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April 13, 2018 1 min to read

Bringing out the Best of a Patient’s Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Category : Health & Wellness

Modern culture has created a lot of expectations in terms of appearance and teeth are not exempt from this. People are constantly bombarded with images of perfect teeth and smiles and this can sometimes create false expectations, since natural teeth are neither perfectly white nor perfectly straight. More importantly, patients with aesthetic problems affecting their oral health, may not be aware that cosmetic dentistry can help.

Modern cosmetic treatments are affordable, effective and allow a cosmetic dentist in Kingston, including those at Kingston Dental Clinic, to transform a patient’s smile over time.

Cosmetic dentistry is ideal for many patients since it can fix simple or complicated smile problems. A cosmetic dentist in Kingston will use a variety of diagnostic tools to identify and treat dental problems by taking into consideration factors such as a patient’s facial appearance, skin tone, tooth shape and gum tissue among others.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help?

Different patients have different needs, therefore achieving the ideal smile is a very personal issue. A cosmetic dentist in Kingston can help by offering different cosmetic treatment options which can be used either on their own or combined for a smile makeover. Common cosmetic treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Crowns
  • White fillings
  • Dental implants.

Everyone’s teeth are unique so every treatment should be customised. This is because what looks great on one person may look odd on another due to the way the shape of their teeth blends with facial characteristics. However, there are some features that make a smile more attractive than others and a cosmetic dentist in Kingston can help patients achieve them. The most important of them are naturally white, straight and healthy teeth.

Teeth that are too dark or unnaturally white can be equally unattractive, while straight teeth are not only aesthetically pleasing but prevent serious dental problems from occurring, including tooth decay and gum disease.

Similarly, decayed and missing teeth can cause many problems including jawbone deterioration and further tooth loss. Treating these problems with cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers, crowns, white fillings and dental implants will allow patients to regain confidence in their smile.