What is cosmetic dentistry?

When we are thinking about routine and regular dental hygienist check ups or appointments with the dentist, the treatments which you would expect to have done don’t usually fall under the cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith umbrella. This is for very good reason in that the dental treatments which are most often needed, for example fillings, are rightly primarily intended for functional treatment. Sometimes, however, cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith treatments can overlap with these required functional treatments such as in the case of white fillings. This can lead to confusion around the language used.


Simply put, the term ‘cosmetic dentistry’ is often used to mean different things by different people, but it nearly always refers to treatments which are somewhat, if not completely, elective and for aesthetic purposes.

What treatments are on offer at King Dental Clinic?

Here at Kings Dental Clinic we are proud to have several cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith treatments available. You can find more information about each of these treatments by accessing our webpage, or by getting in contact with us by phone.

White fillings: These are very much what it says on the tin! Fillings which are white in colour (sometimes referred to as tooth coloured fillings). These are designed to be a less noticeable form of filling as the colour of the filling substance should blend with the colour of your teeth.

Teeth whitening: Whitening your teeth is a way to brighten your teeth quickly. The colour of your teeth can be lightened by several shades, brightening up your smile. Here at Kings Dental Clinic we offer both in practice (one appointment; results in approximately one hour) and at home teeth whitening options. For those with stained or discoloured teeth this is a popular cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith treatment.

Inlays & onlays: These are tooth coloured restorations which can be utilised when filling large areas of cavity. Inlays for the biting surface and onlays where more extensive repair is required.

Gummy smile: This type of treatment refers to your dentist exposing more of your tooth to reduce the ‘gummy’ appearance and give you a smile which appears more even and can therefore often be considered more aesthetically pleasing.

Porcelain veneers: Veneers can be used to cover chipped teeth; discoloured teeth (perhaps if teeth whitening has been exhausted); uneven teeth (where teeth are not uniform in shape and or size) and slightly crooked teeth. These shells require the removal of a thin layer of enamel to create room for them and offer a more even, aesthetic smile as a result.

Lumineers: Lumineers are a particular form of veneers which are very thin (about as thin as a contact lens) which are used to brighten the shade of your teeth in a way which appears natural to the onlooker. No drilling is required.

Wedding day smile packages: At Kings Dental Clinic we know how important it is to our patients to have a confident smile which they can look back on in the photos from their wedding day. We offer a few different packages for weddings including catering for the bride, groom and even others in the bridal party. This is one to plan in advance, so do give us a call if your nuptials are due to happen, and check out our website for more information about our different packages.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Is Available To You

Our teeth and how they look is something we have to live with for the rest of our lives, and for those who feel their teeth are a little less than desirable, looking in the mirror and smiling for photos can become a really tricky task. We at Kings Dental Clinic want all our patients to look and feel confident in their smiles and make it a top priority to assist them where we can. For some, this might mean looking into the cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith options available.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry Hammersmith?

When we talk about cosmetic dentistry, we’re looking at anything we do to our teeth or mouths in order to make them appear to have formed naturally. So this is really about looks and not function. Of course, there are some parts of dental care that can come under the umbrella of cosmetic and functional such as orthodontics. But for the most part, today at least, we’re going to be focusing more on the image-based procedures.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Hammersmith Options Are Available?

Through us at Kings Dental Clinic, there is a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry options you could potentially talk through with one of our dentists. For now, we’ll guide you through the basics.

Teeth Whitening

First up and the most common procedure is teeth whitening. The more time we spend on our online devices, the more we want that stunning camera-ready smile, and it’s only fair! After all, who wants to look back at old holiday snaps thinking about our teeth and not the good times? We at Kings Dental Clinic are proud to offer a range of options when it comes to teeth whitening, with both in-chair and at-home options available.

Teeth Alignment

If you always struggle with the look of your teeth in that they’re either gapped or crowded but didn’t have orthodontic treatment as a child to adjust your smile, then fear not. There are now some excellent, quick and easy straightening methods available to you through our practice. We offer both Inman aligners and Six Month Smiles to patients.

