If you’ve ever dreamed of a perfect, glossy smile, your dreams can soon become a reality with our beautiful porcelain veneers. We fit individual and entire arches of veneers to cover flaws and damaged teeth and create stunning, bright smiles. With veneers, anything is possible and you can look forward to showing off your smile.
The ins and outs of porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin and light shells, which are designed to sit over the teeth to create a beautiful new smile. Veneers are custom-designed to fit the natural teeth and they are available in a range of different shades and sizes, so you have control of the design of your smile.
Veneers are a popular solution for worn, uneven, chipped and stained teeth and they are also a good choice for patients who simply want to add more glamour and radiance to their smile.
Veneers have amazing benefits for the look of the smile, but they can also really make a difference to a patient’s confidence, especially in cases where patients suffer from low self-esteem or feel very conscious about the appearance of their smile.
Veneer treatment is simple, quick and it involves very little pain. Before veneers are fitted, the teeth are prepared to make room for the veneers and ensure that they look natural. This process involves taking away an ultra-fine layer of the tooth surface. Once this stage is complete and you have chosen the shade and shape of your veneers, we will create impressions of your teeth and send them to our incredible dental technicians. Once your veneers are ready, we will place them on your teeth, allow you to take a look at your new smile and then secure them in position and bond them to the teeth.
Discoloured, mildly misaligned or damaged teeth can make us feel very self-conscious, but dental veneers are the perfect solution to putting the confidence back into your smile. Veneers can be made from either porcelain or white composite.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are made from patented porcelain- a wafer thin cover that is easy to fit and will hide away any signs of gaps, cracks and general wear and tear in your teeth. The strength comes once they have been bonded in with the cement. All you have to do is to get your teeth measured up by having moulds taken. Once this has been done, these moulds are sent off so that the fittings can be made. Once they are ready, your teeth will be cleaned and then the Lumineers will be glued straight onto the front of the teeth. These fittings should last a long while if you care for them, and they will totally transform the look of your smile. Lumineers are the epitome of everything beautiful about modern dentistry.
Less tooth preparation
With Lumineers, your existing tooth structure is preserved, as the treatment involves less tooth preparation. In your first appointment at Clifton Dental Studio, we will take impressions of your teeth so that we can custom-make your Lumineers. In your second appointment the Lumineers will be fitted and adjusted for a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Gaps can make your smile look unhealthy, unbalanced and unattractive, but if you don’t have perfectly positioned teeth, there is no need to panic. We have a host of treatment options available to close, cover or reduce gaps in your teeth to create a beautiful smile and a more confident you.
Treatment options for a gappy smile
If you have a missing tooth, the best options are dental bridges and dental implants. Bridges are more affordable, while implants last a lifetime. Bridges are custom-made and treatment can be completed in around two weeks, while implant treatment takes several months, as the implant integrates into the bone tissue to take on the role of the tooth root.
Treatments for gaps between the teeth
If you have spaces between the teeth, there are various choices, including:
Veneers: veneers are porcelain shells, which are placed over the teeth to cover chipped and worn surfaces and gaps between the teeth to create a beautiful, flawless smile.
Cosmetic bonding: this is an affordable, quick and simple procedure, which can be used to repair chips and worn surfaces, as well as reducing the size of a gap between two teeth. It involves using dental composite, which is also used for white fillings; the composite is moulded to improve the shape of the tooth or close a gap and then set hard using a curing light.
Orthodontic treatment: orthodontic treatment is the best solution if you want a long-term treatment for gaps between the teeth. This form of treatment actually moves the teeth and there are many different options available, including fixed and removable braces.
Veneers are often featured on television makeover shows and it’s no surprise; they really can produce amazing results and they are highly versatile. Our dentists have expertise in using porcelain veneers to create beautiful smiles, so you can show off your pearly whites with pride.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped sheets of porcelain, which are placed over your teeth. They are often likened to false nails, as they sit on top of your teeth. There is a great deal of scope to design your own smile with veneers, as they are available in a range of different shapes, sizes and shades. Some of our patients prefer a very natural look, while others like to inject that extra touch of glamour into their smile.
