Do you hide your smile embarrassed by misshapen, heavily filled, broken, crooked or even missing teeth?
Don’t let your smile hold you back any longer. At Woodlands Dental we provide a host of state of the art restorative dentistry procedures, all designed to treat these types of dental problems. We can restore damaged teeth using crowns or dental bonding. Missing teeth can be replaced using dental implants or bridges.
We use all the latest techniques and technology so we can provide the very best treatment for you. Our talented dental team will assess the most appropriate and effective method to suit your individual need.
Veneers are wafer-thin lamintates or shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain or composite bonding material). They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.
Dental veneers have long been used to create the ultimate smile makeover. With this treatment, it’s possible to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straight, white smile.
Crowns are restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing, damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality.
Dental crowns are also commonly known as caps (because a crown sits over your existing tooth, covering the entire outer surface).
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They are false teeth, known as a pontics, which are fused between porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by missing teeth. A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. They can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues, prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many as ten years or more.
“White “or tooth-coloured fillings are made from composite or porcelain.
White fillings allow us to restore decayed or broken portions of teeth almost invisibly and are now becoming a more popular alternative to amalgam (silver and mercury) fillings. They are tooth coloured and are made of composite resin. Bonded directly to teeth they are suitable for use in front and back teeth.
Placing ‘composite’ fillings is very technique sensitive but our dentists have travelled the world to learn advanced techniques and use the very best materials to achieve ‘invisible’ restorations.
Latest Case Study
This patient was unhappy that the existing porcelain veneer on the upper left lateral incisor- it was described as “dull” and “darker than the natural teeth”. Matthew advised to replace the veneer with a lighter shade to match the existing teeth and to add some composite to the upper left canine tooth to improve the appearance- make it less pointed; the incisal edges of the upper teeth were improved also with the addition of composite. The work was completed over 2 visits, with the help of Steve Taylor, dental technician, to achieve a natural smile. The patient was delighted.