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Cosmetic Dentistry at Barbara Castle Dental Practice

Smile Design - The Complete Smile Makeover

It’s true, your teeth can give away your age.
With programmes like Extreme Makeover and Ten Years Younger filling the television schedules we are spending more and more time thinking about what it is that makes us appear older than we really are.

While a new haircut or exercise regime can do wonders for our appearance, so too can an improved smile, as patients at The Priors Green Dental Hive have discovered these past few years.

Complete Smile Makeover treatments may involve treatments such as Veneers, Crowns or Dental Implants.

  • Reasonably priced consultation for your custom-made, beautiful and confident smile.

In as little as three visits, with no surgery, no lost time, you can look visibly younger. Smiles are unique to each individual. We design an attractive smile to suit your face and personality. Using Wax Mock Ups you can see how your new improved smile can change your look.

Common concerns are:

  • Discolored teeth

  • Age related wear or chipped teeth

  • Misshapen or crowded teeth

  • Open spaces between teeth and gum lines

  • Wrinkles and creases around the corners of the mouth


A life-changing result. Teeth can be straightened, whitened, and made more aesthetically pleasing in one day.

Ultra thin, translucent, custom crafted pieces of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom crafted, like fine jewellery to suit your facial features and personality.

Veneers are strong ultra-thin, tooth-coloured porcelain facings specially made and custom designed to slide over the teeth and look incredibly natural.

When applied to your teeth, veneers create the appearance, strength, protection and durability of actual tooth enamel.

Veneers are especially useful for repairing chipped, cracked, or worn teeth. They make crooked teeth appear straighter; unattractive colours can be hidden; gaps can be filled; teeth can be reshaped, repaired, and restored all with veneers!

In just a few visits you can have a whiter, straighter more youthful smile!

Alternatives are:

  • Orthodontic treatment, such as braces, can straighten teeth, but veneers may still be required to obtain maximum results.

  • Whitening will lighten the tooth colour, but will not change the shape.


Sometimes a bit more work is needed to give you the smile you want. If you are missing teeth, having trouble speaking or chewing, and noticing strain when biting, bridges may be the ideal procedure to help make your mouth healthy and beautiful again. Bridges, sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, literally bridge gaps between teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Bridges can only be removed by a dentist but are somewhat permanent, comfortable, and proven to make teeth strong.

A missing tooth can spoil even the most beautiful smile. Cosmetic dental bridges are made of natural, tooth-coloured materials. A typical dental bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding abutments (dental crowns). Once complete, this dental bridge structure is bonded into the mouth. Without the use of a dental bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems and spur periodontal disease. Dental bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

Home Teeth Whitening Kit

The Home Whitening Kit allows you to do your whitening in the privacy of your own home monitored carefully by your dentist. It involves using custom made trays made especially for you. You will be supplied with whitening gel which you will apply to the trays yourself preferably before you go to bed at night. You will notice the difference after 5-10 days.

This procedure involves the following appointments:

  • 15 Minutes consultation where we take impressions of your teeth.

  • Fit appointment of your custom made mouth trays.

  • Review appointment.

  • Gift Vouchers available

  • It’s Safe, Effective and Fast

Whiten your smile in the privacy and comfort of your home

Implant Restoration

If you have already had an implant post inserted, we can place a natural-looking, durable, and long-lasting crown over that post. Called implant restoration, the procedure eliminates unsightly gaps.


A crown is a natural-looking tooth replacement made of porcelain that is functional and cosmetic. A crown results in restoration of decayed and cracked or weak teeth.

Also called caps, crowns are natural-looking covers that fit snugly over teeth to conceal cracked, badly discoloured, injured, or chipped teeth. Crowns minimise physical discomfort in and provide support to damaged teeth. Ultimately, crowns can improve the overall appearance of your smile while making your teeth more resistant to injury.

The Priors Green Dental Hive use the finest materials in creating custom crowns for cosmetic and restorative purposes. For teeth that are damaged or sufficiently decayed, we always choose natural-looking, tooth-coloured crowns. Dental crowns can also be used for purely aesthetic reasons - to change the shape or appearance of the teeth. Whatever the situation we have the experience and knowledge to produce superior results.

When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a dental crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A dental crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance. Dental crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to a bright, healthy smile.

State of the art, high-strength metal-free crowns can restore dark teeth and eliminate lines at the gum line to provide a natural looking appearance.


A smile can be dulled by stained, chipped, cracked or misaligned teeth, but bonding can quickly and painlessly restore your smile’s natural beauty. During the procedure, a thin coating of plastic or resin is painted over the damaged teeth, strengthening them and making them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Tooth Whitening

Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many options, such as in-office and take-home bleaching. Please contact us today to find out more about these options and which one is best for you.

  • Zoom! State of the Art Teeth Whitening

  • Zoom! Advanced Professional Tooth Whitening, as seen on TV’s Extreme Makeover – Whiter teeth an average of eight shades lighter in just 1 visit!

You may be getting married soon and you want a brighter smile, maybe there is a special event coming up in your life. Whatever the reason, teeth whitening can restore stained or yellow teeth which have discoloured with age.

Using the latest whitening techniques we can help you achieve a whiter, brighter more youthful smile.

Alternatively you can whiten your smile in the privacy and comfort of your home using the Home Whitening System available from the practice.

Time, smoking, tea and coffee are just a few of the things that cause your teeth to yellow and discolour. Whitening is a bit like a facial in that it helps to unlock pores in your tooth so that stains are gently removed leaving teeth cleaner and brighter. Whiter teeth can take years off your appearance and the effects can last up to ten years depending on whether or not you smoke or how much tea, coffee or red wine you drink.

Although teeth themselves whiten well, any fillings or crowns will remain the same colour and may need replacing to match the new lighter colour of your teeth.

All whitening products are based on a hydrogen peroxide solution: the only difference in the hundreds of systems out there is the concentration of the solution and the way it is applied to your teeth.

There are two main ways of carrying out tooth whitening:

  • Tray-based. The gel is placed in a custom made thin transparent guard which is worn for up to one-hour for 7-10 sessions. Your upper and lower teeth can be treated together or on separate nights.

  • Surgery-based otherwise known as laser or power bleaching. Here, more concentrated gels are applied directly to your teeth and accelerated with heat or light (laser/power). The latest system from USA is called ZOOM. It involves placing the gel on your teeth and activating it with an LED light. A one-hour appointment is needed with the results guaranteed.

There is no evidence that whitening toothpastes can actually whiten your teeth. Some of those bought abroad, can actually harm your teeth as they contain acids/abrasives that can cause permanent damage. However, seek advice from your dentist about the safer toothpastes, which can help stains from forming. We advise their use after you have had your teeth whitened.

Ceramic Onlays

An onlay is a more conservative tooth replacement made of porcelain that is functional and cosmetic. A crown results in removal of decay and cracked or weak teeth.

Porcelain onlays are an excellent conservative solution to cavity pain, reduced chewing strength, and general degeneration of the back teeth. Virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, onlays discreetly restore teeth to an optimal state of health. They resemble natural teeth so closely that only you will know the truth.

Invisible Fillings

Imagine your perfect smile, clean white teeth with no metal fillings.

Using modern technology we can colour-match tooth coloured composite to your existing teeth, an attractive and healthier option of replacing a tooth instead of using mercury amalgams.

Gone are the days when tooth ailments and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-coloured fillings made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. These revolutionary fillings are virtually undetectable and are easy to apply.

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