What is Cosmetic Dentistry
It goes without saying that visiting the dentist regularly is vital for us to maintain the health of our teeth. However, we also visit the dentist for aesthetic reasons as we would like our teeth to look their best. In recent years, the tools, techniques and technologies at dentists’ disposal have developed considerably and so has the popularity of cosmetic dentistry – dental treatments that help us to keep our smile looking great and our confidence levels up!
Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of different treatments that are designed to improve our smiles. At Cathays Dental Clinic, our range of cosmetic dentistry treatments include:
Over time, it’s normal for our teeth to become discoloured or stained, particularly by certain foods and drinks, habits like smoking and taking certain medications. Tooth whitening is a very popular and non-invasive procedure where the colour of the teeth can be lightened a few shades without the need to remove any tooth structure.
It’s always advisable to go to a dentist for tooth whitening treatment, as off the shelf tooth whitening packages can be ineffective or even dangerous. At Cathays Dental Clinic, we use revolutionary photo cosmetic technology to bleach the teeth to a whiter shade in just one session, applying gel to the teeth, before using a specialist whitening light to activate the gel.
We can also provide safe and effective home whitening kits to help whiten your smile.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells that are custom made to cover the front side of the teeth. As well as helping to close gaps in the teeth, or align crowded, protruding teeth, veneers are also popular for lightening the colour of front teeth, giving you a whiter smile.
As well as restoring the shape and function of a tooth, crowns are also useful in covering discoloured, badly shaped teeth. Crowns, like veneers are made from porcelain and look very natural, providing a white smile.
Invisalign is an innovative and invisible way to achieve a straighter smile. Unlike traditional metal braces which can be uncomfortable and unsightly, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners which can be removed to eat and clean your teeth. After an initial examination, we can write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Using the latest in 3D technology, impressions of your teeth and our instructions can be translated into a series of aligners, designed to gradually move your teeth over a period of time.
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign clear aligners is that they are practically invisible, so you can straighten your smile with confidence, rather than drawing attention to your treatment. In addition to this, there is no need to worry about having problems brushing or flossing your teeth, or eating your favourite foods.
Fillings are placed to prevent the progression of decay or tooth damage caused by bacteria, restoring the tooth to its original size and function. In the past, silver fillings were widespread, whereas white fillings are now more common. Silver fillings can be replaced with white fillings to provide an improved cosmetic appearance.
Dental implants provide the most natural looking substitute for lost teeth. Anchored directly into your jaw bone, titanium implants hold dentures firmly in place and look and feel natural. Missing teeth can often leave your face looking slightly sunken or sagging – by replacing the missing tooth, dental implants provide a solution for this problem.
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, you can call us today on 029 2167 7704 or email us at email@example.com to arrange a free cosmetic consultation.