Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer, it is a simple and affordable way to brighten your smile. There are so many ways teeth can become discoloured (ie. tobacco, tea, coffee, wine, coloured food) and whitening toothpaste is useful but can only take you so far. For the best chance of showing off gleaming white teeth, a course of teeth whitening is your best bet.
There are different types of whitening available. After the initial consultation with your dentist, we will either provide you with a customized home-whitening kit to carry out the teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home, or suggest in-chair whitening carried out at the practice. A combination of both options is also possible, depending on your teeth type, budget and expectations
Dental imperfections are common and a crooked tooth, gaps between teeth or discolouration can have a negative effect on your confidence. That is why we offer cosmetic dentistry treatments, so you can do away with imperfections and smile again with confidnece.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are regularly used when teeth have either been broken, largely destroyed through dental decay, or are excessively worn. Crowns are moulded in a dental laboratory and, unlike basic filings, act as support for what is left of the original teeth.
There are three types of dental crowns:
Metal This type of crown can be made of gold alloy, palladium, nickel alloy, or chromium alloy. Metal crowns are ideal for use on the back teeth.
Ceramic Ceramic crowns look like normal teeth and are ideal for use on the front teeth. They are mildly tough and are probably the most popular cosmetic option. These crowns are as good as crowns get in replacing natural teeth especially with small teeth.
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) PFM crowns are stronger than ceramic crowns and look like normal teeth. They are used to correct both aesthetic and structural damage.
Bridges are designed to fill gaps left when one or more teeth are missing. They are a fixed appliance, meaning only your dentist can remove them.
Bridges come in several types and traditionally use your existing teeth as support for ‘bridging’ your gaps. In these cases, the supporting adjacent teeth are prepared to become part of the bridge, and, once cemented in place, provide a seamless continuity of appearance and function.
There are different types of Bridgework available.
- Conventional bridge
- Adhesive/Resin bonded bridge
- Implant retained bridges
Your dentist will advise you about the different types and discuss which is the best option for your situation.
One option are veneers. A veneer is a simple covering that fits perfectly over a tooth to hide anything you are not happy with. It’s designed to blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth, and the hard-wearing porcelain is long lasting if you look after it well enough.
Porcelain Laminate Veneers are used and we offer high quality veneers at competitive prices.