Cosmetic Dentistry Somerset

When you are unhappy with your smile due to broken, discoloured, or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a smile you are confident sharing with the world. Many of our patients travel from all over the country to visit our 5-star, eco-friendly treatment centre. If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry in Somerset and are considering travelling for your treatment, our team are on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Our centre is located on the stunning North Cornwall coast, only a 30-minute drive from Newquay Airport. Wherever possible, we like to arrange for a member of the team to meet our out of town patients when they arrive and transport them to our centre. Our team is also very knowledgeable about the local area and are happy to book accommodation and transport on your behalf. Everything about our service is bespoke and personal. We truly believe we offer an experience you won’t find elsewhere.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can be best described as a smile makeover, we aim to use a range of techniques and treatment options geared towards improving the appearance of your teeth. Where general dentistry just focuses on the health of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry also ensures you have the smile you have always wanted. By choosing to travel from Somerset for cosmetic dentistry we will ensure your teeth are as healthy as possible as well as providing you with a beautiful smile.

The main cosmetic procedures are:

Onsite lab

Few dental practices in the country have a dedicated onsite lab to create the dental prosthesis and moulds needed for treatment options. This allows us to significantly reduce the length of your treatment time and focus on what’s important…you.

Unlike many dental practices we do not need to outsource our treatments to third parties, not only does this mean your treatment can be achieved faster, but quality and consistency can be assured. That’s why many of our clients travel from all over the country including Somerset for cosmetic dentistry.

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Home Bleaching

This is a great solution for people who have otherwise healthy teeth, but would prefer them to be whiter.
Discolouration of the teeth is extremely common: in many cases this does not indicate a serious problem; however, heavily stained and yellow teeth can make people feel self-conscious, often stopping them from smiling and socialising. Fortunately, tooth whitening is by far the simplest and most straight-forward cosmetic procedure.

Non-invasive procedure
Tooth whitening is completely drill-free: there is no need to adjust the teeth in any way. The teeth are discoloured by “chromophore” molecules: chromophores are chemicals within foods (eg Tea, coffee, red wine) which discolour teeth. Whitening uses an active whitening ingredient: a peroxide gel (which breaks down to oxygen and water) that safely penetrates the enamel to reach and break down the chromophore molecules which toothpaste cannot reach. Dissolving the chromophore molecules whitens the teeth.

What is the process of teeth whitening?

Your treatment at Revitalise will require 3 short sessions.

Before we begin the tooth whitening process we will first assess your teeth to ensure there are no underlying dental problems that might affect the success of the treatment: whitening is not advisable if cavities or active gum disease is present; we carry out a full dental assessment prior to whitening.

Once we have determined teeth whitening is possible and safe we will give your teeth a deep clean to remove any build-up or debris before we proceed with the whitening.
Impressions (“Moulds”) of your teeth are then taken so that we can make a custom whitening tray which is individually fitted to you.

You will be provided with your custom trays and the whitening gel to bleach your teeth and some instructions.
For most people whitening requires daily wearing of the trays for around 2 hours (some people wear them whilst asleep for convenience purposes) for a 2-6 week period. It is important to wear the trays daily for the prescribed period.

The dentist will review you to ensure you are entirely happy with the outcome

Direct Resin Boding

Direct resin bonding involves in application of Dental Composite Resin (a special type of tooth coloured plastic) to the teeth. This is used to repair decayed, damaged or discoloured teeth or to improve the shape, which are perhaps too small, short or close gaps between teeth. Often we just add to the teeth and no drilling or injections are required. It is useful for minor-moderate corrections of dental aesthetic problems.

At Revitalise Dental we have special expertise in bonding: Dr Smithson pioneered this technique in the UK over 20 years ago and teaches this topic Internationally.

What is Involved?
At your initial consultation, the dentist will assess your general dental health to ensure that the gums and nerves inside the teeth are healthy.

For many cases, models of the teeth are taken using our digital scanner; we then carry out a computer mock-up of the anticipated final result so you can see the likely outcome prior to committing to treatment. We then use cutting edge 3D printing to print a life-size plastic model of your teeth: a custom-made plastic mould is then made which allows us to accurately transfer the shape of the computer designed teeth to your mouth. The resin is set with a specialised ultra-violet light and precision polished so that it is indistinguishable from natural teeth.

