Whenever you talk about beauty stuff, almost inevitably what will come up is the temporary stuff such as self tanners that fade, make up that you wash off, or hair color that will grow out. Even things such as botox or other fillers will only last a few months.
However, today I want to talk about something more permanent and what I think is a worthwhile investment and that is your teeth. I recently splurged on some cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers to be exact, and I want to share with you why I truly feel like this is the best thing I have ever purchased.
First, I will not lie, the cost of porcelain veneers is a lot. However, I do not regret the amount I spent for a single second. Here is a lowdown of my cosmetic dentistry experience. I hope it helps you make the decision that is right for you.
Why Consult a Cosmetic Dentist?
When you are considering cosmetic dentistry it is a good idea to consult a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry. I took the time and consulted several cosmetic dentists who specialize in these types of procedures. These consultations gave me some great insight into what the procedure would consist of as well as what the cost might be.
For me, the best choice ended up being Birkbeck Dentistry in Sidcup. I felt comfortable at this practice because the dentists there are all very friendly, informative, and were able to work with exactly what I wanted and needed.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist
When it comes to choosing the right cosmetic dentist the choice is really up to you. When you visit the office you want to make sure that you are comfortable with the person who is going to be spending a decent amount of time working in your mouth. If you are not comfortable with the initial consultation, you are not going to be comfortable during the actual procedure.
Make sure that you read reviews about the cosmetic dentist that you are considering. In addition, you want to make sure that the office staff answers all of the questions that you have about the work that you are going to have done. If you feel like they are not being straightforward with you or that the office is trying to sell you on a procedure you simply do not need, look somewhere else.
What I Had Done
I will not lie, my teeth were kind of a mess before I had this procedure completed. All of my teeth were quite discolored and I had a couple of teeth that were simply not shaped right. I also had one tooth that was chipped and needed to be fixed.
The great thing about veneers is that they can fix almost any issue that you may have. Essentially, veneers are like new enamel that are placed over your old teeth to make them look almost new.
I will say that before I went in for my first appointment I decided to whiten up the rest of my teeth. This was recommended because veneers are designed to match the teeth around them. Since I wanted my teeth to match and be whiter, it was important to undergo a whitening process first as veneers cannot be whitened once they are in place. Luckily, Birkbeck Dentistry offers this service as well.
After a few whitening treatments I went in to have the veneers made. The procedure was actually fairly painless, but it does take some time.
After everything I am now happy with my new smile and I would highly recommend considering veneers if you truly want your amazing smile back.