With the teeth playing such an important part in your appearance, and arguably one of the first things most people notice, you might wonder what the different types of cosmetic dentistry can do to enhance your smile.

What are the different types of cosmetic dentistry?

Dr Joe Oliver is renowned for his porcelain veneers London treatment which is one of the most famous procedures for enhancing natural teeth. We’ll explore all the types of procedures in modern cosmetic dentistry to help you understand which cosmetic procedures can help improve oral health, while also leaving you with a beautiful smile.

Get in touch to book a free online consultation if you are considering cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dr Joe Oliver is one of the UK’s leading professionals with over 30 years’ experience in cosmetic dentistry.

Our private clinics are based in London and in Manchester city centre. Dr Joe Oliver is a dentist to the stars including models, actors, musicians and top athletes. He has featured in the likes of Vogue, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times, and provided cosmetic dental expertise on Channel 4’s Ten Years Younger.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures

Cosmetic dental procedures can help to fix everything from missing teeth to tooth decay and issues with the gum line. Let’s take a closer look at the top cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Dental veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of Dr Joe Oliver’s most requested procedures and he has over 30 years’ experience fitting more than 40,000 veneers. Dental veneers are a highly versatile cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve the appearance of damaged or discoloured teeth.

Your cosmetic dentist will prepare the tooth surface before fixing a thin shell of porcelain. This is custom made in a dental laboratory to resemble your natural teeth, and is highly stain resistant so you’ll get a sparkling white, teeth whitening boost with dental veneers.

Misshapen teeth can also benefit from porcelain veneers since they alter the appearance of crooked teeth. Veneers are by far one of the most popular cosmetic treatments to transform your smile instantly.

Crowns and bridges

Cosmetic porcelain crowns can be used to treat damaged teeth or for support where a decayed tooth is mostly made up of filling. A dental crown can also cover cracked teeth, preventing further decay or to support a dental bridge.

Dental crowns are resilient and long-lasting, helping to correct moderate decay in the teeth. The procedure may require some preparation to reshape misaligned teeth before the dental crown is fitted. It should feel comfortable before being permanently fixed into place.

Dental implants

A dental implant can replace a missing tooth by inserting a small metal or medical grade ceramic device into the jaw bone. This is in preparation to hold a crown, bridge or denture in place that will replace the missing tooth.

This cosmetic dentistry procedure can take several months to complete and should be carried out under local anaesthetic. Good oral health is required in order to keep the dental implants clean and free of bacteria.

Teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an accessible way for anyone to brighten their smile by several shades. The results can be dramatic, transforming the appearance of your smile into something of an A-list star. Teeth can be lifted with a quick procedure using professional-grade hydrogen peroxide.

Teeth can be whitened in the dentist’s office or at home, or through a treatment plan that involves starting the process at home before lifting the teeth to their whitest shade at the dental clinic.

Gum sculpting

Gum contouring, shaping and sculpting are all designed to help patients with a gummy smile. When excess gum tissue overlaps part of the tooth, it can make your teeth look shorter than they actually are. A gummy smile may also be genetic or the consequence of a jaw development issue.

Treatment can involve exposing more of the tooth by removing part of the overlapping gum tissue, and fitting veneers to further enhance the smile. In more severe cases, surgery or lasers can be used to treat jaw problems or where there is excessive gum tissue.

Composite bonding

Cosmetic bonding with composite veneers is an effective way to treat chipped teeth. Dental bonding is also used in cosmetic dentistry to reshape, whiten and close gaps in your smile. It’s a simple process that can be completed in a single session with long-lasting results.

Dental bonding involves applying composite resin directly onto the tooth’s surface before shaping it to resemble the natural appearance of the tooth. It’s quick, cost-effective and provides amazing results.

Can you combine multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Dr Joe Oliver offers treatment packages like the full smile makeover and wedding smiles which can combine several treatments to totally transform the appearance of the teeth. The procedure will begin with an initial assessment of the patient’s smile using x-rays and photographs before designing a unique smile makeover.

There are not many dentists with the experience Dr Joe Oliver has in cosmetic dentistry and he is well-placed to treat all manner of dental and oral hygiene concerns.

Find out more

If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Joe Oliver, please get in touch. You can call the clinic on 020 4579 1354 or email info@joeoliverdentist.co.uk at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.