Advancements in dental technology have meant dental treatments are more and more lifelike.
The following are some cosmetic treatments we offer. We will need to examine your mouth and ask some questions to get an accurate appraisal of what are suitable options.
Contact us if you would like to discuss improving your smile.
Almost all the fillings we place are tooth-coloured. On the rare occasion when we think there is a better material (say, for strength where it is required), we will discuss the option with you.
A word of caution...
What are they? Veneers are porcelain or ceramic shells which have been fashioned to cover the fronts of teeth (similar to a coloured contact lens to change the appearance of your eyes). A small amount of enamel (about a fingernail thickness) is removed to accommodate the veneer to prevent it from looking bulky.
What do they do?
Veneers can be used to hide imperfections in your teeth, and can mask tooth staining and discolourations.
In certain situations, they can be moulded to change the shape of your teeth and camouflage improper alignment of teeth.
What is the procedure?
How do I look after them?
Teeth are made of pretty tough stuff.
Just as life often throws the odd curveball at you, the same sort of thing happens with teeth too.
Crowns are custom-made caps to fit over your existing tooth. They can be made of:
- combination of porcelain and metal (gold or other alloy)
- or metal (gold or other alloy)
- protect a weak tooth that’s breaking
- fix a tooth that’s already broken
Teeth have to put up with a lot. Sometimes it’s necessary to reinforce a tooth if it’s been dealt with:
- extensive decay
- extensive previous restorative treatment
- trauma – extreme wear
- cracking or fracturing
- previous root canal treatment
Or sometimes you just want the tooth to look like the way it should. Crowns can help to restore a tooth to its normal shape and size.