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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Enlighten

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to enhance your looks. Whether you want to add a sparkle to your smile for your wedding day or perfect your look for business meetings, teeth whitening is simple, affordable and safe.

How does teeth whitening work?

  1. You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have and a 3D digital scan of your teeth will be taken
     

  2. A bespoke whitening tray is made from the digital scan to fit snugly over your teeth
     

  3. The teeth whitening process is activated by a whitening gel which is placed into your custom tray that then transfers into your teeth whitening your teeth in a matter of a couple of weeks

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Your questions answered.

Enlighten Whitening works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2 week home treatment followed by an optional 1 hour visit to the dentist.

Why Enlighten?


The difference with Enlighten Whitening is the results. Follow your dentist’s guidelines and teeth will whiten beyond any other system.




How white will my teeth get?


Enlighten Whitening can whiten up to 16 shades, results vary but if used correctly all teeth will whiten dramatically.




Is there pain or discomfort?


You may get some sensitivity, however your dentist will give you easy to use desensitising swabs to take home, which will work immediately. You will also receive a tube of Tooth Serum toothpaste to brush with, while you wait for your trays, this also helps with sensitivity




How long does it last?


Results can last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance, wearing the trays for 1 night every other month.





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White Fillings

If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or 'white' fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.

Here is how white fillings work:

  1. This is a safe procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth, and taking out the metal or amalgam fillings if you are having them replaced.
     

  2. The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time.
     

  3. The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.

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Life Benefits

Natural-looking restoration.

Improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while still being able to bite and chew as usual.

Hard-wearing restorative solution.

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Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling.

Here is how it works:

  1. An impression is taken of the tooth that needs restoring.
     

  2. A crown is made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth.
     

  3. The tooth is then prepared and the crown fitted securely on top.

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A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.

Life Benefits

Strengthens remaining tooth structure.

Natural-looking restoration.

Functions like a real tooth, so you can bite and chew as usual.