We currently enjoy a wide association with highly regarded dental surgeons that actively seek to produce continuously outstanding results for every case referred, ensuring that you, as a patient, are the key focus and your expectations are considered at every stage. By using the best materials, we will always utilize to boost the structural dexterity of the tooth whilst we delicately create the natural effects through skilled porcelain application.
Patient confidence and end results being successful rely heavily on the relationship that we have with our dental professionals. When considering dental treatment, it is important to consider the different options which would be suitable for you.
Smiles can be enhanced by bonding thin, ceramic veneers on the front of the original teeth, making them look much whiter and stronger. They can also add length, shape and conceal stained, discoloured or damaged teeth. Veneers can also be used to close gaps. Veneers will be made to compliment your existing teeth to create a confident smile with natural dentition. Providing you take good care of them and conduct regular hygiene treatment, veneers can last 5-10 years.
New technologies in recent times have seen dental implants becoming a more permanent solution in restorative cases. Whether you require one implant or more, they are now a valid alternative that maximises functionality as well as looking extremely natural. Dental implants usually come in the form of a small screw that replaces the original root of the tooth which fuses with the bone. Implant treatment may take a longer period to complete, as you will require healing time between stages of treatment, but is now used in wide variety of solutions when replacing crowns, bridges or dentures. The advantage of implants is that they can last your lifetime and can also promote the strengthening and protection of your neighbouring teeth.
Crowns are commonly used to cover or protect a damaged tooth, or when a tooth is worn and requires better functionality. They are usually bonded with cement and can take on original features such as shape, appearance and shade to match your remaining dentition, if made with porcelain, zirconia or ceramic. Other examples of materials used for crowns are gold, metal alloys and acrylic, although we are now able to offer all ceramic restorations to eliminate the use of metal that still offer exceptional strength and durability. This is usually the crown of choice to enhance the aesthetics that can now be achieved in crowns.
A bridge consists of a false tooth called a pontic that fills the gap left by a complete tooth lose in that area. It works by anchoring one or more neighbouring teeth, usually by fixing metal or zirconia attachments with cement or other bonding materials. The type of bridge recommended by your dentist depends on the quality and strength of the adjacent dentition. Some types of bridges requires a crown to be created on one or both sides of the pontic which is fully attached. This type of restoration is called a fixed bridge. The use of attachments to bond the pontic is more widely used on teeth that incur minimal stress such as at the front of the mouth. This is commonly known as a Maryland bridge. Again, as with crowns, these restorations can last at least 10 years but must be taken good care of to ensure that the healthy teeth attached to the bridge do not suffer damage or disease through neglect.
When decay or fracture is apparent in areas of a tooth in the form of a cuspal fracture or the remaining tooth structure is undermined around the outside walls of a tooth, an onlay might be required. The onlay works by being cemented into place and covering the missing cusps of your tooth, allowing conservation of the existing structure of the tooth. Inlays are similar to a filling and actually lies inside the cusp tips where your dentist will prepare the cavity. These treatments can be made of varied materials such as gold, porcelain and composite. Our inlays are made
This term relates to the very best in restorative work that we can provide where the complete treatment offered will create you a stunningly beautiful smile. As the name conveys, the design of your new smile is based upon many factors that we consider with your dentist and you. Smile Design cases encourage close communication throughout the stages between the patient and the dental technician. Resulting from years of experience and working with many reputable names in this specialist field, we will look at meeting you at the laboratory for an informal consultation to discuss how you feel about the changes in the shape, symmetry, shade, proportion and how you would like your smile to look. Your input is essential and an important part of the process. We endeavour to get as close to your requirements as is possible with the technologies and materials available, which are ever advancing. Use of digital photography enables our technicians to envisage the best possible outcomes to give you the radiant, confident smile that you will love. Feel free to browse our dedicated Smile Design page or contact the laboratory on our contact form if you wish to be referred to one of our preferred smile design dental clinicians and visit the laboratory for a smile design consultation.