Dental Cosmetics

At Atkinson Brignall we are proud to be able to offer a wide range of high quality cosmetic dentistry to suit your needs. Dr Ian Brignall is a Full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has recently completed the first UK based MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College London, which he passed with a distinction. Ian has now established a dedicated cosmetic dentistry part of the Practice – Sevenoaks Smile Studio. Dr Mac Ogretme has also undertaken formal training in cosmetic dentistry.

Introduction
If you are someone, who feels the need to cover their mouth when speaking to others, dreads a meeting or lunch in case your denture slips, or simply looks in the mirror and wishes your teeth looked better, we would love to meet you and try to help…

Inman2Inman aligner orthodontics
This is a revolutionary new appliance capable or correcting front teeth irregularities in a matter of weeks. It is used mainly by cosmetic dentists as a precursor to veneers to reduce tooth reduction needed or to do away with the need for veneers altogether…

Tooth whitening
A  whiter, brighter smile can be beautiful, it can help you feel better about yourself and create a memorable impression. Lifestyle and ageing can lead to darkening of the teeth. Whitening can help put them back to the way they once were…

Recontouring
Re-contouring can be carried out on either the teeth or the gum in certain circumstances, to correct unsightly differences in levels or improve the appearance of very short teeth…

Bonding
This is an excellent, ultra conservative way of changing the shape of the teeth. This technique is excellent to restore a small chip or defect on a tooth, or to close an unsightly gap between two teeth……… or even in some cases, as an alternative to porcelain veneers…

White fillings
White (or more correctly tooth coloured)  fillings and inlays are a well established way of filling cavities in both front and back teeth. Using special bonding techniques, they can merge imperceptively into the tooth…

Veneers
No single dental treatment has revolutionized cosmetic dentistry more dramatically than the thin, sculpted, glistening porcelain shell known as “the veneer.”…

Crowns
A crown is a shell like covering placed over the top of your own natural tooth to restore the shape, function and aesthetics of what may be a heavily restored or damaged structure, at either the front or back of the mouth…

Bridges
There is little that has a greater impact upon one’s personal appearance than the space created by the loss of a tooth.  Bridgework replaces a missing tooth, or teeth by attaching a replacement tooth onto the natural teeth at the end of the gap…

Dentures
Dentures are known to everyone as a removable way of replacing missing teeth, whether it is one tooth, or a complete set, top and bottom. Dentures can be of an appearance that no-one else would know you were wearing anything false…

Implants
A dental implant is a device made of titanium that is gently placed directly into the jawbone to act as an anchor to support one or more crowns, bridgework or a denture. It provides the closest alternative to natural teeth currently available…

Smile design/makeovers
Smile design is a way of carefully assessing your overall smile, with your input and work out the best way to address your concerns. This may be related to the amount of gum you show, the tooth colours and shapes, crowding or spacing or various other factors. From this assessment and design stage we can then recommend a treatment plan (or makeover) to suit your needs, using the most appropriate techniques…

Wedding smiles 
Don’t let that unsightly gap, discoloured filling or stained teeth spoil your treasured photos. We would be happy to see you for an assessment to let you know how we could improve your smile for the cameras…