Dentistry is not just a case of filling and taking out teeth. Cosmetic dentistry, or ‘aesthetic dentistry', is seen as a way of improving your appearance much like cosmetic surgery or even a new hairstyle.
The common term is ‘Cosmetic Dentistry’ but we prefer ‘Aesthetic Dentistry’ because it’s all about natural harmony and beauty, not exaggerated concepts of perfection.
Quality dental care standards in the UK today are high, so patients’ attention has shifted away from simple dental restoration and towards ways of improving the smile aesthetics. More and more cosmetic/aesthetic dentists now recognize this need. At Cap City Dental we certainly do.
When considering your smile, it’s important to define your goal. Would you prefer the ‘Hollywood white-white glamour’ look or the ‘Natural, more European’ harmonious look? In fashioning the ‘new you’, your dentist should listen carefully to your wishes, offer his or her own ‘artistic’ concepts and then plan the best course of action. Perhaps a referral to one or more dental specialists is involved.
The power of judgment
The appeal and challenge of aesthetic dentistry is how to adjust to every individual. It takes a great deal of experience and reflection to decide what to do, how to do it and what are the ‘pluses and minuses’ of different approaches. Our aesthetic/cosmetic dentists show you what they have achieved for others before determining what’s ‘right’ for you.
Achieving a more aesthetic dental appearance is an interactive process where you and your dentist share information. Once you understand the range of options before you, it becomes much easier to judge whether your dentist has taken the right aesthetic approach for your needs.
Have a look at our Gallery for a review of the restorative work that we’ve done. In addition, there’s a very useful 40-page booklet written by Dr George Druttman called ‘A Guide to Aesthetic Dentistry’ which you can download for free.
"I had twisted incisors, terrible fillings and badly broken front tooth. Dr George Druttman transformed my face. I trust him completely with my teeth."