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Cosmetic dentistry

Your smile says a lot about you and cosmetic dentistry can make substantial improvements to every kind of smile. There are techniques to deal with discoloured, chipped, gappy, crooked or missing teeth and it’s not as costly as you may think.

Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry dedicated to the art and science of enhancing a person’s smile and overall appearance, resulting in a better self-image and a sense of well-being.

New technologies have made a beautiful smile more affordable and more attainable than ever before. The latest developments in cosmetic dentistry include tooth whitening treatments, bonded facings and porcelain veneers. These techniques can whiten and improve the shape and colour of your teeth and even close gaps and cover chipped teeth.

Thanks to advancements in modern dental care, a variety of options are available to help any person have a dazzling new smile more easily today than ever before.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most cost effective cosmetic procedures. Smileplus offer a range of teeth whitening packages to suit your lifestyle and budget.

Crowns

Also sometimes call a cap, a crown is a tooth like covering placed on a prepared existing tooth. This treatment is highly recommended if the patient has insufficient tooth structure on which to place a filling. It is also recommended for strengthening root canal treated teeth and protecting cracked/fractured teeth. Modern crowns look very natural and translucent without the black lines along the gum line that we may have seen in the past.

Bridges

A cosmetic dentistry option to replace a missing teeth and fill in gaps. A fixed bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent teeth by placing crowns on either side. Bridges have a number of advantages including restoring your natural bite, enhancing your chewing function, preventing unnatural stress on other teeth and enhancing your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

An increasingly popular procedure, veneers are ultra-thin, custom made laminates that are affixed directly onto the teeth. They are a great option for changing the colour, shape, size and position of teeth in only two visits. They are crafted from tooth coloured material that realistically simulates pristine enamel with the telltale black line of old fashioned crowns. There is very little to no preparation of the tooth so not much tooth structure is taken away.

Bonded Facings

Sometimes called Composite Veneers, A bonded facing does a similar job to that of a porcelain veneer however they are less durable and need more maintenance. Consequently they are less expensive. Unlike a veneer the dentist crafts the white facing directly onto the tooth in the one appointment. A natural aesthetic can be achieved in the right hands. It is a lower cost way to close a gap, correct a chip or hide discolouration.

White Fillings

Our dentist would rarely if ever use anything other than a white coloured filling. Developments in modern dentistry mean more natural looking, strong fillings.

Gum Lifts

This procedure removes excess gum tissue from the front teeth of people who have a “gummy smile”. Removing a little gum can dramatically improve someone’s smile and this is all the treatment they may need while others may chose to have whitening or veneers. This procedure can be done under local anaesthetic with a quick recovery time.

Smile Makeovers

Some people are reluctant to show their smile due to less than perfect teeth. Our dentists can simply and easily close a gap, repair a chip, lengthen or whiten discoloured teeth. Often the cost of cosmetic dentistry is less expensive than you think so it’s worth getting a quote if you feel insecure about your smile.

Invisalign

An alternative to braces, Invisalign consists of a series of nearly invisible removable aligners that you wear over a period that will gradually straighten your teeth to a position prescribed by your dentist. The aligners are changed every two weeks for the next set of aligners. It’s an easy and invisible alternative to braces.

Implants

A replacement for dentures, implants are a stronger, more attractive option for replacing missing or lost teeth. A tiny cylinder is placed in the patient’s jaw bone and a life-like ceramic restoration is built around it and matched to the original tooth colour. Whether it is a single tooth replacement of a complete set of teeth, implants look, feel and function like natural teeth.