Cosmetic Dentistry In Reading

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Are you less than happy with the appearance of your teeth? Thanks to advancements in dentistry, you’ve got lots of options as to what you can do. There are several options for cosmetic dentistry in Reading. Here are some of the options that are available to you here at The Gallery.


Veneers are an excellent way to correct all kinds of minor cosmetic issues, and so they’re one of the most popular options for cosmetic dentistry in Reading.

A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is laid over your teeth, and works to correct the shade of your teeth, as well as fill in gaps and mask any other issues that may be bothering you. They’re a permanent option, as your natural teeth have some enamel removed before the veneer is bonded onto them. Good quality veneers will last anywhere from 15 to 20 years with the proper care.

As well as porcelain veneers, you can also get composite resin veneers. Some people are getting these as they require very little, or even no tooth preparation. If you think veneers are for you, talk with us and we can help you find the right option.

Composite Fillings

These are another common option for those looking into cosmetic dentistry in Reading. If there’s damage to a tooth, then it can be repaired with a composite tooth filling. This is applied to the enamel surface and hardened, so it can work just like your natural tooth enamel would.

A composite filling is what you may recognise as a ‘white’ filling. They’re actually made to closely resemble the colour of your teeth, so the filling won’t be visible to others once it’s applied.

Dental Implants

Some look into cosmetic dentistry in Reading as they have missing teeth, and want to replace them so they can have their smile back. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to look into dental implants. Rather than regular removable replacement teeth, these are actually implanted into your mouth to keep them in place.

A titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, to act as the ‘root’ for the new tooth. Then a crown or bridge is added on top of it, to replace that tooth. Titanium is well tolerated by the body, so once you’ve recovered from the surgery it’ll be like the teeth were always there.

Implants give you a lot of benefits, too. They work to keep your existing teeth in place, and prevent bone loss in your jawbone. As well as this, they will improve the way you eat and speak, which brings you a lot more confidence.

Porcelain Onlays And Crowns

The great thing about cosmetic dentistry in Reading is that there are so many options available to you. If you have a tooth that has taken a lot of damage, more than what a composite filling could repair, then porcelain onlays and crowns can help.

These are recommended to keep the tooth intact, as without it they’re at risk of fracturing. As such, an onlay is a good way to save a damaged tooth. The way the onlay works will depend on your tooth and the extent of the damage, but they usually are made to extend through the tooth to protect it. We can help you see how it would work, and find an option that’s right for you.

Why Choose Us For Cosmetic Dentistry In Reading?

As you can see, you have lots of options when it comes to restoring your natural teeth. You can do all kinds of things to make them look and feel new and beautiful. Here at The Gallery, we have years of experience in offering cosmetic dental work.

If you think you could benefit from any of the above options, you can come to us and ask us about them. We can examine you, and make recommendations as to which treatment would work best. We’ll work closely with you using technologically advanced treatments, so you can get the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you want to get cosmetic dental treatment, then we’re the people to talk to. With years of experience and access to the best treatments out there, we can give you just what you need. Get in touch today, and we’ll show you what we can do.

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign

Invisalign dental treatment

When the dentist at Gallery Dental suggests that you get Invisalign, will you have any idea what they are speaking about? Most will not. But do not worry, this article will simplify this information to understand what it is.

Definition of Invisalign

Invisalign is an almost invisible dental alignment treatment offered by The Gallery Dental Practice. Offering patients a solution for crowded or gappy teeth by using a clear aligner/guide.

Invisalign attachments

Invisalign attachments are small pieces of white filling that give the trays something to push against and move your teeth. Attachments are placed strategically in specific positions and angulations.

In order for Invisalign to be effective, it needs a way to actually contact the surface area of our teeth so they can work on moving them into their proper locations as we straighten out those pearly whites. The strategy is called an ‘attachment’, which just means you have some sort of filler placed onto each tooth where there isn’t anything else going on- like metal brackets or bands already holding everything together. When these fillers come off, the dentist recommends brushing thoroughly before putting another tray back in because this will help clean any food particles stuck in between plates.

Invisalign retainers

When finishing Invisalign treatment, your teeth may be inclined to slip back into their original positions. A retainer is used as a post-treatment option to avoid this from happening and locking in the results you’ve achieved so far.

Retainers come in three different types:

  • fixed wire retainers (can’t be taken out),
  • Removable clear retainers (similar to braces without metal wires) or
  • Hawley retainers which resemble traditional dentures because they can pop off if it’s not fitted correctly around your gums.

Invisalign IRP

When you wear Invisalign IPR, the term ‘interproximal reduction’ refers to shaving away small pieces of enamel from your side teeth surfaces. Usually, this is done without causing any visual difference or damage to the tooth itself.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is a convenient option as it doesn’t require much cleaning and can be removed to eat food. In addition, the device allows you to maintain your dental appointments at regular intervals, which provides increased convenience by reducing time spent in the clinic or hospital network.

Finally, this treatment has been shown that after two years of use, over 80% of patients achieved an average increase up to 4mm (0.16in) their ideal tooth position without affecting facial form through bone remodeling, creating more attractive smiles with straighter teeth than ever before.

Take away

When considering orthodontic and dental care, there are many factors to consider. Orthodontists and dentists know what they’re talking about when it comes to your specific needs and will be able to provide the best recommendation for treatment options. They can give you a better estimate of the price as well as the Invisalign treatment. In deciding on cost savings or convenience, though, ultimately, this is an individual decision that only you can make. All in all, this treatment works well.

Contact The Gallery Dental Practice to enquire about Invisalign today.