Cosmetic dentistry is about finding the perfect solution for your smile worries. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, many people come to us with concerns about worn, chipped, or damaged teeth, frightened that they may need extensive restorative work. Let us be quick to reassure you; there are several ways to restore worn down or otherwise damaged teeth available at our Cambridge clinic, and some of them can be completed in a single appointment with our cosmetic dentist.
The first thing your Cambridge cosmetic dentist will do is to establish the nature and amount of damage your teeth have incurred. Even those of us who take excellent care of our teeth can experience accidental chips, cracks, or other damage, for a myriad reasons. Cosmetic dentistry can help, whatever the damage.
For minor chips and cracks, your Cambridge cosmetic dentist may recommend either a tooth-coloured filling or a procedure called composite bonding. Both use the same tooth-coloured composite material to repair your teeth, with the key difference being that fillings are more appropriate for damaged back teeth, whilst composite bonding is a good solution for chipped or cracked teeth near the front of your mouth.
Composite bonding and white fillings are one of the fastest procedures in cosmetic dentistry, in most cases completed in a single appointment with the dentist at our Cambridge clinic. Your cosmetic dentist will carefully select a shade of composite material that matches your tooth.
Porcelain veneers are another popular option for chipped or cracked front teeth. They are thin porcelain shells bonded over the front surfaces of the teeth. This option will require at least two cosmetic dentistry appointments at our Cambridge clinic.
For teeth that have been more extensively damaged and need extra reinforcement, particularly rear teeth, cosmetic crowns are a popular and reliable option. They give additional strength as well as a natural appearance to your teeth. Again, crowns require a minimum of two appointments.