Cosmetic Dentistry Innovations

Dentist checking up on a patientIn the last decade, cosmetic dentistry has advanced. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are different from general dentistry treatments since they focus on the appearance of the teeth and the gums. However, cosmetic dentistry is also concerned with proper oral function.

Cosmetic dentistry in Barnsley aims to preserve natural teeth and this is achieved through carefully-selected treatments. The priority for many dentists, including PDC Dental, is the improvement of a patient’s smile as well as their long-term health and well-being. Technology also plays an important part in cosmetic dentistry, since new tools and techniques provide dentists with the opportunity to customise a patient’s smile.

Discreet restorations

Metal restorations are no longer as popular as they used to be. Despite their structural benefits, metal crowns and fillings are highly visible therefore do not make a good option aesthetically for patients who are concerned about their smile. Increasingly, veneers and bonding materials are made of porcelain and composite in order to blend with the rest of the teeth. These materials are strong, durable and come in very thin forms for convenience and a great look.

More dentists are involved

Cosmetic dentistry in Barnsley may involve more than a cosmetic dentist. Patients who wish to undertake cosmetic treatments need to have healthy gums and a strong jawbone therefore the involvement of a general dentist or other specialist is often necessary during the early stages of the treatment. Active gum disease is a threat to many cosmetic treatments, but it can usually easily be cured before it evolves.

It’s all about digital dentistry

Digital dental technology is developing in dentistry. This is because of the high costs involved as well as a lack of necessary awareness. However, an increasing number of cosmetic dentists rely on technology for more predictable outcomes during cosmetic dentistry in Barnsley. Use of laser has intensified in recent years, allowing cosmetic dentists to perform intricate procedures such as gum reshaping. Laser technology is safe, it can control bleeding and it is usually performed in less time than regular oral surgery. Last but not least, digital dentistry allows patients to have a glimpse of their smile before treatment so that they have a say in the final result.