Dr Barry Holmes BDS MSc MFDS RCS (Eng)
Based at Parkway Dental Clinic in Swansea and Holmes Dental Care in Cardiff, Dr Holmes offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments. He understands the level of trust placed in him by referring dentists and has worked hard to forge excellent working relationships with every clinician who refers to him. He promises to provide every patient with a bespoke service and exceptional standards of care and attention.
Brighter, straighter, better: cosmetic dentistry creates the smile you’ve always wanted
In addition to providing dental implants, Dr Holmes offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments at Parkway Dental Clinic in Swansea and Holmes Dental Care in Cardiff. From teeth straightening to veneers and gum sculpting, he will consult with you to create a bespoke smile makeover. Combining state-of-the-art products and technologies with skill and dexterity, Dr Holmes offers a range of treatments to bring about the results you truly want. Book an appointment today to make the smile you’ve always wanted become a reality.
Some people are born with naturally white teeth and others aren’t quite so lucky. Over time, however, all teeth yellow with age and due to the effects of everyday habits such as drinking coffee, wine and smoking. Luckily, modern dentistry has several ways of undoing the damage – and even making your teeth whiter than they ever were. Come in for a consultation to learn which method will produce the best results for you, whilst fitting in with your schedule and budget.
The Hollywood smiles on the pages of magazines are most likely achieved using veneers –and where once this was a treatment unavailable outside Harley Street, nowadays veneers are much more accessible. Created in a lab from shell-like layers of porcelain, veneers are bonded onto your teeth to hide a multitude of imperfections – from cracks and chips to gaps and discolouration. Dr Holmes brings a wealth of experience to each of his practices in creating perfectly straight, white smiles through the expert placement of veneers.
Gum surgery is often required to treat periodontal disease – but it is also an effective way of creating a perfectly straight smile, too. If your teeth appear too short (a ‘gummy’ smile) or too long, aesthetic gum surgery could well be the ideal solution. With a wealth of experience in periodontal surgery, Dr Holmes can reshape your gums to create the smile you really want.
“Just a few words to thank you and the team for your professionalism, dedication and care shown during my recent cosmetic dental treatment! I would also like to say a BIG thank you for my beautiful new smile!”
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have good oral health generally but suffer with unsightly teeth, veneers are likely to be an ideal solution. They can be used to hide cracked, chipped or worn down teeth; gaps between teeth; misaligned teeth; short or misshapen teeth; and teeth that are anything less than pearly-white in colour.
Veneers have to be fused to your existing teeth, and this is achieved by first removing a layer of enamel equal to the thickness of the veneer. Once the veneer is bonded in place by the dentist, it can be hand-finished to achieve the perfect shape.
Placement of veneers should be a pain-free procedure, in which local anaesthetic is normally used – though this is not always necessary and depends on the nature of the treatment.
Unless you require extensive orthodontic work, the chances are that cosmetic adult braces will be suitable for you – and the good news is there is no upper age limit for receiving cosmetic orthodontic treatment.
As well as being fast working and very discreet, cosmetic adult braces can benefit your oral health too – because the straighter your teeth are, the less likely they are to become vulnerable to damage and decay.
In many cases, yes it is possible to move teeth even if they already have crowns. Dr Holmes will be able to confirm during the consultation phase if this is an option for you.