Crowns can replace heavily broken down teeth or very heavily restored teeth which have become brittle. There are a number of types of crown and we will always discuss all the suitable options and appropriate costs with you so you make an informed choice.
Alternatively, laboratory made restorations include porcelain bonded to metal crown, full porcelain crown (we recommend Emax crowns for the best cosmetic results – click here too see an example) or even a gold crown.
Veneers are essentially wafer thin, beautifully constructed, cosmetic restorations which can be provided to restore teeth which are broken, worn or stained. They can re-define the contour of crooked teeth and can be used to close gaps between teeth.
They are provided for many different types of teeth and reasons where the cosmetic result is important but they cannot be used to replace missing teeth. This treatment requires the dentist to shave very slight amounts of the existing natural tooth to get the best shape to enhance your smile, before bonding the veneer onto the tooth and making any necessary adjustments to complement your existing bite. Veneers are an excellent alternative for patients who would like to straighten teeth or close gaps but cannot commit to more invasive orthodontic treatment.
Dental implants, a permanent solution to tooth loss, look and feel completely natural and are suitable for one or more missing teeth. This procedure has revolutionised dental treatment and is incredibly popular with patients as an alternative to traditional dentures. The main reasons for this are that they are easy to maintain and provide complete confidence and stability, meaning they can continue to enjoy the foods they like.
A dental implant is an artificial root made from titanium, a material that is totally accepted by our body, and placed in position where the tooth is missing. After a period of undisturbed healing following placement, the implant is used as a new foundation to support the tooth replacement, which can be a crown or bridge.Read more
What are the advantages of dental implants?
- No more loose dentures or sticky denture glue in the mouth
- No need to cut or drill your natural teeth
- No need for invasive root canal or nerve treatment of your teeth
- No need to worry about dental decay on implants
- Implants keep the jaw bone from shrinking
Here at Sleaford Smile Centre it is a real team effort when it comes to implant treatment. We have a specialist Implantologist, renowned implant surgeon Jose Zurdo, who places the implants on-site at our premises. Once the implant has settled, our other dentists have extensive experience in providing the most appropriate restoration, whether it is a crown or a bridge. It is the closest you will get to your own teeth, with proven long term benefits.View our dental implant treatment example >>
The most common complaint we hear is 'my teeth are very dark'. This can be for a variety of reasons but fear not, we can help! Regulations recently imposed by the European Union now state that teeth whitening can only be performed out by a dental professional and is no longer available at beauty salons. We believe this is essential as teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure. Therefore, we will provide a thorough assessment to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and teeth whitening is suitable for you.
Enlighten Smiles Whitening
We offer Enlighten Whitening, a revolutionary system that helps to combat the sensitivity which normally accompanies most other methods of whitening, whilst also promising fantastic results. Enlighten, which has been approved in accordance with European safety standards involves several stages in order to minimise sensitivity and maximise results. Evidence suggests that the biggest reason for failure of whitening systems and inability to use whitening products for a prolonged a time as necessary is due to patient sensitivity. This system helps to combat this issue by including a desensitising tooth serum, a chair-side desensitising treatment and de-sensitising swabs which you can use at home while whitening, all aimed at combating sensitivity so that the whitening process can be completed to achieve the desired results.
Furthermore the Enlighten guarantees that all patients can achieve a B1 shade following treatment, which is the whitest natural shade on the shade guide! The Enlighten system combines the use of customised, specially fabricated whitening trays for home use supplemented with a session of in-surgery whitening in order to maximise results. You will also have the opportunity of regular reviews with your dentist, to monitor progress and address any concerns. We will also take photographs before and after your treatment so you can see the results of your gleaming new smile.Read more