A cosmetic dentist, in the modern day and age, has a number of ways to brighten up a smile. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we offer a number of cosmetic treatment options, so if you worry that your current smile is lacking some of its natural lustre, we are confident that we can find the perfect way to get it back.
When asked by the Oral Health Foundation, 64% of people who claimed to be unhappy with the appearance of their smile cited the colour of their teeth as their main cause for concern.
Teeth are easily discoloured for a variety of reasons. The number one cause of tooth discolouration in the UK is inadequate dental hygiene, which causes unsightly brown plaque to build up on the teeth. It’s hard to believe, but 66% of us have visible plaque, which can easily be remedied by visiting your dentist or hygienist for a professional scale and polish along with advice on how to improve your home cleaning regime.
However, many other factors also come into play when it comes to tooth discolouration, meaning that even with good dental hygiene your teeth may be discoloured, stained, or simply lacking some of their natural brightness.
Come into Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge and the first think we will do is diagnose the cause of your discolouration. After a thorough clinical examination your dentist will draw up a bespoke treatment plan, designed to restore both brightness to your teeth and confidence in your smile.
For everyday tooth staining – such as that caused by tea or coffee, smoking, and as a side-effect of some medicines – teeth whitening is a popular option. So long as it is carried out by a dentist, this is a safe, fast, and predictable way to remove tooth stains. You can have a single session of treatment in our Weybridge clinic, or carry out the procedure yourself at home.
Permanent discolouration requires a different approach. YourWeybridge dentist can use a single porcelain veneer to improve the look of a permanently stained tooth, whilst in the case of old, worn, discoloured fillings, tooth-coloured alternative may be placed.
At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we offer a wide range of treatments designed to create the smile of your dreams. One in four people in the UK believe that improving their smile would boost their confidence, and with it their personal and professional relationships. So if you are unhappy with any aspect of your current smile, why not call in to our Weybridge dental practice to find out what we can do to help?
Every smile is as unique as the person behind it, so when you come to Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we will take the time to get to know a bit about you and what a perfect smile means to you.
Remember that, thanks to the high-quality materials and techniques of modern cosmetic dentistry, nothing is impossible. You should also remember that it is never too late to enjoy the smile you’ve always wanted. We welcome men and women of all ages, with all manner of concerns, to our Weybridge dental practice.
Once your dentist has established what you would like to achieve, they will perform a thorough clinical examination. At the end of your consultation your dentist will talk you through all the relevant treatment options, including the pros and cons of each one and the length of time any proposed treatments will take. Only when you are entirely happy with your choices will a detailed and personalised treatment plan be drawn up.
Among the popular treatments available from our Weybridge cosmetic dentist are:
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a popular system of cosmetic braces designed to correct minor to moderate issues with the front teeth – those that show when you smile. These braces comprise clear ceramic braces and nickel-titanium wires to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, and as the name suggests the average treatment time is just half a year.
One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dentist to ensure predictable and safe results. We use Zoom in-chair whitening at our Weybridge practice, carried out by your dentist while you relax.
Is your smile looking less than its best? For quite a few of us the answer is apparently yes. Recent research carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation shows that 27% are unhappy with their smile, something that can have a detrimental effect on personal and professional relationships.
According to the survey three quarters of people thought their confidence would improve if they had a nicer smile, and nearly half felt being unhappy with the way their teeth looked kept their confidence levels low. One in 10 replied it had affected their relationships. Nearly three quarters of those unhappy with their teeth say they never smile in photographs, and somewhat surprisingly it’s men rather than women who feel this way. In fact one in three men retouches every selfie taken compared to just one in eight women.
If this all sounds brother familiar then at least you know you’re not alone. In addition, visiting your dentist in Weybridge can help provide a solution to any dental issues you may have. You’ll find Danny the Dentist offers a large range of cosmetic dental treatments, and many are pretty affordable and may also help your dental health. The easiest way to find out more is to simply book a consultation with Dr Danny De Villiers, or a checkup and professional cleaning if you haven’t visited a dentist for a while. It will be necessary for your dentist to assess your oral health before you can have any sort of treatment. This is because it could affect the type of treatments offered.
