Look Younger With Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentistry has made enormous leaps forward in recent years, so that we have many new procedures to choose from, all of which will be virtually pain-free.
If you feel that your smile is detracting from your youthful appearance, there are many options you could take advantage of.
· Teeth whitening
· Porcelain veneers
· Porcelain inlays and onlays
· Upgrading of your old metal fillings
· A smile makeover
This can be done in one visit to your cosmetic dentist, or at home over a period of 2 or 3 weeks. There are many teeth-whitening products available over the counter, but none will work as well as a custom in-office procedure.
Our teeth whiten according to how long they’re in contact with the tooth-whitening agent. That process can be greatly speeded up by use of a dental laser. So one visit of about 90 minutes can give you dramatically whiter and brighter teeth.
Alternatively, your cosmetic dentist can have custom trays made for you, and give you an at-home kit with professional strength whitening gel. This produces an equally dramatic result, and it’s done at your convenience over a period of 2 or 3 weeks.
These are thin shells which your dentist can bond to the front surface of your teeth. They cover small defects such as:
· Slight crookedness
In two visits, your smile is transformed. Porcelain veneers look and feel just like your natural teeth and is durable and stain-resistant.
Porcelain inlays and onlays
A porcelain inlay is a type of filling that will not just replace decayed tooth tissue, but will be bonded to the tooth, so that it becomes a part of the tooth. It’s a great improvement on the old metal fillings, which were not bonded to the tooth, but just packed into the cavity. Inlays provide a strong chewing surface, are long-lasting, and never become loose. As well, the porcelain is chosen to match your natural teeth.
A porcelain onlay is like an extended inlay. When the tooth has decay or damage that extends beyond the cusps, or tips, of the tooth, down on to the outside surface, an onlay fills that space and provides a new outside surface for the tooth. As with inlays, it’s bonded to the tooth. That means it provides a durable surface for chewing, as well as a tooth-like appearance, so that it’s virtually indistinguishable from the neighboring teeth.
Upgrade your metal fillings
In one visit to your cosmetic dentist, you can have several, or all, of your metal fillings replaced with beautiful white porcelain fillings. When metal (amalgam) fillings become old, they tend to darken and loosen. They can make the entire tooth look dark, and can even fall out. Porcelain fillings will be bonded to the tooth, and will never loosen or fall out. They’ll look like your natural teeth, with the same lustrous shine.
Vogue Smile Melbourne practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with unconditional commitment to excellence in delivering quality, warm, personalized dental treatment and care.