Over 85% of adults say that an unattractive smile makes someone less appealing to the opposite sex. We understand this. In addition to addressing your dental health, we also offer advice on cosmetic concerns
Smile makeovers are not just for film stars. What seems a cosmetic issue can often indicate or cause dental problems best addressed before they become complicated and painful.
Loose, broken or damaged teeth could indicate tooth decay or gum disease. Missing teeth or gaps can cause problems with your bite or gums, which can be expensive to fix later. A discoloured tooth could hide nerve damage, which could be painful if left to fester.
Most of these problems can be tackled by general dental or cosmetic treatments that include crowns and bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, white fillings or even just a simple one-hour teeth whitening.
Our smile team promise you a two-visit smile makeover
Usually a selection or a combination of these general and cosmetic dentistry treatments can make a world of difference to your smile. Make an appointment with our smile team for a full assessment to decide what treatments you need for a brighter, whiter, healthier smile. Most of our smile makeovers take only two visits. We are also qualified to advise you on treatments such as wrinkle or frown line reduction, getting your new smile to go that extra mile.
White porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of a patient’s tooth, concealing surface imperfections in the tooth enamel. They are made individually for each patient to match the size and shape of a tooth.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally.
Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable.
If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
We use the Zoom tooth whitening system (Zoom 2) to reduce the discolouration of teeth, making your smile whiter and brighter. This system uses a newly developed gel, which breaks down on exposure to a particular type of light. As the gel breaks down, it penetrates your tooth enamel, reducing discolouration. The effect of this particular whitening treatment can last many years with proper care
INLAYS AND ONLAYS
Inlays or onlays refer to indirect fillings which are made of a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and tooth-coloured composite resin porcelain that fit into or onto the affected tooth. Its purpose is to make the tooth stronger by holding it together while retaining a natural, esthetically pleasing colour. They are used in instances when there is deficient tooth structure to support a filling but the tooth is still in a condition that does not require a crown. The advantage that porcelain inlays or onlays have over gold inlays or onlays is its aesthetic value.
A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or accidental damage. White fillings are now becoming a more popular alternative to amalgam (silver and mercury) fillings. They are tooth coloured and are made of composite resin. They are bonded directly to your teeth and look more natural than their metal counterparts. In most cases it is quite impossible to see that the teeth actually have fillings.
The information contained in the site is to inform only & in no way does it replace a consultation or a medical diagnosis by a qualified doctor.