Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells made of plastic resin or porcelain, custom-made to cover the front side of teeth. They are used to:
Correct poorly formed or slightly badly positioned teeth.
Close minor gaps between teeth.
Cover up internal stains.
Restore partially broken-down teeth.
The veneer is bonded to the tooth enamel with tooth-coloured resin cement. Before under-going this treatment, your dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages; for example, this process is usually irreversible.
These are more natural-looking fillings and a colour is chosen to match your existing teeth. The material used is moulded to copy the shape of your original tooth. First the decay is removed from your tooth, the cavity is then filled and the composite filling bonded in place. Your dentist will explain this treatment to you in detail before carrying out the procedure.
Tooth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. There are several reasons why people get their teeth professionally whitened:
Discolouration as we get older.
Surface stains from drinking tea, coffee, red wine etc.
Under-surface stains caused by certain antibiotics.
Tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.
At Bridge Dental Practice we can provide in-chair whitening and home whitening using a system called Enlighten (www.enlightensmiles.com)
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