Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Makeovers

We can help you have your perfect smile. Recently, the British Oral Health charity research has shown that one in four people in the UK is unhappy with their teeth. This comes as no surprise if you consider that your smile is one of the features you remember most about someone when you first meet them. If your teeth are crooked, misaligned, stained and discoloured, missing or overcrowded the list of improvements that can be made these days is endless. Luckily, modern dentistry means that an attractive and healthy looking smile is now possible for everyone- regardless of your age or the condition of your existing teeth. We offer our patients a wide range of cosmetic treatments to help achieve the smile you truly wish for.

White Fillings

For over 150 years fillings have been made out of a silvery-grey material called ‘amalgam'. This is considered one of the strongest and longest-lasting materials for fillings. However, many people find it unattractive and some are concerned about possible health risks. White fillings are now a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. Frequently it is impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling. Sometimes white filling material can be used to cover unsightly marks on teeth, in a similar way to veneers.
For information from the Oral Health Foundation click HERE


A veneer is a new surface to fit over the front of a tooth. They're available on the NHS if they're needed to improve the health of your mouth – but not just to improve the appearance of your teeth (cosmetic reasons). Veneers can be made of:
  • porcelain
  • composite materials (the materials that make white fillings)
Porcelain veneers are more realistic looking and long-lasting but also much more expensive than composite veneers. Ask our team for information.

Q. What is a veneer? Veneers are thin slices of porcelain. These are precisely made to fit over the visible surface of your front teeth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.

Q. Why might I have a veneer? Veneers are an ideal way of treating discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing gaps between front teeth, or repairing chips and cracks.

Q. How are veneers fitted?

A small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth, usually the same thickness as the veneer will be. The dental team take an impression and send it to a dental technician, who makes the veneer in a laboratory. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth to form a strong and natural-looking repair. For information from the Oral Health Foundation click HERE

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