What is cosmetic dentistry?

Dentistry has changed in recent years from simply filling or taking out teeth as a result of decay and pain and replacing the teeth to help with eating (function). Although this is still important, many patients are looking to cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry to improve the appearance of their smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry is any treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth/smile such as:

Dental Bridge

Bridges

A bridge replaces missing teeth. They ‘bridge’ the gap (often following the removal of a tooth) between natural teeth

Dental Crowns

Crowns

A crown is a tooth-shaped cover which is fitted over a tooth after it has been shaped by your dentist

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A metal post or screw placed into the jaw bone to replace a lost tooth or teeth

Orthodontics

Moving or straightening teeth to improve the appearance of your smile and the way the teeth bite together

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a process that helps to remove stains and discolouration of teeth to give a brighter, whiter tooth colour

Veneers

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite that fits over the front of a tooth (a little like a false nail over a fingernail)