If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider.
Here is how teeth whitening works:
You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have.
A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth.
The teeth whitening process is activated by a bleaching agent, which is inserted into the custom tray that transfers it onto your teeth.
Home teeth whitening kits are also available to lighten the teeth more gradually. In this case, the trays with bleaching agent can be worn overnight. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependant on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Effective solution for certain types of tooth discolouration and staining.
Cosmetically enhances the appearance of teeth.
Safe treatment when delivered by a dental professional.
Composite bonding is an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment that is used to improve the shape, colour and overall appearance of patients’ teeth. It uses the same resin material used for white fillings, and is most frequently used on the front teeth – those that show when you smile.
There have been huge advances in the materials used in bonding dentistry in recent years, meaning composite bonding can be used for disguising minor imperfections in the front teeth, closing small gaps and hiding minor tooth rotations, with no damage to your teeth.
Composite bonding is a pain-free experience that requires, in most cases, just one visit to the practice. Your dentist will be able to choose a shade of resin that closely matches the colour of your teeth, meaning that the results will look entirely natural.
This is how the treatment works:
Your dentist picks a shade of resin that matches the natural colour of your teeth.
The resin is carefully applied to your teeth, with no need for any work or damage to them.
Your dentist then carefully shapes and smooths the resin to hide any imperfections, for a result that looks entirely natural.
Once the resin has been shaped, it is hardened very quickly with the help of a special light.
Although composite bonding treatment does not last as long as veneers, many patients find the treatment is highly cost-effective. It can also be repeated with no damage at all to your teeth.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
A natural, healthy smile that you are proud to show off.
No preparation of your teeth is required, meaning they remain strong.
Treatment can usually be completed in one short visit to the practice.
Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned on top of each other? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don't require a major procedure.
Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
Here is how they work:
A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail, but more durable) that is bonded on top of your own tooth.
Based on your needs, the shape and size of the veneers can be adjusted to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together.
You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Simple and quick solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth.
Long-lasting smile enhancement.
If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or 'white' fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.
Here is how white fillings work:
This is a safe procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth, and taking out the metal or amalgam fillings if you are having them replaced.
The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time.
The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.
Benefits of White Fillings
Hard-wearing restorative solution.
The improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while still being able to bite and chew as usual.