Most people who want to enhance their smile just want to look healthy and natural, rather than go for perfection. As fans of Johnny Depp as Willie Wonka will remember, perfect teeth can be a little bit disturbing, garnering as many stares as an imperfect smile. Most people don’t want to be stared at, for whatever reason. A good cosmetic dentist in Harley Street can create a new smile that looks perfectly natural for the person smiling it.
An experienced Harley Street cosmetic dentist, including those at Harley Street Dental Clinic, knows that, while symmetry plays a vital part in beauty, no one is actually perfect looking. Patients often mistakenly think that a healthy, natural look requires absolute perfection.
A cosmetic dentist in Harley Street is often one half of a duo. The other half is an experienced and skilled technician, who lovingly crafts natural-looking teeth restorations out of porcelain.
Porcelain crowns and veneers
The use of porcelain as a material for artificial crowns and veneers has been a game changer for the cosmetic dentist in Harley Street. It is strong, durable and versatile, and, very importantly, has the same quality of light reflection as natural teeth. Another of porcelain’s great benefits is that it can be coloured and shaped. Porcelain veneers and crowns can be made in any size, shape or colour.
Porcelain is why veneers have become so incredibly popular. These tiny sheaths fit over the front of damaged or misaligned teeth, hiding imperfections and giving the teeth a whole new lease of life. Porcelain veneers can hide a variety of imperfections, and yet look completely natural. What is a great veneer on a 20-year-old is not right in either size, shape or colour for someone in their 50s. An experienced cosmetic dentist knows that as we age, our teeth yellow as the dentin below the thinning enamel starts to show through. Also, at this age, the gums tend to recede, hence the description of older people appearing ‘long in the tooth’. A good cosmetic dentist in Harley Street works with their technician to reproduce the colour and receding gums look of older teeth, along with the flatter biting surfaces.