Implants are an increasingly popular method of replacing missing teeth. We can now replace failed teeth without having to resort to dentures or bridges (which generally involves electively damaging the adjacent teeth).
A titanium post is placed in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth and this acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implant treatment commonly has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. When the jaw has healed and the implant integrated, replacement teeth are attached to the implant.
Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.
Tooth whitening is the most non-invasive method of brightening your smile. It involves using peroxide containing whitening gels in a custom made, soft mouthguard. The mouthguard loaded with the gel is usually worn over night.
This is one of the gentlest and longest lasting methods of whitening.
Please note: Only dentists can legally carry out tooth whitening procedures.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Many people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths.
Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people don't want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile.
Tooth-coloured fillings can be used as metal free alternatives in restoring minimally decayed teeth.
Porcelain Laminate Veneers/Smile Design
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a discoloured tooth/teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Smile Makeovers are generally carried out with veneers.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics.
There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
Six Month Smiles has an average treatment time of only six months and the clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely noticeable!
Facial rejuvenation treatments are used to help soften expression lines and define facial contours either by the careful use of wrinkle relaxation injections or injectable fillers. It is not about how you look but how you feel. Facial aesthetics enhance your natural beauty and rejuvenate your skin.
Over time, volume in the lips can become depleted, leaving a thinner, flatter appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines can compromise the smooth look of lips, and the vermillion borders and Cupid’s bow may become less defined.
Around the mouth, the area between the upper lip and nose can become flattened, and the corners of the mouth may turn downward, creating a tired, aged appearance. Dermal fillers can help fight the signs of aging, by addressing the lips’ texture and smoothness and filling the lines and wrinkles caused by smoking and pursing your lips over time.