Cosmetic dentistry treatments explained

Cosmetic dentistry treatments

23 Jul Cosmetic dentistry treatments explained

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve your appearance and give you confidence in your smile. However, with such a range of cosmetic dental procedures now available, understanding the differences between them can be baffling.

To avoid confusion, here’s an overview of the cosmetic dentistry treatments that we provide at Select Dental:


Veneers are thin slices of porcelain which are bonded to the front of a tooth. They’re useful for disguising discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing gaps between front teeth, or repairing chips and cracks.

Dental crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap which fits over a damaged tooth. As well as strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can also be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape or alignment.

Dental bridge

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are usually made by putting a crown on the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle.

Dental implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, a titanium post that is surgically screwed into the jawbone in the space left by a missing natural tooth. Implants fuse to the jawbone and can then act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or bridge.

Teeth whitening

The process of teeth whitening involves applying a whitening agent to the teeth over several days. The whitener is applied via a mouth-guard which has been made especially for the patient.

Not all cosmetic dentistry treatments are suitable for everyone. Your dentist will be able to advise on the most suitable procedures for your teeth and the outcome you desire.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, why not book a consultation with our cosmetic dentist and see what options are available to you? Please call 01395 225600 to make an appointment.

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