Treatment questions

How long will a facial treatment last?

A single treatment can last up to four months.

Will my facial treatment hurt or feel uncomfortable?

You may experience a very slight feeling of discomfort but that’s all. The needles we use are extremely thin and therefore very gentle. We will also apply a gentle aesthetic cream to the area prior to treatment.

Will my face look red after a facial treatment?

The majority of patients have no sign of redness or swelling and you can even apply make up immediately after a treatment.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Treatments that are designed to improve the look of teeth, as well as their health, are known as cosmetic treatments and include tooth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges and tooth-coloured fillings.

Can I have white fillings?

Yes. We offer tooth-coloured fillings made from hard-wearing porcelain, as an alternative to traditional silver or amalgam fillings. Even better, we can match the shade of your filling to the natural colour of your tooth so it won’t affect your smile, even if the filling is at the front of your mouth.

What can I do if my tooth is broken?

If you have a tooth that is badly broken or heavily filled it’s very often possible to repair it using a crown. A crown is a replica of the outside of your tooth made from materials such as porcelain or gold that fits over your existing tooth to ‘cap’ it. If you’re worried about your crown showing you can choose to have a porcelain crown, which will be naturally tooth coloured and therefore very discreet.

How can I replace missing teeth?

If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, there’s several ways we can replace it. You may be able to have a bridge fitted, which means the teeth either side of the missing tooth are capped, with a fixed false tooth replacing the missing tooth in the middle. Alternatively, you may opt for a partial denture or an implant. An implant is a titanium rod which is surgically placed into the jawbone as an ‘anchor’ for fixing dentures or crowns.

Whichever option is right for you, rest assured that your new teeth will be made from natural, tooth-coloured porcelain so they’ll blend in perfectly with your existing teeth.

Can I make my teeth look whiter?

Yes. We offer a range of the latest tooth whitening treatments so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you. Today’s tooth whitening treatments are very quick and easy and produce fantastic results.

I’m nervous about the dentist – can you help?

Yes. With a special interest in sedation, we are very experienced at helping anxious or nervous patients and we’ll do everything we can to make your visit, and any treatments, as pleasant and painless as possible.

Can I visit the clinic for a consultation only?

Yes, of course. I am very happy to advise patients and the decision to begin treatment will always be yours.