What is the Simplest Way to Brighten Your Smile?
While it is becoming far more common for people to have comprehensive smile makeovers involving complicated cosmetic dentistry in South Benfleet, this isn’t always necessary and often you can get good results by making a few simple changes. You might want to think of this as being a bit like a mini smile makeover and it’s perfect if you have a limited budget or wish to get results within a very short space of time, perhaps in preparation for that special holiday or another big event.
Which Treatments Can Help?
Treatments that can help include teeth whitening, new white fillings and inlays and onlays to repair bigger cavities that may currently have large silver amalgam fillings. The best way to start is by booking an appointment with one of our dentists in South Benfleet. We will be able to assess the current condition of your teeth and gums and can talk to you about the best way to improve your smile. With the exception of teeth whitening, treatments such as new fillings can help protect and preserve your natural teeth, prolonging their life and your smile.
It can be a nice idea to book a hygiene appointment at the same time. Our dental hygienist will remove any plaque from your teeth and will professionally clean them in a treatment known as scaling and polishing. The great thing about a scale and polish is that it not only helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, but is excellent for removing some surface stains so your teeth will already look a little brighter and whiter after treatment.
White Fillings and Inlays and Onlays
We use the very latest tooth coloured composite resins to invisibly repair teeth. These produce excellent results and are very hard wearing. They can be used to repair cavities, but are also very good at mending cracks or chips in front teeth or perhaps slightly changing the shape of a tooth. This treatment can be completed in just one visit. Our porcelain inlays and onlays are custom-made to exactly fit larger cavities, restoring strength and structure to teeth more badly damaged by decay. Porcelain fillings are long-lasting and do not stain. If you are replacing silver coloured amalgams with nice white fillings then you’ll really notice the difference to your smile.
Teeth Whitening Options
Teeth whitening is hugely popular and we can make sure it is safe, comfortable and extremely effective. South Benfleet Dental Care has two different types of teeth whitening as you can choose to power whiten your teeth in our dental chair, a process that takes as little as an hour, or we can provide a home whitening kit. Each whitening kit is customised to take into account your tooth sensitivity and the type of teeth staining. It includes custom-made whitening trays and the correct strength of whitening gel. All you have to do is fill the trays as directed and wear them for a few hours or overnight for around two weeks. The nice thing about having custom-made whitening trays is that we can supply you with more whitening gel when you want to top up the results occasionally. You need never put up with having a dingy smile again.
If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry in South Benfleet, please call us on 01268 793485 to book your consultation.