Cosmetic Treatments

    Cosmetic Treatments

Smile Enhancement

Would you like to enhance your smile to give you more confidence?

Whether it be a small issue that has concerned you for years or a seemingly larger problem solutions can range from very small subtle changes to more advanced and complex treatments depending on what your wishes are and what results you wish to achieve.

We can discuss all options with you to tailor your treatment to you individually.

Teeth Whitening

If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have some staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider.

Here is how teeth whitening works:

  1. You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have
  2. A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth
  3. A whitening gel is inserted into the trays and then the trays are worn for either a few hours in the day or overnight- this will be demonstrated by one of our dental health team
  4. The whitening process is gentle and occurs over a period of approximately 2 weeks wearing the trays each day/night to produce the most colour change. You can assess the colour change at home and can stop as soon as you are happy with the effect- some people whiten for the 2 weeks others may stop sooner.

With all whitening treatments, individual results will vary and are based on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.

Life Benefits

  • Effective solution for certain types of tooth discolouration and staining
  • Safe treatment when delivered by a dental professional
  • Cosmetically enhances the appearance of teeth

Tooth Coloured (White) Fillings

If you require a filling in your tooth we can use ‘white’ filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. The material is made of a resin with filler particles in it which is set with a blue light. White fillings blend in much better than the metal based fillings and make your tooth look as close to an unfilled tooth as possible. You may also choose to have any existing metallic fillings replaced with ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without showing dark or metallic fillings, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.

Here is how white fillings work:

  1. Any decay or defective filling material is removed
  2. The new filling is placed and built up in layers which are set with a special blue light
  3. The new filling is checked to make sure it fits in your ‘bite’ and is comfortable to bite onto

Life benefits

  • Natural-looking restoration
  • Improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while still being able to bite and chew as usual
  • Hard-wearing restorative solution

Veneers

Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned on top of each other? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don’t require a major procedure. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when 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.

A veneer can be placed directly onto your tooth if it is made of ‘white’ filling material or it can be made by the laboratory out of porcelain. Both are bonded on top of your own tooth and are less destructive than full crowns or caps.

  1. Based on your needs, the shape and size of the veneers can be adjusted to you as an individual to improve the appearance of your teeth depending on your facial proportions and how your teeth come together (occlusion)
  2. The colour is matched to your surrounding teeth to make them blend in and look natural
  3. You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover

Life benefits

  • Simple and quick solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth
  • Long-lasting smile enhancement
  • Natural-looking restoration

Tooth Coloured Inlays & Onlays

Decayed or chipped teeth can often be repaired with white composite fillings that look natural. However, if the damage is more substantial, particularly on the back teeth, then an inlay or onlay would be recommended. Inlays or onlays can be made from a number of strong materials such as metals or ceramics.

An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth. An onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Gold was traditionally used for these types of restorations, however in recent times, hard-wearing tooth-coloured ceramics have become a more popular choice of material. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile.

Here is how they work:

  1. After an impression is made of your tooth, the inlay or onlay will be made in a dental laboratory by a technician
  2. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling.
  3. When your inlay or onlay is ready we will bond it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling. Your restored tooth will not only look like a real tooth but also function like one, allowing you to bite, chew and eat without any discomfort.

Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) such restorations can be made using a special milling machine for example CEREC. This means you will need less visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored however, the outcome is the same in both cases.


Life benefits

  • Preserves remaining tooth structure
  • Long-term aesthetic and functional solution
  • Natural-looking restoration

Ceramic Crowns

Crowns are a solution for substantially damaged teeth. Traditionally crowns were made from gold, then porcelain fused to metal but as both of these options can produce teeth that do not look natural, ceramics are now favoured. An all-ceramic crown has no metal component and mimics a natural tooth very closely and also has the advantage of being very strong and so is a long lasting solution. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile.

Here is how they work:

  1. The tooth that requires the crown is prepared as minimally as possible to preserve your remaining tooth structure
  2. Impressions are taken of your teeth and are sent to the dental laboratory where the crown will be made by a dental technician
  3. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary crown
  4. When your crown is ready we will bond it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary crown.
  5. Your restored tooth will not only look like a real tooth but also function like one, allowing you to bite, chew and eat without any discomfort.

Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) such restorations can be made using a special milling machine for example CEREC. This means you will need less visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored however, the outcome is the same in both cases.


Life benefits

– Preserves remaining tooth structure

– Long-term aesthetic and functional solution

– Natural-looking restoration

Ceramic Bridges

Bridges are a solution for spaces. They do not replace teeth but are an alternative to having spaces where teeth have been lost or are absent. Traditionally bridges have been made from gold, then porcelain fused to metal but as both of these options can produce teeth that do not look natural, ceramics are now favoured. An all-ceramic bridge has no metal component and mimics natural teeth very closely and also has the advantage of being very strong and so is a long lasting solution. This is a more aesthetic way to fill spaces and restore the surrounding teeth, creating a more natural-looking smile.

Here is how they work:

1. The tooth/teeth that will hold the bridge is/are prepared as minimally as possible to preserve remaining tooth structure

2. Impressions are taken of your teeth and are sent to the dental laboratory where the bridge will be made by a dental technician

3. Whilst it is being made, you will wear a temporary bridge or crown/s

4. When your bridge is ready we will bond it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary restorations.

5. Your restored tooth will not only look like a real tooth but also function like one, allowing you to bite, chew and eat without any discomfort.

Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) such restorations can be made using a special milling machine for example CEREC. This means you will need fewer visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored however, the outcome is the same in both cases.


Life benefits

– Avoids having to wear removable dentures/ false teeth

– Preserves remaining tooth structure in vulnerable surrounding teeth

– Long-term aesthetic and functional solution

– Natural-looking restoration

Orthodontics Options

An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your ‘bite’ is orthodontics. Orthodontics is the specialty in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth by applying a constant, gentle force to the teeth to move them into the desired position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment can be shorter in duration and more comfortable than it was in the past. Here is an overview of orthodontics:

  1. Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
  2. Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
  3. Removable or fixed braces may be used depending on your needs this will be discussed with you when you have an orthodontic assessment.
  4. Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.

Life benefits

  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth as there are no gaps for plaque to build up over time.
  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.
  • Orthodontics are a long-term investment in your oral health.
  • Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won’t move after treatment is completed.

Invisalign

Shrubbery Dental Practice are pleased to announce that we now offer the Orthodontic treatment- Invisalign.
Dr Thomas Crawford Clarke is the grandson of Geoffrey Clarke who founded the practice. He will now be working along side his Mother Sally-Anne and Sister Jessica in our family run dental team.
He currently works on Harley Street but will be offering Invisalign at the practice from Spring 2018. The practice is holding an open day on Friday the 23rd of March to offer existing and new patients the opportunity to have this treatment at a special introductory offer when signing up on the day.

There will be an intra oral scanner present so that you will be able to see immediately the improvements it could make to your smile.

As part of the open day, the promotional offer will include:
– A free consultation, (normally £50) and
– A complimentary set of removable retainers (normally charged at £300)

The special promotional offer for one arch will be £1950 or £2495 for both arches saving over £600

If you would like more information about this fantastic introductory offer please get in touch with the practice. One of the team would be delighted to help and book your free consultation.

Shrubbery dental Practice offer Interest free finance to help spread the cost for treatment. Please ask for more details if this would be of interest.

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