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.