Claremont Dental Practice 

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Cosmetic dental treatment

Although we are predominantly an NHS dental practice we do have a range of cosmetic dental treatment available as well. Some dental treatments cannot be provided on the NHS, therefore when we are panning your dental treatment with you, we ensure we discuss all the treatment options available to you including NHS and private with any risks and benefits of each. Below are some of the cosmetic dental treatments we offer here.


Teeth Whitening

We have two home teeth whitening options available here at Claremont. One is a day teeth whitening that takes one and a half hours a day and the other is night time requiring you to wear the teeth whitening trays over night whilst you sleep. Teeth whitening is the most effective way of improving the aesthetics of your teeth within our cosmetic dental treatment range.


Home Whitening

Following a consultation a custom whitening tray will be created for you in the dental laboratory and you will be provided with whitening gels and instruction on how to use them. After a couple of weeks the dentist will then review the whitening progress to ensure the treatment is effective and so they are on hand for any questions you may have. This is also an opportunity for the dentist to examine and ensure the gums and teeth remain healthy and dentally fit whilst you are undergoing treatment. Our dentists will discuss aftercare maintenance, as with good maintenance your white smile will last for years.

Providing home whitening enables you to take control of how light you would like your teeth to go and over what time frame. 



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Porcelain Veneers
A veneer is  a cosmetic dental treatment where a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail is used to improve the aesthetics of a tooth. Sometimes a natural-colour ‘composite' material is used instead of porcelain.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special, strong adhesive, very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Some types of veneers don't need any preparation at all.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten your front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look whole again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth, with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (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.



Porcelain Crowns
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown in cosmetic dental treatment also known as a 'cap'.

The dentist will prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. This will involve removing a layer of the outer surface, leaving a strong inner core. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown.

Once the tooth is shaped, the dental team will take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to show the way you bite together.

The impressions will then be given to a dental technician, along with information about the shade to use and any other information they need.

In root-filled teeth it may be necessary to insert a post into the tooth root before placing a crown. A post gives support and helps the crown to stay in place. The surface of the tooth may be removed down to the level of the gum.

A post can be made of prefabricated stainless steel which the dentist can fit directly into the root canal. Or a custom-made post can be constructed by a dental technician to accurately fit the shape of the prepared root canal. The post is placed into the root canal and cemented in position, ready for the crown to be attached.

Porcelain crowns look great aesthetically and are very strong as well. They are the option usually chosen if a patient would like the most natural looking crown. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth whether it be shape, colour, size and alignment.



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Composite Restorations
Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don't want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile. Thats where cosmetic dental treatments come in.
White fillings have always been considered less long-lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available that are comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Your dental team can advise you on how long your fillings should last.
White fillings can be used to improve the appearance of any tooth, especially front teeth. They can used to fix broken teeth and can be used to fill in gaps between the teeth to improve the aesthetics.

Bridge

A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth , called abutments, and these serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.

There are a few options when it comes to bridges in cosmetic dentistry. If you have any queries please feel free to speak to your dentist about the options available if your considering a bridge.



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