Cosmetic Dentistry and Procedures

Are you constantly missing from the group photographs? Do you fail to laugh at jokes in front of your friends? Do you smile with your mouth closed and lips together? Is this affecting your self-confidence?

If the answer is yes; your unsightly smile is definitely having a big impact on your everyday life. At Wolds Dental Studio we are proficiently fixing up smiles and we are proud to be on a mission to improve the smiles in Lincolnshire. We use the latest smile enhancement protocols, tools, techniques and procedures to make you smile confidently once again.

Unsightly smile – Causes and Effects

An unsightly smile may be caused by discoloured teeth, crowded teeth, mis-shaped teeth and unusual tooth and gum appearance. Large and noticeable gaps in between the teeth and large and stained fillings may also be responsible. Low self-esteem and lack of confidence result from an unsightly smile. It may also be affecting your social and /or professional life. Smile makeover helps you change your smile to change your life and completely revive your overall personality.

Wolds Dental Studio Smile Enhancement

We promise all the benefits of smile enhancement that our patients expect. On your Smile Consultation visit we shall discuss:

  • What treatment you require? We offer treatments ranging from fast teeth straightening (in less than 6 months) with clear or tooth coloured braces ,teeth whitening; no prep veneers and Snap-on Smile.
  • What your smile will look like? Try our trial smile mock up.
  • What is the scope of treatment and what would it involve? We ensure fewer appointments and long lasting results.
  • What the treatment cost would be? Our smile makeover procedures are affordable and offered through flexible payment plans.

Have a look at the key highlights of our professional smile improvement services:

  • No injection no prep veneers.
  • Only the latest cutting edge techniques like clear braces, tooth coloured fast braces, ceramic crowns, composites and porcelain fillings and teeth whitening gels.
  • Quality and expertise.

(See more examples of Before and AFTER work in our Smiles Gallery)

Take the first step towards a gorgeous and healthy smile today and contact us to book the first appointment.

 

Cosmetic Q & As

Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and extracting teeth, as it was for many years. Nowadays, many people turn to dentistry as a way of improving their appearance, much as they would use cosmetic surgery or even a new hairstyle. Cosmetic treatments include veneers, crowns, bridges and tooth coloured fillings.

Veneers

veneers

Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.

Q. When would I need a veneer?

A. Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part.

Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

Q. What about alternatives?

A. A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This is excellent where the tooth supports the filling, but may not work so well for broken tooth corners. There will always be a join between the tooth and the filling material.
Crowns are used for teeth that need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.

Veneers for a Diastema

Q. What is a diastema?

A. A diastema is a space or ‘gap’ between teeth – very often your front teeth. This is very common in children and is part of their normal dental development. About 50% of children between the ages of 6 and 8 have these. Most of these spaces close naturally as the mouth and teeth develop. In some cases this gap does not close naturally and a dentist’s advice is sought.

Q. How will my teeth be prepared?

A. The surface of your tooth will need to be roughened a little so as to give the veneer more chance of bonding to your enamel. A mould will be made of your tooth and a porcelain veneer made using this to make a perfect fitting veneer. Veneers can be trimmed and shaped a little more by your dentist to make them look perfect.

White or Tooth Coloured Fillings

Q. Why should I consider white fillings?

A. Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.

Crowns

Q. What is a crown?

crowns

A. Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’. An ‘Anterior Crown’ is a crown fitted to the front eight teeth.

Q. How is a tooth prepared for a crown?

A. The dentist will prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. This will mean removing most of the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner ‘core’. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown to be fitted. Once the tooth is shaped, the dentist will take an impression of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to mark the way you bite together. The impressions will be given to the technician, along with any other information they need to make the crown.

Will the crown be noticeable?

A. No. The crown will be made to match your other teeth exactly. The shade of the neighbouring teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth. A temporary crown, usually made in plastic, will be fitted at the end of the first appointment to last until the permanent one is ready. These temporary crowns may be more noticeable, but they are only in place for about two weeks.

Bridges

Q. What are bridges made of?

A. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base. If the bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base to reduce the cost.

Q. Are there different types of bridge?

A. Yes, there are different types of bridge which use different fixing methods. Your dentist will choose the most effective and conservative bridge for your personal situation.