Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry involves dental treatments that improve the aesthetic of the patient’s smile, teeth and bite. At Edens Landing Dental, we provide a range of treatments that will help achieve a patient’s ideal look. However, note that not all treatments are best suited for every patient and your dentist will be able to advise on which treatment option will be most ideal based on concerns, desired outcomes and budget to give you the smile you deserve. 

A Crown or Onlay is used to restore and protect heavily broken down, cracked and root filled teeth. The crown resembles your natural tooth in colour and shape and is cemented on the top of your existing tooth. The cap can be made up of either Ceramic, Zirconia (tooth coloured metal) or gold depending on the area and aesthetic the patient is going for. Onlays are similar to crowns, but are used when full tooth coverage is not necessary. The dentist will be able to further advise on each patient’s circumstance.

A small amount of the outer surface of the tooth is removed to ensure there is room for the crown to sit. The crown is then constructed expertly by our Australian lab technician. It is constructed in such a way that it will match the exact colour and shape of your original tooth if not better! A temporary crown might be placed in the interim while the permanent is being made. Once the lab has constructed the permanent crown, a trip to the dentist is required to have it fitted using dental cement.

Duration of treatment: A patient normally requires 2 to 3 visits to complete this treatment but varies on the complexity of the case. The dentist will be able to advise accordingly.

Bridges are used to restore missing teeth, improve function and maintain the shape of your face. The bridge is attached to the adjacent natural teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing teeth, leveraging on the existing natural teeth to hold a bonded tooth in the middle. The bridge will be of a natural finish and blend in with the other teeth seamlessly. Materials used for the bridge generally comprise Ceramic or Zirconia (tooth coloured material). This can be used as an alternative to dentures especially if a removable device is not desired.

In preparation for a bridge, the dentist will file down the 2 teeth on either side of the gap similar to how it is done for a crown and will then take a mould of the teeth to send to the lab for construction. A temporary bridge might be put in place in the interim. Once the permanent bridge is ready, the bridge is cemented around the healthy teeth on either side.

Duration of treatment: A patient normally requires 2 to 3 visits to complete this treatment but varies on the complexity of the case. The dentist will be able to advise accordingly.

Veneers are restorations bonded to the front surface of the tooth in order to treat discoloured, chopped, oddly shaped and misalignment which is present in the mouth. This is a conservative treatment which comprise of colour matching, shaping and bonding on the natural tooth to give the patient a healthy and natural smile. There are two types of veneers – porcelain and composite.

Porcelain veneers are custom-made to a particular tooth and they will look and feel natural. Composite veneers are applied one layer at a time to slowly cover the existing tooth, until the ideal result is achieved. To get a better idea on which option would be best for you, it is best to see the dentist and have him advise accordingly as every case is different and is individually tailored to the individual.

Duration of treatment: This treatment varies on the complexity of the case and the dentist will be able to advise the time frame accordingly.

 

We offer our patients the Opalescence whitening system which is a take home whitening kit. At your very first appointment, a mould of your teeth will be taken to make custom mouth trays. A special whitening gel is then placed into the trays and is worn for 40-60 minutes per day for up to 2 weeks. We highly recommend getting your teeth checked and cleaned beforehand to enhance the effects of the whitening.

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that does not involve surgery, but there are risks if instructions are not followed. Although teeth whitening products are sold over the counter in Australia, higher concentration products can only be prescribed by a registered dental professional. These higher concentrations normally give the best possible effect on whitening your teeth in a shorter amount of time. However, the effects of whitening treatments differ from person to person and will not always whiten to the same degree. It is important to have realistic expectations before undergoing the treatment. Teeth whitening is not permanent and depend on how the teeth are cared for afterwards along with diet. The dentist should be able to advise on each patient’s situation accordingly.

Prior to commencement of the treatment, the dentist will do a full consultation and clean of the mouth to give recommendations. A mould of the patient’s top and bottom teeth will be taken, which are then used to produce trays that will enable the patient to administer the treatment at home. Once the trays are ready, the patient will be given the Opalescence 16% bleaching solution that is to be put in the trays and worn one hour daily until they achieve the desired tooth shade.

Duration of treatment: 2-3 weeks daily

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