All you need to know before visiting a cosmetic dentist in Southampton

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Quite a few people see cosmetic dentistry as an unnecessary luxury, yet this is not the case. Beautiful teeth are not just for the rich – everyone is entitled to have a nice smile and feel confident about the way they look. More importantly, apart from appearance, cosmetic dentistry can also restore the function of your teeth.

At Smilemakers, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments including teeth whitening, veneers and dental implants, designed to help our patients enhance their smile and confidence. Our cosmetic dentist in Southampton, Dr Thomas Darling, will help you determine which treatment is suitable for you.

Cosmetic Dentist in SouthamptonTeeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a fast, simple, painless and cost-effective way to enhance your smile. At Smilemakers, we provide the Enlighten and Zoom whitening systems, both of which can whiten your teeth by several shades. Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening products that can potentially harm your teeth and gums, professional teeth whitening is the only medically proven way to genuinely whiten your teeth.


Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates) are ultra-thin, custom-made shells of tooth coloured porcelain designed to cover the front of teeth to improve your appearance.

Your cosmetic dentist at Southampton, will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a very thin layer of your tooth enamel. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to send to the dental laboratory and the veneers will be ready in a week. Your dentist will then bond them to the front of your teeth with the aid of a special adhesive.

Dental veneers are very versatile and cost-effective because they can change the colour, shape, size, length and alignment of your teeth only with one treatment.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a permanent and viable solution to replace one or several missing teeth. They are better than other tooth replacement options, like bridges and dentures, because they do not compromise your healthy teeth. Instead, once surgically fixed into your jawbone, dental implants gradually fuse with the bone tissue and encourage its regeneration. Dental implants cost more than dentures and bridges but with proper care they can last for a lifetime, therefore, they are more cost-effective in the long run.

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