CHURCH ROAD DENTAL CLINIC
and Dental Implant Centre
tel: 0117 9642794
Porcelain Dental Veneers and Ceramic Crowns
Veneers are effective in correcting minor irregularities in the alignment and shape of the teeth. It usually involves a small reduction in tooth surface of around 0.5mm, although sometimes no reduction is required.
Veneers are made of high quality dental porcelain, customised in colour and shape to create a pleasing natural smile individual to you.
Veneers may not be suitable for severely misaligned teeth, where orthodontics may be the treatment option.
The Veneer Process
Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to improve your smile. There are two types of whitening on the market. One is chair-side whitening topped with home whitening, the other is home whitening alone.
Whitening should only be carried out when the teeth and gums are healthy and disease free. One of the side effects of whitening is sensitivity, which can occur if you have already got sensitive teeth or if you have gum disease and recession. This sensitivity is mostly temporary and can be treated with high fluoride sensitive tooth paste and stopping whitening treatment, although a small percentage can be permanent.
Chair-side whitening is fast, but the percentage of the active ingredient carbamide peroxide is usually higher than the home whitening alone.
The whitening effect is not permanent and usually requires top-ups once a year. The treatment does not whiten existing fillings and crowns.
Call our receptionist on 02920 220794 to book a consultation for general dentistry, aesthetic dentistry or dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws used as fixed replacements for missing teeth. The implant itself is essentially a replacement tooth root made out of medical grade titanium. They can be used in a number of ways to replace one or more teeth or even a whole set of missing teeth.
Implants require advanced skills and knowledge to fit them, and the time taken to complete implant treatment can take several months.
A GAP IN THE FRONT TEETH IN THIS YOUNG PATIENT
THE GAP HAS BEEN FILLED WITH A DENTAL IMPLANT
Treatments for Replacing Missing Teeth
A missing tooth may sometimes be replaced with a dental implant or a dental bridge or a denture. Each of these options may be suitable in different situations.
Dental Implants are often used instead of dental bridges because there is no need to prepare the adjacent teeth.
Church Road Dental Clinic
82 Church Road
Tel: 0117 9642794