At a second appointment, the dentist will artistically bond composite resin to your teeth to emulate our agreed design. Often only one appointment is required.


If you are unhappy with the shape, size, and colour of your teeth, veneers can provide a solution with only minimal drilling of the teeth. Made from a strong ceramic glass, veneers are used to replace or improve tooth structure and enhance the appearance of your teeth, usually the front ones. They are a good solution for more extensive cosmetic problems which are too large for direct bonding.

Natural look

Will my veneers look “fake”?
Veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth rather than replace the entire tooth: they are very similar in concept to false fingernails in so much as they are glued directly onto the front of the tooth. At Revitalise Dental we use ELab digital camera technology to closely match the shade of your natural teeth to your veneer, meaning that the result will be extremely realistic and indistinguishable from nature. Of course, if your aim is to have ultra-white “Hollywood” style teeth, we can easily achieve this too.

Strong and resilient

Veneers that are made from a ceramic are built to last a long time: with the correct care, you can expect a life expectancy of up to 15 years before replacement. Here at Revitalise, we want your restorative treatment to provide a smile you can share with the World for many years to come.

Get your new smile quickly

Ceramic veneers can take a little longer to create than other types of veneers due to the planning, design and preparation involved. However, we are unique in Cornwall having a dedicated onsite laboratory and team of professionals, who can deliver your new smile at a faster rate; often start to finish within a week.

What is the process of veneers?

On the day of the procedure, we remove a small amount of the surface enamel where the veneer will be placed: this is around 0.5mm at most; not only does this make room for the veneer but it also ensures your bite remains normal.
We then take an impression of your teeth either with a mould or digitally with our scanner.

The veneers are then custom made in the dental laboratory.

The process of placing the veneer is straightforward: we will first clean, polish and roughen the tooth surface, then apply a special adhesive to the tooth and carefully place the veneer. Using a high-intensity ultra-violet light we will link the veneer to the tooth: this process is known as “bonding”. Finally, we will assess your bite, polish the veneers to a mirror shine and make sure you are happy with the way your veneers look.

When would veneers be used?

  • Repair a broken or chipped tooth
  • Change the shape of a tooth – Sometimes a single tooth or even multiple ones can look different from the rest found in a person’s mouth. It’s not uncommon to have misshapen or small lateral incisors.
  • Improve tooth structure – Veneers make it possible to give the illusion of straight teeth as well as improving alignment and closing gaps.
  • Change the colour of the teeth – Discolouration of the teeth can be masked with a ceramic veneer.


When you have a tooth that is extensively damaged and a traditional filling or veneer will not work, crowns are an extremely effective treatment option. Made with a ceramic material or gold, we will create a ‘cap’ which fits over the natural tooth with an end goal of restoring the teeth to correct shape and appearance, whilst improving strength and longevity.

A crown will strengthen a broken tooth and restore it to normal function. With the correct care and maintaining a good standard of oral hygiene, a crown can last up to 15 years before it needs replacing.

The process of preparing crown

The placing of a crown is a routine procedure that can be achieved in one to two sessions: depending on the clinical situation, additional stages might need to take place before treatment can begin (For example root canal treatment or gum therapy).

For a crown to be fitted securely we need to remove around 1mm from the outer surface of the tooth (often this has already been lost and is the reason for placing the crown): this is done under local anaesthesia to ensure you don’t experience any pain. From here we will make a mould of your teeth and one of our technicians will prepare the crown to rebuild the tooth and replace all missing structure: our team is extremely skilled in matching the crown to the colour of your natural teeth so it will completely blend in.

Once the crown has been prepared we place it on your tooth using a strong adhesive so it remains securely in place; prior to this we make any final adjustments to ensure the crown is comfortable and correctly positioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is perfectly safe. There is no risk of damage to the teeth, gums or mouth when carried out by a trained professional. Here at Revitalise, we create custom trays to ensure your DIY kit fits perfectly within your mouth to avoid leaks from the whitening gel.

What are the differences between professional whitening at a dental centre and DIY kits?

The chemical used in the whitening gel, hydrogen peroxide, can be harmful to the human body when used in larger amounts. That’s why professional tooth whitening can only be carried out by a fully trained dentist in the UK by law.