Inman Aligners aligners work by attaching a fixed wire brace to the back of teeth rather than the front. In this way, patients can get a much more subtle look that is essentially invisible to those around them.

Six Month Smiles is an amazing teeth-straightening package designed to adjust the social six; these are the front six teeth most prominent to others. By adjusting and straightening these teeth, some people feel they’ve achieved their goals.


If you’re someone who has got chipped, broken, gapped or discoloured teeth, sometimes it’s good to look at porcelain veneers. Veneers work as an overlay to your natural teeth and give an amazing finish at no major cost or damage. They are a fantastic option if you want to save your natural teeth and make lots of changes in one go.

All this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s available through our practice, so if you’d like to hear more, please do contact us directly.

Have you been trying to find out more about cosmetic dentistry?

When people think of going to their dental practice, things such as general check-ups, fillings and braces are what generally spring to mind. Here at Kings Dental Clinic we are dedicated to helping people get the smile that they desire, and we provide a range of dental treatments alongside our more traditional ones that can benefit peoples’ smiles. Sometimes people feel as if there is nothing they can do about the things that they are unhappy with, such as enamel discolouration or a chipped tooth, but this is almost never the case. If you are unsatisfied with your smile, but are not sure whether there are treatments out there that could help or not, we recommend that you book a consultation appointment to speak to one of our practitioners about cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith. They will be able to listen to your worries and recommend which treatments will be most suited to your circumstances, answering any questions you have along the way.

It’s never too late to love your smile

A majority of people who are dissatisfied with their smile do not realise how cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith could benefit them. People who have had a chipped tooth for years have just got used to it and those who suffer from discolouration and staining have just decided it is a natural part of ageing. This is not the case, and treatments such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening can really alter the way people feel about their smile. Instead of doing whatever they can to hide their teeth, people embrace their smile and cannot wait to proudly show it off. Teeth whitening can brighten the colour of your teeth by several shades, dramatically reducing the appearance of stains and preventing your smile from suffering from premature ageing. Veneers are useful when trying to disguise a chip in your smile, or for closing tiny gaps that are present between each of your teeth. Veneers give your smile a much more even appearance overall and can even brighten your smile a little bit in some circumstances.

Treatments that can really make a difference

Sometimes people just want to give their teeth a little bit of love and care, and this is when cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith can really come in useful. Whilst it is important to see your dental practitioner for a check-up on a regular basis if you wish to have healthy teeth, at Kings Dental Clinic we understand how sometimes you need a bit of extra ‘oomph’ when it comes to making your smile look great. We provide a wedding day package so that you can get your smile looking its best for that special day, whether it is you that is getting married or you are just attending but want to make sure you are photograph ready.

Sometimes people want to upgrade from current applications that they have, such as metallic fillings, to something that is less noticeable, such as white fillings. This upgrade can dramatically affect how people feel towards their smile, as a white filling enables a patient to laugh and speak with confidence, avoiding the worry about other people spotting metal in their mouth.

A fresh smile with cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith

We all deserve to have a smile that we are truly proud to share with others. It is a right that professionals are able to offer any individual who comes in for cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith.


We have a range of different treatments that are aimed at highlighting your unique beauty, remaining natural whilst perfecting, whitening, straightening and strengthening your teeth and gums. A lot of our treatments can be designed to work in a bespoke manner for your unique situation and we are able to combine many to create a plan that is tailor made just for you.

This means that the results expected can be uniquely perfect for both what you are looking for with your teeth and what you need in order to have a fully functional and beautiful smile.

What are some of the treatments that we have available?

Cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith is all about listening to your needs and that means working to a specific timeline that is important to you. We even offer wedding day smile packages, knowing that these events, or ones very similar to it, are momentous in our patients’ lives. Such aspects that complete a special day simply need to fall into place and you can be assured that we can provide this kind of service. If you’re looking for a picture-perfect smile on your wedding day, then speak with us, knowing that we will work to this timeline and offer the right solutions to get that right result for you.

