Have you lost the natural colour of your teeth? Whitening is one of the ways to give your teeth back the natural white colour they deserve. Our home kit is used to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home. The combination of our specially made trays and gel helps remove the enamel stains and safely recovers your teeth to their original colour. You´ll be able to display your good-as-new bright white teeth as soon as two weeks after starting the process.
Composite or Cosmetic Bonding is the perfect way to treat chips or cracks in your teeth. It can improve both the symmetry and colour of your smile alongside other aesthetic effects. We can also use bonding to close the gaps in your teeth, giving you a more wholesome and radiant smile.
Once an exclusive treatment for the rich and famous, our dental veeners which are thin layers of porcelain can attach to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance and take you once step closer to your dream smile. Whether your teeth are chipped, discoloured or simply not the ideal size, we can use veneers to improve your look and create a more symmetrical smile.
Does tooth whitening weaken or damage the teeth?
No, these procedures are conducted by qualified professionals with experience. Some patients may experience sensitive teeth which will stop once the treatment comes to an end – sensitive toothpaste is provided.
Are there age restrictions?
If you are under 18 tooth whitening is not recommended, since the teeth are continuing to develop.
If I wear veneers, must I visit the dental clinic more often?
This depends on the material chosen for your veneers. Some materials are more resitant to colour change e.g. porcelain. Composite veneers, however, require you to visit the clinic more often. You can consult us to find the answer and we´ll advise you on how many visits we recommend to keep your teeth in shape.
How long do dental veneers last?
Normally around 5-10 years. They need regular flossing and brushing. The more you care for your veneers, the longer they´ll last. We recommend cleanings once every 6 months and regular check-ups of 3 or 6 months.
How long does bonding last ? Is it permanent?
On average, tooth bonding will last around 10 years, assuming you undertake the appropriate oral hygiene, and attend your routine chekcups and cleanings.
Can you remove bonding from teeth?
The quick answer is yes, this is possible. The procedure is reversible, if necessary, since we add the composite resin to the existing tooth. At no point is the fundamental enamel or tooth surface removed. One visit to the dentist should be enough to conduct the removal process.
How long do the effects of whitening last?
They can last as long as a liftetime, provided you follow the right recommendations. In general, whitened teeth are reviewed and maintained every year.
Must I avoid certain foods & drink with veneers or after whitening??
Substances such as coffee, tobacco and red wine can change the colour of your new teeth, therefore we advise patients to limit consumption of these substances or they can be drank with a straw to avoid contatc with the teeth.
Should I choose composite bonding or porcelain veneers?
The best course of action is to ask one of our dentists what is the best option for you. Cosmetic bonding is usually best when changes are minor and the teeth are functioning well. Whereas, if teeth are broken or spaced, porcelain veneers tend to be the better choice.
Is bonding bad for your teeth?
Dental bonding is safe for your teeth. However, it is important to know that if you are eating very hard food, it is possible for the composite resin to chip, since it is not quite as strong as your natural teeth therefore precautions need to be taken. But overall bonding is safe and does the job when it comes to fixing a chipped or cracked tooth.
Can bonded teeth be whitened?
It is more difficult to whiten areas of the teeth that have composite resin applied. Hence it is recommended to whiten your teeth before a dental bonding procedure, so that the resin we use can be specifically chosen to match the colour of your whitened teeth.