A natural looking smile can not only do wonders in boosting self-esteem but it can dramatically improve your confidence both professionally and socially. All of our dentists have a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and are all highly trained to ensure that the latest and most minimally invasive techniques are used to ensure a natural smile. We also work in the leading cosmetic dental laboratories in the country who share our passion and ethos in providing the highest quality standards and results.
At White Oak Dental Practice, we carry out a range of cosmetic work from repairing chipped teeth to full smile makeovers to suit your budget and needs. If you have a special occasion coming up or don’t like smiling in photographs, why wait any longer?
Veneers are a way of treating discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing gaps between front teeth or repairing chips and cracks and can provide a more level look to crowded teeth. Veneers work more or less on the same principle as putting on fake fingernails. The enamel surface of the tooth is etched and then a thin porcelain veneer is attached. Veneers can help create a great, natural looking smile.
Professional bleaching is the most common and safest form of tooth whitening. The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter by changing coloured pigments to colourless.
The Dentist will take impressions of your teeth and then create customised trays that fit your mouth perfectly. We will then send you home with syringes of dental whitening gel, and simple instructions. You should wear the trays for several hours or overnight until the desired whiteness is achieved. Top up syringes are available on request.
It is very important with some sports to protect the teeth from damage with a mouth guard. Many schools will insist on their pupils wearing them. Our dentists or hygienist will take an impression to provide you with a perfectly fitting, comfortable mouth guard, which come in many shades/patterns for your child to choose from. The shape of children’s jaws changes considerably as they grow and they will need assessing every year.
Here at White Oak Dental practice we have our own hygienist. Her role as hygienist is to deal with active gum disease and bad breath and by way of a long-term maintenance plan prevent further gum disease.
She works closely with you and our dentists to:
- Thoroughly clean your teeth removing plaque, tartar and stains, creating an environment for your gums to return to normal health
- Maintain this environment by teaching good oral hygiene techniques
- Give dietary advice to prevent tooth decay
Regular visits with our dental hygienist will ensure your teeth stay stronger and healthier for longer.
Our hygienist is also able to carry out fillings, tooth whitening/bleaching, fissure sealants and fitting of mouth guards.
Even if you are not a patient at White Oak Dental Practice, you can still directly make an appointment with our hygienist.
The hygienist is also able to use airflow, which is the latest in polishing techniques. This uses high-pressure water and air with a specially formulated powder to bring teeth back to their natural colour. It is great at removing external stains such as those caused by tea, coffee, curries, red wine and daily living, leaving the teeth nice and clean.