Improving the aesthetics of your smile can make you feel more confident and look younger. Alongside our excellent general dental care, we can also offer you a range of cosmetic treatments to improve the way your teeth look and get you smiling with confidence.

Smile makeovers

We offer a range of cosmetic techniques and treatments to help enhance the aesthetics of your teeth and give you a natural, radiant smile. Smile design is an individual process and your dentist will work closely with you to understand your needs and help you to achieve the smile you desire.

To improve your smile, your teeth can be cleaned and polished to remove staining and to help freshen your breath. Teeth can be straightened, missing teeth can be replaced and gaps can be closed. Teeth can also be made whiter and often old amalgam silver fillings can be replaced with tooth coloured ones.

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Improving your smile

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Teeth straightening

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Professional teeth whitening

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Dental bonding and veneers

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Air polishing

Teeth straightening

For a happy, healthy smile.

Our dentists Marc and Kate can offer you a number of procedures to help straighten your teeth and they are both trained to offer Invisalign® orthodontic treatment.

As well as transforming the way you look, straightening crooked teeth can give you a healthier, more stable smile.

The benefits of teeth straightening

Straightening crooked teeth can transform your smile and improve your oral health.

There are many reasons why your teeth may not be straight. The position of your teeth can be inherited from your parents, or caused by an accident, thumb sucking or the early loss of your milk teeth. Also, as time goes by your teeth may gradually shift and become crooked.

These factors can influence the look of your smile and may also affect the way your upper and lower jaws meet, which can lead to jaw and bite problems. Crooked teeth are also harder to clean, allowing food and plaque to build up between them and this can lead to problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

As well as improving the aesthetics of your smile, straightening teeth can help you to avoid the headaches and jaw pain that may be caused by uneven bite problems. Also, your oral hygiene may be improved because your teeth will be easier to clean and look after.

Invisalign invisible braces

Although straightening is often carried out in childhood, your teeth can also be straightened in adulthood using invisible, removable braces such as the Invisalign system.

With Invisalign treatment, you wear a series of clear, nearly invisible appliances that fit discretely over your teeth.

The benefits of this popular system include:

  • Effective treatment for a variety of alignment problems including crowding, spacing, overbite and underbite
  • Improved hygiene compared to fixed braces because you can brush and floss normally
  • Removable trays that allow you to eat whatever you want
  • Smooth plastic surface for comfortable treatment
  • Rapid results​

Straightening without braces

  • Some problems with the alignment of teeth can also be corrected without braces, using porcelain veneers and dental bonding.

To speak to a member of our team about the options that are available to you, please call us on 01452 522720 or click below to send us your inquiry

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Professional teeth whitening

Finding the right option for improving the appearance of your teeth.

Put the sparkle back into your smile with safe and effective teeth whitening treatments.

Teeth whitening

Your teeth may naturally darken as you age – teeth whitening or bleaching can brighten your smile very quickly, leaving you looking younger and beaming with confidence!

It’s normal for teeth to become yellower or for some teeth to look darker than others, even if they are quite healthy. Teeth can also become discoloured if the roots have been damaged or diseased and the nerve inside has died. Whitening treatments will improve the appearance of your teeth without removing any of the natural tooth surface.

The advantage of having teeth whitening at clarence house is that we are properly trained to assess whether whitening is the most appropriate solution for you and we can advise you whether to opt for in-surgery or home whitening.

Your teeth whitening options

Take home whitening system:

This is the original, tried-and-tested method that is carried out at home. The technique consists of applying whitening gel into a special, custom made tray which fits comfortably over your teeth. The tray is worn for a couple of hours each day or night for up to two weeks.

Zoom! In practice whitening

Zoom! In-practice whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the colour of you teeth using a combination of a 6% hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultra-violet lamp followed by the use of a follow-on gel at home in trays that fit over your teeth. The Zoom! Treatment involves using the gel and the lamp in conjunction with each other to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time.

During the procedure, the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and then your teeth will be exposed to the light form the zoom! Lamp for between one and four 15 minute sessions. During the entire treatment, a plastic lip retractor will be placed in your mouth to help you to keep it open. The soft tissues or your mouth (your lips, gums, cheek and tongue) will also be covered to ensure that they are not exposed to either gel or light. You will be provided with ultraviolet filter glasses to protect your eyes as well.