Two of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments include tooth whitening and porcelain veneers, and both require teeth to be healthy and reasonably strong. If you wish to have porcelain veneers then it’s important the teeth being veneered don’t have any significant tooth decay or large fillings. The reason for this is that removing any more tooth material to make room for the veneers could weaken the tooth too much, and in this case it might be better to opt for a ceramic crown. This is because a ceramic crown covers up the entire tooth right down to the gum line and can help restore strength and structure to a badly decayed tooth.
Tooth whitening in Weybridge is an excellent way of quickly brightening up your smile, but it can only be used on teeth that don’t have any signs of gum disease or cavities. This is because the process uses hygiene peroxide which is essentially bleach, and if it is able to penetrate the teeth or gums through any diseased areas then it could cause discomfort or even pain which is not something anyone wants want to happen. In fact tooth whitening at the Danny the Dentist is extremely safe and effective, as the treatment is customised to take into account any issues with tooth sensitivity, and using custom made whitening trays at home gives you much more control over the whole procedure. If you do experience any sensitivity issues then it’s easy just to stop treatment for a day or two until the teeth settle back down.
The solution for improving your teeth could be much easier and more straightforward than you imagine, and you could have the smile you are proud of in no time at all. There’ll be no need to touch up those selfies anymore.
There is increasing emphasis on having a nice smile, but unfortunately most of us weren’t born with perfectly straight, white teeth. Things can get even worse as we age, as lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking, and enjoying too much tea and coffee can all take its toll. In addition teeth can begin to move and shift when we age, and that’s without factoring in common dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease, or having some sort of accident that knocks out or chips a tooth. So what can you do if your smile is less-than-perfect, and you’re fed up of being self-conscious when talking and laughing with others?
Your dentist in Weybridge has the answers, as modern dentistry can create a beautiful new smile, or can just be used to help slightly improve the look of your natural teeth. It’s all down to how far you’d like to go to change the look of your teeth, and how much is actually necessary. It might be a lot less than you think, as even minor changes it can create a dramatic difference. The first thing to decide is how much you’d like to change your smile, and the type of look you would like to achieve. It can help to cut out photographs of people who have an appealing smile, but you do need to remember you are unique, and something that looks good on them won’t necessarily be right for you. Dr Danny De Villiers will be able to assess your smile, and will listen to your aims before formulating a treatment plan that will be fully customised for you.
Treatments that can be used include teeth whitening, dental bonding and tooth enamel reshaping, white fillings, crowns and veneers and adult orthodontics. The first few treatments on this list are relatively straightforward and can be completed in quite a short time. Procedures such as dental bonding and tooth enamel reshaping, and replacing old fillings with white fillings can all be done in just one or two appointments. These treatments are very affordable and can make a lot of difference to a smile, especially when combined with tooth whitening. Danny the Dentist can supply you with custom-made tooth whitening trays that fit comfortably and closely around your teeth so there is no risk of the whitening gel leaking out and damaging your gums. Home tooth whitening usually takes around a couple of weeks to complete, and you can top up the results at regular intervals.
Lots of people will find this is sufficient to give their smile a boost, but some people will want to take things further and to have a complete transformation. This can be achieved through the use of veneers, crowns and dental implants to replace any missing teeth. If some of your teeth are crooked or out of alignment it’s likely your dentist in Weybridge will suggest adult orthodontics. This does take a little longer to complete but there are several advantages to taking this route. Straightening your teeth can be the most conservative way to help improve your smile. The idea is always to preserve as much of your natural tooth material as possible, and it’s likely fewer teeth will need veneers once they are straightened.
A great smile makeover does take quite a lot of planning, and some of the treatments listed above may take several months to complete if you’re planning ahead for a special event, it’s always best to allow as much time as possible to complete your smile makeover.