Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whatever your dental cosmetic requirements are, we will endeavour to achieve them.

Here are some of the techniques available:

Tooth Whitening

Some teeth are naturally lighter than others. Teeth can darken slightly over time and when subjected to large quantities of tea/coffee/red wine etc. We sometimes recommend a tray system combined with a bleaching agent to whiten the teeth. Your dentist will be happy to discuss this with you.

Tooth Veneers

Veneers are similar in concept to false finger nails. They can be made from a variety of tooth coloured materials and are bonded to the front of teeth to change the shape or colour of teeth as required. A small amount of the tooth may have to be reduced to allow the placement of the veneer and replacement of veneers over time may be required.

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.


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.


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.