COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Beautiful confident smile can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. We believe all restorative dental work should be as aesthetic as possible. By using state of the art materials and techniques, in conjuction with the very best laboratory technicians, we can achieve excellent and realistic results to meet the individual requirements of our patients.

Composite restorations:

Naturally the idea of restoring decayed teeth with white fillings rather than metal has always been enticing for both patients and dentists alike. Composite fillings have been used for many years. However their chemical make-up and our techniques to bond the resins to the tooth have improved dramatically. This has made the use of white fillings widely acceptable to dentists. White fillings now last longer then ever before.

Bonding:

It is traumatic to break a front tooth but in a single visit we can restore your smile.A tooth coloured composite resin is directly bonded to artistically rebuild the tooth. Bonding techniques are also used to change the shape and colour of teeth and even close gaps in-between the teeth.Direct bonding requires minimal amount of tooth reduction making it a conservative, comfortable and inexpensive procedure.

Crowns:

Crowns are used to rebuild teeth that are heavily filled, root treated or fractured. A crown (or cap) completely covers the tooth and improves its strength and aesthetics. They provide the best seal and longest lifespan of any dental restoration.

Breakthroughs in adhesives and stronger porcelain materials now make it possible to create crowns entirely from porcelain. So, now that porcelain crowns no longer need a metal substructure, we can say goodbye to the telltale dark lines at the edge of the gum.

The majority of our crowns are all ceramic as they have superb cosmetics and are extremely strong. A severely broken tooth may need a post fitted in the root in order to give better support to the crown.

Bridges:

Missing teeth can be replaced by means of a bridge permanently fixed on teeth next to the gap. Bridges are used to improve appearance, function, chewing efficiency, and to prevent adjacent teeth from tilting and drifting, as well as to prevent the opposing teeth from overupting (i.e. growing into the space) causing further problems with the bite. If the adjacent teeth are already filled, the bridge will reinforce their weak structure.

Veneers:

Porcelain veneers can change an entire smile. When the demands of the cosmetic changes go beyond the scope of simple bonding, porcelain veneers are often the answer. They are quick, painless and dramatic.

A thin facing of porcelain is bonded onto the front of your tooth to improve their colours, shape, position or size. They can cover stained or chipped teeth and even cosmetically straighten crowded teeth without orthodontic treatment (braces).

Veneers are custom crafted in a dental laboratory and are extremely natural looking and long lasting.

Inlays/onlays:

Where a substantial part of tooth is missing, yet the tooth does not require a crown, a porcelain inlay or onlay can provide excellent long term restoration.

Teeth whitening:

Just about everyone wishes they had whiter teeth. Luckily, there is an easy way to make your teeth whiter with dental bleaching.Teeth darken over time due to make many factors such as age, tobacco, coffee, antibiotics or nerve degeneration.Whitening uses an oxidising gel to safely remove those stubborn stains leaving white bright enamel.Bleaching will not whiten existing crowns or fillings.

Dentures:

Worn, old-fashioned dentures can make you feel self-conscience. Replace these with a 21st century version and you’ll look and feel years younger.

With today’s materials we can blend the shape and colour of the teeth perfectly to match your skin tones.

Traditional partial dentures can be replaced by precision partial dentures which avoid the use of unsightly clasps by using special attachments which combine with complementary attachments built into your remaining teeth, making you feel more secure.