As well as concentrating on the health of your teeth, there are now procedures concerned with the aesthetics, or appearance, of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to straighten, lighten, reshape and repair teeth. As well as the two procedures below, crowns and composite fillings can also come under the heading of cosmetic dentistry.

Mrs J's Review

Treatment

Cosmetic Dentistry

Review Left

July 2016

Lower teeth restoration, front crowns and change overbite

First class treatment all the way through. It was a long process correcting my overbite but the plan came together and I am so happy with the outcome. My teeth look wonderful now and I never stop smiling.

Veneers

A veneer is a thin slice of porcelain, or a tooth-coloured composite, made to fit precisely over the front surface of a tooth, much like a false fingernail. Veneers are an ideal way to instantly alter the appearance of your teeth, hiding discolouration, closing small gaps and repairing chips and cracks.

Your dentist will take an impression of the tooth, and a dental technician will create your porcelain veneer in the laboratory. If you opt for a composite veneer, it can usually be fitted in one visit using the same material used for tooth-coloured fillings. Composite veneers are more prone to discolouration over time, however replacements are easily made.