COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

The Dental Centre team are committed to helping our patients achieve the smile they desire through personalised treatment planning and ongoing support.
Cosmetic dentistry from The Dental Centre can involve a wide variety of procedures, each designed to improve the aesthetics and health of your smile.

A crown completely covers a single tooth, while bridges can replace one or more missing teeth, using the teeth either side of the space as support.

Crowns and bridges may be used to restore chipped, worn down, cracked or decayed teeth. Crowns and bridges cover and protect natural teeth and restore lost tooth tissue. This serves to protect the remaining tooth structure while also creating a natural healthy appearance.

Both treatment options are custom-made and fitted to your mouth so they complement your other teeth in terms of function and appearance to provide a long-lasting and natural-looking result.

Inlays and onlays are a natural-looking, extremely strong alternative to fillings. These are custom-made from porcelain that is selected to match your tooth, resulting in a restoration that is almost impossible to differentiate from your natural teeth.

Unlike some alternative filling materials, which need comparatively large amounts of healthy tooth to be removed as preparation, inlays and onlays usually require only the damaged portion of your tooth to be removed.

Porcelain veneers are designed to closely resemble tooth enamel and are incredibly strong and durable when bonded over your existing front teeth.

To prepare your tooth for porcelain veneers your dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from your tooth’s surface. We then take an impression of your teeth to enable us to custom-make your veneers over the next one to two weeks. You will have temporary veneers in place while you wait.

Composite veneers are a more cost effective, versatile and less invasive alternative to porcelain veneers. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are made in the laboratory and bonded onto the tooth surface, composite resin veneers are built up on your natural teeth in the dental chair. We commonly place composite veneers in conjunction with restorations and/or repairs to your front teeth to restore a smile’s healthy appearance.

For a beautiful new white smile we can now replace old-fashioned metal amalgam fillings with tooth-coloured composite fillings.

Composite fillings are a great alternative to dark-coloured amalgam due to their natural appearance, strength, durability and resistance to fractures.

Your smile is one of your most recognisable features, and a brighter, whiter smile can help to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence.

It is quite common for our teeth to become discoloured as we age due to consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, staining foods, smoking and the natural ageing process. Any of these can cause your teeth to appear dull, dark and aged. This can be reversed significantly with the use of professional whitening treatments. Tooth whitening is now a common way in which people choose to rejuvenate their smiles and is both safe and effective.

You can choose between our convenient in-chair whitening option or the flexibility and comfort of our at-home whitening treatments.

Your dentist is in the best position to determine if you would be a good candidate for whitening and to give an indication of the likely success and stability of this treatment.

Teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism, is a common sleep disorder which can cause extreme damage to your teeth, such as major wear to the biting surfaces, chips and cracks.

Bruxism can be caused by a disturbed sleep pattern, stress, airway constriction, some medications or a lack of symmetry in the teeth and, if left untreated, causes excessive tooth wear or even tooth loss.

At The Dental Centre, we can help your mouth regain its health and vitality by using restorative dentistry to rebuild any teeth that are worn down by bruxism. We can then prevent any future damage by creating a custom-made protective night guard or bite splint for you.

Healthy, functional teeth and gums are crucial to maintain your beautiful, white, healthy smile. Your bite alignment is of vital importance to your overall oral health and can be adversely affected by things such as bruxism (tooth grinding), excessive tooth wear, gum disease and tooth loss, the natural ageing process or tooth and jaw misalignment.

At The Dental Centre, we develop a personalised treatment plan to correct bite misalignment, beginning with a thorough examination which may include X-rays of your teeth and jaws, photographs of your face, teeth and smile, and impressions of your teeth. This comprehensive approach enables us to make a full diagnosis, give you options to consider, and help you to decide on the approach that is right for you.

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