If you are unhappy about the way your teeth look, you may need to consider a Smile Makeover.
We will listen to your concerns, ask you lots of questions and then analyse your smile. We may need to take some X-rays and some photographs and then we can offer a solution to truly make you smile!
A Smile Makeover may involve several types of treatment from tooth whitening, dental implants to veneers or tooth straightening treatments.
It invariably involves some change to the front “Smiling Teeth” and often veneers.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth.
A precise shade can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten front teeth. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
Multiple Veneers can be used for Smile Makeovers. We are able to use CEREC® to make veneers and even do Smile Makeovers in one appointment.
One of the main factors that may hold people back from undergoing cosmetic dentistry, that could see their smile completely transformed, is the drawn out process and the subsequent appointments that may be required.
Luckily, the emergence of CEREC® 3D technology, has changed all that and means Smile Makeovers can be achieved in a single visit.
What is CEREC® 3D?
Using this revolutionary system, dentists can design, manufacture and install a new veneer, inlay, onlay or crown in a single visit for our patients, which would previously take at least two weeks.
The system allows us to prepare perfectly fitted ceramic restorations with significant savings in both time and laboratory costs.
Similarly to the preparation of a tooth before a crown or veneer is fitted, we will take a digital image using a special camera, this is instead of messy impressions. This photograph is then converted into a computerised 3D model, which is used as a guide to create the new restoration.
When we are satisfied with the appearance, the information is transmitted to a specially-designed milling machine, which creates the veneer, inlay or crown from a high-quality ceramic block. This process usually takes between six minutes and half an hour, depending on the complexity of the issue.
When the crown or veneer has been milled, it can then be characterised and stained to match the colour of the existing teeth before it is polished or glazed in a furnace. Following this process, the brand new restoration is cemented into place on the already-prepared tooth.