We all know that all sorts of cosmetic dentistry procedures are available in order to revamp and improve one’s smile. Smiles are important because they are the first thing that people see when looking at us. Though our faces have various other noticeable features, the smile tends to be something that catches our eyes almost immediately. Compared to cosmetic dentistry then and now, the procedures available today are much more complex, reliable, efficient, and effective. Nowadays dentists are able to offer a wider variety of procedures, all of which are aimed to better the smile so that the patient is confident and content with the appearance of his/her teeth. One cosmetic dentistry procedure, however, is geared more toward self-expression and is intended to grab the attention of every person the patient encounters: teeth tattoos. Tattoos are generally applied to the skin using a permanent ink. However, nowadays, thanks to advancing dental technologies, patients can now have their teeth tattooed through the use of hand-painted stencils and extremely thin brushes. These teeth tattoos, better known as “gnasher tats” can stay on the teeth for three months. They are not entirely permanent but a lot of hard brushing is needed to get rid of them. One of the most recently notable teeth tattoos to make the news are portraits of the royal pair William and Kate which were drawn by Dr Neil Gerrard of the Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol for patient Barmy Baz Franks.

Woman with tattoos shows off her smile

Though most don’t see gnasher tats as being true cosmetic dentistry, in the end it can improve and enhance the look of the smile, however, it’s unlikely that this cosmetic dentistry procedure will become one that is relied upon for a perfect smile. Of course, perfection is a somewhat subjective idea. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins can surely help improve the overall look of your smile with certain cosmetic procedures that can restore your smile to one that you are proud to show. With an improved smile you’ll feel much more confident and satisfied with yourself. While Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins don’t currently offer teeth tattoos, options such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other procedures are great ways to make your smile shine. Call Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics at (509) 532-1111 in Spokane, to learn about the various cosmetic procedures we can offer you.