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What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of a patient's smile. Cosmetic dentistry strives to increase patients’ self- confidence, and can cover a wide array of dental treatments, such as orthodontics, veneers, crowns, bridges, and tooth whitening. Despite common misconception however, cosmetic dentistry not only alters the aesthetic appearance of teeth, it can also improve the overbite, and the appearance of the gums, and mouth as a whole.

Is cosmetic dentistry In Egham right for me?

If you are a patient who is suffering from crooked, protruding, or misaligned teeth, then our clear aligners might be for you. Aside from orthodontic concerns, our tooth whitening can help amend signs of extrinsic and intrinsic staining (which can be caused by the consumption of highly pigmented foods, smoking, coffee, and red wine). Patients who suffer from gaps within the teeth that cannot be amended through braces, may also feel as if veneers are a viable cosmetic option for them. What are dental veneers?

Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in Egham which may not only be suitable for patients who are suffering from gaps within the teeth, which cannot be fixed through the use of clear aligners (or other forms of braces), but also to address decayed or damaged teeth. Porcelain veneers are wafer thin caps which are adhered to the surface of the teeth using a special dental adhesive. Dental veneers can be used to fix the appearance of one, or a whole row of teeth within the mouth, which is commonly referred to as a smile makeover. What are the benefits of receiving veneers as a form of cosmetic dentistry?

Aside from creating a whiter, and well rounded appearance of the teeth, porcelain veneers have the benefit of possessing a natural appearance, as well as lasting for several years. Aside from their long-lasting smile enhancement, porcelain veneers can be adhered to the teeth in a quick and simple dental appointment. Is cosmetic dentistry in Egham available on the NHS?

The National Health Service is a medical service available within the United Kingdom which allows children (under eighteen years of age) to receive free health and dental care. Patients over eighteen years of age who are in full time education may also receive free health and dental care. Adults who are not inclined to receive private dentistry may opt for NHS treatments for a reduced price, using a banded finance system, based on the complexity of treatment needed. Despite restorative, and general dentistry being available under the National Health Service, unfortunately this can not be said for cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic dental treatments (as well as facial aesthetics) are considered as aesthetic, and therefore not available on the NHS. The financial cost of cosmetic dentistry

As with any dental treatment, the cost may vary greatly depending on the treatment time, and the severity of the individual case. At our dental clinic within Egham we understand that our patients appreciate flexibility, this is why we offer them the chance to pay in a variety of ways for their desired procedures.


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