If you are self-conscious or unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you might well avoid smiling or laughing, or simply try to “hide” your mouth when doing so. A beautiful healthy looking smile is a confidence booster, so visiting a cosmetic dentist may be the answer you are looking for. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the colour, position, shape and alignment of your teeth. This could involve relatively simple procedures, such as teeth whitening, or more complex specialist techniques such as applying porcelain veneers or crowns. In some cases, the aesthetics and comfort of your mouth may benefit from straightening crooked or protruding teeth, reducing dental crowding or gaps, and realigning your bite with cosmetic orthodontics.
Dr Lionel Friedmann offers a wide range of specialised cosmetic dental treatments:
White composite (resin) or ceramic fillings are bonded (glued) to your teeth to restore them after tooth decay or if they are chipped.
Porcelain Veneers are thin, custom-made, porcelain ‘shells’ that are bonded to the front surface of your anterior teeth. Requiring very little preparation of the tooth surface they are used to correct tooth colour, the appearance of worn down teeth and cover gaps for a totally natural, even look.
Porcelain Crowns are natural-looking caps that replace the upper part of a damaged tooth, for example after a root canal treatment, or to protect a weak or broken tooth.
Dental Implants replace the roots of any missing teeth and are then fitted with crowns.
Sometimes, corrective orthodontic procedures are needed to prepare the mouth for cosmetic dentistry. If this is the case, our orthodontic specialist, Dr Marie Heintz, will use the latest techniques such as Invisalign to correct the alignment of your teeth. Although this might be the only treatment you need, it can also be a first step before further cosmetic treatment.
For more information about our orthodontic services, click here.
Teeth whitening options
Teeth whitening is one of the fastest growing and most popular areas in cosmetic dentistry. Your teeth naturally tend to become more yellow and stained with age, and restoring your teeth to their natural lighter shade is often claimed to immediately take 10 years off your apparent age! While we can’t promise you will look a decade younger, we can promise you safe and professional teeth whitening techniques that are far superior to those that are available over-the-counter.
The Dental Chambers Kensington offers a professional and effective tooth whitening service. Dr Lionel Friedmann is particularly skilled in cosmetic dentistry having undertaken additional postgraduate training within this speciality. After examining your mouth and taking a full health and dental assessment, he will explain which teeth whitening options will best achieve your desired teeth shade. This might involve applying a bleaching gel to the teeth, or the additional use of special light wavelengths to accelerate the whitening process – commonly known as laser bleaching.
Our cosmetic dental clinic in London
The Dental Chambers Kensington, London is at hand to provide specialist cosmetic dental care. If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in london to provide teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or cosmetic orthodontics, we can help. If you are not sure which procedures you need, our dentists can provide general advice on how cosmetic dentistry can improve your appearance and confidence, with no obligation or pressure to proceed. Please telephone 020 7244 4200 for a confidential chat.