Cosmetic Restorations

Cosmetic Restorations include minor treatments that may improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Cosmetic Restorations are usually a fairly inexpensive way of improving minor defaults or aspects of your smile that you are not entirely happy with. Here we explain some of the treatments we have to offer:

Chipped / Worn teeth
Teeth that are chipped or worn can be repaired. The tooth can be built up with a tooth coloured filling material to match the shade of your teeth. Any chips or signs of wear will disappear.

Tooth coloured materials are now used routinely for filling teeth, in preference to the older and more commonly used silver metal filling material. The use of these composite materials which we can reliably bond to the tooth means that we can provide a very hard wearing and highly attractive final result.

Unsightly metal fillings can be replaced by natural-coloured fillings to improve the look of your smile and allow you to laugh with confidence. Dental composite fillings can be used for filling new cavities, replacing metal or amalgam fillings, repairing chipped teeth and also can help to remove gaps between teeth.

Tooth re-shape enhancement
Teeth may sometimes be pegged shaped or narrow – if this is the case they can be built up to enhance the shape of the tooth using the same principle as repairing a chip; thus making your teeth more aesthetically pleasing.

Gap closure
Gaps in between your teeth can be closed up by bonding filling material onto each tooth. This is usually completed on gaps in between the two front teeth, which is the most common place for people to be unhappy about a gap in their teeth.

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, very much like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour composite material is used instead of porcelain.
Veneers can improve the colours, shape, position and fix any gaps in your teeth. Click here to find out more about Veneers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Cosmetic dentistry restorations refer to various dental procedures that enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. They can include treatments like dental veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening, among others. These procedures can address issues like discoloured, misshapen, or damaged teeth, resulting in a more attractive smile.

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for enhancing the look of teeth. They are thin porcelain or composite resin shells custom-made to cover the front surface of teeth. Veneers can effectively correct issues like staining, gaps, chips, and misalignment, providing a natural and long-lasting improvement to your smile.

Teeth whitening, when performed by a qualified dental professional, is generally a safe and effective way to achieve a brighter smile. It can remove stains and discolouration caused by factors like food, beverages, and smoking. However, it’s essential to follow post-treatment care instructions to maintain results and consult with a dentist for personalized advice.

The durability of cosmetic dentistry restorations depends on the type of procedure and your oral hygiene habits. Dental veneers and crowns can last 10-15 years or longer with proper care. Maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding excessive force when biting, and regular dental check-ups can help extend the lifespan of your restorations.

Yes, many cosmetic dentistry procedures not only enhance aesthetics but also improve dental functionality. For example, dental crowns can strengthen weak or damaged teeth, while orthodontic treatments can correct misalignment, which can enhance both appearance and oral function.

Yes, cosmetic dentistry can effectively repair chipped or broken teeth. Treatment options may include dental bonding, which uses a tooth-colored resin to restore the tooth’s shape, or dental crowns, which encase the damaged tooth to provide strength and aesthetic improvement. The choice of treatment depends on the extent of the damage and your dentist’s recommendation.

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