Cosmetic Treatment in Garforth, Leeds
Cosmetic treatment can be thought of as a ‘want’ rather than a ‘need’ treatment’ and can mean different things to different people depending on their circumstances. For those patients wanting cosmetic improvement to their teeth or smile Enhance Dental can provide a variety of solutions.
It may simply 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, silver fillings or crooked teeth that cause frustration. Enhance dental caters for all levels of cosmetic treatment to suit your specific needs.
What’s important to us is that we listen carefully to our patients so that we can tailor treatment specifically for them.
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
…for whiter, brighter smiles
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. It is fast, effective and can leave you looking and feeling many years younger.
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
You may have seen products advertised online or in beauty salons that claim to whiten your teeth. However, the most important thing to remember when considering teeth whitening treatment is that legally it must only be carried out by a dentist, or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription.
Why not book in for a consultation to find out what we can do for you. Meanwhile take a look at our ‘before and afters’ whitening treatments.
…for cost- effective, minimally invasive smile improvements
Composite bonding can be the fast, minimally invasive, cost effective option you’re looking for to create your beautiful smile.
What is it?
Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment whereby a tooth coloured resin 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.
This exciting technique might be something to consider should you be looking for a straighter, more even smile and can be an alternative to other solutions such as veneers or orthodontic treatment.
We can use composite bonding as part of the Bioclear treatment system which provides us with tooth shape formers and, using a tooth coloured material matched to the shade of your teeth, enables us to create some sophisticated improvements.
In some cases, veneers, crowns or orthodontic treatment may be alternative options for you to consider.
Why not contact us today to find out how we can transform your smile to give you the confidence you deserve?
…for disguising teeth imperfections
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, much the same as composite bonding, but are not considered as minimally invasive. Veneers on teeth may require some prior preparation. However, they can create a more flawless look if that is something you prefer.
Veneers can be another option to consider to create your beautiful smile.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
…Instead of old silver looking ‘amalgams’
We do not place silver amalgam fillings and haven’t done for several years. So if a new filling is required then a tooth coloured filling will be the treatment of choice unless the tooth requires a stronger support, in which case a laboratory made structure will be recommended.
A number of our patients are also requesting old silver fillings to be disguised or removed, and tooth coloured fillings may be an option to consider.
Inlays and Onlays
…an alternative to a filling or a crown respectively
A dental inlay is simply a ‘filling’ that is made in the laboratory and is subsequently cemented into the tooth. They are generally more durable than a regular filling and can be used when the tooth needs a more extensive reconstruction.
An onlay is a method used to repair a tooth that has more extensive damage and may be suggested as an alternative to a crown. They can also be used to restore the bite in wear cases.
They have been included in this section as patients are asking about these alternative solutions.
…for disguising teeth imperfections or strengthening teeth
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 be made in a variety of materials and although we can still provide gold crowns, most of our current treatment is undertaken using one of the many natural looking ceramic systems so as to blend in with neighbouring teeth.
…replacing old with new
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 or older crowns where the material choices were not as advanced.
…To fill spaces or to replace a denture.
Spaces or gaps can be embarrassing, they don’t look good, may create difficulties with eating and may even result in changes to your bite.
We can fill a space with a dental bridge which will give the appearance of an intact arch and may help with eating. A bridge is fixed to the teeth, doesn’t need to be taken out and may be an alternative solution to your current denture. We have a variety of bridges we can provide, from a simple adhesive bridge, through to an advanced dental implant supported bridge.
Gum Contouring or Sculpting
…a cosmetic procedure to change the shape of your gums.
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 show a ‘gummy smile’ when smiling. Gum contouring may be something to consider to create a beautifully framed smile.
Gum contouring may also be used as a preliminary treatment to the provision of crowns or veneers.
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. Result is a reduced ‘gummy smile’.