Cosmetic Dentistry at Bamford Dental Practice
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth and help you to smile with confidence. Here are some of the techniques available:
Tooth Coloured Fillings
In some cases metal fillings can be replaced with tooth coloured materials to improve the appearance of a tooth. There are a variety of white filling materials and your dentist will discuss the safety and benefits of these materials, compared to traditional materials.
Missing teeth may cause aesthetic or functional problems. Bridges allow the replacement of a missing unit/s by attaching a tooth or teeth either side of the space. This may be carried out by bonding the bridge to the back of another tooth (adhesive bridge) or by crowning a tooth or teeth at either side of the space. Sometimes this can cause damage to the retaining tooth and other restorative options are discussed eg denture or implants.
Crowns can be used to replace large amounts of lost tooth substance or to strengthen weakened teeth. Sometimes large holes or fillings within teeth can lead to cracks or fractures of part of the tooth hence the need for a crown. There are a variety of materials on offer today – all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, gold and your dentist will advise you of the benefits of the various materials on offer.