Cosmetic Dentist Clanfield - Full Service Cosmetic Dentistry, Hampshire
A beautiful smile not only looks fantastic but can give the wearer a unique confidence. Have you ever avoided smiling in photos? Or covered you mouth whilst laughing or smiling?
South Lane Dental offers various options to create your ideal smile makeover. From whitening to veneers, our expert team will work with you to create the smile you have always dreamed of. We want to make you smile with confidence.
Porcelain veneers are one of the ways of creating a beautiful smile. They can disguise chips, cracks, stains, crookedness, and gaps.
If your teeth are essentially healthy, but you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution for you.
Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain crowns (or caps as they are often referred to) can provide an excellent, natural-looking, long lasting means of repairing decayed or damaged teeth, making them healthier, stronger and more beautiful. A crown is used in structurally compromised teeth. This can be as a result of breakage, decay where the tooth is badly broken down, or in heavily filled teeth to help to strengthen them. Crowns are made from porcelain and sometimes porcelain bonded to metal.
A Bridge, quite literally, spans the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The new tooth is attached to crowns (caps) that slip over the teeth adjacent to the gap. Bridges are either all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. A bridge can be used for anyone who has a space and does not want to wear a denture. There are many different types of bridges so generally we can make one to fit your situation. However bridges are not always indicated and the best option for you may be an implant or denture.
A thorough examination is necessary to ascertain suitability.
Composite (white fillings) are now the most common restorations. Where silver (amalgam) fillings were once common-place, composites are now the more popular choice. New white fillings (composite) can be matched to the tooth's natural colour, creating aesthetically pleasing results. Moreover, white fillings are stronger and more durable than silver amalgam.
If you are unhappy with existing amalgam fillings, they can be replaced with composite (white) fillings.
Bonding is a conservative way to meet your cosmetic desires, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Using a tooth-coloured filling material (composite), bonding can fill in gaps and chips. It can also be used to hide discolouration. Bonding offers an additional benefit in that it does not require the removal of any of the natural tooth surface.
Ideal candidates are anyone who would like to improve the appearance of the shape or position of their teeth. It is also a cost effective way of disguising staining, chips or small gaps. Bonding can work very well alongside whitening to give a beautifully white and even looking smile.
(Bonding is not recommended in those who smoke as the tobacco smoke will, with time, cause staining at the edges.)
Tooth whitening can make you feel more positive and confident.
At South Lane Dental we use the enlighten tooth whitening system, the great thing about the enlighten system is that it is a non-invasive technique which does not weaken or damage the teeth.
The system uses customised trays for a couple of weeks of at-home whitening, followed by an in-surgery appointment which will then complete the process to provide you with a long lasting and beautiful smile.