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How can our dentist in Widnes help improve your smile?

It’s a new year, and you’ve finally decided it’s time to attend to your chipped, stained or slightly wonky smile. Take the plunge and have a small, hassle-free treatment with our dentist in Widnes. At Widnes Dental Practice, we have plenty of cosmetic dentistry options available for any of your cosmetic needs.

How to treat a cracked or chipped tooth


We offer our patients the quick and comfortable option of composite bonding. Bonding has advanced greatly over the last few years and is a fantastic way to treat fillings, chips, fractures or unwanted gaps between teeth; it can even help cover discolouration.


Composite bonding works by attaching a resin to the tooth with no invasive work or damage to your teeth. Our dentist will then shape and form the resin around your tooth and solidify it using UV light; the results will be as natural as can be, and you’ll be in and out of the chair in no time.


What if my teeth are too damaged to be fixed with bonding?


Sometimes, particularly on the rear teeth, you will need an inlay or onlay to fix your decayed tooth. Our dentist in Widnes will be able to fit either an onlay, which is a small filling that can fit over the biting surface area of the tooth, or an onlay, which covers a larger area and is more effective on larger cavities. The benefits of these types of filling are that they preserve the remaining tooth structure, offer a long-term aesthetic and functional solution and look incredibly natural.


Could teeth whitening be an option for me?


In a world where we have all become photographers and are regularly snapping pictures to preserve precious moments with friends and family, it’s no wonder that many of us want our teeth to be sparkling for the flash.


Teeth whitening is safe, accessible and affordable for all. Our dentist in Widnes can determine after just one appointment whether whitening is an option for you. You will have a custom whitening tray custom-made and fitted, which you must then use alongside an activating bleaching agent, which transfers to your teeth. The trays and bleach are to be worn overnight to lighten up your smile gradually for a more natural look.


What about straightening my teeth?


Even a very small misalignment in your smile may knock your confidence, but what if you don’t want to wear braces over a long period to fix this problem? Luckily, our team at Widnes Dental Practice can offer an invisible aligner service too. This treatment plan offers you the option to wear a clear, removable aligner, which can straighten your teeth very subtly. They work much quicker than traditional braces with patients seeing visible results within the first six months. More than that, they are far more comfortable, so you won’t need to worry about losing sleep from painful pulling or sores on your lips and gums. They are also less invasive as they can be removed very quickly without your friends, family or colleagues noticing.