The most important thing you wear is your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, but are not sure what they need to do to improve it…
Here at Saving Smiles , we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to suit you and your requirements.
Tooth Cavities and Decay
Dental cavities are holes in teeth caused by tooth decay. Teeth are in an environment of constant acid attack that strips the teeth of important minerals and breaks the teeth down. Small cavities can become root canals within a year.
As a cavity grows, more tooth structure is lost. Lost tooth structure leads to a greater likelihood of fractured teeth, recurrent decay, and tooth loss.
Our goal as your dentist, is to achieve a healthy balance between prevention and restoration. Regular visits to the dentist are key to being cautious, so the cavity can be monitored and treated before it grows too much.
To treat a cavity, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). Read more on Fillings here.
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic treatments at Saving Smiles.
If you are unhappy about the colour or shade of your teeth, our teeth whitening systems can bring your confidence back and make your smile beautiful. These systems can improve the shade of your teeth from just a few shades up to dazzling white.
Teeth whitening can usually be completed within two to six weeks.
If you are interested in whitening your teeth, the first step it to book an appointment with your dentist to assess your suitability for teeth whitening.
At the first appointment, we will take impressions of your mouth and make whitening trays especially to fit your teeth.
Once we have received your teeth whitening trays, we will ask you to come back to the practice so we can check your trays fit and show you how they are used with the whitening gel.
The effects will last for 1-3 years, if you keep up with the dentist’s instructions on how to maintain whitening.
Whitening can be refreshed very easily at very little expense.
Composite bonding is a very conservative dental treatment, used to conceal imperfections such as chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth.
Composite bonding is a completely pain free procedure.
• No anaesthetic is required.
• No drilling is required.
Just polishing of the teeth, and then gently adding on the resin material and then giving that a very high grade polish at the end.