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FAQs

Tooth whitening is a harmless process and there will be no permanent damage caused to the enamel.

Veneers are handmade porcelain/ceramic shells which are artistically layered and created to mimic the natural form and contour of the teeth. They are typically made by a ceramist who has spent years perfecting their artistic skills.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain laminate which is fitted over the surface of a tooth and provides a natural appearance and function as a normal tooth when you bite or chew.

Veneers can be used in a number of ways. They can be used to improve the appearance of imperfections, such as worn tooth enamel, uneven teeth, and discolouration; or even to close gaps between teeth.

The length of time gummy smile correction takes depends on the number of teeth involved, but it generally lasts for around 15 to 45 minutes.

No. We always perform gum contouring treatment using local anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel a thing. Your gums will be fully healed within two weeks, but you shouldn’t experience much swelling after your procedure.

Dental implants are a modern method of replacing damaged or lost teeth and provide a healthy, natural-looking smile. The implant is a metal post, usually made of titanium, which supports dental prosthesis such as crowns, bridges and dentures. The implant, which is placed into the jawbone, can replace the root of a tooth when it fails.

Crowns are often fitted to teeth that are heavily filled, chipped or broken and are usually made of porcelain. A tooth-shaped cap (the ‘crown’) is placed over the damaged tooth and cemented in place, restoring the appearance and functionality of a damaged tooth. Where a tooth is lost, an implant can be fitted and a crown is attached to this.

Bridges quite literally ‘bridge the gap’ between missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two anchor teeth, which can be healthy teeth or two crowns held in place by dental implants, with a false tooth or teeth filling the gap between. A bridge can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they can also reduce the increased stress that is present on other teeth, when you have a gap.

All-On-4® Implants are usually used when a client has lost all of their teeth, through age, decay or an accident. They are also used to replace teeth that have been failing over a period of time and for clients who cannot tolerate dentures.

If All-On-4® implants are well looked after they should last for a lifetime.

Hygiene is vital for the success of any implant therapy, whether for one implant or for All-On-4® implants. Working with our hygiene team is vital in ensuring the long term benefits of the treatment.