Category: Veneers
Five Worthy Reasons To Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Five Worthy Reasons To Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

If 2020 has taught us anything, it definitely taught us to live each day to the fullest. With so many unknowns on the horizons, many found themselves pondering certain traits and habits that they may or may not be happy with. We’ve seen many patients evaluating their current smile and realising there may be some things they would like to change. Cosmetic dentistry is an easy and cost effective way to update anyone’s appearance.  Many procedures are quick, pain free, can improve your oral health, are financially feasible and help improve confidence. We will review how you can easily review if a cosmetic procedure is right for you!

1. Many procedures are quicker than you may think

Many think that cosmetic procedures are a difficult thing to consider yet many can be done within a simple one or two visit procedure and have dramatic results! Whitening procedures are one example where you can brighten your smile on average 6-8 shades in one afternoon! Arrive at the surgery, get all set up complete the procedure and you are ready to show off your new brighter smile…. It really is as simple as that! This procedure time and time again can update not only ones look; but also their confidence! Think how great you feel leaving your dental surgery with a bright shiny smile after just a few hours.

2. It is certainly not an uncomfortable experience

Many people mistakenly think of when considering a cosmetic procedure is discomfort. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Many cosmetic procedures like prepless veneers or anterior contouring and shade matching of adjacent teeth with filling material is a quick and simple way to update your smile. Many dentists employ digital impressions where you can overlook the need to worry about goopy impressions. Lasers are also used to remove decay, usually without the need for numbing anaesthetics. So no shots! Yay! Also, many dentists have intraoral cameras where they can work with you to plan out your smile changes before they even happen, so you know exactly what to expect! Both these procedures use minimal reduction of the natural tooth and really change the look of your smile!

3. Improve your oral health

Another advantage and probably the most important is when a cosmetic update can improve your oral health. Sometimes misshapen or broken teeth can affect the bite and this makes it difficult to eat or speak. Many may feel self conscious as well about the state of their smile and try to hide it away. Cosmetic procedures can arrange your bite to look natural and restore your chewing ability so that you can enjoy healthy nutritious foods again. Many avoid going out in social settings where dining is involved and this can also have effects into other areas of your life as well. So consider how improving your smile can also improve your social lifestyle as well! It’s a win- win!

4. You might be pleasantly surprised with the costs

Of course any responsible person considering a smile make over is concerned about financial costs associated with it. Many dentists can work with you in creating a plan to have both your oral health goals met while staying within your budget. Many quick and easy updates are actually quite affordable as well! Insurances understand that broken teeth will have a domino effect onto other teeth so they can approve the need to have some type of insurance coverage as well. They understand when one or more broken teeth can have you using other teeth more often and that makes those wear down even quicker, so they recognise the need to help cover the cost to get them fixed up! Your dental office staff members can help you maximise your coverage so that you can get the most of it financially too!

5. You will feel amazing!

Lastly, and probably one of the more dramatic results you will have after a cosmetic procedure is your confidence! When people look better, they feel better! They feel good about getting dressed up to meet up with friends and enjoy social interactions more! People with brighter smiles tend to smile and laugh more and are happier too! I think we are all ready to put 2020 behind us and really get moving into 2021 with some fun personal interaction! Why not use these months to look into a few cosmetic procedures to get your smile ready for just that… Just think how much more happier and how much more you will smile with bright pearly whites to show off!

January 28, 2021

Easy & Effective Ways To Brighten Your Smile!

Easy & Effective Ways To Brighten Your Smile!

Wouldn’t you love to smile freely in all your family photos or engage more on social media with friends; without fear of how your smile looks? Many people go through life being self-conscious of their smile for many reasons including having too much spacing, crowding, discolouration or wear. But there’s good news, YOU don’t have to! There are simple and effective dental techniques that easily update and brighten your smile, such as cosmetic porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic porcelain dental veneers are a quick and easy way to improve your smile. Cosmetic dental veneers usually only require one to two visits to the surgery to complete. The shape, colour and contour of your smile are all improved, in this one simple procedure! A dentist will have a consultation with you to make sure you are a candidate for the procedure. They may take photos, models and radiographic or X-ray imaging in order to ensure your best smile outcome!

