5 most popular cosmetic dental treatments

Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments

What does it take to get the smile of your dreams? For those who want a beautiful, sparkling smile the best course of action is to see a dentist at College Dental Surgeries.

Here is a breakdown of common cosmetic dental procedures and why they might be necessary.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular options for people who want a quick and simple way to change their smile. It is great for people who do not need anything more than a little bit of brightening, or for people who do not want to make a huge commitment. Plus, it is one of the more affordable options.


Also referred to as “caps,” crowns help to preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. In this sense crowns straddle the line between restorative and cosmetic. Crown materials can be gold, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic porcelain; the last of which offers the highest degree of aesthetic value.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers have been the gold standard in cosmetic dental procedures for decades. Veneers are thin porcelain shells which fit over the facial surface of the teeth.

The enamel of your tooth is gently filed down, and then an impression is taken. The impression is sent to a dental lab for custom veneers. You will have temporary veneers until the permanent ones get back from the lab.

Veneers are ideal for people who have dark staining which does not go away with bleaching, as well as chipped or fractured front teeth.

Teeth Straightening

There are several teeth straightening options available to straighten your teeth, ranging from conventional braces (with wires and brackets)to clear orthodontic aligners, such as Clear Braces Teeth straightening is well-accepted among adults now and as a conservative option for straighter, healthier teeth. Treatment times are individual and depend on how far the teeth have to move for a great-looking smile.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Like the tooth root it replaces, it is then used for support, albeit for false teeth, rather than natural ones. If you take good care of them, and the bone they are placed in is healthy and strong, you can expect them to last for a long time.

Whether you want a brighter, whiter smile, or want to completely re-do your entire look with veneers and teeth straightening – the dentists at College Dental Surgeries can help you achieve your goals.

Are you interested in getting a better smile? Contact College Dental Surgeries today on 01622 752340 to learn more about our cosmetic dental procedures and to schedule a consultation. We will show you which procedures will fit your needs best!