Teeth whitening faqs

Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?

Whilst most people are suitable for whitening, there are a few exceptions which we will discuss with you at your assessment appointment.

For example, if you have had fillings or crowns at the front of the mouth, these will not change colour and may cause a mismatch. Sometimes these fillings and crowns can be lighter, in which case the surrounding teeth could be carefully whitened to match as closely as possible. One of the advantages of having your whitening with us is that we can discuss the most appropriate solution for your particular needs.

Is it safe to whiten my teeth?

As you would expect from clarence house, we only use products that we know to be safe and effective.

Are there any side effects?

It is perfectly normal for your teeth to be sensitive to hot and cold food and drink for a few days after treatment.

When should i whiten my teeth?

Whitening can be done at any time. However, if you are planning some cosmetic work, we would normally advise that you start with whitening. That way, any new work could be made to match the new shade of your teeth, for a consistent white smile.

How white will my teeth be?

We use a shade guide to identify the original colour of your teeth. This allows you to compare your teeth on completion of your treatment with their original colour.

How long does whitening last?

The colour change is permanent although teeth can fade a little over time. However, the amount of fade is minimal and you will not return to your pretreatment shade. With the home system, you can buy the gel and apply it using your existing trays to top up the whitening 18 months – 2 years later.

Did you know ..

With modern tooth coloured filling materials, we can replace existing silver-amalgam fillings so that it’s almost impossible to tell where they are.

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Dental bonding and veneers

For a beautiful, natural looking smile.

As well as routine dental care, we offer a range of cosmetic treatments to help improve the way your teeth look and get you beaming with confidence.

Dental bonding

An instant smile makeover can be achieved in one visit by bonding highly aesthetic, tooth coloured filling material to your existing teeth. This can often be achieved without tooth preparation or anaesthetic.

Does your smile let you down? Do you have gaps that you don’t like or worn, broken or crooked teeth? Dental bonding could be the ideal treatment for you. The image shows an example of a smile that was improved using dental bonding.

Call us on 01452 522720 to find out more or to book an appointment.

Veneers

Dental veneers are also a good way of restoring a smile, especially if you have discoloured, broken or crooked teeth.

Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain, made specially to fit your teeth. They are used to improve the colour, shape or position of teeth. The porcelain used is very hard wearing, so veneers are a long lasting way of improving the appearance of your teeth.

The end result is a beautiful, natural looking smile.

Veneers faqs

What are veneers made of?

Veneers are made from very thin layers of porcelain that are attached to your natural teeth to improve their colour, shape and position.

Are they strong?

Yes – porcelain veneers are very strong and will last for years.

Will they look like real teeth?

We can produce veneers in a wide range of colours that are very natural looking. We are also able to carefully match the colour of your veneers to your existing teeth.

When are veneers used?

Veneers are particularly useful for restoring front teeth that may be chipped, misshapen, marked or stained in some way.

What are the advantages of veneers?

This technique needs only minimal tooth preparation and can be used for one tooth or for a group of teeth as part of a full smile makeover. Veneers are a beautiful and long lasting way of improving your smile.

You can have the smile you’ve always wanted

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Air polishing

Restoring the natural lustre of your smile.

As well as teeth whitening, we offer stain removal from teeth using an effective, air polishing system.

Tooth stain removal with Spaclean

One of our most popular smile makeover treatments is the spaclean. This takes around 20 minutes and gently and effectively removes surface staining, from, for example, tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. A Spaclean can also leave your teeth feeling less sensitive. The results are great and the usual reaction is ‘wow!’

For this treatment, we use the Airflow® Polishing System, which can remove most surface stains on your teeth more effectively than traditional hygienist methods.

These pictures were supplied by EMS Ltd, the manufacturer of the Airflow®Machine. The pictures show before and after air polishing for a heavy smoker.

Tooth stain removal faqs

What is Airflow® air polishing?

Airflow® polishing is a fast, effective procedure using a water and air spray containing bicarbonate powder that removes surface stains from your teeth.

What staining can Airflow® remove?

Airflow® polishing will help to restore your smile to its original, sparkling lustre by removing stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine and smoking.

What does it feel like?

Airflow® polishing feels like a jet of water on your teeth.

Dental therapy & hygiene

Spacleans are just one of a range of treatments offered by our dental hygiene and therapy team.

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