Do you hanker after a nicer smile, but think you will have to spend a fortune? It is true that complex smile makeovers can be quite an investment, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater can work with you to construct a treatment plan that falls within your budget. Even small things can make a difference, such as renewing old and stained fillings with nice new tooth coloured white fillings in Bayswater. All types of fillings do need renewing after a few years, and cosmetic resin fillings typically last around five years. Having them replaced can really help to boost your smile, without breaking the bank.
Dental Bonding and Gum Re-contouring
The same composite resin material can be used to help reshape your teeth in a process called dental bonding. This is where composite resin is used to help re-contour teeth, and can help to replace areas that have become chipped or worn, or it can be used to disguise teeth that are discoloured or a less than pleasing shape. One of the huge advantages about this treatment is that it is minimally invasive as your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater won’t really need to do much to prepare the tooth beforehand. Replacing lost areas of teeth can also help preserve the remaining tooth structure by adding strength and stability.
It’s something that is often used in conjunction with gum contouring, and this is perfect if you happen to have a slightly gummy smile. A gummy smile is where you show too much gum tissue whenever you smile, and it’s quite a simple process to remedy this. Your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater can remove the excess gum tissue, reshaping the gums to give a more pleasing contour that looks very natural and attractive. One thing to bear in mind about this treatment is that sometimes it can expose quite a bit more of the crown of your tooth, and sometimes it might be necessary to veneer the tooth afterwards to protect any exposed root areas.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Can Replace Larger Areas of Decay
If you have quite large silver fillings in some of your back teeth then they may well be amalgams, as these tended to be used to replace larger areas of decay. While a very hard wearing material, amalgam doesn’t look particularly nice but is easily replaced with porcelain inlays and onlays. These are sometimes called indirect fillings as they have to be constructed in the dental laboratory, and this does take a couple of weeks. However they are well worth the effort as they help to restore strength and stability to the affected tooth.
Inlays can be used to replace the central chewing area of a tooth, while onlays will replace one or more of the tooth cusps. A cusp is the raised point of a back tooth that is either located on the surface nearest to the cheek or to the tongue.
Of course teeth whitening are hugely popular and can make an enormous difference to a smile, boosting self-esteem and confidence. You’ll find your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater can whiten your teeth in the dental chair in as little as an hour, or if you prefer you can whiten at home using custom-made whitening trays.
None of these treatments will cost a fortune, and some will help improve your oral health; excellent justification for investing in your smile.