Veneers are very versatile and they have a range of uses, from addressing chipped and worn teeth to creating a brighter, whiter smile for patients with stained teeth. They can also help to make gaps between the teeth look smaller and create a healthier, more youthful looking smile.
Veneer treatment takes place over two sessions that take place once we have had a consultation and planned your treatment in great detail. The first treatment is designed to prepare your teeth and create the impressions for your new veneers. Preparation involves trimming away an ultra-thin layer of the tooth structure to increase the space available for the veneers. This part of the treatment process is essential for creating an attractive, natural aesthetic.
Once the teeth have been prepared, impressions are created and these are used to make your bespoke veneers.
The second stage of treatment involves fitting the veneers. We will check that you are happy with the look of your new smile and then secure the veneers in position using dental adhesive.
If wear and tear has taken its toll on your smile, Clifton Dental Studio has the perfect solution: smile rejuvenation. Using the latest techniques and treatments, we can transform your smile to make you look and feel amazing.
What does smile rejuvenation involve?
When you bump into an old friend, meet up with family members or walk into a room ready for an important meeting or interview, your face makes expressions and this means that your smile is usually the first thing people notice. You may spend a huge amount of time and money on your hairstyle or creating the perfect outfit, but have you ever thought about investing in your smile?
Your teeth are built to last, but they are vulnerable to minor injuries, knocks and general wear and if you have chipped or stained teeth, this can have a real impact on the overall look of your smile. The aim of smile rejuvenation is to give your smile its sparkle back and help you to feel more confident.
We have a variety of treatments at our disposal to create perfect, youthful looking smiles. During the consultation, we will take a look at your teeth and chat to you about which bits you like and dislike, what you would like to change and what you think constitutes a perfect smile. This will give us an idea of what you want to achieve from treatment. The treatments we use will normally depend heavily on the issues you want to correct. Popular treatments include tooth whitening, porcelain crowns and white fillings and veneers, which are generally used to treat chipped, worn and discoloured teeth.
We can use imaging technology to create designs and show you what you can expect to see after treatment. We want you to be beaming when you leave and we encourage you to share your ideas with us so we can work together to achieve this goal.
The world of modern dentistry today in Chepstow is a wonderful one and if you are suffering from any issues at all with your mouth, and even on your face, cosmetic dentistry has all bases covered. It starts with the basics in order to get your teeth and gums healthy first and plug up any gaps with bridges, implants or dentures; damaged teeth can be repaired with dental crowns and decay can be beautifully hidden away with white fillings- then the real cosmetics can start in earnest. Gums can be contoured with laser surgery and then repaired with veneers if need be; veneers can also cover away flaws in your teeth (along with bonding), whereas if the teeth are simply just discoloured, whitening will restore the colour back to the enamel. Even the lines and cracks in your face can be overcome by dentists today by injecting dermal fillers and BOTOX in to the damaged places. If all of this has wetted the appetite and you fancy a bit of a make-over, then get in touch with Clifton Dental of Bristol for information about all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, for they serve the area.
Of all the modern technological advances in dentistry, few have been as revolutionary and useful as digital x-rays. They have reduced waiting times and treatment times and also made possible a new series of treatments that are changing modern dentistry.
Digital x-rays produce an immediate and three-dimensional image of the patient’s mouth and teeth onto a computer screen. This has replaced the old style traditional x-rays which produced two-dimensional black and white images. This ;also needed developing that could take up to several days depending on the number of patients.
Swindon dentists can now get an incredibly accurate image of the patient’s teeth almost immediately, which they can then use for further treatment. One of the newest methods of treatment is called Cerec. This allows dentists to produce dental restorations such as crowns, veneers and dental inlays in only one appointment. The process is able to work because of the images produced by the digital x-rays. The dentist can use this image to create a dental crown or veneer on the computer. When satisfied with the size and shape he can then utilise a computer-guided machine to sculpt the restoration from a single piece of porcelain. This takes as little as six minutes per tooth and represents an astonishing leap forward in dental technology.