DIY home kits you can buy online and on the high street use a very low level of hydrogen peroxide allowed by law. Resulting in a far less effective treatment option.

Can I eat and drink normally after direct resin bonding treatment?

The UV Light we use to set the resin will cause it to harden almost instantly. Meaning you will be able to eat and drink normally immediately afterwards.

How much does bonding cost?

A single tooth will start from around £400, a more comprehensive treatment such as work involving all of the visible teeth at the front of the mouth will usually be in the range of £2000-4000. Computer-generated previews are all included in the cost of your treatment.

Will a veneer match the colour of my natural teeth?

Yes, the cosmetic team at Revitalise have extensive experience in matching the colour of veneers to your natural teeth. Many of our patients travel from out of town, including Somerset for Cosmetic Dentistry due to our state of the technology. Using ELab digital camera technology we can achieve consistent and reliable shade matching. Resulting in a super-realistic look.

How much do veneers cost?

Due to the bespoke nature of cosmetic dentistry, it’s difficult to give a set price. A single veneer will cost between £800 – £1200.

How long will a crown last?

With the correct care and daily cleaning, you can expect a crown to last up to 15 years. If you are travelling from Somerset for cosmetic dentistry, we also have a dedicated hygienist who can teach you techniques to help your oral health reach its optimum level.

What will my crown be made of?

At Revitalise we offer crowns using either a ceramic or gold material. Whilst a gold crown is the most durable, a ceramic can be closely shaded to your natural teeth making it indistinguishable.

How long does teeth whitening last?

In most cases, you will not need to visit us again for up to a year from when you start your treatment. However, lifestyle choices greatly determine how long teeth whitening will last. If you are a smoker or regularly consume tea and coffee you may require more frequent “top-up” bleaching.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Our teeth whitening treatment starts at £500.

Do I need any aftercare after direct resin bonding treatment?

Composite resin is designed to be as durable as the natural teeth and will not require any specific maintenance. You will continue to look after your teeth as normal, it is best to avoid food which might stain the teeth.

Is it true veneers are stainless?

Unlike natural teeth, veneers are not porous meaning colouring from foods will not stain veneers the way they would the natural teeth.

How long do veneers last?

You can expect veneers to last up to 15 years before they need replacing. Looking after your veneers the same way you would as your adult teeth is key to their longevity. Regular dental and hygienist visits are vital for maintaining a good standard of oral health.

Does a crown hurt?

You will not experience any pain during your treatment, we will use a local anaesthetic to numb the area being treated. If you’re travelling from Somerset for cosmetic treatment, it might be worth having someone accompany you in case you don’t feel up for driving home.

Will a crown prevent my teeth from decay or gum disease?

No, neglecting to maintain a good standard of oral health can still cause decay or gum disease. Although your crown is not at risk of decay, your teeth still are.

How much does a crown cost?

The cost of a ceramic crown is £800-1200. A gold crown will cost slightly more due to the price of the metal.

Do you offer patient finance for cosmetic dentistry?

The initial cost of cosmetic dentistry can seem expensive, but in the long run, your smile and oral health will benefit drastically from the investment. Revitalise Dental Centre believes everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile they are confident sharing with the world. That’s why we offer a range of patient finance options to help you spread the cost of your treatment.

What our Clients say

Marion visited Revitalise to reclaim her smile with a complete implant treatment. In this video, she explains how the staff at the practice put her at ease and why she recommends Revitalise to everyone she meets.

Client: Marion
Treatment: Complete mouth secured with implants

“The minute I met Martin, I just knew he was so calm and relaxing. So then we had a discussion and Martin said what he could do and it had to be what our pocket could afford as well and we went ahead with it. The experience I had at this dentist was unbelievable, it was a journey I loved every minute of.”

Client: Dee
Treatment: Dental Implants

“There’s always smiling, handshakes, hugs and plenty of tea and coffee. They looked after my husband who was there for the day. They do the sedation and Hayley looked after me. Obviously I was unaware of exactly what they were doing, but they always make you feel so comfortable. Although you’re nervous, I don’t think I could’ve gone and got the same treatment anywhere else.”

Client: Carolyn
Treatment: Dental Implants

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