The benefits of cosmetic dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Here at The Dental Architect, our experienced team is passionate about creating stunning smiles.

We understand that your smile is the first thing that others notice about you and you want it to be perfect. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in. Our cosmetic treatments not only use your natural beauty to enhance your smile, but they can help your confidence soar too.

Our team will take the time to understand what you'd like to improve about your smile and discuss with you the best way to achieve this. You may even be unsure whether the treatment you need falls under cosmetic dentistry or general. Either way, we will come up with a treatment plan that ensures you leave our practice with the smile of your dreams.

Whatever your dental concern is, enhancing smiles is what we do best. Let us talk you through the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and how we can help you at our stylish dental practice in Leeds city centre.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth and your smile. It does not always focus on your oral health. However, any oral health issues need to be addressed before cosmetic dental treatments can begin. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, we will treat this before enhancing your smile.

As it is able to completely transform your appearance, cosmetic dentistry can make you feel a lot more confident. It can make you want to show off your smile. Cosmetic dental treatments have the ability to change the shape, size and colour of your teeth, in a way that will completely suit you.

What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?

General dentistry will not focus on the appearance of your teeth and instead will help to manage your everyday dental needs. It helps to protect your teeth and look after your overall oral health. Although our team offers a range of cosmetic dental treatments, we also look to prevent any oral health issues before they arise.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth, whereas general dentistry focuses on their health. General dental treatments may be included in your cosmetic treatment plan.


What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

One of the main benefits of cosmetic dentistry is that it can completely transform your smile and improve your confidence. There are a lot of other benefits to cosmetic dentistry. It can reduce signs of ageing and provide long-lasting results, with some treatments lasting for up to 10 years total.

71% of British adults don't feel confident showing their teeth when they smile for a photo. A third of these say it's because of their discoloured teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help correct issues like discolouration and give you a smile that you are proud to show off.

Cosmetic dental treatments can also help to restore the function of a tooth. For example, if you had a chipped tooth and you were struggling to eat, a veneer could completely restore its function and make a tooth look intact again. Fixing issues like a chipped tooth can help to prevent other oral health issues from arising.


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What are the different types of cosmetic dental treatments?

Here are just some of the cosmetic dental treatments that we are proud to offer at our practice in Leeds:

  • Invisalign
  • Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to help straighten your smile discreetly. It's a popular choice amongst those of us who don't necessarily want others to know that we are wearing braces. You also have the ability to remove them for up to 2 hours a day when eating or for a special occasion. A fast and effective cosmetic dental solution, Invisalign gradually straightens your smile over time.

  • Veneers
  • Veneers can completely transform your smile. There are two types of dental veneers:

    Porcelain veneers can help to amend gaps between your teeth. They can also change the shape and colour of your teeth.

    Composite veneers are made from resin and are bonded to your existing teeth. They fix the appearance of chipped, cracked or uneven teeth and are usually completed in just one sitting.

  • Teeth whitening
  • Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dental treatment that naturally whitens your teeth. It is completely safe to whiten your teeth at an experienced practice like ours. Over the counter teeth whitening kits should be avoided.

    To learn more about all of the types of dental treatments we provide at our practice in Leeds, please click here.


Book your consultation with The Dental Architect

If you’re looking to transform your smile, please contact us today. We are proud to offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments with something to suit everyone. Our compassionate team in Leeds city centre will do everything they can to listen to your dental concerns and give you the smile of your dreams.

To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments or to book your consultation with one of our experts, please call 0113 868 4324. We look forward to hearing from you.