth are discoloured, or wish that your teeth were straighter. Your confidence may have taken a hit because you can’t smile without feeling self-conscious. With cosmetic dentistry, you are certainly guaranteed to see results that will leave you feeling happier in yourself. You may also have a special occasion coming up, such as a wedding, where you’d like to feel care-free and confident in your smile. Cosmetic dentistry means you can prepare for that special event without being concerned about the appearance of your teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry also leaves long-lasting effects. A lot of procedures have results that last over ten years in total. When you choose a professional cosmetic dentist you know that you won’t have to continuously invest time and money into your appearance; it’s often just a one-off procedure.

Cosmetic dentistry can have health benefits, too. Although the main focus of cosmetic dentistry is improving the appearance of your smile, missing or broken teeth can lead to further oral health issues down the line. Most dental issues can be improved with cosmetic dentistry. Fixing these problems now can benefit your confidence but also your health.

Choose Ringway Dental

At Ringway Dental, we are proud of the cosmetic procedures that we are able to provide our patients. Our dentists are professional and welcoming, so when you choose our cosmetic dentistry procedures you will have ongoing support and feel at ease.

If you’d like to learn more about our cosmetic dental treatments in Cheadle, speak to a member of our friendly team on 0161 437 2029 who will be more than happy to help.

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