A cosmetic dentist is dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. At Smilemakers dental clinic in Southampton, we have a skilled cosmetic team who will work with you to create the smile you’ve always dreamt of – no matter what treatment you need.
When we meet someone new for the first time, their smile is often the first thing we notice. That’s why it may come as something of a surprise to find that many people do not like their current smile. As part of a survey carried out for 2016’s National Smile Month, the Oral Health Foundation discovered that almost half of the adult population in the UK – 48% – aren’t happy with the way their smile looks.
The biggest complaint is discoloured teeth, with 64% of respondents reporting this as a problem. By visiting a cosmetic dentist, you can easily brighten up your smile and improve the colour of your teeth. At our Southampton dental clinic, we offer a number of treatment options for patients suffering with discoloured teeth.
What your Southampton cosmetic dentist can do
When you come into our Southampton dental clinic for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, they will take the time to find out what you dislike about your current smile, and what your aspirations are for any treatment.
For discoloured teeth, the perfect treatment will depend upon the cause of the discolouration. The most common cause of tooth staining is inadequate dental hygiene, which can cause plaque to build up and cause unsightly brown stains. We offer full hygiene services at our Southampton clinic, during which your hygienist will professionally clean your teeth to remove all traces of plaque, and will provide you with customised advice to improve your home routine.
In the case of teeth stained by dietary and lifestyle factors, your cosmetic dentist may recommend teeth whitening, which is a safe and quick way to remove stains when carried out by a dental professional.
If you have experienced permanent discolouration, your cosmetic dentist can use porcelain veneers, which are bonded to the front of your teeth with a special dental adhesive, creating a brighter, whiter smile.