Using cosmetic dentistry to create your ideal smile

The key thing to remember about cosmetic dentistry is that it is all about you. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we know that a smile is a deeply personal thing – the term “ideal smile” will mean one thing to one person, and something entirely different to the next.

cosmetic-dentistryQuality cosmetic dentistry is never about one-size-fits-all treatment solutions. When you come into our Cambridge practice for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, your cosmetic dentist, Dr Mabel Saw, will work closely with you to find out what you dislike about your current smile, and what your personal concept of an ideal smile is. She will then talk you through the pros and cons of all the relevant treatment options at our Cambridge clinic, enabling you to make an informed choice.

Cambridge cosmetic dentistry options

Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge has an extensive cosmetic dentistry menu, and we are confident that we can find the perfect treatment to suit your needs – whatever they may be. Whether you require a quick course of teeth whitening or a more extensive procedure, your dentist will create a fully customised treatment plan and explain all procedures in depth.

Below are some dental complaints commonly heard at our Cambridge clinic, along with the cosmetic dentistry solution your dentist may offer. . .

Stained/discoloured teeth

Teeth whitening is the most popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry, and is a safe and rapid way to remove common stains such as those caused by tea, coffee, or smoking from the teeth. It must only be carried out by a dentist or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription.

For cases of permanent discolouration, your dentist can use porcelain veneers – either one to cover a single tooth, or a full set to create a lasting smile makeover.

Crooked or gappy teeth

Veneers can also work to improve the appearance of mildly crooked or gappy teeth. We also use Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces at our Cambridge clinic.

Visible metal fillings or crowns

We can use tooth-coloured alternatives to replace old, discoloured, or obvious metal fillings and crowns. Your dentist will ensure that the new restorations match the natural shade of your teeth.

Cosmetic braces: more than just aesthetic benefits

Cosmetic braces come with more than just aesthetic benefits. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we are always keen to point out the additional health benefits to be gained from teeth straightening treatment at any age.

cosmetic-bracesAlthough most of the adult patients who come into our Cambridge practice on a quest for straighter teeth are primarily driven by cosmetic concerns – dissatisfaction with the current appearance of their smile because of crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth – they will also enjoy improved oral health by choosing treatment with braces.

At our Cambridge dental practice we use the popular Six Month Smiles system of cosmetic braces, which are designed to act gently and rapidly on the social six front teeth – those that show when you smile. We’ve found that is usually these teeth adult patients are concerned about.

By using braces of any form to straighten your teeth, you make them easier to clean. Reducing awkward gaps where food particles can become trapped and dental plaque can start to build up will reduce your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay – both leading causes of tooth loss. Of course, you still need to be fastidious in your dental hygiene routine at home, and must visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis. If you do so, braces can help to improve your oral health.

Teeth straightening can also improve your general health, as gum disease has been linked to a number of conditions including heart and lung disease in numerous studies, whilst tooth loss can make it hard to eat a healthy diet and obtain the nutrition necessary for a healthy body and mind.

Cambridge cosmetic braces

Six Month Smiles braces, as the name indicates, work in an average time of half a year. They work so quickly because of their focus on the front teeth, and also use lower forces than standard braces, meaning that treatment is more comfortable.

These appliances comprise clear and tooth-coloured parts, so blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth. Most people won’t immediately notice you are wearing them.

Anyone interested in Six Month Smiles should come to our Cambridge clinic for a consultation.

Cosmetic dentistry solutions for worn or chipped teeth

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.

cosmetic-dentistryIf you have one or more worn, chipped, or damage teeth, we invite you to join us at Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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.

Cambridge cosmetic dentistry

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.

With cosmetic braces, your new smile could be just a few short months away

Cosmetic braces are becoming an increasingly popular treatment option for adults who want to straighten their teeth. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we have used the popular Six Month Smiles cosmetic brace system to help men and women young and old to improve the alignment of their teeth. Read on to discover how we could help you. . .

six-month-smilesThe increasing demand for adult braces

Braces are run-of-the-mill for children and teenagers these days, but what is available for adults who want straighter teeth? Whether they missed out on treatment as a youngster or they had treatment only to experience adult relapse, as more and more adults realise the life benefits of an attractive, properly aligned smile, so the demand for adult orthodontic treatment has grown.

At our Cambridge dental surgery, we have found that the majority of adults interested in teeth straightening are primarily concerned about the alignment of their front teeth – those in the smile line, in other words. That’s what Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces focus on; they are designed to rapidly correct mild to moderate issues with the front teeth – those that show when you smile.

Six Month Smiles braces in Cambridge

When you come into our Cambridge dental practice for a Six Month Smiles consultation, you will be seen by dentist Mabel Saw, who is an accredited Six Month Smiles provider. She will perform a detailed clinical examination to ascertain if these braces are the most appropriate treatment for you.

Unlike traditional braces, there won’t be a flash of metal every time you open your mouth with Six Month Smiles. The brackets are made from clear ceramic and the wires from tooth-coloured nickel-titanium, which means they blend in nicely with the natural shade of your teeth.

