Dental Cosmetics

Dental Cosmetics

A Beautiful Smile radiates confidence and well being and creates a positive lasting impression. It can be your most valuable asset, affects how you feel and how others perceive you.

That is why we constantly endeavour to pursue all the latest techniques and materials to offer our patients high quality, affordable dentistry.

Crowns

Crown Dentists Musselburgh EdinburghA crown or ‘cap’ completely restores a weak tooth above the gum line and is an ideal solution for a tooth which has been broken or has been weakened by decay or a very large filling. Its function is to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size, while protecting and strengthening the tooth and enhancing aesthetics.

Crowns can be made of porcelain, precious metal, or porcelain bonded to a metal substructure. New materials are continually being developed and we always strive to provide the latest in metal free crowns & inlays. Results can be amazing with crowns which are not only stronger and longer lasting but can appear as natural as your own teeth.

Veneers

For the ultimate in smile makeovers, porcelain veneers can give superb results. They are ideal for straightening twisted teeth, transforming stained or chipped teeth and can be used to close small unsightly gaps, ultimately resulting in a beautifully natural smile that you won’t want to hide!
A veneer is a very fine facing of porcelain which is precisely made to fit over the visible surface of the front of the tooth, rather like a false finger nail. Veneers are chemically bonded to the surface of the tooth to produce a perfect natural tooth colour and shape. Their primary function is to improve the appearance and a major benefit is that they can involve very little preparation of your own natural tooth.

Same day veneers

We also offer same day instant veneers using the revolutionary Edelweiss Direct Veneer system. This allows us to offer minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry and is ideal for patients who wish to have veneers fitted on the same day.
The veneers are finished by the developers using a high powered laser and are very strong, highly polished and feel completely natural. Never before has it been feasible to directly create the natural shape and youthful luminance of a tooth so easily and perfectly in one appointment. This system is so flexible that in most cases no tooth preparation is required.

Bonding can be an alternative to using veneers to reshape a tooth aesthetically and is carried out using a white filling material which is shaped and hardened using a special light. This can work well if the tooth has sufficient strength to support the filling but over a period of time may break down and discolour, making veneers more cost effective alternative. We will advise you of the best option for you after examination.

Bridges

Dentists Musselburgh Edinburgh Scotland, A missing tooth can spoil even the most beautiful smile, but bridgework can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. By fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at either side of the gap, a bridge will improve your appearance and the way you bite, chew and speak.

These adjacent teeth need to be reshaped so that they can support the new bridge. As with a crown, the shade of the bridge is matched to that of your own teeth and once fixed in the mouth is not removable.

Tooth coloured fillings and ceramic inlays

Tooth coloured fillings and ceramic inlays Musselburgh Edinburgh Scotland

White fillings are a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The obvious advantage is the appearance; the tooth will actually look like a natural tooth after it has been filled. Quite often is almost impossible to tell the tooth even has a filling in it. You can smile and talk with confidence.

Tooth-coloured fillings are made from durable composite resins. Similar in colour and texture to natural teeth, the fillings are less noticeable, more attractive and mercury-free.

With larger fillings where one or more of the cusps (points) on a tooth is missing or weakened we can offer laboratory made porcelain or glass ceramic fillings which can be bonded to the remaining tooth.

Whether you need a new filling or would like to replace an old silver filling with the new tooth-coloured variety, we can help.

Teeth whitening

Tooth whitening Musselburgh Edinburgh Scotland UKStained or discoloured teeth can be whitened to give you a bright, white smile. It is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.

Tooth colour very much depends on the individual: it can darken as we get older and is affected by food and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine and also smoking. Whitening can be a really effective way to lighten your teeth by a number of shades.

A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Many people undergo tooth whitening before important occasions (like their wedding day!), when they want to look their best!

Home whitening

This gradual treatment involves first having impressions of your teeth taken at the practice then having whitening trays constructed. These trays fit closely to your teeth. A professional whitening gel is squeezed into the trays which are placed over the teeth. These trays are like very thin, pliable, light gum shields and are very comfortable and discreet to wear.

The trays can be worn at convenient times during the day or as you sleep overnight until your teeth are the colour you desire. Many patients find this a preferable method as they can monitor the degree of lightening themselves and stop when they are happy with the result. This method gives you greater control over the final colour of your teeth.

Whitening Teeth Dentists Musselburgh Edinburgh

In-Surgery Whitening

This involves your dentist ‘painting’ the gel on to your teeth and then activating the chemicals by shining a powerful light on them. Your dentist will first assess your teeth to see if this treatment is suitable for them. This often requires more than one session to achieve the desired result.

Combination Whitening

The combination package is a system combining the home whitening and in-surgery whitening to achieve the best results.