Cosmetic Dentistry Malta – Your Options To A Confident Smile

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Many people are not entirely satisfied with the overall look of their smile. Therefore, we have listed all the most popular cosmetic dentistry options that are available to you in Malta allowing you a customisable solution to a confident smile.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on creating a positive change to your teeth and overall smile. This procedure addresses numerous dental problems and offers you a variety of treatment options to choose from. Although these dentistry procedures are usually elective, in some cases, they provide numerous therapeutic benefits.

Here are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Bleaching/Tooth Whitening

Bleaching or tooth whitening is the most common form of cosmetic dentistry in the world. It is safe, reliable and normally done within one session if carried out by a certified cosmetic dentist. This treatment is recommended for people with stained or discoloured teeth.


Dental inlays or onlays are custom-made inserts that are shaped to fit into a prepared tooth perfectly. They help to prevent further decay and stabilise the surrounding tooth. Inlays or onlays are recommended when bonding and filling are not sufficient to restore a healthy smile. They help to reinforce a tooth’s strength to withstand stronger chewing. Inlays and Onlays are commonly made of porcelain (ceramic) or complex resins. However, you can have one made of gold.


This treatment is used to correct minor chips, cracks, excessive space between your teeth, or shaping issues. The procedure can be done in a single office visit. Your dentist will apply a mild etching solution that roughens the surface of your teeth to allow the bonding material to adhere. After that, they will use sculpts, resin and colours to shape the tooth in a bid to provide a satisfactory result.

Composite (White) Fillings

Composite fillings are used to repair cracks, fractures, and decay in the tooth. The affected part of the tooth is removed and then bonded with composite fillings to help support the remaining structure. Today, white fillings are increasing in popularity due to their ability to restore a tooth’s function while keeping its natural appearance.


Veneers are custom shells that are made of porcelain or plastic. They are used to cover the front side of your teeth to help change their shape or colour. Compared to bonding, veneers last longer and provide a superior appearance. Veneers can be used to improve teeth that;

  • Are slightly crooked
  • Poorly shaped
  • Permanently stained
  • Have spaces between them
  • Are chipped or worm

During this procedure, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth and buff it before cementing the ultra-thin veneer in place.

Lumineers are ultra-thin veneers that require little or in most cases, no tooth trimming at all

Composite Veneer

Composite veneers, also known as composite resin veneers are used to restore teeth that are cracked, discoloured, crooked, poorly spaced or chipped.

Dental Implants

You might lose your tooth due to an accident, decay or other reasons. This, in turn, results in gaps in your mouth that may not be attractive to look at. Other times, it may cause your teeth to shift out of position leading to an unattractive smile. Dental implants are recommended in such instances. This procedure helps to replace a missing tooth with one that feels, looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants provide a long-term solution to replace missing teeth.


Also known as caps, crowns are used to cover a tooth to restore its normal shape completely. A crown can be made from porcelain, resin, ceramic or metal materials. Since they are expensive options, dentists normally suggest them when other options are not able to produce the desired result. Crowns are recommended when you need to;

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Protect a weak tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a tooth with a large filling
  • Protect a tooth after root canal treatment


A dental bridge is used to cover a space between two or more teeth with artificial teeth. If you have several teeth missing from one position, a dental bridge is used to keep the remaining teeth in place by putting a bridge over the gap. Other than improving your dental smile, a dental bridge also helps patients chew their food more easily. A bridge can be made of porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination.


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. Although it usually takes some time to get used to, dentures are comfortable and natural looking.

Contouring and reshaping

This procedure involves removing, contouring and reshaping dental enamel to improve the overall appearance of your teeth. Most times, this procedure is usually combined with bonding. Contouring and reshaping are used to correct:

  • Minor bite problems
  • Chipped and irregular teeth
  • Overlapping or crooked teeth

Orthodontics (Braces)

Orthodontics are used for several reasons, including aligning teeth, moving teeth back in their correct position, untwisting them among other reasons. They are highly beneficial when trying to improve your smile. They work by applying steady pressure to your teeth over time to slowly move them into alignment.

Removable Braces

Removable braces are recommended to correcting minor issues with tooth alignment. They are usually used to correct problems with the front teeth and typically take a short time.

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are recommended for adults with clearly visible dental irregularities. Since fixed braces cannot be moved, they give a much better chance for correction as they are glued to your teeth.

Full Smile Makeover

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During a full smile makeover, your dentist may use a combination of different cosmetic dentistry techniques to achieve that great smile. Most times, the procedure usually consists of the placement of porcelain veneers, gum lift, replacement of the missing teeth and whitening your natural teeth to improve your smile.

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Right For You?

Before settling on which type of cosmetic dentistry is right for you, take the time to familiarise yourself with the different types of treatment options available to you. Consult your dentist to advise you on the best way forward.

What Should You Look For In A Cosmetic Dentist?

Choosing a qualified cosmetic dentist is vital to achieving the desired results. While any qualified dentist can lawfully refer to themselves as a cosmetic dentist, one needs to undergo broad study and training to attain a high level of proficiency. Before investing your time and money in a dentist, it is crucial that you consider the following;

Book Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Appointment Today

Savina Clinic – Dental & Implantology Centres are friendly, state-of-the-art practices in Malta and Gozo dedicated to comprehensive quality dental care. Savina Dental is an innovative dental practice in Malta and prides itself on the high-quality customer service, low waiting room times, attention to detail and the advanced dental technology at their disposal.

If you would like to schedule a consultation at Savina Dental, please book your appointment using this form.

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Dr Joseph Xuereb
Dental & Implant Surgeon. Principal
Savina Dental Clinics

Joseph Xuereb
Joseph Xuereb
Principal Dental Surgeon & Owner of Savina Dental Clinics, Dr Joseph Xuereb BChD (Hons), MFGDP(UK), MGDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP RCS(UK), FICD is a general dental practitioner with a special interest in Implant and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Joseph & the teams' full biographical information can be found here.
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