What issues can cosmetic dentistry fix?

Feeling down about chipped, stained, or wonky teeth? Wondering what options are available to help?

You’re not alone.

Over 40% of adults in the UK are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, and half of them are planning to undergo or have already undergone a cosmetic dental procedure to improve their smile.

From home bleaching and resin bonding to dental crowns and veneers, cosmetic dentistry not only improves the appearance of your smile but your overall oral health, too.

But what issues can cosmetic dentistry fix, exactly?

Here’s what you need to know.

Chipped and cracked teeth

Whether your enamel is running thin and leaving your teeth more susceptible to damage, or your chipped tooth (or teeth) are the result of an injury, cosmetic dentistry can help. More specifically, direct resin bonding, crowns, and veneers.

Resin bonding is ideal for smaller chips and cracks. Using a natural, tooth-coloured composite resin, this treatment allows you to restore the shape of your tooth to its former glory.

For more severe chips, veneers or dental crowns are probably a more suitable treatment option.

But how are they different?

With veneers, thin pieces of tooth-coloured porcelain are placed over your natural teeth to disguise chips and cracks, whereas dental crowns utilise a tooth-shaped ‘cap’ over your natural tooth to improve the function of your chipped teeth, as well as how they look.

Missing teeth

There’s no denying how much a missing tooth, or several missing teeth, can impact our smile confidence – but not to worry!

There are plenty of cosmetic dental treatment options to replace missing teeth and restore the functionality of your bite – such as dental implants or dentures.

Dental implants are the best option for missing teeth, as they not only help to close any gaps the teeth have left in their wake but also help to prevent jawbone deterioration.

However, not everybody will be able to get implants, and dentures may be the only option to replace many missing teeth.

Stained teeth

Several things can cause tooth discolouration – including inadequate oral hygiene, years of tea and coffee drinking, poor genetics, and ageing.

If you’re getting sick of your stained teeth, there are many options that could help you get them back to their former pearly white shade.

For most patients with general stains, home bleaching works a treat. Using revolutionary Zoom whitening kits, we can help restore your sparkling smile in as little as six weeks!

However, others suffering from age-related discolouration or what’s known as intrinsic staining find it harder to remove their tooth stains with such methods.

If this is the case, you may be better off opting for veneers to improve the appearance of any stains.

Crooked and gappy teeth

Misaligned or gapped teeth are traditionally corrected using some form of orthodontic treatment – be it Invisalign in Cornwall, ceramic braces, or lingual braces. But this isn’t a route that everyone wants to or is able to go down.

Veneers are a great option if you’re longing for a perfect, pin-straight smile, but don’t want to wait months for braces to work their magic. They’ll help reshape your smile, creating straighter, more uniform teeth that still look natural.

As veneers don’t change the positioning of your teeth, they’re recommended for aesthetic purposes rather than functional, so if you’re looking to alter the position of your natural teeth, orthodontic treatment is best.

Ready to achieve the smile of your dreams?

Cosmetic dentistry in Cornwall can help you fix a variety of different dental concerns and is one of the best ways to regain your smile confidence.

Here at Revitalise Dental Centre, we’ve been providing high-quality cosmetic dentistry in Cornwall for years. Being armed with all the latest knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, you can trust that you’re in the best hands with our team.

To find out more about our range of cosmetic dental treatments, to discuss a specific treatment in further detail, or to book a consultation with our experts, don’t hesitate to contact our reception team.

Call 01872 480 123 or send your queries to [email protected] and a member of our friendly team will be in touch with you shortly.

About the author


Jason Smithson is an internationally renowned cosmetic and reconstructive dentist formerly of London’s Harley Street Medical District, he is now based in St Agnes, Cornwall where he offers dentistry, dental-education and medico-legal expert witness services. World-class crowns, veneers and direct composite resin artistry are delivered with uncompromising standards bespoke to the patient’s individual requirements. He is considered to be the ‘Dentist’s Dentist’ and regularly treats other dentists; many of whom travel from throughout the UK to see him. Dr Smithson is an ‘In Demand’ presenter and is perhaps the most prolific in the UK. He is considered by his peers to be an authority on aesthetic dentistry and has presented to audiences on every continent over the past 10 years. He is a true innovator and pioneered the use of Dental Operating Microscope in teaching Direct Resin Artistry to other dentists in the UK; he is the author of numerous articles and a book on crowns in aesthetic dentistry. Visit Jason's Website

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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.”

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Treatment: Dental Implants

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Client: Carolyn
Treatment: Dental Implants

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