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Cosmetic Dentistry South Croydon
Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have discolored, chipped, broken, stained, worn out, misshapen, misaligned or have gaps in between the teeth, then our modern cosmetic dentistry treatment can give you a better smile for a more confident look. Most cosmetic dental procedures provide a wide range of benefits such as making daily cleaning easy, improving the confidence of patients and reducing teeth grinding. Thus, cosmetic dentistry is perfect as it will help to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Our cosmetic dentistry procedures include the following:

 
Inlays and Onlays South Croydon

Inlays and Onlays

Also called indirect fillings, they are prepared in a dental laboratory and used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there isn’t sufficient tooth structure that can support a normal filling. The inlay will be placed directly onto the tooth surface by ensuring there isn’t any damage to the tooth cusps. When the cusp or greater part of the tooth is damaged, an onlay is used to cover the entire surface of the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are made in the dental laboratory from composite resin material which will be attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide great support for teeth strengthening, restoring their shape and avoiding further decay or deterioration.

Composite bonding in South Croydon

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is about repairing damaged, decayed or discolored teeth with a material that resembles the colour of tooth enamel. A tooth coloured resin is applied on the tooth and hardened by using laser or ultraviolet light which is then bonded to the tooth material. At Shirley Park Dental Surgery, our dentist will shape, polish and trim it and this is considered to be a great cosmetic alternative to silver or amalgam fillings. The treatment time for bonding is usually 30 to 60 minutes for each tooth.

Veneers in South Croydon

Dental veneers

These are custom shells made of porcelain or plastic that cover the front side of the teeth to change their shape or colour. They can improve the teeth that are worn out, chipped, stained permanently, crooked or have spaces in between them. Before inserting veneers, our dentist will take an impression of your tooth and then buff it before cementing it in its place. Dental veneers provide better appearance and will last longer when compared to bonding.

Teeth whitening in South Croydon

Teeth whitening

If you have stained and discolored teeth, then the whitening treatment will give them a brighter and whiter shade. Our dentist in Shirley Park, south Croydon will prepare a customised mouthpiece tray which will be used to whiten your teeth. You may find whitening at home to be more convenient. However, it may take two to four weeks or longer, depending on the strength of peroxide used. It is important to practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash daily.

Dental implants in South Croydon

Dental implants

Dental implants are a suitable solution to replace your lost or missing teeth. Our dentist in Shirley Park, south Croydon will insert a small titanium screw into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth which will support the crown. Once the supporting tissue and the bone fuse together with the implant, they can be secured permanently into their place. The artificial teeth will look, feel and function like your natural ones. With proper care and maintenance, your implants will last for a long time.