Whereas general dentistry tends to focus on preventative treatments and keeping you orally fit, cosmetic dentistry goes a step further and is concerned with improving the appearance of your teeth, gums and bite so that you are able to enjoy the best possible version of your smile.
Lion Dental Centre is a general and cosmetic dentist in Stourbridge. As a general dentist, we offer hygienist visits, regular check-ups and oral cancer screening, among other services. As a cosmetic dentist, we can transform your smile with a number of exciting treatments.
If you’ve always wanted straighter teeth, have a gap that needs filling, damaged enamel or another flaw that you would love to improve, these are all reasons to see a cosmetic dentist. Not every dentist will offer cosmetic services – some specialise in general dentistry – so it’s worth doing your homework about what treatments a practice offers.
- Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening can be one of the most affordable and immediate ways to transform your smile and people are often surprised by the difference it makes. Having whiter, brighter teeth can help create the illusion of straighter teeth and conceal some imperfections. Teeth also tend to look rejuvenated and healthier as they become lighter.
It’s a good idea to visit your cosmetic dentist to discuss which option would best suit your needs, lifestyle and budget.
Veneers, as you’re probably aware, are thin layers of porcelain crafted to fit over the front of teeth to disguise imperfections, discolouration, uneven teeth or spacing issues. To attach the veneer, we need to remove a thin layer of the natural enamel on your teeth but this treatment gives a wonderfully natural-looking result while minimising the need to remove any teeth.
Porcelain is particularly effective as a material for veneers because of how the light reflects and shines through it. People will not be able to tell you’ve had veneers, which can be perfectly colour matched to your surrounding teeth.
As the name would suggest, a dental bridge spans the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. We anchor the bridge to your healthy teeth on either side of the gap. This is a fixed restoration that is often preferable to needing a removable denture. Again, dental bridges can be perfectly designed and colour matched by a cosmetic dentist to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
If you’ve always wanted straighter teeth, then a cosmetic dentist or orthodontist will be able to suggest a range of treatment teeth straightening options. These days, there are several highly effective ‘invisible’ orthodontic solutions that are ideal for busy adults who want discreet teeth straightening. Here at Lion Dental Centre, we offer fixed braces, Invisalign clear aligners and Six Month Smiles.
Once again, our cosmetic dentist in Stourbridge will be happy to talk through your individual case, budget, lifestyle and needs.
- Dental implants
Often seen as the ‘gold standard’ cosmetic dentistry treatment, dental implants are the ideal way to replace missing teeth and restore the function of your bite without having any impact on your surrounding natural teeth.
Not every cosmetic dentist will offer dental implants as, to be able to offer them, dentists have to go through considerable training. At Lion Dental Centre, dental implants are an integral part of our cosmetic dentistry services.