Not everyone is happy with their smile or how their teeth look. Disliking the appearance of your smile can have a major impact on your confidence and the way you interact and socialise with others. Cosmetic dentistry is a field within general dentistry that focuses on the beauty of a smile and covers treatments that enhance, align, and refine the teeth for a more attractive appearance. This includes treatments such as porcelain veneers, white fillings, teeth whitening, orthodontics, and dental implants. These treatments involve special techniques and equipment and a high level of skill by the dental team.
We are proud to offer these to our patients here at Longborough and have seen many a smile transformed. Dr. Mohamed Nabijee has a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedures having completed his Masters degree in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry and is experienced in carrying out these procedures. If you are embarrassed by your teeth it's best to speak to your dentist who can tell you more about the options available and provide you with information about how these can affect your lifestyle while you are undergoing treatment.
Don't hide your smile, allow us to bring out its natural beauty with cosmetic dentistry.
Composite bonding is a type of specialist cosmetic treatment that involves using tooth-coloured composite resin to reshape teeth. The treatment is often reversible as there is usually no need to drill the natural tooth, with the material being bonded onto the tooth surface. It can be used as an alternative to veneers in certain cases. The composite resin used is designed specifically for this treatment and is very durable. However, it is still not as strong as porcelain and so the suitability of the treatment will be determined by a large number of factors exclusive to you. Your dentist at Longborough can advise you about composite bonding.
Commonly used to achieve the ultimate smile makeover, porcelain veneers are custom-made, ultra-thin shells of tooth-coloured porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Comparable to what artificial fingernails can do for hands, (but lasting a lot longer), veneers can transform crooked, badly worn, spaced or stained teeth; resulting in a truly natural looking, sparkling smile.
Veneers are suitable for many, but not all, situations, so ask your dentist if they could benefit you and you'll get all the individual information and advice you need.