Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic or Aesthetic dentistry relates to improving the look of your teeth. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and not surprisingly more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of an attractive smile.

It’s not necessarily about trying to look like a Hollywood star, but about making the most of yourself!

At West Street Dental Practice we have a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments available to help you to make your smile as noticeable as possible, for all the right reasons!

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain about half a millimetre thick that is placed over a front tooth to improve the appearance. They can improve the colour, shape and size of the tooth. In addition they can be used to close gaps and alter the position of irregular teeth to make them straighter. They can be used on several front teeth to achieve a “smile makeover”.

Crowns

These are tooth-shaped coverings that can be used to improve the strength and/or appearance of front or back teeth with newer materials achieving excellent aesthetic results. They are available in a variety of different materials-your dentist can advise you on what best suits your requirements.

Crowns and veneers can be used together to achieve a natural smile.

Bridges

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and are fixed onto your other teeth. When you have one or more missing teeth then a dental bridge may be used to restore the resulting gaps. The bridge is basically a tooth created from porcelain that fills the gap and is supported by the adjacent teeth. Bridges produce a tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from the adjacent teeth and we can discuss the latest materials to find the best choice for you.

Tooth coloured fillings

At West Street Dental Practice we appreciate the aesthetic concerns many patients have about old metal based fillings. We can readily replace them with natural tooth coloured composite fillings that are indistinguishable from your existing tooth.

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