We offer many Cosmetic Dentistry procedures to whiten, straighten, repair missing teeth, fix gaps, and more.
Cosmetic dentistry can create a beautiful smile and can make all of the difference in your confidence and your life. Some of the procedures we offer are:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Caps (Crowns)
- Fillings that match the colour of your teeth
Over time teeth may become stained as a result of the food and drink we consume. Teeth whitening is a simple non invasive method to brighten the smile. Here at Ainsty Dental Practice we use the White Dental Beauty home whitening system.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Therefore veneers can change the colour shape and position of teeth.
Porcelain veneers typically require 2 visits spread over 1 to 2 weeks. At the first visit for the preparation of the veneer we remove a small amount of tooth enamel. Finally the last appointment is to bond the veneer onto the tooth surface.
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, therefore making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes also known as a ‘cap’. Porcelain, metal or also combination of both may be used to construct crowns. At the front of the mouth Porcelain crowns may also be an aesthetic solution to repair broken down teeth.
Porcelain crowns typically require 2 visits spread over 1 to 2 weeks. At the first visit for the preparation for the crown we trim down the tooth. Finally the last appointment is to bond the crown onto the tooth.
White fillings are now a viable alternative to metal fillings and hence providing a cosmetic solution. Previously white fillings have been thought not to last as long as metal fillings. Over the past years there have been improvements to the materials used in white fillings. Consequently because of this white fillings are now a suitable long term restoration providing aesthetic results which do not show when we smile or laugh.