Restorative and Cosmetic Dental treatments for a beautiful smile
While we pride ourselves on taking a conservative approach to dentistry, we understand the importance of smiling with confidence, and so there are occasions where treatment is needed.
We offer a range of restorative treatments to improve the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth such as crowns, bridges and implant restorations. We also offer cosmetic enhancements such as composite bonding and veneers. Very often these are completed alongside teeth whitening, resulting in a youthful, happy and heathy smile – great for patients who need that extra bit of confidence to smile!
A crown is a type of cap that covers a natural tooth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed or been damaged, or to make a tooth look cosmetically better. Preparing a tooth for a crown involves removing a small proportion of the tooth to allow the crown to sit perfectly into alignment of your natural teeth and bite.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials depending on their functionality within the mouth and where it is, and will be crafted to look like a natural tooth.
A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is very similar to a crown, but instead of being a single tooth restoration, a bridge uses the teeth next to the “gap” for support which will be prepared for crowns, and a false tooth is placed in the middle to bridge the gap.
A bridge is a very good solution for patients who want to replace a removable denture, and it helps to maintain the shape of the jaw.
A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain which fits over the front of a tooth, which can be designed to improve the shape and shade of your natural tooth. Similar to a crown, a veneer does involve removing a minimal amount of your natural tooth or teeth, to ensure your new veneer sits perfectly into alignment with your natural teeth.
Veneers are a very common option for patients looking to transform their smile.
Composite bonding can be a great alternative to improving the appearance of your smile as it involves placing a tooth coloured resin on to a natural tooth to alter the shape or colour.
Composite bonding is minimally invasive and can easily repair chips, improve the appearance of discoloured teeth and is the most common material used in dentistry to fill teeth which have suffered from decay.
Implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth, as they do not involve any neighbouring teeth and are the closest alternative to a natural tooth. An Implant is a fixed titanium post that is inserted into the jaw and restored with a crown. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple or even patients who have dentures. Dental implants involve two main stages, surgical and restorative.
The surgical stages would be completed at our Specialist Practice, whilst restoring the implant with a “tooth like structure” would be completed by our team here at the General Practice.