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Your questions about cosmetic dentistry answered by cosmetic dentists in Harley Street

Cosmetic dentistry has never been more popular. Everyone and their mothers seem to be having implants fitted, whitening procedures are now seen as standard and more people than ever are talking about smile makeovers and the benefits of Invisalign.

If you are a bit old fashioned, you might not understand the craze; after all, dentistry is just about keeping your teeth healthy right? Yes and no, cosmetic dentists in London are growing in number due to demand and with prices on aesthetic dentistry dropping, it is now more affordable for people.

So, if you have always wanted a straight, white smile, you might feel it is time to book that initial consultation to discuss how your local cosmetic dentist in London can give you a smile worthy of Hollywood. But you obviously have questions; here are the most commonly asked questions about cosmetic dentistry in the UK.

 ‘Am I suitable for cosmetic dentistry?’

A very common question that can be answered with other questions; do you cover your teeth when you talk? Do you avoid open mouthed smiles in photographs? Do you feel ashamed of how your teeth look? If the answer to any of these is yes, then you are probably suitable for cosmetic dentistry.

Before you decide exactly what you want to have done, talk to your cosmetic dentist about your options. There are many different options available and they may be able to offer a faster procedure than the ones you have read about.

 ’What procedures are considered cosmetic?’

Many procedures are included in cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, smile makeovers, dental bridges, bonding, gum lifts, Invisalign braces; and depending on your local dentist, icon white spot treatment a relatively new procedure to eradicate mottling on your teeth.

 ‘Will cosmetic dentistry boost my confidence?’

In a word, yes. Almost everyone who undergoes cosmetic dentistry reports having higher levels of confidence afterwards. But remember, in some instances, cosmetic dentistry can offer you more than a straight smile; it can restore functionality to your mouth.

If you have lost teeth through age, injury or poor hygiene, then you may find it harder to bite into and chew on food correctly, this can lead to issues such as indigestion. Having implants fitted could alleviate this problem, while also filling the gaps in your smile!

 ‘Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?’

A once common deterrent for people to undertake cosmetic dental work was the cost and so, many people did not consider it an option. Today, there are very few cosmetic dentists that do not offer either a dental plan or a payment plan, to help you spread the cost of your surgery, making it easier to fit into a monthly budget plan.

Talk to your dental team beforehand to discuss which payment option is right for you, so all you have to worry about is showing off your new smile. It is difficult to put a cost on the benefits of having this type of dentistry, they go far beyond the physical, to the extraordinary positive effects on the psyche.