Following a recent documentary on BBC iPlayer (BBC iPlayer – Turkey Teeth: Bargain Smiles or Big Mistake?), lunchtime conversations have changed to discussions over what lengths people will go to in order to get that perfect smile at a reduced price. But at what cost?
Six in every 10 of Britain’s under-pressure dentists are having to fix issues caused by patients who have gone abroad to have treatments to give them Hollywood-style white teeth on the cheap, according to figures just released.
The figures are thought to have been fueled by the new social media craze for “Turkey teeth”, which offers customers a full mouth of bright white veneers. Videos uploaded by patients, which have been viewed millions of times, show before, after and in-between stages where full sets of natural teeth are filed down to tiny stumps in order to fit in the new artificial veneers.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably watched the documentary and might be asking yourself: ‘but why would I go local if it’s more expensive?’
The answer is simple, at Confidental Smiles we offer veneers and composite bonding as a solution to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, but with a big difference! After-care and an ethical approach to cosmetic dentistry. We examine your teeth and gums to make sure your teeth are healthy. We put an emphasis on a lower risk, a minimally destructive approach which is ethically sound.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin laminates of tooth-coloured material that are cemented to the front surface of teeth to drastically improve their aesthetic appearance and increase the confidence of wearers. Individuals who select the procedure are often unhappy with the natural shape of their teeth.
Their teeth maybe small, chipped, stained, gappy or discoloured. These problems can all be resolved with the use of dental veneers, which could provide the perfect solution for people looking to improve their appearance and smile.
Regardless of the type of veneer chosen to achieve a smile makeover, prospective patients will be first invited to an initial consultation with their cosmetic dentist. During this initial appointment, it is vital for people to discuss exactly what they are looking to achieve through the treatment. All preparation and design work is done before any treatment commences.
Following this, impressions will be taken for a trial smile so that the patients chosen smile design can be assessed on models to ensure it is compatible with their bite.
Composite veneers which are also known as composite bonding is created using the same material as cosmetic white fillings, and can often be attached during just one appointment where the fixture is added directly to the tooth surface and then polished to create transformed smile.
Although this procedure is perfect for people with hectic lifestyles, the solution is not as long-term, with the composite veneers remaining in place for around three to five years, compared with the 10 year solution provided by traditional porcelain veneers.
For further information about veneers or about what the best option is for your teeth please speak to one of our smile advisors at Confidental Smiles who will help you find the right option at 01252 877309 or email email@example.com .Back to Blog
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