The most common treatment in the UK at dentists is Teeth Whitening treatment. This is probably because teeth whitening offers a fast boost to the appearance of the patient’s teeth. The treatments are also cost-effective and commonly given as gifts.
Here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we don’t stop at just teeth whitening. Our cosmetic dentistry department has remedies for most cosmetic issues that patients have with their teeth.
Our cosmetic dentist in Harley Street can even offer a complete smile makeover, changing the look of your whole smile.
Treatment profile: teeth whitening
Generally, there are two types of teeth whitening treatments on offer from your cosmetic dentist in Harley Street. The difference is where they take place and the concentration of the whitening gel used. In-practice whitening or ‘power whitening’ uses a strong whitening gel that can only be applied by a dental professional.
With this treatment, your gums and tongue will be protected and the whitening gel applied. Once the gel is applied, a special lamp activates the whitening process and your teeth will be noticeably lighter in just one hour.
The other type of whitening is carried out at home with a less concentrated gel. This process takes a bit longer but you don’t have to sit in the dentist’s chair for a long period of time. We manufacture a tooth tray that fits over your teeth perfectly. In this tray, you will apply the whitening gel that will gently lift any staining over time.
Treatment profile: Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are another treatment that is commonly found up and down the UK. Veneers are a good option for people who want to change the shape or size of their teeth. Because porcelain veneers cover the natural tooth completely, they can also be used to combat discolouration. Veneers are commonly found on the list of treatments used in complete smile makeovers. This is because of their transformative power.
To have a porcelain veneer applied, a thin layer of enamel sometimes needs to be removed from the natural tooth. This makes space for the veneer and ensures that perfect, natural looking fit.