Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern cosmetic dentistry can be the way to getting a better smile, improving the appearance of your smile through one or more procedures.

Cosmetic dentistry can be helpful if your teeth are stained, discoloured, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them. Your cosmetic dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Below are some of cosmetic dental procedures available at Rossendale Dental Health Centre to help you gain the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Teeth whitening

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Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your smile. Teeth can be bleached within the dental clinic, which involves a simple visit for a mould to be taken of your teeth, followed by another visit to fit your bleaching trays. You will be asked to wear the tray a few hours a day. You should then start to notice a difference within days and we will review you, to see how things are progressing. It’s that easy!

Dental Crown

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A dental crown, also called a cap, fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together; they can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, zirconia or ceramic.

Dental Bonding

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In dental bonding, a tooth-coloured durable resin is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. The resin is then shaped and polished.

Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. It is also a good cosmetic alternative to crowns or veneers. Bonding normally takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

Teeth Straightening (Orthodontics)

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Dental braces can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and works by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction with a dental brace.

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Dental Implants

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Dental implants are titanium replacements for tooth roots that are gently inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth. Dental implants are a great solution for people with missing teeth.

Inlays and Onlays

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Inlays and onlays can be made from gold, porcelain, or composite materials, and fill decayed or damaged teeth. They are created in a dental laboratory and bonded into place by a dentist, and they are designed to preserve as much healthy tooth as possible.

Inlays and onlays are an alternative to crowns.

Dental Bridge

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A dental bridge is a number of crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap with false teeth in between.

Dentures

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. These can be a great and cost-effective solution for people with lots of missing teeth and an alternative to dental implants or bridges.

Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of the teeth, changing their colour, shape, size, or length.

SPORTSGUARDS

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A sportsperson undertaking any level of contact sport that requires a mouthguard should ideally get a custom-made mouthguard from a dentist. 

Cheaper boil and bite mouthguards can be used but they are often poorly fitting, can be loose on talking and not as comfortable. 

If you don't wear a mouth guard and you are hit in the face, the teeth can come together with such force that they can be broken. This can have long-term costs both financially and psychologically. So, ideally everyone who should wear a sports mouthguard, should wear a custom- made one. 

Teeth Whitening vs Teeth Bleaching

These terms are often used interchangeably. Although it is a fashionable term, tooth whitening implies that teeth go whiter after treatment; they normally go lighter or brighter.

Tooth whitening has been associated with over the counter products, such as whitening toothpastes. These products don’t contain the same ingredients that our bleaching products contain and hence will not restore the natural colour of your teeth.

Teeth bleaching implies the use of a chemical to change the colour of the teeth and is more of a permanent change. The effects last normally 2-3 years.

At Rossendale Dental Health Centre, we offer teeth bleaching in 2-3 simple appointments using hydrogen peroxide gel.

Teeth are bleached by using hydrogen peroxide. The use of hydrogen peroxide is safe, reliable and does not damage tooth tissue, hence its use to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth.

Hydrogen peroxide is a very small molecule and is naturally produced by the eyes in low concentrations. It oxidises unattached stains or organic matter from the teeth, changing their appearance.

Safety studies have shown that bleaching teeth using the dentist-prescribed home bleaching technique is perfectly safe on the teeth, cheeks, gums and tissues of the mouth. Bleaching the teeth with the dentist prescribed kit is approximately equivalent to drinking one soda drink. The bleaching material has a PH which is neutral.

Please feel free to ask your dentist any questions about teeth bleaching.

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Examples of our Private fees

Dental examination

from £45.00

Private hygiene/scaling

from £45.00

Cosmetic stain removal

from £85.00

Teeth Bleaching

from £295.00

Cosmetic veneers

from £390.00

Orthodontic (Braces) treatment

from £1595.00

White filling

from £89.00

White crown

from £405.00

For a full list of private fees please contact our practice

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Supporting the NHS

To aid in halting the spread of Covid-19, there have been different restrictions placed in differing location across the nation and some dental practices have been closed. Our practice has remained open throughout this crisis and we have been asked by the NHS to help in giving access to emergency dental care for patients across Lancashire.

We are however open for other regular NHS and private dental treatments for our patients. If you would like an appointment, please email info@rossendaledental.co.uk or call us on 01706 836130.

Protecting our patients

Our top priority is patient safety and your wellbeing. If you require an appointment at our practice, you may find that there have been some changes in how you access the practice, the PPE used and appointments for some treatments may take a little longer.


Alternatively, you can wait for us to contact you via email or text for your usual recall appointment. Please be reassured that although some of these routine annual or 6 monthly appointments may be delayed due the Covid crisis, you will be contacted moving forward.

Urgent treatment

If you require an urgent appointment, we have daily emergency slots, and you would normally be seen the same day.