Cosmetic Dentistry

The range of possible restorative treatments are:

TOOTH COLOURED RESTORATIONS

Mercury free cosmetic restorations are provided to restore damaged teeth or as replacements for old silver amalgam fillings. These are matched to the colour of your teeth and for security, are bonded into place (see pics).

CROWNS

These can be placed to protect, strengthen and improve the appearance of weak and unsightly teeth. Tooth coloured ceramic crowns, with no metal interior, can now be used to maximize aesthetics even where great strength is required.

TOOTH WHITENING

Using a simple and easy technique, started in the clinic and completed at home, your teeth can be made whiter. The best results will be obtained after a visit to the hygienist and when any visible discoloured or metal fillings have been replaced. Professionally carried out within the Clinic, this is a safe & comfortable procedure.

PORCELAIN VENEERS

A thin layer of porcelain can be added to the surface of your teeth, improving their shape, colour and alignment.

IMPLANTS

Dr Clarke works together with a specialist Implantologist for this procedure. It’s a preferred treatment for replacing missing teeth; the implant, made of titanium, takes the place of the root of your tooth. A few months after placement, when the implant has “osseointegrated” with the bone of your jaw, a tooth can be fitted to the implant.

BRIDGES

A tried and tested procedure for replacing missing teeth. A combination of linked crowns is created; this is especially useful when the teeth either side of a “space” also require crowns for a satisfactory long term restorative result.

RECREATE THE “BITING EDGES” TO YOUR FRONT TEETH

Pioneered in the Bayswater Dental Clinic, this treatment is designed to repair the Incisal Edges of your front teeth. Especially in the lower jaw, discoloured, worn, chipped and fractured edges to your front teeth are both unsightly and can lead to speech and masticatory difficulties. For such a modest procedure, the cosmetic results are often astounding. No anaesthesia is required and no drilling is necessary; the teeth are prepared with comfortable “micro-abrasion”.

Your “Bite”, Headaches & Tension

Many of us grind and clench our teeth, especially during the night. Whilst generally unaware of this habit when it’s happening, the after effects are often very noticeable: you may suffer from headache, neck tension, teeth wearing, sore temples or jaw muscles, discomfort whilst eating or you may have a clicking sound on opening and/or closing your mouth. Associated with these symptoms the silent and painless problem of bone loss may be occurring: bone loss being one of the major causes of tooth loss in the UK.

If you suffer with any of these problems or would like an assessment of your occlusion (bite) please call the surgery.