Achieve a Beautiful and Confident Smile with Cosmetic dentistry
When self-conscious about your smile, it’s hard to be yourself. You might feel like you have to hide your chipped or crooked teeth, so you can’t laugh or smile freely. Not having a smile you’re happy with can make you feel insecure.
Thankfully, there are plenty of cosmetic dentistry options available these days. They can help boost your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry, also called aesthetic dentistry, is a discipline within dentistry. It is aimed at improving the appearance of a person’s smile. Dental procedures that improve the look of teeth or smiles are considered cosmetic procedures. At Joondanna Family Dental, we offer cosmetic procedures that enhance the appearance of natural teeth. They also improve the function and health of the entire mouth.
Our experienced dental professionals will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and fits within your budget.
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Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are attached to your teeth, changing their length, colour, and shape and improving their function. Their purpose is to conceal stains on your teeth, close gaps between teeth, and make them look straighter by bonding to their front surfaces.
With a smile makeover, we combine cosmetic dentistry with other dental procedures, such as orthodontic treatments, to address all your dental cosmetic issues and create a more attractive smile. Our dental team can design a comprehensive treatment plan to transform your smile, whether your teeth are stained, misshapen, chipped, or damaged.
The teeth whitening process involves bleaching your discoloured teeth to make them several shades lighter. A professional teeth whitening procedure can also remove discolouration and stains from the teeth.
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FAQs about Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally recommended for patients who:
- Have good oral health
- Are physically healthy
- Would like their teeth to look better
- Have realistic expectations
- Are aware of what the cosmetic dentistry procedure will accomplish
Eligibility for a cosmetic dental procedure will depend on your individual needs. Joondanna Family Dental can determine which cosmetic treatment option will work best for you. We can assist you in achieving your smile goals. Please schedule a dental appointment with us so we can discuss your specific situation. We can then determine whether cosmetic dentistry is a good option for you.
Although cosmetic dentistry procedures may pose a few risks, cosmetic dentistry procedures are generally safe. Cosmetic dental procedures are safe when performed by a qualified and experienced dentist. Professional dentists know how to complete each procedure safely and without causing any harm to the patient. Your dentist will discuss potential side effects during your initial consultation. This is to ensure that you make an informed decision about elective treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry can cause side effects just like any other dental procedure. Swelling, fatigue, discomfort, and temporary tooth sensitivity may be side effects of any dental operation involving an extended period of anaesthesia.
There is a risk that cosmetic treatment can cause unnecessary damage to healthy teeth. Removing too much natural tooth enamel and dentine can cause pulpal damage in the long run. It can also worsen periodontal health, particularly in young patients. In some cases, aggressive tooth reduction can lead to weakened tooth structure and sensitivity.
Each procedure has different risks. Also, not all procedures are appropriate for all patients. Consult your dentist before undergoing any invasive treatment. Keep in mind that cosmetic dentistry cannot be reversed once completed. Make sure you are absolutely certain before proceeding. Your dentist can tell you whether cosmetic procedures are right for you following a thorough examination. There are several factors to consider. These include your dental and medical history, genetics, existing treatment plan, and lifestyle.
Teeth whitening is a simple procedure. Hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is the active ingredient in most professional teeth whitening products. Both ingredients contain volatile oxygen molecules. These molecules of oxygen come into contact with stains on your teeth. They react by separating the bonds that hold the stains to your enamel. These bleaches work by breaking up stains into smaller pieces. They disperse the colour and whiten your teeth.
Veneers are thin layers made of composite resin or porcelain. They are specifically designed to fit over your teeth for an improved aesthetic appearance. The difference a dental veneer can make is fantastic. It takes your chipped, cracked, stained, or misshapen tooth and transforms it into an evenly shaped and naturally coloured one. By covering teeth that are discoloured, misshapen, or chipped, they create a cosmetically pleasing appearance that is stain-resistant.
Before taking an impression of your teeth, your dentist will use a grinding tool to remove around half of a millimetre of your tooth to get an accurate size for your veneers. The impression or mould of your teeth will be sent to a dental lab for the creation of your veneers. Generally, it takes between one and two weeks for veneers to return from the lab. Depending on the type of veneer you choose, veneers can last for more than a decade.
Smile makeovers combine cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. It is a comprehensive dental treatment plan designed to address all your cosmetic dentistry needs. With a smile makeover, you can whiten your teeth, straighten them, and cover any chips or cracks to achieve a healthier-looking smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is indeed a bit expensive. However, the exact cost will vary from procedure to procedure. The cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on how many procedures you need or want. The complexity of the procedure is also a factor.
Understanding the many facets of dentistry is required to effectively and safely practise cosmetic dentistry. To achieve the best possible results, you need a dentist with extensive training and experience. Also, the best materials are needed to get the best and most natural-looking result. All of this would require some financial investment.
Each health fund provider offers a different level of coverage. Private health insurance may cover cosmetic dental procedures if you have adequate coverage. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are also covered by insurance if it can be demonstrated that they are medically necessary. Some policies cover crowns, bridges, and veneers. In most cases, dental implants and teeth whitening are not covered by insurance since they are not considered essential. It is a good idea to check with your health fund provider to see what is covered.