At Newport Smile Centre we specialise in a range of cosmetic dental treatments to help to straighten, lighten, reshape and generally improve the overall appearance of your teeth and gums.
Our teeth go through a lot in a lifetime and as a result can become chipped, cracked or discoloured over time. Some of us suffer from slight malocclusion or have unsightly gaps between teeth that can have a real impact on a person’s confidence and self-esteem.
Veneers offer a way to hide these minor imperfections to revitalise your smile. A veneer is a thin, custom-made layer of a dental material designed to fit over the front of a prepared tooth to restore or improve the aesthetics of the tooth. Veneers are made of porcelain or composite materials which are then shaded to blend in with the existing shade of the other teeth.
Veneers are designed to mask any minor flaws and create a uniform, natural and healthy appearance of your mouth. Why not contact us today to arrange a consultation to see if veneers could be an option to give you that spectacular smile.
White or tooth coloured fillings are the modern, healthier and more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. They are the ideal way to restore strength and function to damaged or decayed teeth.
White fillings are made from dental composite consisting of glass particles, synthetic resin and a settling ingredient. Once considered less long-lasting than silver amalgam, with the new materials available they are proving to be very successful and are available in a range of shades and opacities.
If you are missing a tooth it is important that you should consider getting it replaced. It is not just for aesthetic reasons; a missing tooth can mean more strain on the teeth on either side. A gap can also affect your ‘bite’ as the teeth either side of the space can lean into the gap and change the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can result in a change in chewing function and food particles becoming trapped in the gap, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
A dental bridge is essentially a false tooth created to replace the missing one. This tooth is anchored in place against two crowns on either side attached to the existing teeth, forming a bridge. Bridges are custom-made to your exact requirements and shaded to match your natural existing teeth.
The replacement tooth functions just as well as your natural teeth and with good oral care can last for 10-15 years or more.