As anyone who has had an important job interview will know, only two things are for certain going into it: you’re going to be nervous, and the first impression is the most important thing. What better way to get off to a good start than with a confident and dazzling smile?
There are many ways that cosmetic dentistry can help alter and change your smile to how you want it, but not all of these can be done at short notice and the best way to dramatically alter your smile to be a job-winning smile is to have treatment such as teeth whitening or dental veneers.
The process of whitening teeth can come in a number of ways, all of which have good and bad points. Here is a brief description of each:
In-surgery whitening is done at the dental surgery, usually with a whitening laser. This will normally require a single visit of varying time, depending on how much of a change you want. The difference will be noticeable almost immediately, which is good if you need shiny new teeth quickly, but this does mean people that you know will realise you’ve had your teeth whitened.
Home whitening still involves a trip to the dentist; at the surgery you will be given a home whitening kit which includes whitening trays and formula to apply the whitening material. This will usually take a number of applications at home and over multiple days, but the whitening is likely to last longer and bring about a more long-term result than in-surgery whitening.
Dental veneers are often described as the “ultimate smile makeover” and involve placing wafer thin laminates over your natural teeth. These laminates act to both shield your teeth and enhance the aesthetics. A good explanation of veneers is to compare them to false nails for your fingernails.
Because veneers cover your original teeth they can be made perfectly shaped, as well as being shaded to the colour you want!
Cosmetic dentistry can bring about confidence for any important date, whether it’s a wedding, holiday or interview. So if you’re located in Ealing