THE HOLLIES 
01354 692 151 14 Park Street,
Chatteris, PE16 6AF
DENTAL PRACTICE
COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Cosmetic dental treatment at The Hollies Dental Practice

The Hollies Dental Practice offers patients in Chatteris and surrounding areas a full range of cosmetic treatments. Our experienced team are fully trained in dental treatments that are designed to improve the appearance and feel of your teeth and gums, for a smile that you can have complete confidence in.

 

Our cosmetic dentistry services include:

  • Veneers
  • Crowns & bridges
  • Smile makeovers
  • Tooth whitening
  • Tooth coloured fillings


Further information about cosmetic dentistry

We have collated a helpful FAQ which you can download here, aimed at answering some of the questions you might have about cosmetic dental treatments.

Q: What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: Cosmetic Dentistry is a practice of dentistry that focuses on improving dental and facial aesthetic form and function for people either needing or desiring oral and facial restoration that enhances their looks and smile.

Q: How does Cosmetic Dentistry differ from general dentistry?

A: Dentists with general dentistry qualifications can practice Cosmetic Dentistry. Usually, cosmetic dentists have completed additional training and experience in dental and facial restoration, and may be a dental expert, such as an orthodontist. More dentists are recognising the importance of aesthetics in dentistry for overall patient care and may include Cosmetic Dentistry as part of their practice.

Q: What different types of Cosmetic Dentistry treatments are there?

A: There are a number of different types of Cosmetic Dental treatments depending on individual diagnosis or what is desired by patients. These include gum contouring or reshaping to give people with excess gum tissue or a "gummy smile" a natural smile appearance that reveals their white sparkling teeth.
People with stained teeth or inherited discoloured teeth may opt for tooth whitening to lighten their teeth. When teeth are chipped or need reshaping, porcelain veneers are an option, including crowns that reinforce the natural teeth. Lumineers are a new type of Cerinate veneer that also give patients brightly formed natural-looking teeth that are durable.
When teeth overcrowd the mouth or are skew with gaps, Orthodontic braces can correct the teeth structure and bite for better facial appearance. Some athletes or people in general incur facial injuries that result in lost teeth or damage to their jaws. Cosmetic surgeons can replace lost or extracted teeth with dental implants or work with other trained medical professionals on facial reconstruction.

Q: Who needs Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: Anyone who needs oral health treatment, has dental phobia, or wishes to improve the state of their teeth and smile can contact our resident dentist for advice and a consultation. Our dentist provides both general dentistry treatments and can discuss options for Cosmetic treatment with you.

Q: How do I know which Cosmetic Dentistry treatment is right for me?

A: On examination of your oral health and with discussion of what facial improvements you desire, our resident dentist can advise you of what dental treatment, such as for tooth cleaning or for gum disease, that you may need initially, and also of what Cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, that may be of benefit to you.

Q: What are the benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry treatment?

A: Cosmetic Dentistry treatment allows for both examination and treatment of your dental and oral health, and helps you to make an informed choice about what aesthetic treatment will best improve your overall look. These treatments and knowledge helps to improve your general physical and mental health because you learn to look after yourself better and can face the world with a confident smile knowing that you look good. For some people, this translates to greater choices, such as with life partner and job prospects where first impressions really count.

Q: What materials are used in Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: The types of materials used in Cosmetic Dentistry are similar to what is used in general dentistry, such as porcelain for crowns and veneers. The difference is that certain Cosmetic treatments may use more durable and comfortable materials, such as Cerinate for Lumineers. All these options can be explained to you by our resident dentist, who can also inform you of bio-compatible dental substances and processes.

Q: What types of technology are used in Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: A number of Cosmetic Dentists are opting to use the latest state-of-the-art technology, such as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) computer-based technology using CAD/CAM and 3D imaging software to design, prepare, make and fit artificial teeth through dental restoration. Other innovations include smart fillings that release calcium and phosphate ions to combat bacteria that can build on the teeth and gums from trapped food forming plaque. Other advances, such as Eccovision Accoustic Diagnostic Imaging Systems uses sound to map the nasal and pharyngeal passageways for facial restoration. New treatments like Waterlase replace the drill that so many people are afraid of from past painful dental experience. If you have any concerns or fears about dental treatment or simply want to learn about new Cosmetic technologies, contact our resident Dentist who looks forward to speaking with you.

Q: How safe is Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: As mentioned previously, Cosmetic Dentists are qualified and experienced general Dentists who have often completed additional training in Cosmetic dental treatments. The materials and procedures are tried and tested, and have been approved for use. Stephan or Tim can answer any questions you have about materials and treatments. Each person"s medical and oral health differs, so it is important to fully inform us of your dental and medical history, including medications, so that we can provide you with treatments appropriate for you. At examination and diagnosis, we will inform you of any possible risks and solutions for any side-effects. All treatments are provided pain-free with sensitivity to your needs, local anaesthetic where needed, and various sedative treatments to help you relax.

Q: Is Cosmetic Dentistry treatment permanent?

A: Cosmetic Dentistry is aimed at improving your oral health and facial appearance. The treatments are intended to build the overall physical and mental well-being of the patient. Each treatment uses materials that have different rates of durability depending on the type of treatment and the patient"s overall wellbeing. We will advise you on the treatments with durations appropriate to you. Visiting a dentist regularly, such as every six months, is recommended for all to meet oral health standards.

Q: How much does Cosmetic Dentistry cost?

A: The cost of Cosmetic Dentistry treatment really depends on the individual’s diagnosis, the dental practice, the type of treatments needed, and the materials used. Stephan or Tim will discuss this with you at examination and also provide you with payment plan options that can make Cosmetic Dental improvements affordable for you.