Cosmetic dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry generally deals with the appearance, rather than the health of teeth, although these two things are not mutually exclusive.

For example, our normal general dentistry white fillings can be considered cosmetic because they look better, but at the same time can also be healthier because they require less removal of tooth structure.

In complex cases, cosmetic dentistry can embrace a combination of our North Street Dental and Implant Clinic therapies, such as implants, teeth whitening, white fillings, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and periodontic treatment, veneers and dentures.

All treatments are carried out at our clinic in Dudley, West Midlands.

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Aesthetic dentistry or cosmetic dentistry?

A distinction can be made between aesthetic dentistry, which implies restoring teeth to their normal condition and cosmetic dentistry, which improves colour, shape or arrangement of teeth.

Does cosmetic dentistry cross over into general dentistry?

Indeed it does. As clinicians we have to marry any number of therapies for both general maintenance of teeth and cosmetic dentistry. We have an ethical duty to provide patients with treatments that address their dental problems and defining between provision of a cosmetic or aesthetic solution is sometimes a grey area. For example, a sheared front tooth clearly requires an aesthetic restoration, but it also needs to work cosmetically.

Treatments used in our cosmetic procedures include:

  • White fillings.
  • Tooth whitening.
  • Crowns and bridges.
  • Single dental implants.
  • Dental implants for multiple teeth.
  • Dental implant bridges.
  • Implant-retained full arch of teeth.
  • Implant retained dentures.
  • Dental veneers.
  • Orthodontic (tooth straightening) therapies.
  • Dental hygienist therapies.
  • Dental sedation.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry in the West Midlands?

Give our clinic a call on 01384 254 067 or fill out our contact form. Our modern disabled friendly practice is situated on North Street in Dudley, West Midlands.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry in Dudley? Call us on 01384 254 067