Your image to the world (and yourself)
Just having healthy teeth is often not enough. Many people are not happy unless their teeth look natural, are aesthetically pleasing and give them a feeling of confidence. This is where the art and science of modern cosmetic dentistry counts.
Seeking natural harmony
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. Our dental practice in London City EC4 certainly does!
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 in our City of London EC4 practice 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 Patient 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 order for free.