Because their focus is on the front six teeth, the average treatment time with these braces is just half a year – some milder cases at our Cambridge clinic are complete in just three months. Your projected treatment time will be determined by your dentist at your initial consultation.

These appliances use low forces, so are considered to be more comfortable than conventional orthodontics.

Want to improve your smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers many solutions

If you want to change anything about your smile, cosmetic dentistry can offer the perfect solution. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we offer a wide range of treatments both large and small, which can be used separately or in combination to create the smile you’ve always longed for.

cosmetic-dentistry-NewmarketThe Oral Health Foundation recently found that 48% of the UK population was unhappy with some aspect of their smile. Discoloured teeth was the most common complaint at 64%, and whilst there are a variety of causes of tooth discolouration, the survey also found that 66% of those surveyed had visible dental plaque. Plaque can cause unsightly yellow or brown staining, and is completely avoidable with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, coupled with a good home cleaning routine.

Both men and women rate a smile highly when considering what makes a partner attractive to them, and a smile is the first thing the majority of us notice when we meet someone new. If your current smile seems less than perfect, we invite you to join us at our Cambridge dental practice for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

The key thing to remember about cosmetic dentistry is that it should always be entirely bespoke; at our Cambridge dental clinic we believe every smile should be a reflection of the person who’s wearing it, and should be as unique and beautiful as there are. There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

However, in some cases the results of cosmetic dentistry can be seen far more quickly than many people think. Many of the aesthetic procedures available from our Cambridge clinic require only a few short visits to the practice.

Whatever your treatment needs, your Cambridge cosmetic dentist will create a fully customised treatment plan, whether it be for a single procedure or a combination of two or more from our cosmetic dentistry menu.

Fast smile boosters include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening treatment
  • Replacing old, metal crowns or fillings with tooth-coloured alternatives
  • Composite bonding to repair chipped or cracked teeth, using white filling material
  • Using a Fibre Reinforced Composite Bridge (FRBC) to replace a missing tooth

Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces – an introduction

Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces are a thoroughly modern method of straightening teeth. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, our principal dentist, Dr Mabel Saw, is a certified Six Months Smiles provider, who has helped many patients to improve the appearance of their smile with these discreet fixed orthodontic appliances.

six-month-smiles-NewmarketIf you have long dreamt of straighter teeth but balked at the thought of metal braces, Six Month Smiles could be the perfect solution. Mabel welcomes men and women for consultations to ascertain if this is the best treatment to suit your needs.

As a cosmetic dentist, there is no greater pleasure than seeing a patient’s life transformed by treatment to improve the appearance of their smile. Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces can provide a serious confidence boost in as little as half a year, with an associated positive knock-on effect in both their professional and personal relationships. What’s more, because they are designed with discretion in mind, this cosmetic brace system will have minimal impact on your daily life during treatment.

Cambridge Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are designed for rapid correction of mild to moderate aesthetic issues with the front teeth. For the majority of adult patients, it is these teeth – the “social six” that show when you smile – that cause concern.

When you come to our Cambridge dental practice for a consultation we will check that this is the most appropriate treatment to suit your needs, then take impressions, measurements and photographs as necessary to ensure your braces fit perfectly.

As well as acting more quickly than traditional metal braces, thanks to their focus on the social six teeth, Six Month Smiles also use lower forces than standard orthodontic appliances, making treatment more comfortable.

Perhaps their best feature, however, is the fact that although they act in the same way as standard braces, using brackets and wires to move your teeth, the brackets are made from clear ceramic and the wires from tooth-coloured nickel-titanium, which means that they will blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.

You will need to attend monthly check-ups at our Cambridge practice for the duration of treatment.

Using cosmetic dentistry to make over your smile

Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular with men and women who want to boost the appearance of their smile. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we offer a wide range of cosmetic techniques, and will work with you to create the perfect smile for you – whatever treatment you need.

cosmetic-dentistryMany people in the UK are unhappy with their smile’s appearance – in fact, some 70% of us dislike their current smile so much that they do not feel happy showing it off in photographs. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we believe everyone deserves a healthy, happy smile to be proud of. If you are less than satisfied with your present smile, we invite you to join us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

The key thing to remember about cosmetic dentistry is that no problem is unsolvable. A cosmetic dentist may use one technique or a combination of two or more to create the smile of your dreams. Whatever treatment you need, your smile journey starts with a cosmetic dentistry consultation at our Cambridge practice.

Cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge

When you visit your cosmetic dentist, they will perform a thorough clinical examination, checking oral health as well as aesthetic concerns. They will also find out your likes and dislikes about your current smile, along with your aspirations from treatment.

Any recommended treatment options will be explained to you in detail, so that you can make an informed choice. Only when you are completely happy will your dentist draw up a bespoke treatment plan. This will include the order of any procedures, the projected timescale, and estimated costs.

Among the cosmetic dentistry options at our Cambridge dental practice are:

Teeth whitening

Carried out by a dentist, this is a fast, effective, and safe method of removing common tooth stains. Available as a standalone procedure, it’s also an excellent complement to other cosmetic dentistry options.

