Cosmetic Dentistry

Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling. 

Here is how it works: 

  1. An impression is taken of the tooth that needs restoring.

  2. A crown is made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth.

  3. The tooth is then prepared and the crown fitted securely on top.

 

A crown could be a good solution if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. 

Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.

 

Benefits of Crowns

  • Strengthens remaining tooth structure.

  • Natural-looking restoration.

  • Functions like a real tooth, so you can bite and chew as usual.

Bridges

If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge. 

Here is how they work: 

  1. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base, which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. 

  2. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.

  3. Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing. 

 

Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care during your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and does not cause bad breath.

Benefits of Bridges

  • A sturdy way to restore several teeth in a row.

  • Beautiful, natural-looking restoration.

  • Restores the ability to chew and eat as before.

Veneers

Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned on top of each other? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don’t require a major procedure. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps if 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. 

Here is how they work: 

  1. A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain or composite (like a false finger nail, but more durable) that is then stuck on top of your own tooth. 

  2. Based on your needs, the shape and size of the veneers can be adjusted to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together. 

  3. You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover. 

 

Benefits of Porcelain and Composite Veneers

  • Simple and quick solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth.

  • Long-lasting smile enhancement.

  • Natural-looking restoration.

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Teeth Whitening

If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a good option for you to consider. 

Here is how teeth whitening works: 

  1. You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have.

  2. A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth.

  3. The teeth whitening process is activated by a bleaching agent, which is inserted into the custom tray which transfers the agent onto your teeth.

 

Home teeth whitening kits are also available to lighten the teeth more gradually. In this case, the trays with bleaching agent can be worn overnight. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependent on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Good solution for certain types of tooth discolouration and staining.

  • Treatment delivered by a dental professional.

  • Cosmetically enhances the appearance of teeth.

Inlays & Onlays

Decayed or chipped teeth can often be repaired with white composite fillings that look natural, however if the damage is too substantial, particularly on the back teeth, then an inlay or onlay would be recommended. Inlays or onlays can be made from a number of strong materials such as metals or ceramics.

An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth. An onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Gold was traditionally used for these types of restorations. However, in recent times hard-wearing tooth-coloured porcelain has become a more popular choice of material. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile. 

 

Here is how they work: 

  1. After an impression is made of your tooth, the inlay or onlay will be made in a dental laboratory by a technician.

  2. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling. 

  3. When your inlay or onlay is ready we will bond it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling. Your restored tooth will not only look like a real tooth but also function like one, allowing you to bite, chew and eat without any discomfort.

Benefits of Inlays & Onlays

  • Preserves remaining tooth structure.

  • Long-term aesthetic and functional solution.

  • Natural-looking restoration.

White Fillings

If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.

Here is how white fillings work:

  1. This is a proven procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth, and taking out the metal or amalgam fillings you are having replaced. 

  2. The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time. 

  3. The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.

 

Benefits of White Fillings

  • Natural-looking restoration.

  • Improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while being able to bite and chew as usual.

  • Hard-wearing solution.

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Dental Implants

Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Have you heard of dental implants? Dental implants offer a clinically proven solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.

This is how they work: 

  1. Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.

  2. Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.

 

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.

  • Retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a ‘sunken’ look. 

  • Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.

  • Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.

Disclaimer: All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Contact us for more information.

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Disclaimer: All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Contact us for more information.

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