A passion for cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge

Here at Burwell dental practice in Cambridge, cosmetic dentistry has been our passion for over 10 years.

Located in the beautiful heart of Burwell village, we are a conveniently located practice offering cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge, Ely or Cambridge. We also cover the local villages of Swaffhams, Soham, Reach and Exning. Many of our patients have visited us since their childhood and know us well, though if you’re new to the area or from even further afield, we will be happy to provide you with high quality dental care. We understand that if we build trust and rapport with our patients, the word will travel – so we spend a great deal of time understanding our patients properly and making sure we give them excellent quality care.

cosmetic-dentistry-in-NewmarketIn Cambridge, cosmetic dentistry is not the only string to our bow. We also provide many treatments to help our patients improve the state of their dental health, including general, restorative and preventive treatments. Our principal dentist, Mabel Saw, provides tailor-made treatments to suit the individual needs and wishes of all of our patients.

Our practice is a very clean, modern and comfortable place where you will be able to feel relaxed and special. Our friendly staff will assist you with any queries you may have, from filling in forms, to answering questions you may have about your treatment with us.

If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge, we would be an excellent, trusted choice. We provide a wide range of services to restore your smile to its utmost potential. If you have discoloured teeth, we can provide a choice of in-practice or at home customized teeth whitening to give you a brighter, whiter smile. If you have missing teeth or wear dentures, why not look into having dental implants – a tried and tested way of achieving a strong new smile that looks and feels completely natural. Misaligned teeth are a thing of the past; we have a variety of convenient, removable and near-invisible braces that can give you a much straighter smile from as little as one month.

At Burwell Dental Surgery, we will assist you with your every dental need. Contact us today to discuss your future smile.

Why is cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge so popular?

Not so long ago it was considered that cosmetic dentistry was only for the rich and famous who wanted to maintain their perfectly white teeth. These days it’s becoming far more common for everyday folk to simply pop to their dentist for cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge.

cosmetic-dentistryWhat’s more, with advances in skills and technology, it’s no wonder cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge is so popular. Let’s see what’s on offer:

  • New techniques such as removable aligners and clear braces that are a million miles away from the old fashioned ‘train-track’ style, metal braces of old
  • White fillings – No more tell tale black fillings. A variety of compounds now give you that non-metallic white smile.
  • Veneers – Acting as long lasting ‘false nails’ for your teeth they can eliminate problems with discoloured or wonky teeth
  • Teeth whitening – Perhaps the best known form of cosmetic dentistry, it is still popular today. Using custom-made mouth guards, teeth can be whitened over time in the comfort of your own home, or done with a dentist, whichever you prefer.

So what makes cosmetic dentistry so popular?

Well, technology has vastly improved in the last 10-15 years. Injections and sedation techniques have also become a lot more streamline and stress free. We also have the reliability of computerised programs to build 3D replicas of a patient’s mouth. This all helps the process stay quick and streamlined.

Cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge is allowing patients to have a set of teeth removed and replaced with natural looking replacements, all in the same day! Thanks to great advances in materials and components the replacements are also looking more natural than ever – great news for patients as no one need ever know.

There’s also a greater demand for cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge than ever before. Both men and women are far more self aware about retaining their youthful looks and this is why cosmetic dentistry has seen such a surge in popularity.

So if you want to take care of your looks and keep your teeth whiter for longer, simply get in touch with Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge today and ask us about our cosmetic dentistry services and how they can help you.

Could braces in Cambridge change the shape of your smile?

Braces is an interesting word for a very clever concept that has evolved over hundreds of years and will no doubt continue to evolve for hundreds of years to come. In dentistry it originates from the name of the first devices used by dentists to straighten teeth, devices which would form a more literal “brace” in the mouth and push the teeth outwards and back into a straighter position in the mouth. Modern braces are much less intrusive than their original namesakes, and can take a variety of forms, many of which we offer at Burwell dental surgery in Cambridge. Braces and treatments that involve the use of dental braces are also sometimes referred to as orthodontics, or orthodontic braces.

braces-in-NewmarketBurwell Dental Surgery, Cambridge. Braces – what are the options?

At Burwell Dental Surgery, we give our patients the option of both fixed and removable braces, there are advantages to both types of braces.

