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Cosmetic Dentistry: Piano-key, Hollywood teeth are out: the 'quirky’ smile is back

By October 2, 2015 No Comments

According to… dentist,  clients are no longer asking for a ‘Hollywood’ smile – they now want their veneers or teeth whitening to look much more natural and ‘quirky’.
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“Dentists in the UK and Europe are moving away from fitting the perfect rows of veneers. Clients have moved away from the false ‘American’ style look and want to achieve a great smile without the falseness of veneers, which can often lead to a bulbous, unnatural look,”…
This falls in line with the cosmetic surgery industry, with men and women now favouring a much more subtle, natural look that doesn’t look obvious. The dentists also reckon that clients are increasingly inspired by celebrities who opt to keep their natural look, including Keira Knightley and Emma Watson.

“Imperfections can provide an endearing and memorable smile. The perfect set of white piano key teeth may not achieve that perfect look; the most important element to a beautiful smile is having teeth in harmony with the face.  A good cosmetic dentist should offer a bespoke treatment which takes into account their patient’s bone structure, skin tone and facial features,”…”Some cosmetic dentists are now actually moving towards fitting ‘imperfect veneers’, whether this is by creating a slight overlap on the front teeth, or by moving away from the bright-white porcelain colour.”

There has also been a move towards ‘bonding’ instead of veneers for clients that don’t want to fork out as much as £10,000 for a new set. Cosmetic bonding involves painting enamel back onto the teeth where it has been lost, and can be a great way of improving chipped and worn teeth while still looking natural.

And as for those shiny white Hollywood teeth? They’re not as much in demand, either. Instead of the very artificial look, the dentists recommend matching the shade of your teeth to the white of your eyes to keep the colour of your teeth a natural-looking white….read more

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