Top 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Dentist examining a patient's teeth in the dentist


Why not make 2020 the year you get that Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of?

It’s another new year, and a whole new decade, and perhaps you’re thinking about giving yourself something of a refresh and a makeover — and what better way to start than having some cosmetic dentistry and getting a beaming celebrity smile?

There’re lots of ways to have cosmetic dentistry. Nearly all are relatively quick and more affordable than ever — thanks to the availability of new dental technologies. These dental procedures can give you a smile makeover in as little as a day, as everything is done at the clinic and there’s no waiting around or endless, repeat appointments.

Here are the top five most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today that you can consider for your own smile makeover:

1. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to have cosmetic dentistry, as you mostly do it yourself, at home, and it doesn’t cost all that much. At the most basic level, you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste, but don’t expect dramatic results. For more dazzling pearly whites, ask your dentist about a professional teeth whitening kit. They’ll make a mould that will fit your teeth and you’ll place the teeth whitening solution in it and do this for a week or two at home. Expect your teeth to brighten by several shades. With good oral care, the results should last for months.

2. Dental Bonding

Lots of people have chips and cracks in their teeth, due to wear and accidents, and many have big gaps between them too. Dental bonding to the rescue! It’s another quick, easy and low-cost cosmetic dentistry solution because all that’s involved is some resin that the dentist applies to the damaged area — or the gaps — and turns to the same colour as the existing teeth with the aid of a dental curing light. Now, your damaged teeth are perfectly restored and you look great all over again.

3. Dental Implants

If you’re missing some teeth, because of extractions, and you think this might be negatively impacting your smile and overall look, there’s no reason to worry — because cosmetic dentistry also has dental implants in its self-enhancement and restoration arsenal. Dental implants are essentially false teeth, but are rooted in the jaw and are therefore not removable but permanent. They also look and function the same as the original teeth. The procedure for installing a dental implant takes a number of steps and is carried out over several appointments that may be spread over a number of months, giving the jaw and gums time to heal in the interim.

4. Veneers

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front of teeth. They serve the function of making the teeth aesthetically pleasing, as they make the teeth straight and the same length. Technology such as we use here at The James Clinic can make and fit veneers in just a day. Because of this, the cost has come right down — so now everyone can have the smile of their dreams.

5. Crowns

Now we come to the heavyweight of cosmetic dentistry. Dental crowns are the choice of celebrities and stars everywhere because these porcelain shells that cover entire teeth deliver a stunning smile that makes people beam. Crowns also have a protective function, keeping potential infections and corrosive elements (like sugar) out. The material is hardwearing and — equally important — resistant to stains; so, with good care, your crowns remain incredibly white and last for years.

Interested in having a smile makeover this year and transforming your teeth? Contact The James Clinic today and find out how you can have a smile that truly dazzles and makes you look amazing.