Today we are bombarded with celebrity images in magazines, websites and social media. Those who suffer tooth decay or misaligned teeth may not smile freely in fear of being ridiculed. The media rich society we live in can be hard for people who suffer from perceived imperfections to feel confident. This affects women today especially:
At one point, this may have led to invasive surgery becoming popular, but thanks to advances in the dental industry there are now options for cosmetic dentistry that offers maximum aesthetic impact with minimal risk, all undertaken without impacting your busy life.
This trend has been popular in America for some time and slowly but surely Britain is catching up with this trend and dentists across the UK are starting to routinely offer some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.
With cosmetic dentistry, there is a treatment for everyone as something as affordable as teeth whitening can make a huge difference to your appearance. From dental implants to veneers, bridges, crowns and white fillings we are going to look at the facts and the figures behind these dental treatments.
What's it for? Teeth whitening can reduce yellow staining on your teeth. As you age the colour of your teeth will change to the ageing process. This process can start as early as your teenage years, this is why it is so important to look after your teeth from a younger age.
Genetics can also play a part in the colouring of your teeth and if your parents have yellow teeth, then your teeth may be more likely to be a yellow colour.
Whitening is one of the most affordable and quickest cosmetic treatments and should only be carried out by a professional. This treatment is mainly for patients who have suffered from teeth staining by food, drink - mainly red wine, coffee and tea - and tobacco.
Home kits can often cause more trouble than they are worth, therefore if you are wanting pearly whites that will last, we recommend that teeth whitening should always be completed by a professional dentist. Teeth whitening is a great place to start for patients who are looking to freshen up their original smile.
The question isn’t which celebrities have had their teeth whitened, the question is who hasn’t?! Reality television stars are major fans of the teeth whitening process, and in many cases, it is hard to spot a cast member who hasn’t had their teeth whitened!
Chrissy Teigen is another example of a celebrity who has a beautiful natural smile, but in recent years she has subtly lightened it up for red carpet appearances.
It may not seem like the most glamorous treatment but many are opting for dental implants popularity of dental implants over other treatments such as veneers and dentures. When done by a professional, experienced dentist, dental implants can look extremely natural. It is important that your cosmetic dentistry fits in with your lifestyle as the aftercare of your cosmetic treatment could mean that the lifespan of the treatment is affected.
It’s often said that dental implants can last a lifetime but to put a figure down many keep their dental implants for up to 20 years.
It is without question, that celebrity culture has influenced consumers to indulge in expensive cosmetic dental treatments. Celebrities can afford first class dental care from trusted physicians who are often celebrities in their own right. On average, a celebrity can pay up to $50,000 in order to achieve their Hollywood smile, though this is not indicative of prices regular patients would pay!
We spoke to the Glasgow dental implants experts at Berkeley Clinic who have years of experience in the cosmetic dentistry field. The three things that they recommend that dental implants installation is that they should be “safe, strong and durable”.
Cheryl Cole and Tom Cruise are just examples of celebrities who have had dental implants applied and there before and after pictures are amazing! Have a look at the results you could achieve.
Since our teenage years, many of us have always desired straight, white teeth. An orthodontic treatment at a dental clinic is the safest option for teeth straightening and it can be extremely beneficial for patients who in the past have suffered from crowded teeth, crooked teeth or tilting teeth.
Statistics are showing that the number of cosmetic dentistry patients has risen in recent years and an overwhelming number of them are looking for clear braces, 177% in fact! It may be that adults are realising later in their life that they should have invested in teeth straightening in their younger years.
Invisalign, clear braces are a wonderful alternative to heavy traditional braces. This brace is not only clear making it ideal for work and play but it is a removable device that can be taken out when you are eating or drinking. Invisalign has a long list of celebrity wearers including:
You may not have to resort to fully restorative surgery in order to create a bright smile. White fillings are minor treatments but this solution makes your teeth look at a lot more natural than a traditional metal filling.
White fillings are also a great option for patients who worry small gaps, in their mouth or if they have a chipped or broken tooth and in many cases, they take just one appointment to fit.
Making little changes can do a lot when you are looking after your teeth. Firstly, start by booking in for a check-up with your dentist and they will guide you down the right track for your Hollywood smile. Your teeth are important not only for health reasons but having a smile you want to show off will boost your confidence – who knows where it could take you!