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Porcelain restorations at your cosmetic dentist

November 22nd, 2010

Most people associate porcelain with ornate decorations and delicate ornaments; however, porcelain is becoming increasingly common in the dental industry and many people are choosing to have porcelain restorations to restore the natural look of their smile. Many people still think of black metal fillings when they are asked about dental restorations, but this is no longer the reality. Now, most people are opting for more natural looking restorations and porcelain is big business.

Why porcelain?

Porcelain is a popular dental material because it is a very similar colour to the natural colour of the teeth; this means the restoration will blend in with the existing aesthetic of the smile and create a natural, healthy looking smile. Porcelain is also beneficial for patients because it is strong, durable and long-lasting.

According to research, polls and surveys, people are becoming increasingly conscious about their appearance and many consider their smile to be their most important feature. Research has shown that people who are happy with their teeth are more likely to smile and have high levels of self-confidence, which enables them to create a positive first impression; it is therefore no surprise that people who are pleased with their smile are more likely to succeed in both their professional and social lives.

Porcelain restorations can help to preserve the healthy glow of the teeth and create an attractive, healthy looking smile.

Available treatments

The most common types of restoration include fillings and crowns; many people are choosing natural tooth coloured restorations now, as they are more concerned about the physical appearance of their smile. Porcelain crowns are an ideal solution for people who are desperate to preserve the natural healthy look of their smile; the crowns are matched to the existing colour of the teeth and will be completely indistinguishable from the original teeth.

As well as complete porcelain restorations, there are also restorations made of a combination of metal and porcelain; porcelain helps to maintain the natural look of the teeth, while the metal helps to provide additional strength and durability.

Porcelain has also become an extremely popular material for cosmetic dental treatments, including Da Vinci veneers, porcelain veneers and MACVENEERS. Veneers have really taken off in recent years, in tandem with the growth in popularity of television makeover shows, including The Swan, 10 Years Younger and Extreme Makeover. Veneers are very thin laminate shells made from porcelain, which are placed over the existing teeth in the same way as false nails are placed over nails.

Veneers can create incredible transformations; they can completely change the appearance of chipped, damaged and stained teeth and can also cover up gaps between the teeth, giving the illusion of a perfectly formed set of pearly whites. Harley Street Dental Studio offers clients the latest veneers on the market.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry? Talk to Harley Street Dental Studio

The Harley Street Dental Studio has a vast range of services to enhance your smile. For more information on any aspect of cosmetic dentistry contact us on 020 7636 5981.