Types and benefits of cosmetic dentistry

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What is cosmetic dentistry?

If your teeth are misshapen, chipped, worn, misaligned, broken, discolored, or stained, modern cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to give you a better smile.

Cosmetic teeth dentistry is a blanket term that refers to all of the techniques used to improve the appearance of your smile.

You could have one or several restorative dentistry procedures depending on the current state of your teeth and the desired outcome.

A lot of dentists offer smile makeovers. This will involve assessing your teeth and gums and then putting together a bespoke treatment plan to suit you.

Introducing instasmile: the modern alternative to cosmetic dentistry

If you take a look at before and after photographs for both options, you will notice there doesn’t appear to be much difference. This is because both solutions provide a beautiful white smile. There are a number of great benefits associated with going down the instasmile route, making this an affordable and convenient solution for you. This includes:

You won’t damage your existing teeth

With traditional veneers, your existing teeth and enamel will be scraped and filed down. Veneers don’t involve any damage to your current teeth.

Drink and eat most food

A lot of people assume that they won’t be able to eat or drink with clip-on veneers. That’s not the case with instasmile veneers, you will be able to eat most food and drink, and you won’t have to remove your clip-on veneers.

They also come with a manufacturing warranty of 30 days. Why not add the 12 month extended warranty to your order to give you complete peace of mind.

Clip-on veneers can be removed

You have full flexibility with clip-on veneers. You can remove them whenever you see fit. This enables you to enhance their durability, as you can remove them while you’re at home if you wish. Some people prefer only to wear their veneers at special events.

Dentist visits are not needed

One of the best things about going for instasmile veneers is that you are not going to need to visit a dentist. Instead, you simply take your own impression at home. You will be sent everything you need. You can then take your impressions and send them back to us at your convenience.

Once we receive your impressions, we will be able to create a bespoke pair of clip-on veneers, which will be posted to you straight away.

You will save a considerable amount of money

Of course, one of the main differences between the two options is that instasmile veneers are much cheaper than porcelain veneers.

You also have the option of spreading the cost as well. This makes clip-on veneers much more manageable on the monetary front.

How much is cosmetic dentistry?

You may have even searched cosmetic dentistry procedures online to explore the option of a smile makeover, only to be horrified by the cost.

According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, the average cosmetic dentistry cost of veneers is between $700 to $1,900. And no, that’s not for a full set! That’s for one tooth only!

It’s not much cheaper for alternative treatments either, with the average cost of traditional dentures ranging from $750 to $2,250. If you thought that was expensive, you’ll be horrified to learn that the typical cost of a single tooth dental implant is between $2,250 and $3,000. Ask The Dentist has stated that it can cost as much as $6,050 per tooth for the implant, crown, and abutment.

For the average person, paying this amount of money on cosmetic dentistry is simply not feasible.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though, as there is an alternative, which is cheaper and more convenient; our clip-on veneers.

The different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures

Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures are as follows:


Veneers sit on top of your natural tooth. These are thin shells that are made from composite or porcelain materials. Dental veneers aim to make sure the tooth gets a natural-looking boost without implants and crowns. Many people have to go overseas for this treatment, as it is so expensive. Plus, the procedure is an extensive one, requiring the tooth to be shaved down considerably. The treatment cannot be reversed either.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth, dental implants may seem like the obvious solution. However, the process entailed is a considerable one. A dental implant itself is the titanium screw, which is placed straight into your jawbone to replace the root of your missing tooth. Once it has been fitted, you need to wait for the bone around the implant to fuse to it so that it is firmly in place. After this, a false tooth (also known as fake false teeth) will then be fitted on top of the implant.


Another solution for tooth loss is dentures. Dentures do not penetrate the jawbone or gum, as they use dental sealants instead. It takes a month for dentures to be created in a dental laboratory so that they are right for your mouth.

Other cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, braces, inlays & onlays dental crowns, and dental bonding.

Are you self-conscious of your smile?

Do you find that you usually keep your mouth closed in photographs because you dislike your teeth?

From yellow tinges to chipped teeth, there are many reasons why people hate their smiles.

You’re not alone. Did you know that 7 in 10 Americans feel self-conscious about their teeth? Many of these people feel like they’re never going to be able to achieve a pearly white smile because of the expense associated with cosmetic procedures.

Still have doubts? See instasmile before and after photos

instasmile, the industry leader in non-surgical veneers

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we have managed to establish ourselves as the number one company for custom-made veneers.

We are known for our exceptional attention to detail, with thousands of people around the world relying on instasmile for their clip-on veneers.

All you need to do is look at the instasmile reviews that have been left on Trustpilot to see that we have an excellent reputation. Trustpilot is an independent review platform, which means you can be sure that the comments that have been left are authentic.

We also use patented technology, meaning our design and creation process is fully unique to us. Our 3D design techniques are revolutionary, ensuring the most stunning and durable results.


Every smile is unique, but seeing one of our customers wearing their instasmile can help you get a feel for how your new perfect smile will look.

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