Smile makeovers in Anglesey
Modern dentistry is no longer concerned only with the structure and functionality of our teeth, important though this is, but also with their appearance.
Whilst there are some treatments which are both aesthetic and bring functional improvements, such as dental implants, in this section of our website we will take a look at three of our procedures whose purpose is predominantly to help give us a great smile.
Dental veneers are sometimes described as being like ‘false fingernails for the teeth’. The reason for this is that they are made from very fine layers of porcelain or ceramic and are shaped and fitted to the front of the teeth. As you might image though, fitting a dental veneer is rather more skilled than fitting a finger nail!
Generally, veneers are used on teeth that are badly cracked or chipped, or on teeth that are too heavily discoloured for a teeth whitening procedure (see below) to be fully effective.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, a fine layer is removed from the front of the tooth and impressions taken from which the veneers will be produced. These will then be fitted to the prepared teeth and trimmed and polished to give them a natural appearance.
Some substances are well known to cause discoloured teeth, for example tobacco products and red wine being two of the worst offenders. Even if we avoid these though, the natural ageing process will also cause a darkening or yellowing of the teeth which brushing alone will not be able to prevent.
By offering teeth whitening procedures at Valley Dental, we are able to give our patients a fast and effective method of having whiter teeth. In the space of just one hour, your teeth can be significantly whitened through the use of a special whitening gel.
Please note that although ‘at home’ kits are available in shops, their impact is limited by safety restrictions on the amount of the whitening agent that can be used and consequently they will not deliver such a good result as our in-practice treatments.
White Dental Fillings
Although the most noticeable teeth when we smile are the front ones; those of us who have had rear teeth filled with amalgam (the dark fillings) are likely to be self-conscious when we laugh or open our mouths wide.
At our Anglesey dental practice, we are now able to offer tooth coloured fillings to all of our patients. These fillings are now considered to be almost as strong as amalgam fillings and are certainly more pleasing to the eye.