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Studies have shown that the appearance of your teeth can have a great effect on your self-confidence. Cosmetic dental treatments can be defined as those treatments that can correct and improve the appearance of your teeth, particularly the teeth on show when you smile.

The appearance of your teeth can be affected by their colour, their alignment, their shape and the position of the gum line. If any one or a combination of some of the above is a factor in the appearance of your smile, there is always a cosmetic dental procedure that can correct them.

The most common concern for many people is the colour of their teeth. Teeth can darken or yellow with time and this is often a result of exposure to foods and drinks that stain the enamel. Examples may include red wine, tea and coffee. Smoking may also cause your teeth to darken. Thankfully, teeth can be easily whitened using specially formulated bleaching gels. These are applied to your teeth in a custom made thin gum shield which can be worn during sleep. In many cases it takes only two weeks to lighten your teeth to a youthful and vibrant colour.

If your teeth are crowded, crooked or misaligned, they can be straightened suing a variety of appliances. Traditionally braces would have to have been worn often for 18 months to 2 years. Where the back teeth are poorly aligned and the bite is poor, traditional orthodontic braces may still be a good option. In many cases however, it is only the front 6 or 8 teeth that require straightening to improve your smile. Treatments such as Cfast ™ can straighten your front with barely noticeable appliances in only six months.

If the shape of your teeth has suffered from tooth wear or breakages, it is nearly always possible to restore the teeth to their original anatomical shape. If the changes needed are small, it may only take the bonding of some white composite filling material to restore the shape. Where there has been more considerable tooth loss, porcelain crowns or veneers can be made and fitted to the teeth.

Whatever your cosmetic dental concerns are, you should always feel free to talk to our dentist and discuss what treatment will be best suited to your problems.