The Shape, The Colour and The Contours

Let’s first look at the shape. Cosmetic dental veneers easily address any inconsistencies with the shape of your teeth. Is one tooth smaller or larger than the next? A dental veneer can improve this and with minimal preparation of your existing tooth structure. You are able to have one, two or ten teeth completed, so the options are endless really!

Next, we will think about the colour or shade of your teeth. Are they darker than you would like? Maybe, you’re a coffee, tea or red wine drinker. Quite possibly one or two teeth are darker or lighter than the surrounding teeth. Cosmetic dental veneers can brighten your smile to the shade you have always wanted! They are also easily able to match surrounding teeth shades to ensure a cohesive and natural look. And don’t worry, once the dental veneers are placed, the porcelain won’t pick up any staining like your natural tooth structure would.

Lastly, we will consider the contour of your smile and this is the one that really “takes the cake”! Do you have spacing or crowding across your front teeth? A group of dental veneers across the front of your smile will take any smile from ordinary to extraordinary! This is one procedure that truly transforms lives! It will completely change how the world sees you and even better how you will feel about your smile! You won’t be able to stop smiling from all the compliments you are receiving!

Building the confidence behind your natural smile

Whatever your reason for considering cosmetic dental veneers, once the process is complete you will be so happy that you chose to improve your smile. Patients of our surgery, consistently state how they receive such nice compliments of how relaxed they look. Friends and family members will state that you look great, but they are unable to place why. This is because cosmetic dental veneers look so natural. You are able to work with your dentist or practitioner to create the smile of your dreams! So, what would you like to improve? Contact the surgery and we will make the smile of your dreams, a reality!

March 16, 2020

Composite Bonding and Veneers – Options for Improving Your Smile

Composite Bonding and Veneers – Options for Improving Your Smile

There are many options when considering a cosmetic update to your smile. Time, cost and scope of procedure are all things to consider. Thankfully, there are many quick, easy and relatively inexpensive ways to transform your smile. Today we will focus on cosmetic composite bonding and cosmetic porcelain veneers. The treatments both will not only improve your smile, but your overall appearance and confidence as well!

Composite Bonding Offers An Array Of Improvements

Cosmetic composite bonding is a quick and easy way to improve your smile. Your dentist will assess your smile of areas which can be improved. Next, they will work with you to make those changes. Maybe you don’t like the spacing of your teeth, maybe one tooth is shorter than the next one or has a noticeable chip. All these things are able to be improved with cosmetic composite bonding. Using technique sensitive procedures, your dentist prepares the tooth, applies the composite; which is a resin-based tooth coloured material, and cures it with a special curing light. This procedure will fill in any gaps, improve any inconsistencies of the tooth structure or elongate tooth structures to match the surrounding teeth. Simply put, you can update and refresh your smile in one visit!

This patient wanted a little gap between her two front teeth, enhancing the natural look.

Composite bonding before
Composite bonding after
After – Chose to have small gap

Take Your Smile To The Next Level

Another procedure that can give your smile a dramatic change is that of cosmetic porcelain veneers. Cosmetic porcelain veneers offer a permanent long-term option for transforming your smile! Many patients comment how they feel, “so great about how they look”, once they have their new porcelain veneers placed! Your dentist will work with you to plan out your veneer case. There are many things to consider, veneers can improve the shape, size, contour and shade of your teeth. For one procedure, it really is amazing the changes porcelain veneers can provide to your smile! While this procedure involves slightly more chair time than the composite bonding spoken of earlier, they are still only a two-appointment procedure process that delivers dramatic results! The first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth by slightly shaping them, take impressions and place temporary veneers on your teeth, while you wait for the final ones from the laboratory. Next, you return try in your final veneers and approve all aspects on how they look and if you love them, cement them in using a translucent dental cement. Yes, it really is that easy!

Whichever procedure you choose, both have a long and successful track history for improving smiles. Either procedure will have you smiling ear to ear from all the compliments you are receiving! Contact us today so we can help plan out the smile you’ve been dreaming of. We are so excited to make this a reality for you!