Family Friendly Dentist in Hailsham East Sussex
I think the words ‘private dentistry’ conjures up in peoples minds huge amounts of money. Of course, this can be true especially in the realms of makeover cosmetic and implant dentistry.
However, if people are looking for cosmetic work, even small changes can give great results.
Clean teeth make a great smile and regular visits with the Hygienist keep your teeth plaque free and shiny. Hygienists also play a big part in keeping your mouth healthy, as many people experience gum problems. These include bleeding and sore gums, bad breath, painful and loose teeth. Our preventative and maintenance appointments are here to help you obtain a healthy and odour free mouth.
Changing a little front filling from brown and discoloured to a colour that matches your teeth beautifully, can make all the difference. Chipped teeth can be repaired almost invisibly.
Did you realise we have lots of different filling shades, so we can accurately achieve a match, that way the filling virtually disappears. Some old metal fillings can be replaced by white fillings too giving a great result.
Cosmetic bonding can be a quick and inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your chipped and stained teeth. Gaps in between front teeth can also be closed with bonding. It’s like a special coating that’s bonded over your tooth surface and set by a light. Normally this can be completed in just one appointment.
A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front of a tooth, in a similar way to how a false nail fits over your fingernail. They are made by a dental technician and match the natural colour of your teeth or a whiter shade if you prefer. Veneers can be used to improve the colour, chipped teeth or close a small gap between teeth.
The tooth is numbed and a thin layer of the front of the tooth is removed. A mould of the teeth is taken, which is then sent off to the technician. He custom makes the veneer for you and about 2 weeks later it is fitted to your tooth with a special bond.
Veneers look like real teeth and don’t stain. They are strong and should last for years, but they need to be looked after. Several front veneers can completely change someones smile.
Dental crowns completely cover over your tooth and are often used to protect and keep your teeth longer. They are made of ceramic tooth coloured, a combination of metal and tooth colour or gold. Which tooth the crown is going to protect dictates the materials we use. They are made by a dental technician and match the natural colour of the other teeth or a whiter shade if you prefer.
The tooth is numbed and a shaving is taken off the tooth making it a thimble shape, this allows the crown to fit over the top of your tooth. A mould is taken which gets sent off to the dental technician. A temporary crown made of plastic is put on the tooth to protect it until the proper one is fitted. Two weeks later the crown is fitted with a special cement.
Crowns look like real teeth and don’t stain. They are strong and will last for years, but they need to be looked after. Several crowns can completely change someones smile.
This is where the high prices of cosmetic dentistry come in, but it is an investment in your smile and confidence and patients after they have had it done wished that they had done it sooner. It often involves straightening, whitening and some cosmetic work to create a long lasting beautiful smile.
We offer interest free credit over a year or low rate interest plan over a few years to help spread costs. We are always happy to discuss treatment with patients, to help them decide the best options for them. There is no pressure or obligation to go ahead with treatment.