Want to improve your smile or just give things a ‘spruce up’? From bleaching to replacing old unsightly fillings, crowns or veneers, our team here in Halifax can help.
Tooth whitening is a straightforward technique that can make big changes to your smile. We have bespoke trays made for your mouth by our laboratory and provide you with a take-home whitening gel. The duration of the treatment varies depending upon how discoloured your teeth are and how bright you wish to make them but usually takes between 2 to 4 weeks. Fillings, crowns, veneers and dentures are all unaffected by tooth whitening and unfortunately the improvement in colour is not permanent.
Most people find that whitening once a month or every other month is sufficient to maintain the colour improvement, but this depends upon your diet and level of brushing.
White fillings are a great way of making your smile look more natural and enable us to save more of the tooth we are repairing. The wear characteristics of modern white fillings are far more comparable to amalgam fillings and the ability to set them whilst you are in the chair means you don’t need to spend the rest of the day waiting for it to harden properly.
Sometimes for very large fillings we take an impression of the tooth and ask our laboratory to make a filling out of tooth coloured resins or porcelain to give us a more natural contour with a hard, durable material.
Veneers use a thin layer of material, either tooth coloured resin or more commonly porcelain, to disguise the shape, colour and sometimes even the position of a tooth or several teeth. They are often used in conjunction with crowns or tooth whitening on already filled or discoloured teeth to restore a more natural appearance back to your smile.
Ask us about how we can help you improve your smile.