Why Cosmetic Dentistry?

Your local options for cosmetic dental treatments

Not too long ago, if you asked people in and around Sutton Coldfield, not many of them would have heard of cosmetic dentistry, never mind understanding what it was. This has changed rapidly over the last few years, perhaps in line with the rise of celebrity culture which has highlighted the procedures that are available.

Cosmetic dentistry though actually started during the Hollywood era when many of the Hollywood stars actually had quite poor teeth due to primitive dental care plus a lot of smoking! As their faces were magnified on the big screen it was necessary to drastically improve the appearance of their teeth.

Although the trend for cosmetic dentistry started in the USA it wasn’t long before it appeared in the UK, although it was some time before you could find a cosmetic dentist in Sutton Coldfield or even Birmingham. For a while too, the cost was perceived as being out of the range of most people.

As cosmetic dental procedures such as tooth whitening, dental implants and dental veneers started to gain popularity though, prices started to come down and at the same time, dental insurance and dental plans became more widely available. Now, many people are looking to cosmetic dentists to improve their appearance and give them back their self confidence.

There is also a misconception that cosmetic dentistry is purely about vanity, yet nothing could be further from the truth. Although some procedures such as a tooth whitening procedure are simply about improving the appearance of your teeth, others, even dental veneers also have a practical purpose. For examples, improving the functionality of your teeth allowing you to bite and chew better and consequently gain more nutrition from your food as well as preventing issues such as jaw problems later on in life.

One of the most popular procedures at our Sutton Coldfield dentist is the placement of dental implants; these are titanium implants which are placed into the jaw to facilitate fitting of a crown. This gives the wearer an extremely strong replacement tooth with outstanding longevity. This procedure is becoming very popular and gradually ousting dentures as the preferred method of replacing a lost tooth.

In fact there is a very wide range of procedures that can be used to correct dental problems whilst at the same time improving the appearance of your teeth. Why not have a look around our website? If you have any questions or would like to arrange a consultation to discuss any dental issues, please contact our Sutton Coldfield dental practice and arrange a time to suit you. We look forward to introducing you to the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.