Our cosmetic dental services focus on mostly the aesthetics of the teeth, from veneers, white fillings to full restorations.
By conducting restoration on a tooth including inlays and onlays, which are essentially a semi crown but don't provide full coverage, it has the benefit of less teeth needing to removed. With most cosmetic procedures there is great potential in saving the teeth structure when providing treatment. Treatment prices start from £250.
Veneers and Crowns
Veneers are thin porcelain, composite or shells that are attached to upper and lower front teeth. Porcelain and composite veneers are attached to the front surface of your front teeth and are used to improve their appearance.
Veneers and crowns will improve the appearance of your smile and also veneers Protect will assist in protecting worn and weakened teeth. They can also be used if you have a problem with discolored or stained front teeth, if you have large fillings in your front teeth, or if your front teeth are misaligned and you want to avoid braces
Before fitting any veneers or crowns your dentist will need to prepare the teeth by removing a small amount from the tooth. They will then take an impression of your teeth to act as a mould that the dental laboratory will go on to use to create a model of your teeth and then the veneers or crowns.
Once the veneers or crowns have been completed your dentist will fit them during your second appointment. This is a relatively simple process where the dentist will attach the veneers to the teeth using a gel that glues the tooth and the veneer together or simply cementing the crown with various cementing agents. Finally any extra cement is removed and the veneers or crowns are polished to give a perfect result.
As with all restorative or cosmetic procedures it is extremely important to look after your veneers or crowns and have regular check-ups with your dentist in order to maintain a high level of oral health. If cared for the porcelain dental veneers can last for many years.
For more information or to make an appointment with one of our dentists give us a call today or simply mention it at you next check up.
Over time your teeth may become discoloured by tea, coffee and wine or maybe you are a smoker and your teeth have become heavily stained. As you get older your teeth can also become darker in colour due to the dentine layer becoming more visible. If this applies to you then teeth whitening could be the perfect solution and we recommend you discuss this with your dentist at your next visit.
Whitening involves placing a whitening gel into a tray and placing it onto your teeth over night. The whitening trays are similar to sports mouth guards and are made exactly to fit your teeth. The whitening gel contains a chemical called carbamide peroxide that causes the teeth to become whiter.
Your dentist will check to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and then take an impression of the upper and lower teeth to allow them to make custom whitening trays that are made to fit your teeth especially. Your dentist will show you how to apply the whitening gel to the trays and fit it to your teeth. The trays are worn every few nights until your teeth have reached your preferred colour shade.
Tooth whitening is regarded as the practice of dentistry; it is a cosmetic dental procedure that can only legally be carried out by a fully qualified dentist.
Like with any cosmetic procedure there are some risks involved:
- Burning or damage to the gums
- Sensitivity of the teeth after whitening
Damage to the gums can be avoided by providing a close fitting tray made to fit your teeth. If you experience sensitivity during the procedure we can provide treatment to improve it.
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