What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is treatment which your dentist feels would improve your smile.
This can be done in many ways. Discuss your options with your dentist.
In simple cases the desired result can often be achieved by some gentle reshaping of the teeth or by adding a little to the tooth using special bonding techniques.
Invisible fillings for front teeth
Invisible fillings are made from individually shaded quartz filling material which can match the shade of your teeth exactly. Old discoloured fillings can often be replaced this way.
White fillings or inlays for back teeth
These fillings match the colour of your teeth and are also mercury free. They are bonded to the teeth to give the best possible seal.
This is a way of rebuilding or reshaping an entire tooth. Even the most badly decayed tooth can often be restored by crowning to match other teeth.
Veneers are a way of resurfacing a tooth. Small porcelain shells are placed onto the front of the teeth and bonded into place using dental adhesives.
Replacement of missing teeth
Missing teeth may be replaced by dentures, bridgework or implants. Dentures are removable whilst bridgework is a way permanently fixing a new tooth to adjacent teeth. Dental implants are fixed to the jaw after removing compromised teeth and are the closest to the real thing but are costly and involve surgery.
Please ask to see photographs of case studies.