We create beautiful smiles through modern cosmetic dentistry. The treatments we offer enhance your natural teeth to help you achieve a smile that makes you look happy and confident.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is an aesthetic dentistry that aims to improve the look of your teeth and smile, while preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible. Cosmetic dentistry could be the way to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
We offer a full cosmetic treatment which ensures excellent, long-lasting results. We prefer to align teeth into the perfect position, whiten them to the perfect colour, and smooth out imperfections. This technique is what is known as align, bleach, bond.
What is the Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure?
At the Ripley Dental Clinic, we are committed to achieving the best results for the most perfect of smiles. Our professional team of cosmetic dentists take the utmost care when treating your teeth and will provide you with a full consultation before deciding whether rapid orthodontics or invisible orthodontics would suit you.
Rapid orthodontics and invisible orthodontics both have their own pros and cons, so we advise discussing your options and making a well-informed decision with a specialist.
A cosmetic dentistry procedure has various phases. The first step is to make sure your teeth are perfectly aligned. The second phase is whitening the teeth. For this treatment we use modern teeth whitening gels.
The treatment typically takes around two weeks to achieve your desired shade. The final stage in the process is to make any corrections to chips, pits or any imperfections in the teeth. This is done with a tooth coloured composite resin material, which is gently bonded to the surface of your tooth to repair any parts that are missing. Orthodontics can typically take from 6 to 12 months.
What if this Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry Approach Takes Too Long?
As described above, the entire process can take up to a year. The process maintains as much of your natural tooth as possible, which is the most healthy and holistic option.
However, we realise that sometimes people would rather have a more rapid result and if this is the case then we can consider a combination of teeth whitening, veneers and dental crowns. We are also able to provide immediate or instant veneers by using a composite resin material.
We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry options aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and smile. This could be as simple as a small white filling or as advanced as a full smile makeover, including teeth whitening and straightening.