Fixed braces (traditional wire braces) have the advantage of sometimes being the quicker option. In these cases wearing the more obvious wire type of braces may be desirable in order to facilitate a faster result. Fixed braces can also come with tooth coloured brackets, which make the braces a bit more discreet. Alternatively colours can be used on the braces for a fun effect. This is more preferable for some children, but adults can use colours as well.

Removable braces are sometimes preferred by adults and also have a more effective application for issues which involve bite correction, i.e. widening or narrowing the bite or jaw. These braces also have the advantage of being taken out, which makes eating and cleaning much easier.

Usually braces are offered to children and teenagers, however there is a popular trend amongst adults towards orthodontic treatments for crooked or misaligned teeth. Teeth straightening is not necessarily the only part of the orthodontic process. In some cases our orthodontist may refer a patient back to the dentist to remove one or more of their teeth if the reason for orthodontic treatment is crowding of the mouth or multiple teeth occurring where only one should have erupted in the mouth.

Does your smile let you down?

At Burwell Dental Surgery, Cambridge, we know how much first impressions count. When people want to present themselves at their best, they will seek out the best cosmetic products to enhance their skin, the right clothes to flatter their figures but all too often they neglect their teeth. Yet a smile showing an unloved set of teeth can ruin an otherwise beautifully put together look.

cosmetic-dentistry-NewmarketOf course, having good teeth is about much more than just looking good. It’s about feeling good.  Sometimes if people don’t like their smile or the way their teeth look it has a negative effect on their behaviour. Their confidence plummets and this can lead to difficulty interacting and socialising with others. The side effects of this can be more serious than just low self-esteem. A confident smile can make all the difference at an important job interview or even on a first date.

Every day, people whose smiles get them down come for cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge at Burwell Dental Surgery. For some of our patients cosmetic dentistry can be life-changing.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that enhances or improves the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. Unlike general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of a smile. It employs treatments that whiten or tone the teeth as well as methods that enhance and align teeth so they look more beautiful. Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge offers a range of treatments. They include porcelain veneers, orthodontics, clear braces, white fillings, teeth whitening and dental implants. To carry out these treatments, Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge’s cosmetic dentistry team is trained in using the required special techniques and equipment.

We are proud to offer our cosmetic dentistry in Cambridge to so many patients and have seen many a smile transformed under our roof. If you are embarrassed by your teeth don’t suffer in silence take action. The first thing to do is speak to your dentist who can give you more information about the different possible treatments. Your dentist can also explain about the potential effects of the treatment on your lifestyle as you go through the treatment process.

So don’t be shy! Take that first step to a more confident smile now!

Cambridge invisible braces – straight teeth are healthy teeth

Did you know that straight teeth are healthier than crooked teeth?

While many people worry about how their uneven teeth look, some people avoid treatment because they feel that having their crooked teeth straightened would be a vain thing to do. In fact, having your teeth straightened doesn’t just make them look good. The most important aspect is the health of your teeth and delaying treatment to correct uneven teeth can lead to unnecessary decay.

At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we are well aware that for many people who are unhappy with their uneven teeth, just the thought of having to wear the traditional unsightly metal braces stops them from seeking help. Adults are especially uncomfortable with this idea and many people suffer embarrassment and even discomfort instead.

invisible-bracesThankfully, advances in orthodontics means that it is possible to straighten teeth without feeling self-conscious or embarrassed. Invisible orthodontics is a treatment that gives patients the opportunity to wear a clear appliance that straightens and aligns teeth. Some of these are removable too.We have a team who are experienced in assessing and fitting these invisible braces in Cambridge. We focus on keeping our patients informed and relaxed to ensure they have a positive experience and get the best results for their condition.

What makes invisible braces so good?

The invisibility is not the only advantage of this approach to teeth straightening. Some appliances can be removed from time to time to fit in with people’s hectic lifestyles without having a detrimental effect on the treatment.Invisible orthodontics could also straighten teeth faster than traditional braces.In fact for some patients in Cambridge with invisible braces, it takes as little as 6 months to reposition their teeth. Furthermore,our patients find them far more comfortable to wear than the traditional braces. This is largely down to the modern wire technology that is used in the invisible appliances. The modern wire requires less force to be effective reducing pressure within the patient’s mouth.

Good oral health is just as important as keeping the rest of the body healthy. Patients with invisible braces in Cambridge appreciate these appliances are a valuable long-term investment. Meanwhile the immediate advantage is the confidence boost that patients get when they know they have a beautiful smile.

