Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance and function of a person’s teeth. Dentistry is the art and science of improving the appearance, function and health of the teeth and associated structures. Following examination by one of our dentists we can discuss your concerns about your smile. At the initial examination you will be given an evaluation of how your smile can be improved. Then treatment options can be discussed and you can decide whether to proceed with the treatment outlined. Our aim is to provide you with the smile of your dreams coupled with an first class service.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin custom made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. They are an option for closing gaps or disguising discoloured teeth that do not respond well to tooth whitening procedures. Depending on the procedure tooth reduction may be sometime be necessary.
Tooth whitening is a common procedure in dentistry. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the structure of the tooth. Teeth can also be stained by foodstuffs, tobacco and bacterial pigments. The methods we use to whiten teeth are laser whitening and also home whitening. A typical course of whitening can produce dramatic improvements in the cosmetic appearance of most teeth. We would first recommend tooth whitening in some situations when having teeth crowned or veneered may not be the best option.
Porcelain crowns are sometimes used to improve the appearance of teeth. Recent developments in the materials used to make porcelain crowns have led to improvements in the cosmetic result. Crowns today look more like natural teeth and the strength of these is very similar to natural teeth. Sometimes crowns have to be placed when porcelain veneers are not suitable.
A beautiful smile can be created with braces (orthodontic therapy). Nowadays invisible braces as well braces which go on the inside of your teeth can be done. The main advantage of orthodontics therapy is that the teeth are not damaged in any sort of and just moved into a more favourable position.
This young patient had undiagnosed severe gum problems and was unhappy with her crooked smile. Fortunately we were able to stabilise her severe gum disease following periodontal (gum) therapy. After orthodontic therapy to correct her crowded teeth, some gum repositioning was carried out to create an even gum line. Finally after tooth whitening, two porcelain veneers were placed on her front teeth. The result is a long lasting smile which she is extremely happy with.