Cosmetic Dentistry at Weston Cottage

These days, cosmetic (or 'aesthetic') dentistry is very often in the news and beauty sections of the press. You may have heard certain terms and wondered, 'What does that mean?' We hope that this brief guide will go some way to answering your questions.

Bridges

Bridges can be best described as mountings for artificial teeth that are attached at one or both ends to natural teeth. They can be used to replace one or more teeth. When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth require crowns in order to support the replacement teeth.

Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain shaped to fit over your teeth thus covering any imperfections and delivering a 'perfect smile'. They come in many shades and are very long lasting.

White Fillings

If you have unsightly 'black/silver' amalgam fillings these can now be replaced with white fillings. They are long-lasting, natural looking and are very strong. They are also the ideal option if you are at all worried about the potential risks of mercury.

Crowns

A crown is an artificial cover used to replace missing portions of teeth. The crown 'caps' a tooth in order to restore or improve the shape, size and appearance of the tooth. Crowns are increasingly used in cosmetic dentistry where there may be used to cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth. A crown will also increase the strength of the remaining tooth.

Implants

Implants are metal/titanium "replacement roots" which allow for the individual or multiple replacement of teeth, or support for dentures. Our visiting specialist will assess your suitability and you will be treated in the comfort of our practice.

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