We know how important the role of teeth is in our appearance. For those who wish to explore the possibilities of cosmetic dentistry, we can offer a variety of services to help create lasting smiles.
Be cautious and listen to advice before embarking on complex cosmetic treatments. Not all types of cosmetic dentistry are suitable for all people. Cases must be assessed carefully for suitability if long term success is to be achieved. You should also be prepared to commit to lifelong flossing and brushing.
Some procedures may involve radical removal of healthy enamel and dentine. However, dramatic cosmetic improvements can be achieved by non-destructive techniques. Where appropriate, tooth coloured materials can be bonded to your own enamel to mask or reshape unsightly teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry requires 'artistry'. When rebuilding teeth we are very aware of shape, size, colour, contour and light. All these factors play an important role to produce pleasing results. This can often be achieved now with adhesive composite materials. This minimally invasive approach of retaining as much of the original tooth as possible is our recommended technique of choice wherever possible.
Of course we also provide conventional 'cosmetic' treatments such as those listed below:
Crowns – porcelain cover for either a damaged or unsightly tooth. They are carefully crafted to look natural and blend in with surrounding teeth.
Veneers – provide a wafer thin mask to hide discolouration on teeth and those unsightly gaps with little or no work being needed on the tooth itself.
Bridges – We can make a replacement tooth or teeth that are then carefully attached to adjacent teeth. Implants are also an option.
Dental Implants – these are usually in the form of titanium 'roots' that are surgically positioned in the jaw to support crowns or bridges. Patients considering dental implants will be referred to a specialist for assessment and, if suitable, treatment. See Links
Tooth coloured Fillings – unsightly metal fillings can now be replaced by tooth coloured fillings to improve the look of your smile. These composite materials not only mimic tooth dentine and enamel superbly but are also extremely tough.
Tooth Whitening – this is an increasingly popular means of brightening your smile.
Discoloured teeth – individually stained teeth can often be bleached to return the tooth to its natural state.