Your guide to cosmetic dentistry at the Lodge Dental Suite, Cheshunt.
Welcome to the first of our blogs. We will be posting these on a regular basis and hope that you find them both interesting and useful.
For our first post, we thought that a brief introduction to the cosmetic dental services that we have available at our Cheshunt dental practice would be a good place to start.
Whilst many people know dentists for procedures such as fillings and extractions, modern cosmetic dentistry offers patients the opportunity to also have a great looking smile.
No longer are unsightly braces used to straighten teeth. Modern orthodontics are both fast acting, such as the Six Month Smiles system, and also offer discretion through the use of finer tooth coloured materials.
By using Zoom teeth whitening at the Lodge Dental Suite, we are able to offer our Cheshunt patients the opportunity to have their teeth whitened significantly. This quick procedure produces fast acting and long lasting improvements to the colour of your teeth.
Snap on Smile
As the name suggests, this is a convenient way of improving your smile for special occasions. Whereas other treatments affect your natural teeth, this method allows your teeth to remain exactly as they are and you simply snap these great looking ‘teeth’ on when you want to look your best.
Veneers are made from a very fine layer of porcelain which is used to replace the front of the visible teeth. Generally speaking, dental veneers are used when the teeth are heavily discoloured or are cracked and chipped. In some cases they may also be used to close minor gaps between the teeth.
We have all seen the dark teeth in people’s mouth when they laugh. This is caused by the use of amalgam fillings which traditionally has been used due to its strength.
Thanks to advances in dental care though, modern tooth coloured fillings are now available which offer sufficient strength to be used even in the rear teeth.
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular method to replace missing teeth. Whilst dentures may offer an aesthetic solution, they can cause discomfort to some as well as potentially becoming looser over time. Dental implants, on the other hand, offer a strong and long lasting solution to missing teeth.
The above is, quite naturally, a very brief introduction and we will be looking at the cosmetic treatments available at our convenient Cheshunt dentist in more detail in the months to come.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, whether about cosmetic or general dentistry at the Lodge Dental Suite, please call us on 01992 643 388.