According to research, half of all Brits dislike their teeth and claim they hold them back in work and personal life. Are you one of them?
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Cosmetic dental procedures can transform your smile and improve your life. Owning a smile you love can boost your confidence and self-esteem while giving you one less thing to worry about.
Instead of smiling with your lips closed, or even worse, not smiling at all, a cosmetic overhaul enables you to connect more easily with those around you and achieve goals you thought were impossible.
Seeing our patients grow in confidence is one of the reasons we enjoy practising cosmetic dentistry at Foxbury Dental. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures designed to fit all situations and price points.
From non-invasive temporary treatments to more extensive permanent solutions, here are four cosmetic dental procedures guaranteed to put a smile on your face, whatever your budget.
Budget-Friendly – Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is a quick and easy way of fixing minor tooth imperfections. It’s super affordable and is carried out by our dentists in one sitting – no drilling necessary!
Dental bonding uses composite resin (the same as white fillings) to correct defects like chips, discolouration, and small gaps between the teeth or replace missing tooth structures.
How it works
Dental bonding rarely requires anaesthetic unless a tooth needs filling. Our dentist applies the tooth-coloured composite resin to the affected area, where it bonds with the enamel and helps strengthen the tooth. Once cured with a high-density light, the bonding material is polished to mimic your natural tooth enamel – no one will know your secret 😊
Who’s a candidate?
Dental bonding is ideal for correcting minor issues without affecting functionality or oral health. Unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding isn’t permanent and doesn’t necessitate any alteration to the tooth structure. It’s the perfect option for anyone who doesn’t want permanent restorations or teens needing an interim solution while growing.
How long does dental bonding last?
Dental bonding can last 3 -10 years with good oral hygiene, although interim touch-ups are likely.
Good Value – Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is another popular cosmetic dental procedure that offers good value for money. The whitening solution penetrates the tooth enamel, lifts out stains and leaves teeth looking whiter and squeaky clean. Although over-the-counter products promise whiter, brighter teeth, nothing matches the safety and results of professional teeth whitening directed by a dentist.
How it works
Foxbury provides Philips Zoom Day and Night whitening kits for patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in their homes. The medical-grade solution whitens teeth by up to 8 shades. But first, we assess your smile to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment. If you have poor oral health or need a tooth filling, these matters must be addressed before your teeth can be whitened safely.
How long does at-home teeth whitening take?
It all depends on which Zoom whitening kit you choose. With Daywhite, patients wear trays daily for 60 minutes for two weeks to ensure outstanding results. Conversely, with Nightwhite, trays are worn for 4-6 hours nightly (while sleeping) for one to two weeks for noticeable results.
Who can benefit from Zoom teeth whitening?
Anyone unhappy with the colour of their teeth can benefit from professional teeth whitening; however, it’s not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or children under 16.
How long does teeth whitening last?
It’s hard to give an exact duration since it depends on food choices following whitening and whether you smoke. Typically, teeth whitening lasts for up to one year, but the good news is that the custom trays are yours to keep. This means you can top up your whiteness whenever you need. Even better, we include £100 worth of extra top-up tubes when you purchase a whitening kit from us.
Premium – Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are customised thin shells bonded to the front and sides of the teeth to hide flaws and create an even-looking smile. While they’re more expensive than the cosmetic dental procedures above, they’re permanent and can fix many problems with a single procedure.
First, our dentist takes digital dental impressions to create a computerised 3D model of the mouth. From this model, we can plan your treatment and give you a preview of how the results will look. Patients are encouraged to provide feedback at this point, enabling us to achieve the outcome they want.
The dentist removes a thin sliver of tooth enamel to ensure the veneers fit flush into the smile. Each veneer is customised for size, shape, and colour to give a beautiful, natural smile we know you’ll love.
Who is an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers?
Veneers are a good solution for adults looking to fix cosmetic issues but whose teeth are otherwise relatively healthy. Porcelain veneers help with teeth that are crooked, uneven, cracked, gapped, worn, and discoloured.
How long do they last?
Studies have indicated that porcelain veneers are good for ten years, although they can last considerably longer with good dental care.
Big budget – Smile Makeover
A smile makeover is the ultimate cosmetic dental procedure designed to improve the overall aesthetic of your smile. Depending on a patient’s needs, it may consist of one or two cosmetic procedures or several (which naturally increase the overall cost). Dental treatments include veneers, bonding, crowns, implants, teeth straightening, and gum enhancement, such as shaping and lifting.
How it works
Like all cosmetic treatments, a smile makeover starts with a consultation to examine your mouth and teeth, take diagnostic records, and discuss oral health and smile goals. A 3D digital model of the mouth enables us to show patients simulations of various cosmetic treatments and how they can revitalise the smile.
Who’s a candidate for a smile makeover?
An adult patient with multiple dental issues, such as severely decayed teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, and teeth damaged from bruxism or trauma, can be a candidate for a smile makeover.
How long does a smile makeover last?
With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, there’s no reason why a smile makeover can’t last a lifetime.
So there you have it, four ways to change your smile on any budget!
Are You Ready to Transform Yours?
At Foxbury Dental, our team deliver high-quality dental care in a luxurious and soothing environment. With friendly staff, the latest technologies, and leisurely, unrushed treatments, it’s an experience our patients recommend to their family and friends.
To help patients move closer to their dream smiles, we offer affordable, flexible dental plans and 0% dental finance to make dental care more manageable. To learn which cosmetic dental procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with the caring team at Foxbury Dental today.