How your dentist can brighten your smile

There are many ways a dentist can brighten up your smile. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we offer a number of cosmetic dental options, with a brighter smile being the most frequently heard request.
brighten-teethTeeth can be stained or discoloured for a number of reasons, so the first thing your Weybridge dentist will do is to establish the cause of your tooth discolouration. It might surprise you to learn that the most common cause to stained and discoloured teeth is visible dental plaque, which is bad news for your health as well as for the appearance of your smile.
Plaque can be tackled with a visit to the dental hygienist, who will perform a professional scale and polish and will also teach you how to improve your home cleaning routine so that the problem doesn’t happen again.
However, even people with a good dental hygiene regime find that their teeth become stained by a number of lifestyle factors. These may include smoking, drinking a lot of tea, coffee, or red wine, or taking certain medications. For this type of staining, teeth whitening is a good treatment option.
Teeth whitening is entirely safe and very reliable when carried out by a dentist. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we use the Zoom in-chair teeth whitening system. This involves a single visit to the dental practice, lasting just over an hour.
Your dentist carries out the whitening treatment (after protecting your gums and lips) and all you need to do is sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you will walk out of our Weybridge clinic with beautifully bright, white teeth, and long-lasting results.
When it comes to permanent tooth discolouration, your dentist can use porcelain veneers, which are thin porcelain shells placed over the surfaces of the teeth to improve their appearance.
At our Weybridge practice your dentist will use Spectro Shade to ensure that your veneers (and any other restorations) will match the natural shade of your teeth precisely.
Your Weybridge practitioner can also replace visible metal fillings with tooth-coloured composite alternatives, or porcelain inlays or onlays in cases where more extensive restoration is needed.