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Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth Jewellery

The application of teeth gems and stones is likened to having an orthodontic bracket applied to the teeth, with no need for drilling. There are two main types of tooth gems and stones currently on the market; these include twinkles and dental gems.

Twinkles: twinkles are usually gold or white gold and come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Other precious stones including rubies, sapphires and emeralds are also available.

Dental Gems: dental gems are small glass crystals that come in a range of different colours and are often more obvious than twinkles.

Cosmetic Contouring

The object of tooth contouring and reshaping is to change the size or shape of the teeth so that slightly damaged or out of proportion teeth are brought back into alignment with the rest.

Doing this you could gain better oral health, smoothing the teeth and treating overlapping ones can help you to keep your teeth cleaner.

Treating overlapping teeth may also help with the bite and function of your teeth.


Uneven Gums

Lasers can be used on higher settings to remove gum tissue. When the dentist is perfecting your smile your gum tissue and contour can be overlooked. Low level lasers are able to sculpt and recontour uneven and excessive gum tissue.

Gum Reshaping

Also known as gum contouring is a cosmetic form of treatment used to change the appearance of someones teeth. This treatment is used or suggested when someone has what we refer to as a gummy smile. This is when there is too much gum covering the teeth therefore leaving the teeth shorter looking than they seem to be. With a quick and painless treatment we can change your smile in a matter of minutes leaving you with a confidence boosting grin.


Gum Tissue Grafts

A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, or you may choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile.

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the root of the tooth. This can cause damage to supporting bone. Many people don't even notice that their gums have receded since it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look ugly, but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, a gum tissue graft may be needed.


Bone Grafting

Dental implants are substitute tooth roots which are placed in the jaw bone. In order for an implant to be successful, the patient must have sufficient bone tissue to support the implant. If there is not enough bone tissue in the jaw bone, the bone will not be able to support the implant.

Bone grafting involves taking bone tissue from one area of high density and using it to bulk up an area of low density.The bone grafting procedure will be carried out if your dentist has discovered insufficient bone tissue in the jaw.

There are a few types of bone graft. Autograft where this is bone taken from another part of the patients body. Xenografts; Bone taken from animals or Allograft which is bone taken from another human. There is also another type of bone graft where snythetic material can be used to act in place as the bone.

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