What is cosmetic dentistry?

Almost anyone can benefit from cosmetic dentistry to brighten up and refresh their smile. Precision’s skilled cosmetic dentists offer a combination of teeth whitening types, dental veneers and white fillings. Our treatments are safe and long lasting with our simple post care instructions.

What causes tooth discoloration?

There are many causes of tooth discoloration. The most common culprits include ageing and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from teeth whitening?

Almost anyone can benefit from tooth whitening to clean up and refresh their smile. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Book a dental check-up, a dental hygiene appointment and a shade assessment with us and we’ll thoroughly assess your suitability for cosmetic teeth whitening and give you an indication of the improvement you’re likely to see.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies have been conducted into teeth whitening – they have concluded that whitening teeth, under the supervision of a dentist, is safe.

However, Zoom is not recommended for people under 18 years of age or for those pregnant or lactating.

How long do the results last?

Your Precision dentist will provide you with some simple post whitening care instructions to help keep your smile looking its best. Following teeth whitening, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional maintenance with the Enlighten home whitening gel.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain laminates that are great for covering up stains, discolouration, gaps, chips, and surface cracks. If you are interested in improving your smile then you can attend a free cosmetic consultation. Book a free cosmetic consultation with the Precision team to determine if this is a suitable option for you.

How are dental veneers fitted?

A thin layer of the tooth surface is usually shaved off, however, with Lumineers and Emax this process will be minimal and you will not need an anaesthetic. The perfectly fitted veneer is then adhered to the front of the tooth. This is achieved by using a special dental cement.

What are the different types of veneers?

There are two types of veneers. These are ‘feldspathic’ porcelain veneers and pressed porcelain veneers. Feldspathic porcelain veneers require a ceramist to build up the porcelain in layers and cure it at a high temperature to produce the final result. Usually this type of veneer is not as strong as pressed ceramics such as Lumineers because it requires a higher thickness to give it the necessary strength, therefore, more drilling of the teeth is needed to give technicians the space they need.

With pressed ceramic, the veneers are first made in wax and shaped and contoured to produce the chosen design and shape. The waxed veneers are casted and then the molten porcelain has pressure applied to produce the final veneer.

What are white fillings?

From time to time patients may need a dental filling to restore a decayed or fractured tooth. White fillings have become increasingly popular over the years, they look very natural and bond to the remaining tooth tissue very well.

What types of white fillings are available?

A white composite filling is the most commonly used type of filling these days. They look very natural and bond to the remaining tooth tissue very well.

Porcelain or composite Inlays or Onlays are more appropriate for larger cavities and take two visits to complete, in comparison to a white filling which will require just one visit to the Precision clinic.

What is a composite white filling?

Composite bonding is a mouldable material produced from acrylic resins and a number of fillers. This method of cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular for fillings due to its aesthetically pleasing appearance. Also, a dentist is able to completely match the shade, translucency, and texture of a natural tooth.

As a result of recent advancements in technology, many professionals are beginning to adopt the use of CAD/CAM CEREC equipment to create ceramic fillings, which are both durable and attractive. The innovative method also allows patients to receive the full extent of the treatment in a single one-hour visit to the Precision clinic.

What is the difference between white and silver fillings?

A white composite filling is the most commonly used type of filling these days. They look very natural and bond to the remaining tooth tissue very well.

Porcelain or composite Inlays or Onlays are more appropriate for larger cavities and take two visits to complete, in comparison to a white filling which will require just one visit to the Precision clinic.

How long do white fillings last?

With good aftercare and maintenance, white fillings should last for many years. Studies show that the average lifespan of a white composite filling is around 10 years. Studies also show that a composite or porcelain Inlay or Onlay last on average from 15 years.

What Our Patients Say