Cosmetic dentistry

Did you know that one in four of us in the UK are unhappy with our smile? With advances in modern dentistry, its no longer just a case of filling and taking out teeth. Cosmetic dentistry, or ‘aesthetic dentistry', is used as a means of improving the appearance of teeth. Used to straighten, reshape, lighten and repair teeth, cosmetic dentistry should always aim to produce natural-looking results for patients. Our wide range of effective cosmetic treatments can help you with your discoloured, worn, chipped or crooked teeth.

A perfect smile could help land you that new job, or make the right impression when it counts. After all, one of the first things people notice about you is your smile. That's why at David Vaughan Dental Care we understand how important it is to smile with confidence.

Tooth whitening

Teeth whitening treatment will give your smile a renewed sparkle and will improve your self-confidence. Whitening lifts off stains from the enamel and works by allowing a very small amount of bleaching gel to come in to contact with the teeth. The gel then reacts with the surface of the tooth, gently removing stains.


As seen on cosmetic makeover TV programs, veneers are used to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. They can instantly improve your smile by masking discolouration, closing small gaps and repairing chips. The veneer itself is a very thin layer of porcelain, often likened to a false fingernail.


Crowns cover and strengthen a chipped or weakened tooth, and are custom-made in the laboratory to match the shade and shape of your other teeth. This normally requires careful shaping before an impression is taken. These can be made from porcelain or porcelain bonded to a precious metal frame.

Smile makeovers

Typically consisting of a blend of different dental treatments and techniques, the goal of a smile makeover is to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. Following a discussion and thorough examination, we'll create you a bespoke treatment plan that's tailored to your unique needs.

Gum contouring

Sometimes the gum around a crown or veneer may be at a different level to its partner, which often shows when the patient smiles. Some patients may have a high or “gummy smile”. Gum recontouring can alter the position of the gum margin by careful trimming, usually undertaken at the time of tooth preparation.