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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Whitening

Whitening

A lighter and brighter smile without needing dentistry! Properly done, most people will achieve teeth 8-10 shades whiter or more.
 

Average Cost:£300-600
Treatment Length:2-6 weeks
Used to Treat:Teeth stained by food, drink or tobacco
Available From:Cosmetic Dentist

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.

How is it done?

The very best and most predictable results are achieved using a combination of in surgery ‘Power Whitening’ and at home ‘Tray Whitening’

Power Whitening is carried out in the dental practice. An advanced laser whitening gel is carefully applied to the teeth and this is then activated by laser light. Examples of this are Zoom, Enlighten and Quickwhite.

Zoom Laser light

Zoom-Lamp

With Home Whitening, special custom made teeth trays (like very thin mouth guards) are precisely made from an impression mould of the teeth and these are worn at night with a whitening gel inside. This is usually done for 2 weeks.
For younger patients e.g. Late teens, the home system will usually give great results without Power Whitening.

Home whitening only.

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For most people however, using a carefully planned combination of Power and Home whitening will give the best results. The before and after whitening photos on the right were achieved with an initial Zoom Power Whitening treatment, followed with two weeks of home whitening with Zoom ‘Nite White’ gel and finally another Zoom Power Whitening treatment.

Are my teeth suitable?

The only way to really answer this question is to see a dentist for a professional opinion. There are many factors that have to be taken into account such as gum health, existing fillings etc., which your dentist should be able to advise on. If you don’t have a dentist who is experienced in tooth whitening click here to find an experienced dentist in your area who will give you a free consultation to discuss whitening with you.

How long will it last?

The whitening treatment carried out as above is permanent. Teeth darken due to food colours in tea, coffee, red wine, curry etc., and gradually over a period of many years, these can start to darken teeth. To maintain the new whiteness, good hygiene with a whitening toothpaste and maybe wearing the night trays once or twice a year should be all it takes to maintain the whiteness of your teeth.

Who can whiten teeth?

Any procedure carried out on teeth is classified as dentistry and regulated by the General Dental Council. Only licensed dentists or hygienists are legally allowed to carry out tooth whitening. Beauty therapists, hairdressers and diy kits from Ebay are not trained dentists and there is no guarantee of the safety of the materials used or the effectiveness of the treatment. All whitening materials used by dentists are made to the same standard as prescription medicine and only dentists can prescribe and use these whitening materials.

 

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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

 Whitenings
 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 the best though
  of as new tooth
 'facing'
 Veneers Guide

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

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