How cosmetic dentistry can create your ideal smile in a few short appointments

Cosmetic dentistry is all about making smile dreams come true. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we will listen carefully to your own individual goals and aspirations for your smile, and will help you to attain them – whatever it takes.

cosmetic-dentistry-NewmarketAs with many things, the popularity of cosmetic dentistry began in Hollywood, but rapidly spread among the population of both the UK and the USA. At our Cambridge dental clinic we thing that it is excellent news that an increasing number of both women and men are starting to understand and appreciate the real value of an attractive and alluring smile.

A recent study showed that almost half the adult population of the UK are unhappy with the way that their current smile looks to the point they believe it affects their business and personal relationships. This saddens us because at Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of. You, too, deserve yours, so if you are unhappy about any aspect of your current smile then why not pop into our Cambridge dental clinic for a cosmetic dentistry consultation?

Cambridge cosmetic dentistry

Just like the perfect job, or the ideal pair of shoes, the concept of the “perfect smile” varies greatly from person to person. Quality cosmetic dentistry is about creating the ideal smile to suit each individual face, and at our Cambridge dental practice we will take the time to get to know you as a person and what your own personal dream smile – yours, just yours and nobody else’s.

After your cosmetic dentistry consultation, your dentist will discuss all the relevant treatments to help you achieve that dream. Among the treatments we may recommend are:

Six Month Smiles – A discreet system of braces that quickly correct issues affecting the front teeth.

Teeth whitening – A safe way to remove common stains from the teeth, which must be carried out by a dentist.

Porcelain veneers – These thin porcelain shells can be used to improve the appearance of all kinds of issues affecting the front teeth, including small cracks and permanent discolouration.

Using cosmetic dentistry to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve

Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular with men and women across the UK. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we offer a large number of cosmetic dentistry options, designed to improve and enhance the appearance of your smile.

cosmetic-dentistry-NewmarketAt Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we are firmly of the belief that everybody deserves a beautiful smile to be proud of, one which lets their true personality shine through. You, too, deserve yours, so if your current smile doesn’t match up with your dreams, why not join us at our Cambridge dental practice for a cosmetic dentistry consultation?

Dr Mabel Saw, our skilled cosmetic dentist, will perform a careful examination, and will also take the time to learn about you and your personal smile aspirations, so that she can recommend the best treatment to suit your needs.

Whatever your requirements may be, cosmetic dentistry will offer a solution. Whether you need one procedure or a combination of two or more, your Cambridge dentist will draw you up a fully customised treatment plan, which will detail the number and order of any procedures, and the length and projected costs of any treatments, so that you know exactly what to expect.

Common cosmetic concerns raised at our Cambridge clinic include:

1) Worn or chipped teeth

Solutions: Cosmetic dentistry offers numerous ways to restore worn or chipped teeth. These include:

  • Composite bonding using white filling material
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Porcelain veneers

2) Discoloured or stained teeth

Solutions: This will depend on the nature of the discolouration. Many people have visible dental plaque, which requires a visit to the hygienist for a thorough tooth clean and advice on improving your home routine. Teeth whitening from a dentist works on many common stains, whilst veneers can be used in cases of permanent discolouration.

3) Mildly misaligned teeth

Solutions: At our Cambridge dental practice we offer discreet tooth straightening with Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces, which are tooth-coloured and work rapidly on the front six teeth.

4) Visible metal fillings

Solutions: Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of replacements for visible metal amalgam fillings. White fillings and tooth-coloured crowns are popular choices.

Cosmetic dentistry: creating the perfect smile makeover

Cosmetic dentistry starts with you – a wish, a dream, for a “perfect” smile. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we believe in making smile dreams come true. Of course, there is a little more to it than waving a magic wand, but thanks to the skill and experience of Dr Mabel Saw, cosmetic dentist at our Cambridge clinic, and the wide range of procedures available from out cosmetic dentistry menu, we can add some magic to your smile – often more quickly than you might think.

cosmetic-dentistryWhat’s your dream

The first thing that your dentist will want to establish when you come into our Cambridge clinic for a cosmetic dentistry consultation is what the term “dream smile” means personally, to you. Whilst the term is widely used, there is no one generic “right” answer. The only right answer is what the perfect smile looks to you.

