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Dental cosmetics: minimally invasive, maximum effect


Dr Rahul Doshi BDS (Lond.) LDSRCS (Eng.)

President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD)

Over the last few years, dental cosmetic processes have improved with more innovative tools at a dentist’s disposal, enhancing the overall patient experience. Dr Rahul Doshi, the President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), shares his insights on the recent advances in cosmetic and implant dentistry.

There are some key areas that have been totally transformed to refine the standard of dental care now available. Digital scanning and 3D printing technology are now at the forefront of many professions – including dentistry – so practitioners can produce 3D models to show patients what results could be achieved through treatment. Consequently, people are not only able to better understand their oral health, but are also becoming more engaged with the treatment process, thus fostering more positive patient-practitioner relationships.

The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) remains an advocate of high-quality and ethical cosmetic dentistry. It believes in following minimally invasive processes in order to achieve maximum function and aesthetics. This can be achieved very discreetly, using the wide variety of techniques that are now available to cosmetic dentists.

Educating clients about their options

With the latest materials, for example, dentists can employ an additive approach, meaning that the natural tooth tissue is preserved for certain techniques.

Patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth may request treatment for veneers, but what they might not realise is that cosmetic orthodontics could be an optimal treatment option instead.

Modern composites could also provide a minimally invasive solution, which is not only more comfortable for the patient, but also ensures long-lasting treatment outcomes. This is a result of the nanotechnology that is used to alter the teeth at a microscopic level, and create exceptional polishes and tooth colour to achieve superior aesthetics.

Trust accredited dentists

As the popularity of cosmetic dental treatment continues to rise, it is important that you are aware of the options available to you. This will ensure that you can benefit from the best that modern dentistry has to offer and ensure that the dentist treating you has the right training.

BACD accredited dentists, for instance, have demonstrated their extensive skills and knowledge, as well as their ability to utilise some of the most advanced technologies and techniques in the UK. Patients who seek treatment from a BACD accredited dentist can have confidence that they are receiving the highest quality care from a professional who uses the latest dental equipment and materials.

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