It may be that a whiter, brighter smile is wanted, in which case a course of teeth whitening may be suitable. It may be chipped teeth, old crowns, spaces, gaps, silver fillings or crooked teeth that cause frustration.
Here’s an idea of some of the ways we can help:
- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Bonding
- Tooth Coloured Fillings
- Inlays and Onlays
- Gum Contouring or Sculpting
At Enhance Dental we offer two ways of whitening your teeth.
- A home whitening system.
- Enlighten Whitening which is the only system to guarantee Vita shade B1 whiteness and involves two weeks of home teeth whitening, followed by an hour-long whitening appointment at the practice.
Take a look at the Enlighten website for more information. http://www.enlightensmiles.com
Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment whereby a tooth coloured filling is bonded to teeth to correct imperfections. So, gaps between teeth, chipped or worn teeth, tooth surface imperfections, black triangle spaces between the teeth, may all be improved using this technique. Quite often these improvements can be created in one appointment without local anaesthesia.
Veneers are thin sections of porcelain which are created and shaped in a laboratory to fit onto your natural teeth. They can be used to disguise teeth imperfections such as chipped teeth, worn teeth, gaps, discolouration or large fillings.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
We do not place silver amalgam fillings and haven’t done for many years.
A number of patients request old silver fillings to be disguised or removed, and replaced with tooth coloured fillings.
A crown or ‘cap’ can be made for teeth to disguise imperfections but is more likely to be suggested if a tooth requires a stronger solution than a filling.
Crowns can deteriorate over time, and this may be more noticeable at the front of the mouth when smiling. Ceramic technology has developed considerably over the years which enables us to provide a more aesthetically pleasing solution to deteriorating old crowns.
Spaces or gaps in the teeth can be embarrassing, they don’t look good, and may create difficulties with eating.
We can fill a space with a dental bridge. A bridge is fixed to the teeth, and doesn’t need to be taken out.
Gum Contouring or Sculpting
If the teeth are the picture then the gums and the lips are the frame.
Some patients have uneven gums with one being higher than the other or they may have a ‘gummy smile’. Gum contouring may be something to consider to create a beautifully framed smile.
Other treatments to consider for an overall ‘gummy smile’ is injecting botulinum toxin above the upper lip to relax the muscle lifting it when smiling.