Get an Uplifting smile

woman with a great smileVisiting a cosmetic dentist in Harley Street to get a smile that feels good can do more than just improve one’s looks. Read around on the net and it will become clear how much people’s confidence grows when they know they have a smile to be proud of. People respond with warmth to confident people and those with newly improved smiles find the effects of it knock on into all sorts of areas of their lives.

The smile makeover

Sometimes people come to a cosmetic dentist in Harley Street, such as those at Harley Street Dental Clinic, wanting a complete smile makeover. This consists of an in-depth consultation, with the cosmetic dentist looking at how to bring the teeth into a harmonious relationship with the size of the mouth, jaw and lips, as well as the face. Smile makeovers involve at least 2treatments, say veneers and gum lifts, and possibly more. They can take a few months to complete, depending on what treatments are needed.

Bit by bit

It is also possible to have treatments from the cosmetic dentist in Harley Street one at a time, whenever they are necessary. If a patient suffers an accident that results in a chipped tooth, it can be fixed when it happens with a veneer or compositebonding.


Veneers are the backbone of cosmetic dentistry. They were invented in the 1920s to change movie stars’ teeth for the characters they were playing, but they didn’t really come into their own until good adhesives were invented a few decades later. Veneers are sized and coloured to match existing teeth and then fixed onto the front of the teeth, a bit like false nails. They last for at least 10 years if they are well taken care.

Gum lifts

Sometimes the gums grow too far down over the teeth, making them appear shorter than they actually are. Gum lifts use lasers to pare them back to reveal more of the tooth. Lasers seal as they cut so there is very little bleeding. Gum lifts can also remove excess tissue above the tooth line.