Digital x-rays have not only improved the time of treatment but they have also improved its quality. The images available now are accurate to microscopic degrees. This has allowed treatments to become more accurate and means dentists no longer need to rely on clumsy and time-consuming dental moulds.
Teeth whitening used to be a thing only the rich had done, but with new techniques and more simplified training procedures it has become affordable to many more people says a Bath dentist. The cheapest method is to simply bleach the white using home kits; these are available in most chemists’ shops and can be bought for under £100. They are easy to use and quick to do the job, but like all cheap versions of a good idea they have a limited life span and the effects aren’t all they are promised to be. It involves mixing up a paste that is placed into a gum shield, this in turn is placed over the top and bottom sets of teeth and left to do its job. The main problem here would be that different teeth are discoloured more than the other ones, and so the bleach wouldn’t necessarily do such a good even job. The next process involves a technician at a salon who uses a gel and an intense light source to create a reaction; this in turn breaks down the discolouration and leaves a whitening effect on the teeth. This method has its drawbacks though, if your teeth have receding gums then the light will damage the root of the exposed tooth, and the process can’t be done. It is also a bit more expensive at around 200 to 400 pounds a time. Veneers are the next alternative and this will need a dentist to apply them, they are similar in design to a false nail and are glued onto a discoloured tooth or teeth in much the same way. They aren’t removable like a nail and stay on for the duration of their life span, which is around 3-5 years. They can also cover up a multitude of other teeth problems.
Tooth whitening is a highly effective way of lightening the colour of your teeth without damaging the surface enamel. It is much cheaper and far less drastic than having a whole set of veneers to brighten teeth and can be just as effective while still maintaining a natural appearance.
There are many reasons why you may require tooth whitening but by far the most common is to reverse the staining of teeth that happens naturally as we age. The discolouration can be accelerated by ingesting certain foods and drinks such as coffee, and smoking can also increase the process.
The most common form of teeth whitening is professional bleaching carried out by a Weston-super-Mare dentist. The dentist will initially assess if you are suitable for whitening as the use of certain medications precludes treatment. If you are suitable, the dentist will use a rubber shield to protect the gums and other soft tissue before applying a concentrated mixture containing the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. As this is broken down oxygen penetrates the enamel on the surface of the teeth making it appear lighter.
Complete treatments usually take between three and four weeks with regular applications of half an hour over that period. In most cases the dentist will make up reduced concentration treatments in special trays to be used at home. Although some new treatments can be applied for longer reducing the overall treatment time to as little as a week.
Other new treatments include using the heat of a dental laser to activate the chemical reaction producing a much faster colour change. The effects of tooth whitening can last up to three years although it is important to remember that all treatments will work differently for each patient as teeth vary in their natural colour and texture. Talk to a Weston-super-Mare dentist about the possibilities of brightening your smile with tooth whitening.
Dental bonding is a common and simple cosmetic dentistry procedure used by Bristol dentists to repair minor damage to the teeth and improve their overall appearance. Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, can be used to repair damage caused by cavities, chips and cracks and discolouration, and is very popular because it is really effective and very affordable.
The bonding itself is a tooth-coloured resin that can be shaped before being set hard using the heat of a dental laser. Little preparation is needed before application, with only some minor etching to allow better adhesion to the enamel. Once set, the bonding can be buffed and polished to appear more like the smooth surface of tooth enamel.
There are several major advantages of using dental bonding over other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be prepared in the surgery during one visit to the dentist. Also unlike veneers and crowns, dental bonding requires little or no removal of tooth enamel so there is no unnecessary damage to the teeth. Another major bonus is that unless filling a cavity, bonding is completely pain-free and requires no anaesthetic.
In some cases dental bonding may not be suitable because of the size of the area needing filling, or the extensive nature of the dental trauma but for small scale repairs and minor cosmetic improvements, dental bonding is the perfect solution. Make an appointment to consult with your dentist to see for yourself the amazing variety of dental problems that can be treated with incredibly versatile dental bonding.