Composite bonding uses tooth-coloured composite resin to repair chips, cracks or broken teeth or to improve the proportions of your smile, if you feel self-conscious about gaps or the shape of your teeth. A small amount of resin will be added to the affected tooth or teeth to improve its proportions, colour and appearance. The resin is sculpted to the desired shape as it sets, so that it covers and fills your damaged teeth.
The composite will match the colour of your teeth to ensure a natural result, and so that no one will notice any difference from a natural tooth or teeth. Composite bonding is a more affordable alternative to some cosmetic dental treatments like veneers.
Teeth whitening is a solution to return discoloured or stained teeth to their natural white glow. We use Enlighten Whitening at West London Dental Centres, which involves having custom made trays and whitening your teeth each night for 14 days. There is also an in-surgery whitening session after the home whitening, to achieve best results.
White or composite fillings are made of resin and a composite such as glass or ceramics. They are used to fill gaps in teeth, cavities, cracks and as veneers for discoloured or mis-shaped teeth.
Veneers are wafer-thin composite or porcelain shields designed to match and cover the tooth surface. Veneers are bonded to the tooth surface with durable resin cement to enhance the shape, size and colour of your teeth.
Crowns and Dental Implants
Crowns are made of restorative dental materials such as porcelain and will cover a damaged tooth to restore function and aesthetics. Your new crown will be made to blend in with the natural colour of your other teeth.
A range of invisible braces options are available to straighten your teeth or improve orthodontic conditions, such as Invisalign. Our dentists can discuss brace options with you to find the one most appropriate to your needs.
Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not perfectly aligned? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and require minimal tooth preparation. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
White fillings are made of composite and are used to fill cavities. Combined with enamel and dentine bonding techniques, white fillings restore teeth that have become damaged as a result of tooth decay or injury. The colour can be harmonised to your normal tooth colour to appear natural, so it isn’t noticeable when you smile. White fillings are used as an alternative to amalgam fillings. Due to their adhesive properties, white fillings require less tooth to be removed during tooth preparation.
Teeth Whitening is one of the easiest and quickest ways to improve and brighten your smile. Over time, teeth can pick up staining from a number of factors including diet, smoking and drinks.
Whitening works by removing staining from within the teeth to give them a more youthful appearance and is a great way to give your smile a boost!
The treatment comprises of 2 weeks home whitening with special Enlighten trays followed by an hour long in-surgery boost appointment to maximise results.
Crowns, bridges or fillings on front teeth cannot be whitened and may need to be changed to match your whitened teeth.
Treatment is usually pain-free although you may notice a slight increase in sensitivity of the teeth and gums, which should improve once treatment is finished. We advise on using a sensitive toothpaste during your treatment.
A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw which is placed into the jawbone, to replace a missing tooth. A crown is then placed onto the implant, once it has healed.
They can also be used to support bridges and dentures, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.