Your Cambridge cosmetic dentist will spend some time getting to know a bit about you and your aspirations for treatment, before conducting a through clinical examination. She will then talk you through all the relevant ways that your dreams can become reality.

It may be that you will benefit from one procedure, or from combining two or more from the extensive cosmetic dentistry menu at our Cambridge clinic. No matter what your individual wants and needs are, your dentist will provide you with a fully customised treatment plan.

Popular cosmetic dentistry options at Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge include:

Teeth whitening

Everybody’s favourite cosmetic dentistry choice, when carried out by a dentist teeth whitening is a safe and reliable method of boosting the appearance of your smile. Home teeth whitening takes a fortnight to complete.

Teeth straightening

Many adults have dreams of straighter teeth juxtaposed with nightmares about metal braces. Fortunately, at Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge offers more discreet routes to straighter teeth. Six Month Smiles are a popular system of cosmetic braces that work in as little as half a year to correct mild to moderate issues affecting the front teeth. Made from clear and tooth-coloured parts, nobody will know you are having treatment until your new smile is unveiled.

Alternatives to metal braces for adult teeth straightening treatment

There are many alternatives to metal braces for adults who want to straighten their teeth. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we find that Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces are often the best option for adult teeth straightening.

teeth-straighteningSix Month Smiles are a system of cosmetic braces, which focus on the front six teeth in the upper or lower jaw (or both). Whilst this system is not designed for major correction of issues with your bite (your Cambridge dentist will advise you of your options if this is the case), it is these “social six” front teeth that the majority of adults who come to Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge are interested in correcting.

It’s always worth remembering that any tooth straightening treatment has many more benefits than just improving how your smile looks. Straightening your teeth makes them easier to keep clean, by getting rid of awkward-to-clean gaps where dental plaque can amass.

Plaque is bad news. Not only does it cause unpleasant staining of the teeth, it also causes tooth decay and gum disease, which are two major causes of tooth loss. Gum disease has been linked in many studies to a range of serious health conditions, including heart and lung disease and even premature labour. Therefore, straightening your teeth with discreet braces can help you to protect your general health.

Cambridge subtle braces

If you are interested in using Six Month Smiles discreet braces to straighten your teeth, you should come in and join us at our Cambridge dental practice for a consultation with our Six Month Smiles accredited dentist.

Your Cambridge dentist will check that this is the most suitable treatment option to suit your needs, and as long as you are suitable will take measurements and photographs of your teeth in order for your braces to be made.

These braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so will blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth. Six months is the average treatment time, with some milder cases at our Cambridge practice complete in half that time.

Because they use lower forces than traditional appliances, treatment is more comfortable, too.

Using cosmetic braces to subtly straighten adults’ teeth

Modern braces do not have to be made from metal. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we appreciate that the thought of wearing an obvious metal appliance can be a significant barrier to treatment for many adults, who rightly think a fixed metal brace is incompatible with a professional adult lifestyle.

cosmetic-braces-NewmarketAt our Cambridge dental practice we believe that patients can benefit from teeth straightening treatment at any age. These benefits aren’t all cosmetic, either – straightening your teeth helps to improve your dental hygiene by cutting down the number of areas that are hard to clean effectively at home, and where dental plaque can start to build up.

Of course, you will still have to employ a fastidious tooth cleaning routine at home, brushing and flossing at least twice a day, and will have to visit your Cambridge dentist and hygienist as regularly as they tell you to, but by straightening your teeth you can reduce your risk of both tooth decay and gum disease.

Cambridge cosmetic braces

At our Cambridge clinic we have used the Six Month Smiles system of cosmetic braces to successfully straighten many adults’ teeth. Six Month Smiles are fixed appliances, but unlike metal braces they will not be glaringly obvious as you go about your daily life.

Six Month Smiles braces are made from clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, which means that they blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth. They are designed to work on the “social six” front teeth, which are the teeth that most patients who come to our Cambridge clinic are primarily concerned about.

Whilst Six Month Smiles braces are not designed to correct major issues with the bite, for mild to moderate issues such as crowding with the front teeth they can be the perfect solution.

As well as being subtle and fast-acting, this brace system is also known for being much gentler than traditional orthodontic appliances, because of the lower forces that are used.

At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer, to make sure your teeth stay in their new position.