October 30th, 2014
The foods you eat, combined with the wear and tear of daily life and the ageing process, can contribute to discolouration of the teeth. Over time, the teeth tend to start to lose their natural whiteness, but if your teeth are looking a little yellow, there are ways to inject some sparkle and create a lighter, brighter smile.
With our tooth whitening treatments, we are able to lighten the shade of the teeth significantly, to give your pearly whites a gorgeous glow.
We offer in-chair express whitening treatment, as well as effective stain removal. Although prophyflex stain removal doesn’t actually lighten the shade of the teeth, it does remove surface stains and this often makes the teeth look much cleaner and whiter.
With express Zoom! whitening, we are able to lighten the teeth by several shades in just one hour. We apply whitening agent to the teeth and then activate it using a light beam; this procedure isn’t painless and you won’t feel anything All we ask you to do is pop on a pair of protective glasses and then sit back and relax; we will happily put some music on for you or you can chill out in peace. After just one hour, your smile will look noticeable brighter.
The benefits of whitening treatment
White smiles look youthful and healthy and although the only change to the smile is cosmetic, whitening can also have a really positive impact on confidence. Your smile is one of your most noticeable features, so it’s understandable to feel conscious about others seeing it if you’re not happy with the look of your teeth. Whitening treatment makes your smile look more attractive, so you won’t need to feel worried or anxious when others see your smile anymore. Whitening treatment is simple, quick and completely painless and it is an affordable means of making yourself look and feel better.
February 15th, 2012
Cosmetic dentistry consists of all dental treatments that improve the physical appearance of your teeth. It includes processes such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding and bridges. Cosmetic dentistry may improve the look of your mouth, but usually does not improve structure or function such as realignment to treat an overbite or underbite.
Tooth whitening involves the bleaching your your tooth enamel to give your teeth a lighter appearance, this can be done by your local dentist in South East London. A hydrogen peroxide substance will be applied to your teeth, and in some cases light may be used to activate the ingredients. When hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen is released. Oxygen gets into the tooth enamel and bleaches any substances it finds that have a colour to them. Teeth whitening is one of the mos popular forms of cosmetic dentistry as a significant importance has been placed on the attractiveness of whiter, brighter teeth by the media in recent years.
Cosmetic bonding is a treatment that can be used for discoloured teeth, chips and gaps and can even be used to re-shape the teeth. It involves a thin, plastic material being placed over the teeth you are concerned about and bonding them to the teeth with resin composites. The plastic is basically just a template. Once it has been bonded, it can be sculpted, shaped and coloured in the way you and your dentist have agreed. Bonding significantly improves the look of a persons teeth.
Bridges can be used to fill in any gaps left by missing teeth in the jaw. Almost everybody is conscious of loosing their teeth, and the unsightly gaps it leaves behind. Bridges are used to fill these gaps and can be made by your dentist to look natural and blend in with the rest of your mouth, unlike some traditional gold teeth.
Veneers are one of the final treatments in cosmetic dentistry, they can be placed over the teeth and give them a whiter, straighter appearance. Most veneers are made from porcelain, shell-like structures that are slipped over prepared teeth and bonded. Veneers do not only improve the appearance of the teeth, they also protect them from further damage.