The Incredible Rise Of Cosmetic Dentistry

There’s no getting away from the fact that cosmetic dentistry is undergoing something of a meteoric rise of late. In fact according to some experts, the popularity in cosmetic practices has risen by as much as 50% in the last five years alone. For this reason you’re just as likely to find clinics offering cosmetic dentistry in Southend as you would on Harley Street. In years gone by cosmetic dentistry was the preserve of the rich and famous looking to maintain that Hollywood smile, however now people from all walks of life consider cosmetically enhancing their smile.

So what can you expect when you pay a visit to a cosmetic dentist?

The basics

Tooth whitening and bonding

cosmetic dentistry in SouthendFirst of all there are the more common procedures such as tooth bonding andteeth whitening.Southend Dental Care (a clinic offering preservative, general and cosmetic dental care) for example, suggest that these are both very popular procedures and help transform stained, dark, or dull teeth. Tooth bonding is useful for restoring decaying teeth and even re-shaping teeth.


Porcelain veneers are also a great way of covering up anomalies such as staining, cracked or even crooked teeth and a skilled cosmetic dentist in Southend will use paper thin dental porcelain which is fastened over the front of the teeth.

White fillings

Southend residents who already have amalgam fillings may opt to make their fillings less obvious. What better way to do this than to use tooth coloured white fillings. Made from hard resign they’re designed to withstand bite forces in the mouth while giving you teeth a more natural looking appearance.

Higher end procedures

Laser treatments

Many clinics are now providing laser treatment in the form of laser de-pigmentation for dark gums and also bio-laser treatments which similarly to tooth whitening, remove stains from the teeth.

Dental implants

If you’re considering opting for dental implants in Southend or indeed anywhere else in the country, then you’re not alone. In fact similarly to cosmetic procedures as a whole, more and more people are turning to implants as a chosen form of missing tooth replacement. That said dental implants aren’t what you’d call a quick fix solution and instead take anywhere between 4-9 months to complete. However more often than not, the results are amazing.

Teeth straightening

In years gone by, if you suffered with crooked teeth, Southend dentists would probably fit a heavy set of metal braces. Nowadays, techniques such as invisible braces and fast braces have paved the way and changed the world of orthodontics in Southend forever.

The reality is that cosmetic dentistry is only in its infancy and as advancements in technology take hold we can expect exciting new advancements such as nano-dentistry and stem cell dentistry to come to the fore.

If you’re looking to treat an annoying dental problem using cosmetic dentistry, Southend Dental Care is the place to go. With a wide number of treatments on offer, one call to us and you can be well on your way to restoring your beautiful smile. To find out more about what we have to offer, visit our website at Alternatively if you’d like to book a no-obligation consultation where you can discuss your options, contact us on 01702 465 000 today.

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