Cosmetic dentistry is a range of treatments designed to deliver your perfect smile – from teeth whitening and veneers to composite bonding and whole smile makeovers.
NHS treatment is available to cover dental work that’s clinically necessary for you to maintain your oral health. To improve your smile for cosmetic reasons, treatment is only available privately. At Bupa Dental Care, we offer private cosmetic treatment at both our Bupa Dental Care and Platinum range of practices, with skilled clinicians to advise on the right treatment for you and flexible appointments to fit your schedule.
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Cosmetic treatment options
If you have missing or crooked teeth, or are unhappy about cracks, gaps, chips or stains, it can affect your confidence. Cosmetic dental treatments can help give you a confidence boost, and help you achieve a smile you’re proud of. Some of our cosmetic options include:
Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching teeth to whiten your smile. Teeth can darken over time or become stained due to smoking, or drinking coffee, tea or red wine.
Professional whitening treatments remove stains quickly and safely, without causing damage to your teeth. And there are two options - treatment in practice or home teeth whitening kits. We’ve seen thousands of patients increase in confidence thanks to a whiter smile.
Composite bonding, also known as chipped tooth repair or cosmetic bonding, can correct minor cosmetic issues with your teeth. It’s typically used to fill cracks, chips, or small gaps between teeth, or fix discolourations. A composite resin is applied to a tooth and shaped to restore its appearance. The colour of the resin will match your teeth, so it’ll appear as a natural part of the tooth.
A veneer is a thin, custom-made porcelain moulding that’s bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are a quick and effective solution to misaligned, stained, misshapen or chipped teeth, as well as a cover-up for gaps when orthodontics isn’t suitable.
Veneers offer a natural look, as they mimic the shape, size and colour of your original teeth. A single veneer can cover one discoloured tooth, or several can be put in place to improve your entire smile.
Orthodontic treatments help align crowded or crooked teeth. There are a range of discreet orthodontic treatments available, including Invisalign treatment, lingual braces and cosmetic teeth straightening. Your dentist will discuss suitable options for you during your initial consultation.
If there’s a clinical need for treatment in patients under 18, orthodontics is available on the NHS. If teeth straightening is required for cosmetic reasons, treatment is only available privately. And it’s not only teenagers who wear braces – orthodontic treatment is available for anyone looking to improve their smile.
We’d always recommend seeing an experienced dentist or orthodontist for teeth straightening.
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