Helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted….
We offer a ‘home tooth whitening kit’. This is easy to do and is very popular. An impression is taken of your teeth by your dentist and special whitening trays are made. Whitening gel is used in the trays to gently lighten your teeth.
A crown can be used to restore the look and function of a tooth. The tooth is prepared into a specific shape and an impression is then taken and sent to a dental laboratory. The laboratory construct the crown using the materials prescribed by your dentist. When the crown has been constructed it is cemented onto the tooth. Some people call a crown a ‘cap’.
A bridge is used to fill a gap where a tooth is missing. They are often used at the front of the mouth for cosmetic reasons or at the back of the mouth to restore function. The tooth or teeth either side of the gap are prepared as for a crown or a groove is made into the tooth depending on the type of bridge prescribed. An impression is taken and sent to the lab. When the bridge has been constructed it is cemented in place.
There are 2 main types of dentures.Acrylic (Plastic) and Cobalt Chrome (Metal) bases are used to replace missing teeth. We usually need a series of 4 appointments to complete a set of dentures. There are different qualities of denture teeth available on the market. Please discuss your requirements with your dentist before the dentures are completed.
Veneers are a facing which is placed over the surface of a tooth (like a false fingernail) to improve aesthetics. An impression is taken in the mouth and the veneer is constructed in the laboratory. It is cemented in the mouth. A veneer is permanent.
White fillings are becoming more and more popular with patients due to the improved appearance. Your dentist will advise you whether or not a white filling is suitable in your case. We are unable to do white fillings on back teeth on the NHS, however, as an NHS patient you can request Independent treatment.
An inlay is a type of tooth filling. It is constructed in the laboratory then cemented inside the tooth similar to a filling being placed. It can be made from different materials such as gold, porcelain or composite. Porcelain and composite are popular for aesthetic reasons and gold is often used for its strength. An inlay is a permanent restoration.