We thought that maybe you had heard some cosmetic dental terms but perhaps weren’t entirely sure what they meant? We hope that this cosmetic dentistry guide can provide some of the answers!
Tooth whitening is the latest technique that can give your smile that extra ‘sparkle’. Coffee, red wine, tobacco and age can all darken your teeth. For patients of all ages, whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth considerably and give a real sparkle to your smile. There are a variety of options to suit you. Ask at the practice for more information.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of ceramic porcelain, shaped to fit over the front of your teeth thus covering any imperfections and delivering a ‘perfect smile’. These are the key to many of the incredible transformations we have achieved.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is an artificial cover used to replace missing portions of teeth. The crown ‘caps’ a tooth in order to restore or improve the shape, size and appearance of the tooth. They are widely used in cosmetic dentistry. We advise patients to crown a tooth shortly after a successful root treatment to provide the tooth with more strength. Bridges fill spaces where patients have lost teeth. They attach to existing teeth and are cemented permanently. They can be used to replace one or more teeth.
Implants are the latest way to replace missing teeth. They are often an ideal alternative to bridges and dentures. An implant provides a fixed replacement for missing teeth. Studies show that they are the longest lasting restoration where they can be used. Ask us what makes them so special..
The most common proceedure carried out at the practice is still the placement of white fillings. Although not as strong or hard wearing as a crown or veneer, white fillings are often the treatment of choice when a tooth chips or an older filling needs replaced.
The quality of white fillings(composites) have improved dramatically over the last few years and we provide patients with the cutting edge of both materials and techniques.