If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry in the Joondalup area, 1300 Great Smile has you covered. Here are the answers to a few basic questions people have about cosmetic dentistry.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is loosely defined as “any procedure that improves the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.” If your teeth are crooked, cracked, darkened, stained or even missing, a variety of options are available to you in our Joondalup office. Here are some of the latest developments in cosmetic dentistry.
These treatments whiten your natural teeth without any additions. One technique is to apply a high peroxide gel and then supply heat from a laser or other light source. This technique works quickly but can be expensive.
The more common method is for the dentist to make plastic trays using models of your teeth. If your teeth need extensive work, the dentist will apply a high-strength bleach while you are at the office. You are then sent home with a safe-strength gel to apply to your own teeth. This method is the most common and least expensive.
A procedure that removes discolouration that is in the surface layer of your teeth’s enamel. It is done with a paste containing acid and an abrasive material.
This procedure involves binding tooth-coloured resin fillings to your teeth. This can be used on oversized spaces between teeth. It is more commonly used on chipped or otherwise malformed teeth.
A veneer is a 0.5 mm thick piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. They are used to change the colour or shape of the teeth and can also mask small chips. The dentist has to remove a small amount from the front of your tooth, take an impression and send it off to be made by a dental technician.
Call Us Today
At 1300 Great Smile, we can take care of all your cosmetic dentistry needs. Call 1300 Great Smile ((08) 9404 9500).