AD | Due to the immense popularity of shows such as Love Island, where contestants mostly have stereo-typically perfect bodies and incredible teeth, there’s been a growing trend among people to have their own smile makeovers to improve their looks. Who doesn’t want to boost their image and feel their best, after all?
Up until relatively recently, it used to be the case that having cosmetic dentistry — having crowns or veneers fitted — was largely something that only celebrities did. I feel like shows like TOWIE really put those sort of procedures on the map and if you are from Essex, a quick Google search like “dentist Essex” will help you find a reputable surgery!
But thanks to the introduction of new dental technologies that make it cheaper and faster, it’s become more available, and affordable, than ever before.
It means there’s no need to take out a second mortgage to have your teeth done, or to wait around for long and tortuous periods while the work is being carried out. These days, you can have cheap cosmetic dentistry and a whole new smile in just a day. Dental implants usually take the form of…
Crowns cover the whole tooth and may also improve its function, especially where there’s damage, as well as protect the tooth — and an added benefit is that crowns generally improve the aesthetics of your smile, giving you perfectly shaped and snow-white teeth. They can be made from porcelain or metal or a mix of the two.
Veneers, on the other hand and as the name might suggest, are a sliver of porcelain that’s fitted only to the front of the tooth and are not as thick. In both cases, the tooth is first filed down to prepare it for the fitting and then an impression is taken of the teeth before a computer-aided machine makes the crowns or veneers.
Rising Interest in Cosmetic Dentistry
Traditionally in this part of the world, most people haven’t been too interested in having cosmetic dentistry, as long as their oral health was fine and they didn’t have any problems with their teeth, but that’s now changing. Dentists everywhere are noticing the trend and starting to add cheap cosmetic dentistry to their list of services.
The rising interest in having your teeth done is backed up by recent surveys showing that most people would like to have a perfect smile and believe it would help with their self-esteem and overall well-being in both their private and professional lives.
In one recent poll, the majority agreed that having cosmetic dentistry would be beneficial to their appearance and would be good for their personal lives as well as their careers, as they might be judged on their appearance, alongside their performance, when being considered for a promotion. The survey also found that most people who took part felt that having good-looking teeth and a great smile was important for their own self-confidence.
And while many were happy with their teeth, nearly half were “a bit insecure about how they look” because of teeth that weren’t perfect; just over 10% said they “hate” their teeth and how they look and would love to do something about them. Now they can.
It’ll Be All White
You don’t have to opt for cosmetic dentistry just to have white teeth, however, as you can either use home-whitening kits or professional ones that many dentists now sell. But if you’re after teeth that are in perfect alignment and that really shine and sparkle, crowns or veneers are the way to go — plus, they won’t need any usual whitening, as the materials don’t absorb stains from foods like curries and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine, and with proper care, they’ll last for years.
And many people are expressing a desire to have a winning smile for important events during their lives, such as a wedding or milestone birthday like turning 40, 50, 60 or older — just because you’re reaching a certain age doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing. Others may want an improved look, including their teeth, after they divorce and start dating again, making them more confident if/when they’re looking for a new partner.
Whatever the reason for having cosmetic dentistry, doing it for yourself and not anyone else is a sure-fire way to make you more content.
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