Depending on the time frame available, cosmetic dentistry Hammersmith has a number of different options on offer. Each situation is obviously different, however we can say that in general, anything between weeks and years we can work with.

For shorter time frames, veneers are a suitable choice for people with a range of different dental issues. This treatment consists of covering the outer surface of your tooth with a thin shell, creating a more desirable appearance.

We can do this with a single tooth that causes you discomfort, or multiple teeth, depending on your budget and your circumstances. If you have discoloured teeth that cannot be easily whitened because the staining is due to medication, ageing or past dental treatments, then veneers would be a favourable option for you.

You can also use this treatment for broken, chipped or cracked teeth as it also prevents further damage taking place whilst the veneer is in place. Slightly crooked or gapped teeth are also amended, meaning that you do not need to invest many months into correcting the appearance of your smile, which is especially important for wedding day treatments when the date is relatively close.

It only takes a couple of treatments to finalise veneers, an initial consultation and the preparing of the teeth for the placement and then the placement some weeks later. As your shells are bespokely, you do need to account for some time for these to be made, so that they suit your face and your original teeth perfectly, creating the most natural look possible.

Cosmetic dentistry could make you smile again

There generally comes a time when people often wish that they had taken better care of their teeth throughout their life, or simply want to improve their smile. Your teeth may have yellowed with age, or you might just need a filling or two. Whatever the journey to achieving your desired smile entails, here at Kings Dental Clinic we will endeavour to make getting cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith as easy as possible for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry in HammersmithBeing frustrated or unhappy with your smile can cause all sorts of distress. You might have a family do or wedding approaching and have spent the last few days trying to find a way to smile confidently without showing your teeth or opening your mouth. You might end up feeling like you do not want to be in any photographs at all, and this could make you feel excluded from everybody else. How happy people are with their smile impacts their confidence, and at Kings Dental Clinic we aim to have all our patients smiling proudly by the time they leave our practice.

What treatments are available?

Within cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith there is a whole range of treatments now available to patients. Some people will require teeth whitening, whilst others may desire to have a white filling fitted so it is less noticeable to others. When smiling, some patients will feel that their teeth to gum ratio is all wrong, and for this we can offer gum contouring, where we can reshape your gums, thus improving the appearance of your smile.

If your teeth need straightening slightly then veneers could well be the answer for you and having these fitted will also brighten the appearance of your teeth, allowing you to feel more confident about your smile.

Are you missing teeth?

Many people believe that if their teeth fall out, they will have to pay a fortune to replace them. Cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith allows you to replace your teeth at an affordable price, with absolute certainty. There are many different reasons why you may be missing teeth, and sometimes the NHS will cover the costs for you when receiving treatment.

Dentures are one option that provides patients with the ability to replace a whole set of teeth, and they can either be removable or fixed onto implants. They are designed to look and feel exactly like your original teeth. It is best to make an appointment with one of our dental practitioners as they will be able to advise you on what treatment will suit you the most and answer any questions you may have.

Sometimes we see patients that have only one tooth that needs restoring to its original glory, and this can be done using a non-metal crown. These crowns are tooth coloured, meaning that you will be able to flash your smile without worrying about people noticing the treatment that you have had. They can fit straight onto a tooth, or they can be used in partnership with implants and bridges. People often feel the need to hide their smile when it has gaps in it, as they are insecure about it. Instead, you should think about visiting our cosmetic dentist so they can rectify any issues, so you can get back to living your life and smiling whenever you want to.

Hollywood comes to Hammersmith

What do you see whenever you look at a picture of a movie star? Unless, it’s Shrek or Jaws, you see a human being with a wonderful set of teeth that line up harmoniously to create a smile that the rest of humanity can only dream of. Or at least, that’s how it used to be.

But cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith with us at Kings Dental Clinic is every bit as good as anything you will find in the movies. You can be your own movie star as far as your smile is concerned.

Cosmetic Dentistry in HammersmithAt Kings Dental Clinic, we have a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments. You can have treatments as and when you feel the need, or you can go for a full smile makeover, which involves an in-depth consultation and assessment of your teeth, gums, lips and face so that we can create a smile that brings out all your natural fabulousness.

