teeth whitening, orthodontics and veneers
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, but are not sure what they need to do to improve it... Here at Synergy Dental & Implant Centre in Biddulph, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to suit you and your requirements. Whether you have a particular treatment in mind or are curious about which treatment would be best for you, we invite you to visit our Dental Practice for a free initial cosmetic dental consultation.
Our Smile Makeover service is designed to help you improve the appearance of your smile. This may include the position, shape or colour of your teeth. In many cases, we will use our Digital Smile Design service to show you what results you can expect before starting treatment.
In some cases, just one treatment will be required, while others patients will benefit from combining two or more treatments – invisible orthodontics plus teeth whitening, for example. Once your dentist has discussed the most appropriate treatment options, your treatment co-ordinator will help you to make an informed choice about these options and will be available to discuss every stage of treatment with you.
Your Cosmetic Treatment Options
A safe, effective way to remove stains from teeth, in as little as one hour.
Straighten your teeth quickly and near-invisibly using FastBraces or clear aligners.
The same material used for white fillings can repair cracked, chipped or discoloured teeth, as well as closing gaps and reshaping misaligned teeth for a more uniform smile.
Thin pieces of porcelain attached to the front surface of the front teeth using strong dental adhesive. Veneers can cover permanently stained teeth, teeth with small cracks or chips, minor problems with alignment or gaps.
Tooth-coloured composite material is used to fill teeth, meaning there will be no metal on show when you smile. White fillings can also replace old metal amalgam fillings.
Adult Teeth Straightening
Many adult patients are unhappy with their crooked teeth but believe that they have missed out on their chance of having orthodontics. Others would like to straighten their teeth but are put off by the thought of wearing traditional metal braces that are very obvious and are associated with lengthy treatment times.
At Synergy Dental & Implant Centre we understand that traditional metal braces may not be compatible with adults’ busy personal and professional lives. That’s why we are pleased to offer discreet orthodontics – which move your teeth quickly and near-invisibly – in the form of FastBraces and clear aligners.
Conventional braces move the teeth in two stages – the crowns, then the roots. FastBraces are different. They have been specially designed to move the crowns and roots at the same time. This leads to significantly shortened treatment times, and also minimises the problems of dental hygiene problems when wearing braces.
FastBraces are also more comfortable than traditional braces, using specially-shaped brackets and a single heat-activated wire. Some 20 years of research has gone into the design of FastBraces, and unlike other fast-acting brace systems that move only your front teeth and do not alter your bite, FastBraces can move all the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, giving you a stable bite.
The FastBraces system uses tooth-coloured brackets and clear wires, making these braces highly discreet. Average treatment times are less than 12 months, compared with an average of two years for standard braces.
Clear aligners are an alternative to braces and can be used to correct a range of orthodontic problems. The aligners fit over your teeth and gently move them into a new position. They are made of clear plastic, nobody will notice you are wearing the aligners. Another major advantage is that they are removable, meaning that you can take them out for short periods to eat and drink, to clean and to brush your teeth, eliminating the dental hygiene problems that can arise with braces that are difficult to clean around.
If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider. Here is how teeth whitening works:
You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have.
A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth.
The teeth whitening process is activated by whitening gel, which is inserted into the custom tray that transfers it onto your teeth.
Home teeth whitening kits are also available to lighten the teeth more gradually. In this case, the trays can be worn overnight. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependent on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.
If you are looking for a faster result you may wish to ‘boost start’ your whiter smile with a Zoom® in-surgery treatment. This 60-minute treatment will significantly lighten your teeth and thanks to our FREE take home maintenance kit you will be enable to maximise your results over the next couple of days.
Effective solution for certain types of tooth discolouration and staining.
Safe treatment when delivered by a dental professional.
Cosmetically enhances the appearance of teeth.
When a front tooth is chipped, dental veneers are often used to disguise the damage. This is a quick and easy option to restore your smile. Dental veneers are often thin slivers of porcelain or composite resin material, which is placed over the whole front of your tooth.
Your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing a small amount of enamel, and will take impressions of your tooth, which are sent to the laboratory for your veneers to be made. This can take from one to two weeks. Once your veneer is ready, your dentist will use a special bonding material to fit the veneer to your tooth.
- Stronger teeth
- Reduces the danger of food getting stuck in gaps and cracks, which could cause more serious problems
- A smile you are proud to show off.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are two types of restorations that your dentist can suggest if you have a cavity in your tooth that needs to be filled. An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth while an onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities.
For many years, gold has been used to make inlays and onlays because it is a hard material and lasts for a long time. Nowadays, tooth-coloured porcelain is also used and gives the restored tooth a more natural look, which many patients prefer.