For teeth that have been chipped or broken, cosmetic bonding can help to repair the enamel and the shape of the tooth using a hard-wearing composite resin. Modern bonding materials like porcelain veneers, are now more natural in colour and can be created to match your teeth perfectly making it difficult to detect whether the original chipped tooth was ever damaged.
Cosmetic bonding is a popular cosmetic dental treatment and is non-invasive. Our skilled dentist at Scholes Dental Care can create immediate results and there is no need for a local anesthetic. The procedure is quick, painless and only requires a single visit to the dentist.
If you would like a stunning smile makeover with minimal treatment time and immediate results, then porcelain veneers may be the answer you are looking for. Many people have uneven shaped teeth or a ‘gappy smile’. Porcelain veneers can help to mask these and give you that dream smile you’ve always wished for.
Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain material that are bonded to the outer surface of the teeth. Our dentist will first discuss your treatment plan with you so that you are fully aware of the dental procedures involved before we prepare your teeth for the veneer application. There are various shades of white you can choose from and our dentist will advise you so that your new smile suits you and appears natural as well. After application, the dental veneers are then carefully shaped and refined before polishing to create that perfect look.
A dental crown is used to restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has deteriorated through decay. Dental crowns are a popular restoration treatment and are made from a hard-wearing ceramic material just like dental veneers. This enables the new tooth to appear as natural as the rest of your teeth. The affected tooth will require preparation and an impression made before a new dental crown is created. When ready for fitting, the new crown will be bonded in place with a strong special adhesive.
For patients who may have a tooth missing, we can replace the missing tooth with a dental bridge. Using the same material as a crown, a dental bridge is fitted over the adjacent teeth which provide support for the bridge to fill the gap. Just like a dental crown, preparation will need to be made to the supporting teeth and once fitted, the patient can then enjoy eating, laughing and smiling with confidence.
When restoring a tooth at the back of the mouth that has been chipped or mildly decayed, our dentist may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. The tooth may not have suffered enough damaged to warrant a new dental crown and a white filling may not provide sufficient protection within the cusp.
Dental inlays are used to repair the top surface of the tooth crown whilst dental onlays restore the outer surfaces. Before treatment a local anaesthetic will be given and the chipped or decayed tooth will need to be prepared before the skilled restoration work begins. The material used is porcelain or ceramic which is hard-wearing and can match the natural colour of the original tooth.
An effective and affordable cosmetic dental treatment that can be carried out at home. Teeth whitening is very popular these days and a brighter smile can be achieved almost instantaneously. Many people have stained teeth or yellow teeth through drinking lots of tea, coffee and red wine. Smoking can also stain your teeth. There are several products available like Enlighten but patients must see our dentist for an initial consultation to check teeth and gums are healthy before treatment can proceed.
With home tooth whitening kits, our dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth in order to create bespoke teeth whitening trays. Our dentist will then guide you with instructions and demonstrate to you how the whitening solution is administered into the trays. The trays can then be worn for a few hours at your convenience during the day or night.
Now you can have straighter teeth in just a few months. Invisalign clear braces are unlike conventional orthodontic treatments. There are no fixed brackets on your teeth or wires that feel uncomfortable. Invisalign uses clear aligners that are placed over the teeth and can be removed for eating and cleaning.
Scholes Dental Care will need to carry out an assessment of your smile and if Invisalign is right for you, a series of clear braces will be produce for you which are replaced every two weeks. Each aligner will slowly move your teeth into the desired position and once treatment is complete, you can keep your teeth straight with a clear retainer. Invisalign is more comfortable than conventional braces and is virtually undetectable when smiling.