If your teeth are discoloured or broken, it can affect your self-confidence and make you want to hide your smile instead of showing it off. But there are several simple treatments that can make a huge difference so you will be proud to show off your smile again.

Here are four of the treatments we offer at Hope Park Dental that can quickly help to restore your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening

Stained teeth are very common, and they can affect your confidence. But this is actually one of the easiest things to resolve. Teeth whitening has long been used to make teeth look brilliantly white, and it’s very easy to do.

Teeth whitening, also called teeth bleaching, is a simple way to improve the colour of your teeth if they have become stained over time. It is a non-invasive treatment that can quickly lighten the shade of your teeth and make a big difference very quickly.

In fact, you can carry out most of the treatment yourself at home. The dentist will need to carry out assessment moulds to create your custom bleaching trays, and you can then use these to hold the bleaching gel against your teeth as you sleep. After a few weeks, the treatment is complete, and you can then repeat it again after a few years if you need to.

2. Teeth Straightening

If your teeth are not as straight as you want them to be, we also provide a teeth-straightening service in Edinburgh. This is a larger treatment than teeth whitening, and it can include several short-term treatments.

This includes fixed braces like Six Month Smiles®, which are hard to notice because they use wires the same colour as teeth. Or it could involve using aligners, which are custom-made retainers that can make a huge difference in just a few months. Our dentist, Ashley Chisholm, also provides the option of Invisalign, a popular brand of aligners.

3. Tooth Repairs

Tooth repairs consist of a range of different treatments, all of which have the purpose of repairing damage to your teeth like a cracked or chipped tooth.

Composite Fillings are white fillings that can repair chips or fill in teeth following the removal of decay. Or you may require inlays and onlays, which are normally made from porcelain and are used to repair larger areas of teeth.

Veneers are another option. These are used to improve the appearance of your teeth, including the colour, shape or position. They consist of a thin covering bonded to the front surface of the tooth and can also be used to fill gaps between teeth.

4. Tooth Replacement

Sometimes teeth need to be replaced completely. But don’t worry, this is not as drastic as it sounds. Dental implants are often used to replace a single tooth or larger gaps. This is where a titanium implant is used to replace the root so it can then support the new tooth.

Dental bridges are another option, and these can be used where several teeth are missing. And then there are dentures, which consist of a removable appliance and provide a simple and easy way to replace teeth.

Get Your Smile Back

These are some of the main treatments we provide for people in Edinburgh. Some involve more extensive treatment than others, but all are easy to carry out and can make a big difference to your teeth. So, whatever you need, contact us today and you’ll be smiling confidently again in no time.