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Mini Smile Makeovers
In the past the only way to improve the shape, colour and alignment of teeth was to destructively drill away precious natural enamel to make space for porcelain crowns and veneers.
Mini is short for ‘minimally invasive’. New whitening and adhesive resin bonding technologies allow us to make profound long-lasting aesthetic improvements to your smile without the tooth removal associated with porcelain crowns and veneers. Our cosmetic dentist has had extra mini smile makeover training.
First your dentist assesses the colour of your teeth. If you want to improve the shade, whiten them first to match the new smile to the new colour.
Ask our dentist about our whitening treatment. It guarantees long lasting results with simple at home maintenance.
Teeth whitening can last up to 2 or 3 years, dependant on how well the patient looks after their teeth. Smoking and drinking, for example, can create staining.
Improvements can be done to single teeth or a couple of adjacent teeth to close gaps, or to the whole smile. The dentist will usually take impressions to assess your teeth before suggesting possible improvements. They may even quickly ‘mock-up’ the improvement in your mouth to give you an idea of what is possible.
The most important advantage is the preservation of natural tooth. The process is much less destructive; often there is no drilling at all.
Mini smile makeovers also tend to cost less, as there is no need for expensive laboratory porcelain work.
Resin bonding is slightly more prone to chipping and staining than porcelain restorations (which also stain and chip). However, your dentist or hygienist can polish the restorations at regular check-ups without affecting your natural teeth.
You should expect results to last for 2-5 years without major replacement. With proper care and maintenance they could last much much longer. Your dentist can give you an accurate estimate based on your situation.
In some instances minimal smile makeovers are not possible, when teeth are severely broken down, for instance.
Mini smile makeovers cost significantly less than traditional crowns and veneers.
The cost varies considerably depending on the number and complexity of teeth involved. Your dentist will give you a breakdown including the cost of whitening and their expected maintenance regime.
To book in for a consultation, or for more information, please call the practice on 01427 615117.
Also feel free to ask your dentist about mini smile makeover. They will determine what options you have. Mini smile makeovers may involve orthodontics to align your teeth, whitening to brighten the smile and composite bonding to add that vital finishing touch. Treatment can take between 1 day to six months depending on the situation, and usually starts with photographs and impressions.
We also offer interest free finance options. For more information on this request to speak to practice manager Oliver.