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Perfect Hollywood Smile? How To Find A Good Cosmetic Dentist

Perfect Hollywood Smile? How To Find A Good Cosmetic Dentist

Eighteen months ago I took the bold step of getting veneers. It wasn’t that my teeth were bad, but they just weren’t straight. I really wanted that perfect smile. After years of wearing braces when I was younger, this just wasn’t an option for me. I wanted perfect results, and I wanted them quickly. I had looked into the possibility of them in the past, but finding the right cosmetic dentist was proving a challenge.

The Harley Street Smile Clinic were recommended to me by my business partner Jason.

The procedure took in total about three hours, spread over a period of three weeks. I can’t lie, the procedure is not for the faint-hearted, but its totally worth the discomfort. Thanks to numbing injections there was no pain and the transformation is stunning. Wish I hadn’t caught a glimpse of the ‘prepared teeth’ in the dentists overhead mirror though. I’m so glad they use strong adhesive, believe me you wouldn’t want your veneers falling off!

You read stories about people who have had problems with veneers following the procedure, I have to say I have had none. The only thing I have had to get used to is the endless comments of how beautiful my smile is.

Thinking of getting veneers? I took the time to chat to The Harley Street Smile Clinic in London, who gave me their top tips to finding the right cosmetic dentist.

Here’s What They Said


  • Do your research. Find reviews on the internet about the dentist and the practice. Make sure you know how long the dentist has been practicing for. With age comes experience!
  • Does the practice have a portfolio of before and after pictures? Any cosmetic dentist who is proud of their cosmetic work will want to display photographic evidence of it. Ask to see if they use computer imaging. This allows you to see how your veneers will look before you have any treatment.
  • Can you ask for references? Would any of their previous clients be able to talk to you about their experience? You’ll feel much more confident and relaxed knowing someone is happy with the cosmetic dental work carried out by the dentist you are considering to do your teeth.
  • Ok so last but not least do you feel you can trust your dentist?  Having cosmetic dental work is a big step, so make sure you take your time to do your research. Good quality porcelain veneers should come with a 5-year guarantee, make sure your chosen cosmetic dentist offers this to you.

For more information or to book a consultation, visit The Harley Street Smile Clinic

1 comment

  1. I’m grateful that you shared your experience about getting veneers. I’m similar in the fact that my teeth aren’t bad, but I want them perfect. I’ll make sure to check how long a dent has been in practice on my search. That sounds like it’ll make a difference.

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