6 Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Explained and how we can help

We all like to have a beautiful smile. Some of us tend to naturally exude that beautiful smile and have the perfect set of teeth. However, plenty people don't and they want to know what they can do to get a better set of teeth so they can display a perfect smile.

The perfect smile is something that is prided upon in Western cultures and it’s one physical trait that many men and women, particularly women desire to have.

So if you don’t naturally have that stunning smile you may be wondering what your options are. Well, cosmetic dentistry is the easiest way to fix any problems with teeth so you can get that stunning smile. Thankfully, due to the advances in technology there are a few great ways you can cosmetically enhance your smile.

Teeth whitening

This is one of the oldest methods and is still very effective. There are three ways you can whiten your teeth. One involves a laser technique of which you will need to see a dentist for. Second technique involves a kick start laser technique, which also involves administration by the dentist. Third is the classic home whitening kit.

The pure laser technique involves beaming lasers onto your teeth that have been covered with a whitening agent that is placed on the teeth’s enamel. After the laser beaming is complete, the dentist will wash away the agent. This is quite costly and requires around £600-800 per session but you only need to do it once every 3-6 months.

Kick start laser requires a mould of your teeth being taken and a mouth guard fitted to your teeth’s specifications. The mouth guard contains a whitening gel, you remove the mouth guard and laser beams will activate the gel left on your teeth to remove staining and whiten them. This costs around £500 and requires sessions two weeks apart that can last up to six months.

Home teeth whitening kits involve wearing a mouth guard fitted with whitening gel every night for three weeks. This gradually removes staining from the teeth creating that white appearance. This costs around £500.


Using veneers involves correct dimensions of the teeth so that they thicken, become squarer or even longer. Essentially they’re for people with crowded teeth problems. These require two separate appointments for them to be administered and it can cost around £350-450 per tooth so is very expensive.

Teeth straightening

Teeth straightening can be done via orthodontics or cosmetically. Both of these techniques correct any irregularities in your teeth giving you a much better smile. Cosmetic teeth straightening involves removing fragments of the gum and then reshaping it to suit the new veneers. The veneers are then placed onto the tooth. This can cost around £600 and requires three one hour appointments to complete.