What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What is Cosmetic Dentistry

Because your smile is one of your most prominent facial features, having damaged, crooked, or discoloured teeth can affect your confidence in how you portray yourself to others. The rise in cosmetic surgery over recent years has been well documented and we are now seeing an ever increasing number of patients requiring cosmetic dentistry solutions.

So what is cosmetic dentistry? Here, we guide you through the treatments:

Smile Makeovers

Historically, patients would have crowns or veneers to improve their smile, although the upkeep tended to be expensive. Overtime, new materials and procedures have been developed to provide a stronger and much better alternative as well as to help you save money on treatment costs.

The Smile Makeover is considered as a Minimal Invasive form of Dentistry (MID) and consists of Aligning, Bleaching and Bonding (ABB). The three stages of the smile makeover are:-

  • Straightening your teeth
  • Bleaching (whitening of your teeth)
  • Bonding (using white fillings)

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades.

At Mark Tangri Dental, we use the brand ’White Dental Beauty’ which is a whitening compound that delivers improved whitening results. This worldwide professional tooth whitening system is leading the way with high quality teeth whitening gels. All of their products are powered by an intelligent compound — NOVON®, proven to offer safe and effective results.


A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or lumineers and composite resin placed over a tooth or teeth to give you a natural look. Veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile and protect the tooth’s surface from damage by providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. The right veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile, and this treatment is perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign clear braces are an alternative to fixed braces, and can be used to treat mild to complex teeth straightening issues. They are custom-made, to fit each individual, gently moving teeth into a desired position. Comfortable to wear they are made of a clear medical grade plastic and being removable makes it easier to clean your teeth.

Straightening your teeth could have a positive impact on your overall dental health. Invisalign clear braces are easily removed, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would to maintain good oral hygiene. because straighter teeth are less susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, investing in a straighter smile now may even minimise the need for costly dental work in the future.

White Fillings

White or tooth coloured fillings provide a natural alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. We use these fillings to close the gaps between your teeth, hide chips and cracks or to help reshape your teeth if they are not even.

What are the benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry could improve your life significantly, just by allowing you to have confidence in your smile. Many people are scared of cosmetic surgery, but that’s only because they are unaware of all the benefits of these procedures. Often, people who are living with missing, crooked or stained teeth feel self-conscious and tend to avoid certain situations due to this.

Cosmetic surgery could help you by;

  • Improving your bite. Roughly 20% of the population does not have an ideal bite. After surgery you won’t damage your teeth anymore when biting something.
  • Restoring confidence in your smile.
  • Potentially saving you money in the long run.
  • Enjoying any kind of food you want.
  • Feeling better about yourself.

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? Call us on 0333 1234 999 for an immediate consultation. 

All our treatments are available with Sedation/Pain Free Dentistry. This is a mild dental sedation for those who feel anxious or worried about visiting the dentist.


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