Do you have a cosmetic dental issue that is bothering you?
Whether you would like to simply improve the aesthetics of your smile, or completely transform it, there are a number of treatments available. Or, combine cosmetic and restorative dental treatments by opting for a smile makeover. Here’s what you can expect…
Enjoy a more cohesive smile
If you are struggling with crooked teeth, unwanted gaps, chips, or discolouration, porcelain veneers might be your best option. Fabricated from 100% Australian-made materials, the veneers are tailored to fit your teeth perfectly. Each veneer is a very thin shell that is placed over your natural tooth. They are a highly effective way to change the composition of your smile because they can be completely customised to suit your mouth and repair your particular issue.
The process begins with an assessment of your teeth before a mould is taken for the construction of your veneers in a professional dental laboratory. A small amount of enamel is removed from the teeth so that they don’t look bulky when the veneers are placed. Once the veneers have been created, they will be carefully applied to your natural teeth with the use of a bonding agent and a specialised light.
Restore and strengthen
Crowns are designed to completely cover the tooth above the gum line and may be used for a number of reasons. They’re a great option if you have cosmetic imperfections you’d like to repair, such as discolouration or an issue that requires restoration of the shape of a tooth or to cover a dental implant. Crowns can be made from a number of materials, such as metal, porcelain, ceramic, resin or a combination of these.
Dental bridges are multiple crowns joined together, and are used to close a gap and replace missing teeth. Bridges are secured either to the natural teeth or implants surrounding a gap.
Crowns and bridges are customised for each individual, which means that they match your surrounding natural teeth and are a very effective means of improving your smile.
Fill a gap
If you have a gap left by a missing or extracted tooth, you must consider filling in the space to prevent your other teeth from moving, which can lead to crookedness and more gaps. Thanks to innovations in modern dentistry, dental implants effectively provide stability, function and can improve the general aesthetics of your smile.
The first step of the procedure involves the insertion of a dental implant into the jaw bone. The implant, or fixture, acts as the root of the new tooth and provides stability. Once the implant has been placed, it will need to heal for around six months, during which time it will fuse with the bone. Once healed, the implant acts as a structural base on which a crown is placed.
Whiten your smile
To really improve the shade of your teeth, you may wish to consider teeth whitening treatment. It’s a great option if you simply want to enhance the appearance of your smile. At City Smiles, we offer a take-home teeth whitening treatment, which works by gradually changing the shade of your teeth. It’s very convenient because you can apply the treatment in the comfort of your own home and works as effectively (although more gradually) as in-chair treatments.
The at-home teeth whitening treatment involves the use of a custom-made tray that fits comfortably in your mouth, with enough room to allow the solution to rest on your teeth and slowly lighten the colour of your teeth. Before we recommend the treatment, we will evaluate your teeth and gums and check for any oral health problems — it is always best to treat dental conditions before beginning a whitening treatment in order to reduce the risk of complications and achieve the best possible results.
Ready for a smile makeover? Make an appointment for a consultation here.