Standish Street Dental Practice | Cosmetic Dentistry Burnley

Cosmetic Dentistry

Standish Street Dental Practice has long been ahead of the pack when it comes to providing attractive and functional cosmetic treatments.
Fantastic results can be achieved by using various techniques of cosmetic dentistry ? anything is possible from small composite repairs to full mouth transformations. If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, then don?t despair there are lots of options available to improve your smile.

Who is cosmetic dentistry for?

Cosmetic dentistry is for anyone who is self-conscious about their smile. This may be due to gaps between teeth, uneven gum line, discolouration, mismatched restorations or simply crooked teeth.

All these, and many more, can be rectified by using a combination of modern dental techniques. Examples of recently completed work and case studies can be found in our treatments tab.

What to Expect

Your aspirations are at the core of each treatment we undertake and every effort is made to ensure all of our patients receive the smile they?ve always dreamed of.

Here at Standish Street Dental Practice we put great effort in to the planning phase of treatment in order to get the result as near perfect as possible for you.

The Process

You will be asked a series of questions, undergo clinical examination, diagnostics and measurements before treatment begins.

The dentist will discuss at length your expectations and aspirations and these will form the foundation for all future treatment planning.

You will be offered different options taking into account timescales, budget and functionality. This is in written form to take home containing detailed information about the planned treatment.

Once you have the treatment plan letter there is a period of contemplation where you can digest the information and ask any relevant questions.

Whether you are having a complete makeover, or a simple conservative adjustment our caring and experienced team will support you every step of the way.

Following completion of treatment, your new dentition will be kept under review by the dentist and hygiene team at your routine appointments.

Available Treatments

Modern dentistry moves at a very fast pace with Technologies and treatments constantly evolving and improving. Below is a list of some of the current cosmetic treatments available at Standish Street Dental Practice which can be completed in combination or on their own to achieve fantastic results.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. There are currently 2 whitening systems available at Standish Street Dental Practice.

Zoom laser whitening

Your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in surgery, you will achieve up to eight shades whiter in 2 hours. The treatment includes the provision of trays, enabling you to top up your whitening wherever and whenever you like.

Opalescence home whitening.

When used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results as the Zoom however the process is more gradual and depending on concentration of the gel and wear time it may take up to 3 weeks to lighten 8 shades.


Orthodontic treatments are available at the practice with our principal dentist Dr Fozia Hameed in her Tuesday clinics. Fozia is skilled in the provision of short term orthodontics and is a registered Six Month Smiles provider. Stephen Ward of North West Orthodontics, works as a Consultant in East Lancashire NHS trust and is on the specialist register with the General Dental Council. Mr Wards Private Orthodontic clinics are available on Friday afternoons.

Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This can not only improve their appearance but also the way the teeth bite together, while also making them easier to clean.

Orthodontic treatment usually necessitates wearing an appliance or brace and dependant on the treatment proposed these braces can be :-

  • Removable - clear plastic palate with wires to hold the brace to the teeth
  • Six Month Smiles - short term orthodontics
  • Metal Fixed - metal brackets with elastics to attach the wire to the brackets
  • Ice Ceramic Fixed - clear brackets and clear elastics holding a white wire to the teeth
  • Lingual - brackets fitted to the back surface of teeth ?invisibly?
  • Invisalign® - a series of clear plastic aligners which are changed every 2 weeks

Facial Rejuvenation

As well as offering our patients the best in cosmetic dental treatments we can put the finishing touches to your dental makeover by incorporating facial rejuvenation.

Dr Usman Hameed provides Facial rejuvenation treatments such as wrinkle softening injections and dermal fillers. Treatments can be used individually or in combination to achieve a subtly rejuvenated natural look

Composite Resin Build Up

Composite resin is a modern tooth coloured filling material. Made of durable resin, it can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface quickly and easily for a strong, natural looking repair.

As dentistry has advanced, the latest tooth coloured filling materials can now be used directly on teeth, just like porcelain veneers. Whereas porcelain veneers need the tooth reshaping, composite veneers are less destructive to the tooth and can be placed directly on to the tooth in one visit.

Gingival Re-contouring

If the gums are not in harmonious positions, this will affect the symmetry of the teeth and your smile. With a simple surgical procedure we can re-contour the gums to produce a wonderfully aesthetic result you will be confident to share with others. For patients with heavily receded gums, a simple prosthesis known as a gingival veneer can be constructed to replace the missing gum tissue, providing a comfortable, natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a very thin facing of porcelain that can be applied over damaged, discoloured, or misaligned teeth. Unlike a composite veneer the porcelain veneer is generally constructed off the premises by a laboratory technician. The lab constructs the veneer by working off a highly accurate impression of the prepared tooth.

As there is no dark metal substructure, our skilled technicians can confidently reproduce the natural layers of our teeth with porcelains of different shades.

Dental Implants

Dental implants have revolutionised the way dentists deliver care to their patients. By imitating natural teeth, Implants are the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

An artificial root comprising a titanium screw is placed into the bone. A porcelain crown, bridge or denture is then placed over this to provide a secure, functional and cosmetic result. For more information please refer to the Dental Implant section of this site

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, implants, facial rejuvenation, orthodontics, or just want to improve the appearance of your teeth then please book a smile consultation appointment.

Our Dentists can address your concerns and talk about how we can help you.

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