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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry aims to provide advanced smile enhancement with the goal of positively impacting an individual’s confidence, while offering adjunctive benefits to the health and function of the teeth and gums. This is achieved through cutting-edge techniques designed to optimise the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentists must stay on the forefront of innovation and remain up-to-date with the latest trends, products, and technologies that will offer patients a comfortable and effective treatment experience.

This field of dentistry requires careful and responsible aesthetic refinement, utilising progressive methods and dental materials that can enrich an individual’s general and oral health. Such methods may include the application of porcelain veneers, a prominent treatment in cosmetic dentistry designed to mask a scope of smile imperfections—such as chips, gaps, misalignments, and discolouration—with conservative techniques that can preserve more of the tooth’s original structure. Cosmetic dentistry also seeks to improve upon conventional dentistry practices for more efficient and effective care. The use of tooth-colored composite fillings and bonding (rather than traditional amalgam metal material) is reflective of this evolution in treatment protocol. Ultimately, a cosmetic dentist seeks to deliver beautiful results by employing minimally invasive approaches whenever possible that favour the needs and long-term oral health of patients.

Award-Winning Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Mark Hughes has extensive expertise in the field of cosmetic dentistry. In his decades of continued training and over 25 years of experience as a leading cosmetic dentist, Dr Hughes has founded and grown some of the most famous aesthetic dentistry practices in the UK. He holds membership in both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, possessing many accolades to his name. Dr Hughes was a finalist and award-winner at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards for many years, and his honors include the “Best Conservative Composite Case” and “Best Whitening Case.” In addition to a plethora of commendations for himself, he has trained and nurtured many dental teams. His world-renowned practice, Harley Street Dental Studio, has been recognized on many occasions as one of the leading dental practices in the UK. He is committed to an ethos of unwavering excellence in state-of-the-art cosmetic dental treatment, delivered safely and comfortably for aesthetically pleasing results.