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Why use the BACD?

The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the voice of cosmetic dentistry in the UK, promoting clinical excellence which is carried out in an ethical, minimally invasive way, to ensure thorough understanding of this practice for Clinicians and patients alike

Smile Makeovers

Making over your teeth can set off a whole new look. If you've recently lost weight, stopped smoking or started a new chapter in your life then why not consider a new smile to compliment these changes? Alternatively, starting with a new smile can lift and lighten your appearance without the need to make other more drastic and expensive cosmetic changes. 

Find a Cosmetic Dentist

Finding a BACD recognised dentist has never been easier. Our registered dentists are made up of Full Members, Accredited and Fellow members. To become a Full Member, the dentist must have completed an extensive number of hours of cosmetically focused continual professional development with the BACD, Accredited Members, who have completed a comprehensive range of BACD examinations and case studies, and finally, our Fellows of the BACD, which is the highest and most accomplished level, They can be found using the star system. 

About Cosmetic Dentistry

Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth


The art of creating a beautifully sculpted veneer can give you a beautiful smile after only a couple of visits with your BACD member dentist

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, a fantastic way to lift your smile. There are a couple of different treatment routes to choose from to suit your budget and time scale. To protect your teeth you should always conduct whitening under the supervision of your BACD member dentist. 

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a quick and often painless treatment. Along with the use of crowns and veneers after the treatment is complete, gum contouring is a simple procedure that can easily remedy a ‘gummy smile’. 


Losing your teeth can not only affect your self-esteem, but can also cause your jaw bones to degrade, affecting the shape of your face. Dentures offer an affordable, flexible way to rejuvenate your smile. If you are a denture wearer and have had your dentures for a while but are unhappy with any aspect of them, a BACD member dentist may be able to improve the appearance, comfort and fit. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard for permenantly replacing missing teeth. If you've lost a tooth through injury or decay an implant will seamlessly replace the tooth. Perfectly matched aesthetically and in strength. 

Dental Bridges

If you've lost a tooth through accident, injury or decay this treatment is for you. Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, by securing a false tooth to either a single or multiple adjacent teeth. 


Dental crowns can be used to restore the shape, colour and function of teeth that are badly broken or very heavily restored with fillings. They are also sometimes used to protect teeth that have undergone root canal treatment, and as the final treatment on top of a dental implant

Cosmetic Bonding

A technique involving the skilful sculpting of white (composite) filling material around teeth that may be worn, chipped, discoloured or have gaps and uneven surfaces resulting from congenital defects or orthodontic treatment. It is sometimes referred to as Composite Bonding too


Computer aided design and computer aided milling is a system used in dentistry to achieve porcelain crowns in one visit, without the need for the impressions used in traditional dentistry

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry used to improve the position, appearance and function of teeth that are crooked or misaligned Modern orthodontics means we have options other than metal braces to straighten teeth!