We can even get you ready for really important occasions when you will be making memories to last a lifetime and preserving them in photos and videos.

Wedding day smile packages

Getting ready for a wedding can take months and months, and so can getting a great smile. So, if you are going to be in a wedding party, whether you will be the bride, the groom, a bridesmaid, best man, usher or parent, it’s a good idea to schedule in time to get your smile wedding-ready as well as your wardrobe.

We offer a range of packages so that you can pick the one that best suits your dental needs and suits the role you need to fulfil on the big day.

Our silver package gives you a great polish and home-whitening kit.

Our gold package offers the above plus facial rejuvenation.

Our platinum package includes a full smile makeover and our diamond package even has dental implants and endodontic treatment in it.

Take a look at our smile packages on the cosmetic dentistry pages. The prices are there too and you will find that there are discounts when bride and groom both have treatments, and even bigger discounts when more members of the wedding party come along too.

Cosmetic dentistry is for everyone

If you watch a lot of reality shows on TV, you could be forgiven for thinking that cosmetic dentistry is only for young people with buff bodies and a few wonky teeth. No, not at all. Cosmetic dentistry is the saviour of people who have lost teeth, or whose teeth have been reduced to ugly little stumps in their mouths, through decay, gum disease, and sheer old age. Everybody should be able to enjoy a lovely smile, not just the young and beautiful.

At Kings Dental Clinic in Hammersmith, cosmetic dentistry is giving people their dignity and self-respect back. If you take a look at our before and after pictures, you will see what we are talking about.

Cosmetic Dentistry in HammersmithNot just aesthetics

You don’t need to wait until your teeth are truly worse for wear before getting them fixed. If you need to justify it to yourself, you will be pleased to know that, in general, cosmetic dentistry gives you better oral health. If you get your teeth straightened with what are considered to be cosmetic braces (or aligners), your teeth will have fewer nooks and crannies in which plaque can hide and turn into tartar, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.

Having teeth that you can chew properly on means that you can eat really good nutritious food, like fruit and raw vegetables. When you don’t have this capability, you can end up on a soft food diet, and this can lead to malnutrition.

Dental implants seem to fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, but they are the only tooth restoration method that gives artificial teeth a solid anchor, which you can chew on.

Of course, there are some cosmetic dentistry treatments that are purely cosmetic, like teeth whitening. This does nothing for your ability to chew, or to keep your mouth healthy, but it can do a lot for your state of mind. If we can’t smile, we can’t release the natural chemicals that make us feel happy, and we can’t connect with other people. So, as you can see, cosmetic dentistry is about so much more than how you look.

Using cosmetic dentistry for the perfect smile

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of the profession that deals with the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Many people are unhappy with some aspect of how their smile looks. At King’s Dental Clinic we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental options to suit all needs and budgets.

cosmetic dentistrySome people know exactly what they would like to change about their smile, and what treatment they need to do it. Others just know they are unhappy with their smile but are unsure which treatment or combination of treatments is the best way to improve it.

We invite anyone interested in cosmetic dentistry to come in for a consultation at our Hammersmith or Southwark dental practices. Our skilled clinicians will carefully examine your teeth and gums and will also take your whole facial structure into consideration before recommending the best treatments to help you get the perfect smile.

You may benefit from one treatment or a combination of two or more from our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry menu.

Treatment options include:

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain placed over the front surfaces of the teeth to improve their appearance. A single veneer can cover a permanently stained or discoloured tooth, while a full set can create a smile makeover, covering gaps and mild alignment problems and giving teeth a more uniform appearance.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses special bleaching products to gently remove everyday stains from your teeth. It is safe when carried out by a dentist and can be done here at the practice or at home.

Gummy smile correction

Removing excess gum tissue to give your teeth a more uniform appearance, leaving you with more tooth than gum on show when you smile.

Discreet orthodontics

Correct the alignment of your teeth discreetly and quickly with a range of cosmetic orthodontic options.