16th February 2023 3 Minutes read time

A guide to cosmetic dentistry to get the smile you deserve

A bright, healthy smile is something that everyone deserves. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with perfect teeth. You may have heard the phrase ‘Cosmetic Dentistry’, which is a branch of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and overall smile. In this post, we’ll give you the ultimate guide to some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that we offer that can help you get the smile you deserve.


What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?

General dentistry is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. This includes procedures such as routine cleanings, fillings and root canals. Preventative dentistry helps stop dental problems from developing as well as treating any current problems that may be causing issues.

Cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the aesthetics of a person’s smile and boost their self-confidence. So what types of cosmetic dentistry do we offer and who would they best suit?

If you suffer from missing teeth…

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  1. Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular treatment for people who are missing one or more teeth. They are made from titanium which is placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root for the missing tooth. The titanium post is then used to support a dental crown, bridge or denture, effectively replacing the missing tooth or teeth. 

Benefits of dental implants:

  • Strong, durable and long-lasting
  • They look and feel just like natural teeth
  • It’s easier to eat your favourite foods
  • They maintain your bone structure after tooth loss
  • They help stop loose fitting dentures

2. Full Arch dental implants

This is also known as ‘Teeth in a day’, ‘All-on-4’ or ‘Smile in a day’. This solution uses 4 – 6 dental implants (depending on your clinical situation) to restore the entire arch of your teeth in one visit and provide you with stability and confidence in your teeth. 

Benefits of full arch rehabilitation:

  • Because they use dental implants, they benefit from all the same advantages
  • You will enjoy the benefits of your new teeth after just one visit
  • Incredibly discreet and natural-looking

If you want to straighten your teeth…

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  1. Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is a good option for people who have mildly misaligned teeth or gaps between their teeth. Uneven teeth put your dental health at risk as they are prone to uneven wear, causing exposure of dentine that wears fast and absorbs stains. The Inman aligner works by using a gentle force to shift the teeth into the correct position.

Benefits of the Inman Aligner:

  • Custom-made for your teeth
  • Get results in 6 – 18 weeks, much faster than traditional braces
  • Removable to fit your lifestyle
  • Safe and kind to teeth
  • Suitable for adults patients of all ages

If you want to prepare for a special occasion…

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1. Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is one of the most affordable and easiest ways of enhancing your smile and can have an enormous effect on your confidence and self-esteem. It involves the use of a bleaching agent to remove stains and discolouration from the teeth, leaving them looking whiter and brighter.

Benefits of teeth whitening:

  • Easy to use
  • Provided with custom-fitted whitening trays for optimal comfort
  • Predictable and consistent results in as little as 1 – 2 weeks

2. Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that are placed over the front of a person’s teeth to improve their appearance. First, a fine layer of enamel, about 0.5mm thick, is shaved off each tooth being treated. This is done under local anaesthetic and is completely pain free. We then make an impression, and may fit temporary veneers for the two weeks it takes for the permanent veneers to be custom-made for you. When your veneers are received back these are then bonded to the teeth with a special tough adhesive.

Benefits of veneers:

  • Change the colour, size and length of your front teeth
  • Custom-made to fit over a person’s teeth
  • They can transform a person’s smile and improve their self-confidence.

Whether you’re missing teeth, have crooked teeth or just want to improve the appearance of your smile, The Barn Dental in Salisbury can help. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the treatments discussed in this post, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can help you determine which treatment is right for you and guide you through the process to achieve the smile of your dreams. Get in touch today!

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