Cosmetic & Whitening


Cosmetic procedures

At JC Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic procedures. This can help to improve a patient’s teeth and gums and enhance their smile.

Types of procedures we offer include:

  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • White fillings
  • Teeth whitening

 

Veneers

Looking to improve your smile? Veneers could be the solution for you.

Veneers are perfect for those who have:

  • Uneven teeth surface
  • Chips
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Lost enamel

Veneers are porcelain and involves a thin shell being placed over the top of the tooth. This helps to improve the appearance of the tooth, while also matching the colour of the natural tooth. Veneers generally last up to 10 years and require regular cleaning and maintenance.

Make sure you consult with JC Dental before deciding on veneers to ensure this is an appropriate decision for you.

Dental implants

Missing an adult tooth and feeling self-conscious? A dental implant can be the perfect solution.

If you have no signs of gum disease, as well as a healthy mouth and strong jaw bone, you will benefit from dental implants. Dental implants are designed to be as close to your natural teeth as possible and will look, feel and function like a regular tooth.

If you have accidentally damaged your teeth or have uncomfortable dentures, dental implants can help.

White fillings  

Need fillings but want to maintain that natural smile? Already have amalgam fillings you’re wanting to replace? You should consider white fillings.

White fillings cover the enamel of your tooth and provides far superior protection than traditional amalgam fillings.

Once your teeth are prepared, the layers of the while filling will be applied. A light is used to harden each layer. Once all the layers have been applied, the filling is shaped correctly to perfectly fit your tooth. It is also polished to avoid any future staining and wear and tear. With white fillings, you’ll be able to smile without worrying about flashing silver fillings.

 

Teeth whitening

Want to have whiter teeth? This popular procedure will help to brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a procedure which removes any discolouring and stains from the teeth, making them appear lighter.

The colouring of your teeth changes light reflecting and scattering off the outer layer of the tooth, known as the enamel. Drinks we consume, such as coffee, tea, red wine and soft drink, can help to cause discolouration of the teeth. Any highly coloured foods, some medications and smoking can also result in discolouration.

What does teeth whitening involve?

Teeth whitening uses peroxide products such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. This works to remove any stains on the teeth to make them appear white again.

Teeth whitening targets stains in the enamel of the tooth. This is a far more effective option than over-the-counter solutions, which only target stains on the surface of the tooth.

 

Are there any side effects?

Patients may experience sensitivity in the teeth and gums. This generally subsides a day after the whitening treatment. Patients can take painkillers to help ease any symptoms and discomfort.

 

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results from your teeth whitening procedure should last between 1-3 years and can be prolonged with regular professional dental cleaning. It is not a permanent solution and stains will return to the teeth. Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth will help to maintain your white smile, as well as avoiding foods and beverages that leave stains.

If you’re interested in teeth whitening, or want more information, contact JC Dental today.