How does Cosmetic Dentistry work?
As the first step, Dr Helen will develop a detailed and bespoke treatment plan for you.
It typically involves a range of cosmetic and restorative procedures, catering to your unique needs. The goal is to bring new confidence to your smile.
We apply a combination of the latest techniques to achieve optimal cosmetic, as well as restorative results. Preserving tooth structure, thereby increasing the longevity of your teeth and restorations, whilst at the same time achieving the finest cosmetic results.
Smile transformations are only possible through the rapid advancement in dental technology achieved over the last two decades. It is now possible to correct the most severe cases of dental damage.
So if your smile is impacting your confidence, making you self-conscious in your personal or professional life, then it may be time to book in for a consultation.
What are the typical problems faced?
A typical candidate for smile transformation will have some of the following concerns with their teeth:
- Crooked or missing teeth
- Stained or discoloured teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Gummy smile
- Cracks, gaps and chips
- Teeth misalignment
- Teeth gaps
- Discoloured fillings
- Sagging or sunken appearance
- Wear and tear
What procedures may be involved?
Cosmetic veneers are thin, strong porcelain shells that can be applied over existing teeth. A procedure that can usually be completed in less than two weeks. They are first prepared for the procedure and then placed over an existing tooth. Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of natural teeth and give you the smile makeover you always desired. If you’re concerned about discolouration, chips, misalignments, or the shape of your teeth, then veneers can offer a solution. They can also be used to close the gaps between your natural teeth. We recommend the highest quality, minimal reduction porcelain veneers over traditional, more destructive versions or options. This means that your natural enamel is preserved and veneers are fully reversible and offered at an affordable price.
We use the finest cosmetic composite materials that are directly bonded to the teeth. This is done to either replace old discoloured fillings, repair chips and cracks or to recreate a more aesthetic shape and contour to the teeth. Bonding can improve the colour of the teeth and does not normally require any tooth to be shaved down beforehand.
Tooth reshaping involves recontouring teeth that are too long, pointy, or disproportionate to adjacent teeth.
Gum or Gingival contouring also known as periodontal plastic surgery is carried out to align the gum levels to a more ideal aesthetic contour and it can also be used to correct a gummy smile.
Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth, be used to lock dentures into place, or give you a permanent replacement for all of your teeth.
Tooth-coloured fillings: A direct restoration (meaning it is placed directly into a cavity by a dentist) – also known as a filling – is one of the most common ways to restore a tooth. A tooth coloured or composite restoration will closely resemble the colour and shape of your natural tooth. It can be used as a sole option, or as a cost-effective alternative to a stronger crown to restore your tooth.
These are just some of the advanced techniques available to make your smile transformation a reality.