Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a complete range of Cosmetic Dental procedures which include:

Tooth Whitening

Over time our teeth tend to become discoloured or stained, whether this is from smoking, coffee or other foods; a beautiful smile could be closer than you think.

We offer a safe solution to this problem. Whitening your teeth is a very simple procedure that can be completed in a relatively short period of time.

The first step in the whitening process is to take impressions of your upper and lower teeth.  These impressions will be made into custom bleaching trays. The second step is to place the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them for the prescribed time per day or night. Within 7-10 days a significant improvement in the colour of your teeth will be seen. Your smile will look brighter. We will take before and after photos so that you will be able to compare the transformation.

Bleaching can only work on natural and healthy teeth so may not be effective in all cases.  We will inform you as to the whitening potential for your situation.

  restorative-dentistry

If you purchase our custom made home whitening treatment you will become eligible for our Whitening for Life Programme. Every six months at the completion of every scheduled cleaning appointment you will receive a FREE touch up kit for as long as you remain our patient. To be eligible the following will apply:• Patients must maintain all hygiene (cleaning ) appointments
• Maintain a healthy smile (minimum dental treatment required)
• Must not have any outstanding bills with our surgery.

Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is a thin layer of synthetic material (porcelain or composite) that is placed over the tooth’s surface to improve the tooth’s attractiveness in terms of alignment, colour or shape. A substantial aesthetic effect can be obtained with a veneer and minimal tooth preparation is required.Veneers are applied to the teeth in two visits to the dentist.

Visit 1 – the teeth are prepared by removing 0.3 – 0.5 mm of enamel (the thickness of a  fingernail) to allow room for the veneer layer. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to the dental laboratory that will create the veneer.

Visit 2 – After cleaning the tooth the veneer is bonded to the tooth with special dental cement. This cement is then hardened with a blue curing light.

Dental Crowns

A Crown is a precision laboratory-made restoration positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability. When a tooth is cracked, has an old filling or is severely decayed the placement of a crown is often recommended. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.

Types of crown include: the full porcelain crown (ideal for the front teeth); the porcelain- fused to metal crown or the all metal crown (ideal for the back teeth).

Crowns are fitted in two visits to the surgery. The first visit will involve the preparation of the tooth to make room for the crown or cap.  Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth. When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally) the temporary crowns are replaced with the permanent crown. A crown may last for up to 40 years.