The extremes of cosmetic dentistry, represented by TV celebrities with implausibly white teeth and unnaturally straight veneers, may have taken hold of popular culture, but we prefer dentistry to be life changing in a subtler way. And a way that’s more sustainable for your natural teeth.
According to the Oral Health Foundation, about half the population (48%) are unhappy with their teeth, with discolouration the most common reason. At Portmore we offer an extensive range of cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and facial aesthetics to enable you to make subtle adjustments to your appearance in a responsible and safe way.
We’re interested in your long term oral health as well as your short term looks, and so when it comes to a treatment like veneers, for example, we’re clear about the implications for the natural tooth tissue underneath.
Having said that, same-day porcelain crowns and veneers are one of modern dentistry’s wonders. You can walk into the surgery with a crooked or unsightly smile and leave later the same day with a fresh set of straight white teeth.
Our CEREC machine allows us to scan your teeth and mill new crowns and veneers in the surgery while you wait, removing the need for multiple visits.
A quarter of Brits have had some kind of cosmetic dentistry, with 18 per cent choosing veneers, according to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, yet claims against dentists involving porcelain veneers doubled between 2005 and 2010.
In cases where teeth have already been damaged, veneers may be the best decision, and they can even strengthen weakened teeth, but at Portmore we will always make an extra effort to make sure treatments like this are the right decision for you.
With demand for veneers rapidly growing, everyone deserves to be able to find a safe and responsible provider of cosmetic dentistry.