Cosmetic dentistry is that dentistry devoted to improving the appearance of the teeth.
Whether we like it or not, the world judges us by the way we look. The appearance of our teeth can make a huge difference to that perception. It can also have a profound effect on our confidence and ability to smile at the world. There are many techniques that can give you the teeth that you want.
This is a bleaching process that reverses the discolouration of enamel. This tooth whitening system is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored natural teeth and would like to have a whiter brighter smile.
Treatment can be:
- Non-vital (single tooth)
- Home bleaching kits – which involves a custom, made mouth guard, which holds the bleaching gel used in conjunction with toothpaste. Excellent results can be had in 10-14 days
- Bleaching in the surgery – this is a more concentrated and controlled technique which can lighten the shade of the teeth within one hour.
Crowns are a rigid cap which restores a tooth to its ideal anatomical contours and function, whilst at the same time, protecting the underlying tooth.
Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain, which are bonded to the tooth surface. Veneers are the best restoration for spaces, chips, fractures, rotated or misaligned teeth, and unshapely or discoloured teeth.
- Composite veneers – using a material that can be shaped in the mouth and then cured with a light.
- Porcelain or polyceramic veneers – thin wafers that are placed over the front of the teeth to cover discolouration and improve both alignment and shape