We offer two types of teeth whitening; In surgery and Home whitening. In surgery whitening takes approximately 1 hour and gives instant results so you could go home on the same day with teeth up to 6-10 shades lighter, you will also be given custom made trays and bleach to use at home to 'seal' your new look. Home whitening can take longer for results with patients usually reaching their desired shade in 2-3 weeks. The home whitening gel is applied directly by the patient via custom made trays meaning you have the convenience to fit it in around your every day life.
We are able to build up badly broken down teeth using white fillings, if you are keen on saving the tooth but also want the least invasive option. We use superior quality composite filling material for these fillings which are built up in layers to build back the original shape and look of the tooth. Time is taken to match the shade of your other teeth and make it look like a natural tooth. We also use various glazes for finishing to imitate a tooth's shiny surface, so nobody will know the difference between your tooth and filling!
It is possible to splint missing teeth as an alternative to implants and dentures. This is achieved using a fibre splinting material and either a ceramic tooth made in a laboratory, a composite tooth made in surgery or even your naturally exfoliated tooth! The advantage of this treatment is that splinting of teeth can be done in one visit, is minimally invasive and is a fixed restoration.
Splints can also be provided to patients undergoing periodontal (gum) treatments to help prolong the life of wobbly teeth which have become mobile due to bone loss and gum disease.
Veneers, Bridges and Crowns
There are various asthetically pleasing materials that can be used to make cosmetic crowns and veneers to improve the appearence and colour of teeth. Bridges can also be offered as a fixed alternative to implants and dentures for missing teeth, whilst bridges are simliar in their purpose to splinting teeth they are more invasive and can compromise other teeth that are used as retainers.
Chrome dentures are avaiable privately and can offer an extremely good fit with the beneifit of being able to taste food and drink better and feel the temperature of your food and beverages better as they do not cover the palate fully as acrylic dentures can do and have higher thermal conductivity. They are more hygienic than acrylic dentures as they are less pourous and this will lessen the accumulation of plaque and calculus on the metal surface.
Valplast and Viva flex partial dentures are an alternative to chrome dentures and combine density and resistance with high flexible strength, which grips onto the gums very well giving very good retention, they are metal free, do not discolour and teeth can be added to the Viva flex denture with ease.