Six Month Smiles

These cosmetic braces correct mild to moderate tooth alignment issues in as little as half a year.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the surfaces of teeth with strong dental adhesive. They create rapid, beautiful, long-lasting smile makeovers.

Cosmetic dentistry: summer smile makeovers

With cosmetic dentistry, there are numerous options to make over your smile. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we welcome both men and women for consultations with a cosmetic dentist to discover what cosmetic dentistry could do for you. . .

cosmetic-dentistry-NewmarketThe key to good cosmetic dentistry is to find the perfect balance of a smile that looks both beautiful and natural. At our Cambridge dental practice we will work with you to create an entirely customised treatment plan designed to suit your individual needs, be they large or small.

One in four people in the UK is so unhappy with their present smile that they believe it affects their confidence and their relationships with others. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we think this is shocking; everyone deserves to be proud of their smile. Together, we can help you achieve the smile that you have always dreamt of.

Cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge

We have many cosmetic dentistry options at our Cambridge practice. Many of them take less time than you might imagine. Here, we look at how your dentist could create the perfect summer smile makeover in just a few appointments. . .

Teeth whitening

One of the staples of cosmetic dentistry, so long as it is carried out by a dentist this is a fast and effective method of removing stains from the teeth to brighten up your smile. We offer both in-surgery and home teeth whitening at our Cambridge practice.

Porcelain veneers

Like false fingernails for the teeth, veneers are thin porcelain shells placed over the front surfaces of the teeth to improve their appearance. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we can use veneers to make your teeth look longer or closer together, as well as to improve the appearance of permanently discoloured teeth. You can have a single veneer, or a full set for a complete smile makeover.

White fillings

White, or tooth-coloured, fillings can be used to replace old metal amalgam fillings, making your teeth look whole again. If flashes of metal are making you under-confident about smiling, this is a fast and safe method of improving your smile, often in just one appointment.

How cosmetic dentistry can brighten your smile

With cosmetic dentistry, there are many ways to create the smile of your dreams. Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge offers a wide selection of aesthetic treatments, from a quick course of teeth whitening to a full smile makeover.

teeth-whiteningRead on to discover how, with the help of our Cambridge cosmetic dentistry team, the smile you’ve dreamt of for so long could be closer than you think. . .

Most people dream of having a beautifully aligned, bright, white smile. However, the reality is that a gorgeous smile, like most things in life, takes work. We are not all blessed with a set of perfectly straight, pearly white teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help to change your smile for the better.

When you come into our Cambridge dental practice for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, the first thing your dentist will do is establish what you would like to achieve from treatment. After finding out your likes and dislikes about your current smile, they will perform a complete clinical examination, before talking you through all the relevant treatment options.

Every smile, like every patient, is different. You may need just one treatment, or may benefit most from combining two or more options from our extensive cosmetic dentistry menu. Whatever treatment you need, be it large or small, your dentist will only finalise your treatment plan when you are completely happy with your choices.

Among the popular cosmetic dentistry options at our Cambridge dental clinic are:

Teeth whitening

One of the mainstays of cosmetic dentistry, when carried out by a dentist teeth whitening treatment is a safe, fast, and effective method of getting a beautifully bright white smile. It involves the use of special bleaching gel to remove common stains (include deep-seated staining) from the teeth, leaving them several shades brighter.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a modern cosmetic brace system designed to quickly improve the alignment of the front teeth – those that show when you smile. Comprising clear and tooth-coloured components, Six Month Smiles are more discreet than their metal cousins.

White fillings

Metal fillings are easily replaced with strong, tooth-coloured alternatives.

Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to make over your smile

With cosmetic dentistry, the world is your oyster – at least when it comes to your smile. Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge offers a large range of cosmetic treatments, all designed to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

cosmetic-dentistryWhat can cosmetic dentistry do for me?

When thinking about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, it’s worth remembering that thanks to modern techniques and materials, anything is possible. Your skilled Cambridge cosmetic dentist will take the time to find out what your ideal smile would look like and, after performing a complete clinical examination, will talk you through all the appropriate treatment options and help you to decide on the best course of treatment to achieve the smile of your dreams.

While cosmetic dentistry was once only available to Hollywood superstars, thanks to improvements in techniques and materials, coupled with an increasing demand from the general public, cosmetic dental treatment is now accessible to anyone who wants it.

We welcome men and women for cosmetic dentistry consultations at our Cambridge dental practice, and have scores of happy patients who will testify to how such treatment can transform not just their smile, but their life.

Cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge

You may require one treatment, or a combination of two or more from the extensive cosmetic dentistry menu at our Cambridge dental practice. Whatever treatment you decide on, your dentist will create you a fully customised treatment plan, detailing the length and order of any procedures.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, and is a fast and effective method of removing even deep-seated stains from the teeth. It should only be carried out under the direction of a dentist.

Worn/chipped teeth

We can treat worn, chipped or otherwise damaged teeth in a range of ways. A porcelain veneer can be used to improve the appearance of a mildly chipped tooth. Composite bonding using white filling material can also be used to build up and improve your tooth’s appearance, whereas a crown may be the best option for adding extra strength – for example, after root canal treatment.