Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
This has to be the best cosmetic dental treatment available. A lighter and brighter smile without needing dentistry! Properly done, most people will achieve teeth 8-10 shades whiter or more.
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CEREC
CEREC stands for CERamic REconstruction. It is an in-surgery CAD\CAM system that can make any laboratory dental restoration (crown\veneer\inlay) actually in the dentists surgery. It is without doubt that CEREC is the most advanced dental system in the world and all the longterm clinical tests and studies are showing teeth restored with CEREC are lasting as long as teeth restored with gold.
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Gum Contouring
Not everyone shows their gums when they smile, but if they do then having an even gumline along the top of the teeth is important for a natural smile. Gum contouring or gum sculpting as it is sometimes called, is a technique to reshape the gumline to give an even and balanced appearance.
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Cosmetic Implants
Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots and are used to put back missing teeth. The implant is usually placed into the bone in the same position as the original tooth root.
Common Types
Bicon
Nobel Biocare
Straumann (ITI)
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Cosmetic Crowns
Crowns (or caps) are where the whole tooth is completely covered, as compared to a veneer where only the front surface is covered. Crowns have been used in dentistry since the 1920’s although materials have changed significantly since then. Originally, crowns were made from gold but in the 1950’s it became possible to overlay gold with porcelain and so tooth coloured crowns were made with a gold base
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Cosmetic Veneers
Veneers are best though of as new tooth 'facings', which are bonded permanently to the front surface of the teeth.
Types
Ceramic
Cerec
Da Vinci
Mac
Lumineers
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Contouring

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring or gum sculpting as it is sometimes called, is a technique to reshape the gumline to give an even and balanced appearance.

    Average Cost:From £100
    Treatment Length:From 15 Minutes
    Used to Treat:Uneven Gum Line
    Available From:Cosmetic Dentist

Not everyone shows their gums when they smile, but if they do then having an even gumline along the top of the teeth is important for a natural smile. Gum contouring, or gum sculpting as it is sometimes called, is a technique to reshape the gumline to give an even and balanced appearance.

In the example below, the patient had a very gummy smile and the gums sloped towards her left side giving a poor appearance. The gums were reshaped and a week later ceramic crowns were made. Notice the gumline is now in line with the shape of the top lip which gives a balanced and attractive smile.

In this example, the patient had a second incisor tooth which was dark and slightly sticking out. Also, the gum line was lower than the teeth either side. The gum was simply reshaped with a laser and a ceramic veneermade to change the shape, angle and colour of her tooth.

How is it done?

The best way to reshape gum is with a Dental Laser. The laser can be used to reshape the gum as if it was simply melting the gum into the correct shape, without any bleeding. The type of laser needed to do this is a Diode or Soft Tissue laser. Another advantage of laser gum contouring compared to simply cutting the gum is much quicker healing after and a more predictable gum line.

In some cases if a lot of reshaping is required it may be necessary to remove some bone under the gum as well as reshaping the gum. This is more involved, although, by using a special Hard Tissue Laser the surgery is much simpler than conventional surgery.

What does it Cost?

This depends on how much work is involved and if other treatment is being undertaken such as veneers. Typically, expect to pay £150 for soft tissue laser gum reshaping.

Finding a Gum Contouring Dentist

You will want to use a dentist who has a Dental Laser. Not all dentists have lasers as they tend to be quite expensive and only have a few number of uses. Most good cosmetic dentists will have a laser – click here to find a cosmetic dentist near you.

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 CEREC
 Stands for
 CERamic
 REconstruction
 Cerec Guide

 IMPLANTS
 Replacement tooth roots
 and are used to put back
 missing teeth.
 Implants Guide

 Crowns
 Crowns (or caps) are
 where the whole tooth
 is completely 
 Crowns Guide

 Whitening
 A lighter and brighter
 smile without needing
 dentistry!
 Whitening Guide

 Countoring
 Gum contouring is a 
 technique to reshape
 the gumline
 Countoring Guide

 Bonding
 Is where a composite
 resin material is bonded
 to the tooth
 Bonding Guide

 Veneers
 Are best tough
 of new tooth
 'facing'
 Veneers Guide

 Cosmetic Orthodontics
 Moving the front teeth
 to provide 
 a straight smile
 Orthodontics Guide

Finding The Right Dentist

Finding the right dentist can be tough.
We have some advice on how to help
you in your search.
Finding The Right Dentist

Procedure Overviews

A light summary on some of the
most frequenly carried out
procedures.
Cosmetic Treatment Overview