Cosmetic Dentistry

Having teeth you can smile about can offer you the confidence you've always wanted.

Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfectly straight, naturally white teeth- and that can make you self-conscious about how you look. If you are looking for a solution, we can provide a variety of treatments to help you.

 

We understand that every patient is different, therefore all cosmetic treatments require a consultation prior to booking, where the dentist can discuss your options, your concerns, and the price.

Tooth Whitening

The whitening that we offer is a procedure that you carry out at home, where you wear trays with whitening gel inside, which currently costs £300.
You need at least two appointments. Your impressions will be taken on the first appointment and sent to the lab where the two trays will be made of your upper and lower teeth. At this appointment you are offered the option of either having gel that you wear through the night, or a gel that you wear for an hour a day.
At the next appointment the dentist will fit the trays to ensure you are able to place them in your mouth. The dentist will show you how to put the gel in the trays.
You then wear the trays for 2 weeks, or until you are happy with the shade. During this time your teeth can become sensitive, but this will go back to normal when you stop whitening. If the sensitivity is painful then you can use sensitive toothpaste, or you can place the toothpaste in the trays and wear them. It is also advised to avoid heavily-staining food, such as curries and red wine, as this can counteract the whitening.
The effects will eventually wear off, but you can top up the whitening whenever you need to, and you can purchase more tubes of whitening gel from the reception.
For more information please ask your dentist or call up reception.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is an option to make your teeth straighter, whiter, or more even. It is less destructive than veneers as it consists of white filling material bonded to the front surface of the teeth, without having to remove any tooth. 
It can be completed in one appointment and you can see the results immediately.

For a consultation appointment ask your dentist or call our reception team.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are another option to make your teeth appear straighter, whiter, and more evenly shaped.
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of the tooth, similar to a 'false nail' where the tooth remains behind it.
They require two separate appointments, the first being the prep appointment, and the second the fit appointment. At the first appointment, the dentist shaves some of the front of the tooth away,  takes the impressions that get sent away to have the veneer made, and checks the shade of your tooth to make sure that it will match with your other teeth. At the second appointment, the dentist will check you are happy with how it looks and bond it to your teeth.

For more information about porcelain veneers please ask your dentist or call up our reception team.

Teeth Straightening

Orthodontics (teeth straightening) is an option if you wish to fix crowding or misaligned teeth. We offer Invisalign, which consists of wearing a series of clear retainers over a period of time that gradually move the teeth into a better position. Space may need to be created by shaving minimal amounts between the teeth to allow the teeth to have the space to move and straighten.

 

For more information or to see if you are suitable for teeth straightening, please ask your dentist or call our reception team to book a consultation.

White Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings that bond directly to the tooth. They take longer to place than traditional amalgam (silver) fillings, so are not always available on the NHS and may only be available privately. If you wish to know more, ask your dentist and they will be able to see if you are suitable for a white filling.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns sit over the top of the tooth to protect it from breaking, or to make the tooth look more aesthetically pleasing. Similar to veneers, the procedure consists of two separate appointments, the first being a prep appointment where the tooth is shaved down to allow space for the crown to sit on top, impressions are taken that are sent to a lab where the crown is made, and the shade is checked with you. The second appointment is the fit appointment where the crown is checked to see if the colour and the bite are correct, and then is cemented in place.

Bridges are used to fill a gap left by a missing tooth, where a false tooth is bonded to the one next to it. This is also completed in 2 appointments.

 

To see if you are suitable for a crown or a bridge, please ask your dentist or call up our reception team.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry, please ask your dentist or call our reception team on 01902 732487