Cosmetic dentistry is something you may wish to use to improve the appearance of your smile.
Cosmetic and restorative procedures include Crowns and Bridges, Tooth Coloured Fillings or Veneers to help brighten your teeth and fill any gaps. Good cosmetic dentistry can truly help to increase your self-esteem and confidence, with 92% of people surveyed by the AACD believing that a smile is a great way to brighten someone’s day!
Will I Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic procedures are for people who may have missing, damaged, chipped or broken teeth as well as those with bite issues which can cause headaches and other pain. These, along with simply wishing to have a nicer, brighter smile, are good reasons to ask for a full consultation with us. Our cosmetic dentistry services include;
Crowns and bridges are made to match your own teeth. A crown is essentially a cap or covering for your existing tooth to strengthen the natural tooth and improve its appearance. In some cases, your natural teeth will also be adjusted to match the crown, which can be made in many shades so they can blend in with the rest of your teeth. Several different materials can be used to make a crown depending on what best suits your clinical situation.
A crown may be used to improve the appearance of the teeth should they be discoloured. They may also be recommended however, to cover and support a tooth, attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or simply repair a broken tooth. Crowns are particularly useful when the tooth has a large cavity and there is not enough tooth remaining to support an ordinary filling.
A bridge is a cosmetic treatment that quite literally bridges an area of your mouth left by missing teeth. The dental bridge works by using the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to support an abutment, or prosthetic tooth, which then takes the place of the missing teeth. Bridges are designed to function and look like your natural tooth and are attached to other natural teeth without being removable.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
When a tooth has a cavity, the unhealthy or soft tooth will need to be removed and replaced with a filling to prevent further breakdown of the tooth. Tooth coloured fillings are material which can match the existing tooth colour and blends in seamlessly, meaning you cannot even tell that you have had a filling at all.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin custom made coverings or shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth.
What types of problems do porcelain veneers correct?
Porcelain veneers are used to correct issues such as discoloration, spacing discrepancies (gaps), teeth that are too long or too short, and teeth that are irregularly shaped.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
It usually requires 3 visits for porcelain veneers. First there is a consultations appointment, then an appointment to prepare the teeth and place temporary veneers. This will allow you to essentially have a test run to make sure your smile will be exactly how you want it. Finally, an appointment to apply the veneers.