Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry in Warrior Square Dental Practice includes any treatments which are carried out solely for aesthetic purpose; for this reason they are carried out on a private basis. Stain removal, tooth whitening, white (composite) fillings on back teeth, veneers and porcelain crowns are all carried out at our practice with good results. If you feel that you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, then you can discuss with your dentist which treatments may be suitable for you.

Stain removal

There are a variety of reasons why stain can build up on your teeth, for example, tobacco use and drinking black coffee. The stain removal system that we use, KaVo PROPYflex 3, can reduce the amount of staining that is visible on your teeth. It makes use of a steam of fine powder particles to gently polish away stubborn stains off a tooth, giving instant results.



Porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns have a much better appearance than the standard metal-ceramic crowns that are made under the NHS. Both are tooth coloured, but full porcelain crowns have better translucency so the result is more aesthetically pleasing. With porcelain crowns however, more tooth structure has to be taken away from your natural tooth to accomodate the material used.



Veneers

Veneers are porcelain facings that can be cemented onto teeth which are discoloured and chipped.



Replacement of amalgam (silver) fillings

If you are unhappy wth the appearance of your existing amalgam fillings, there is an option to replace them with composite (white filling). However, whether this is viable depends upon the extent of the existing filling. Your dentist will advise you on whether replacement of your metal fillings is possible or not.