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Cosmetic Dentistry


Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is for anyone who is not completely confident about their smile. This could range from a minor problem such as a discoloured tooth to a chipped or out of line tooth, through to major problems such as teeth damaged by trauma, decay or gum disease.

The aim of good cosmetic dentistry is to give patients that confident, beautiful smile. The skill is to do so in the most conservative way whilst achieving the natural smile that suits each individual patient.

We firmly believe that everyone deserves a great smile and should have access to high-quality dental care. Whether you’re thinking of a smile makeover or you’d simply like to maintain your dental health, we can help you achieve the results you want.

Anyone, who doesn’t like their smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Typical treatments may involve whitening, orthodontics, cosmetic bonding, veneers, crown, implants, gum re-contouring amongst others. The skill is in using the most appropriate treatment for each case. Some ‘cosmetic’ dentists are too quick to prescribe one type of treatment such as veneers, when it may not be the best way of sorting out that specific patient’s problem.

What common problems do we treat using cosmetic dentistry?

One of the most common characteristics of people who seek cosmetic dentistry is that they hide from the camera. If they do have to have a photo taken, they smile with their lips together rather than giving an unreserved, confident smile.

Patients arrive at Dental Excellence Harewood to explore cosmetic dentistry with a whole variety of problems, including:

  • Minor tooth irregularities
  • Discolourations
  • Major dental problems.
  • Lack in confidence when they smile.

Often, patients only see one small part of their problem. The skill of a good cosmetic dentist is to look at the whole smile and to jointly plan treatment with patients to get the result the patient wants.

What treatments do we offer when it comes to cosmetic dentistry?

Before treatment commences, you will have a treatment consultation appointment. Following which you’ll receive a personalised treatment plan detailing the options discussed, the stages of treatment and the costs involved. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions so that you can make an informed decision.

Many patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy and affordable smile enhancements can be. For more details on our cosmetic dentistry options, see below:

Whatever the reason, missing teeth are one of the biggest causes of loss of self confidence in your smile, especially when the missing teeth are at the front of the mouth.

For those with missing teeth, there is now an excellent way of filling those gaps using dental implants. We have lots more information about our dental implants treatment on our dedicated page including the various implant treatment options available.

Crowns and replacements for missing teeth are no longer flat in colour with metal edges where they meet the gum; instead, they are extremely natural in look and feel, perfectly complimenting your other teeth

Veneers are custom-made, thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of the teeth, transforming your smile in as little as two visits. Minimal tooth preparation is needed, and they are very long lasting.

For small chips or wear and tear on your teeth, our bonding treatment can disguise many small imperfections including chips, cracks and gaps. What’s more, it’s painless and inexpensive.

Cosmetic tooth whitening and tooth-coloured fillings are the most popular treatments and can make a huge difference for a relatively small investment. We have a whole page on our teeth whitening process where you can see more details on how it works and just how white your teeth could be.

How do patients benefit from cosmetic dental treatments?

The joy of providing beautiful cosmetic dentistry is in the changes it makes to people’s lives. So many patients have had their lives transformed once they have a confident smile.

Many patients have found the love of their lives. A confident smile is very attractive. Many have achieved much more success at work. Some have gone on to appear on television regularly when before their smile was holding them back. It’s hard to put a price on the renewed confidence a lovely smile gives you.


Why choose Dental Excellence for cosmetic dentistry?

Providing beautiful, long-lasting cosmetic dentistry is a very complex task. Although most dentists will claim to be ‘cosmetic dentists’ very few have actually been accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(BACD).

At Dental Excellence Harewood we have Dr. Donald Sloss who not only is the only dentist in Yorkshire to have been accredited by the BACD, but was elected President of the BACD in 2017. Supported by a team of specialists, he has the experience and ability to plan and create the best smile for each patient. He is also great with nervous patients.

What’s more, because we work as part of a multi-disciplined team, we can combine our skills and knowledge to treat any other oral conditions or needs you might have, including periodontics, cosmetic veneers or dental implants.

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