Many people are self conscious about their smile
and would like to improve certain aspects of it. They may
have stained or crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, or
unsightly fillings or crowns. It may, indeed, be something
subtler than that, such as the teeth being too short as a
result of a grinding habit, or the gum line of adjacent teeth
not matching correctly to each other.
We offer a comprehensive range of procedures that can be applied
with a predictably high degree of success. These include:
These are a thin covering of porcelain bonded to the front
of the teeth in order to enhance their appearance. We can
close spaces, change the colour, increase the size, or straighten
the teeth. Porcelain allows us to create life-like teeth with
the procedure being painless, involving minimal tooth preparation
and the results are stunning.
Composite resin bonding is used to repair fractured teeth,
as well as to change the shape and colour of teeth in much
the same way as veneers, the difference being that this treatment
is completed in one visit and requires no laboratory procedures.
Natural effect crowns:
Crowns are literally covers for the teeth. They are used to
rebuild teeth which are broken or heavily filled. They can
also be used to correct any damage caused by excessive wear
in order to restore the tooth to its original dimensions.
There are a variety of different materials that can be used
to construct crowns and, with the superb technical support
here at the Harley Dental implant & Cosmetic Centre, they
can be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Natural effect bridges:
These are another method to replace missing teeth providing
the space is not too wide. A conventional bridge utilises
crowns on the teeth either side of the gap to support the
artificial teeth. This treatment is employed when the supporting
teeth are assessed to be strong enough to take the extra load.
Adhesive bridges can be constructed in cases where the bite
is not too heavy and have the advantage of involving less
tooth preparation. A false tooth is glued to the adjacent
tooth or teeth by attaching wings to it.
At the Harley Dental Implant & Cosmetic Centre we no longer
use mercury amalgam fillings. We employ the most advanced
tooth filling materials and techniques in order to achieve
excellent aesthetic results and preparation requires less
aggressive tooth removal than in the case of mercury fillings.
Most restorative materials contain fluoride and we place them
in the tooth to be treated thereby protecting it from further
Drill free, needle free dentistry:
Modern dentistry has evolved to a stage where if we can detect
dental decay early in your teeth, we can treat the condition
without needles or drilling using the latest Air Abrasion
technology. We can just ‘spray away the decay’
and restore the tooth to a natural contour using advanced
adhesive filling materials.
Many people have crooked teeth. A crowded mouth can cause
loss of confidence for cosmetic reasons. Plaque is collected
more easily because the toothbrush may skip over certain places
and this makes gum disease more likely. This can be corrected
by orthodontic treatment. Various types of fixed or removable
appliance are utilised to achieve the desired result. Sometimes
we find it is beneficial to move teeth orthodontically prior
to the placement of implants in order to enhance the final