enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry & facial aesthetics.

Cosmetic dentistry is the application of dental procedures (crowns, bridges, veneers and tooth coloured fillings etc) with the aim of improving the overall aesthetics of your smile, often referred to as a “Smile Makeover”.

All our dental Practitioners have a ‘special interest’ in cosmetic dentistry and have been on many courses to enhance their skill and experience in this growing field.

Cosmetic dentistry like all routine dentistry starts with well maintained gums and bone support for the teeth. Therefore any underlying periodontal (gum) disease or poor oral hygiene must be addressed first to provide sound foundations for any restorative or cosmetic treatment.

Botox & Dermal Fillers

dermal treatmentsBotulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) is typically used in the upper half of the face smooth out or ameliorate forehead frown lines and reduce ‘crows feet’ wrinkles around the eyes. Dermal fillers are typically used in the lower half of the face to plump out lines and wrinkles and enhance lips.

Dentists have a vast knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and are used to working delicately around the face and mouth with injections. Assessing facial dimensions is a factor in many routine dental procedures so dentists find it easy to achieve natural looks when carrying out facial aesthetic techniques.

Teeth Whitening

teeth whiteningTooth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth through a bleaching process to make them appear “whiter”.Tooth whitening is a process by which the discolouration of the enamel and dentine are lightened. The technique has been shown to be both safe, effective and non destructive of tooth enamel.

We find the Home Whitening Technique to provide excellent results with good longevity and minimal sensitivity.Your dentist will make custom made trays form mouth impressions to fit over your teeth. You wear these custom made trays filled with a dental whitening gel either for one to two hours a day or when you are asleep at night.

The process usually takes 2-3 weeks depending on the severity of discolouration and the colour you want to achieve.

Invisible Braces

invisible bracesInvisible braces are innovative technique for straightening teeth without the need for obtrusive “train-track” braces.This technique uses a sequence of clear gum-shields or “positioners” to gradually move teeth, so correcting crowding, spacing and other orthodontic problems. The positioners should be worn as much as possible but are removable, so can be taken out when eating and for the occasional social event.

This makes them better accepted by busy people who want to straighten their teeth without being self conscious about their metal braces. Being removable also facilitates tooth cleaning, so reducing the risk of decay developing during the process.