5 Types of Treatments Provided by Cosmetic Dentists

If you’re worried about your smile and want it to look right, so you feel more confident, a cosmetic dentist is ideal. This professional oral care method is increasingly popular because of the technological advances making new procedures possible, especially with people who want a grin that shines.

What was once considered a luxury form of treatment is now mainstream and no longer a form of care only public figures can afford to access. This multi-faceted form of therapy improves the appearance of teeth by combining transformative methods using art and science.

As technology advances, so do the ability to perform less invasive procedures to manage crooked, chipped, stained, and missing teeth. Cosmetic dentists Melbourne can undertake many corrective procedures beyond improving your appearance. The following treatments provide restorative benefits – Invisalign, dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain or composite veneers and gum contouring.

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Invisalign

As a brace’s alternative, this near-invisible product is used for uneven and misaligned bites and fixing gaps without using noticeable metal brackets and wire. A lot of technology has enabled the development of this form of cosmetic dentistry, and each patient gets a precise digital plan specific to their needs.

Invisalign fits over your teeth and moves them into position by applying pressure gently and gradually. These are worn 20-22 hours each day, and treatment time varies between 6-24 months, depending on the patient’s specific requirements.

There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign, especially compared to braces:

  • Removable – the flexible material makes them easy to take on and off.
  • Manageable oral health – you can easily remove the aligners for flossing and brushing.
  • Less pain – technology means it’s a gentle process and less pain than braces.
  • Timelines are more precise – from the beginning, you have a clearer understanding of the required treatment duration.

Your future smile starts with a precise assessment and ongoing support to get the desired results.

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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are customised to hide stains, close gaps, and cover cracks by bonding thin shells to each tooth. These are made from high-strength porcelain or composite resin.

With a 10-25 year lifespan, less if you experience decay or trauma, porcelain and composite veneers usually maintain their appearance long-term. It’s generally receding gums, jaw clenching, and other destructive reasons they need replacing.

Choosing between porcelain and composite veneers is determined by your desired outcome and budget. Composite resin requires fewer visits to the cosmetic dentist and costs less than porcelain; however, they don’t last as long.

Porcelain veneers are natural-looking and keep their colour and shine while requiring less maintenance. Due to this, even though they cost more at the outset, they’re the most cost-effective choice long-term.

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Teeth Whitening

There is nothing better than having a sparkly grin, and while there are over the counter options to get the look you want, Philips ZOOM teeth whitening is the best way to achieve this look.

When you seek the expertise of cosmetic dentists, they use strong bleaching agents that are safely applied. Our team uses the latest Phillip Zoom technologies to help remove stains and restore your teeth’ natural appearance.

This procedure only takes an hour to complete, and the effect will last longer if you look after your teeth properly by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for 6 monthly check-ups.

Before you undergo the quick procedure, a hygienist/dentist will remove any tartar and plaque to achieve the best results. As a non-invasive technique, you can quickly experience a dramatic change in your smile.

If you prefer an at-home method, we can provide a kit once we have examined your oral health.

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Dental Implants

People who thought they would have missing teeth long-term without a reliable alternative can now confidently smile with dental implants. It’s the ideal alternative to bridges and dentures, which aren’t always suitable for every patient.

People with multiple missing teeth because of an accident, old age, and degeneration can experience a life-long solution with dental implants. They are a well-appreciated choice because they’re:

  • Natural-looking
  • Strong
  • Stable
  • Have a high success rate
  • Cost-effective

The process works by comfortably embedding the implants into gums using computer-guided surgery. With a 95% success rate, you can be sure that you will be bringing your best smile out in no time.

There are single, full, and multiple implant options designed specifically to individual patients’ needs with this process. They are made from titanium and are fixed into the jaw where a tooth is missing.

After the implant is completed, good oral hygiene must be maintained for the gum area to remain healthy and clean.

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Gum Contouring

Everyone’s gums vary in height, and some are even uneven. With gum contouring, your gum line can be reshaped into a more desired result, leaving patients feeling less self-conscious about their look.

The removal of excess gum tissue away from your teeth helps get the level you wish to achieve throughout the process. It should be noted that this procedure is done purely to improve your smile and not usually as a health benefit unless you have periodontal disease.

It is completed in one visit, and you’re awake during the process, although your gums will be numbed for ultimate comfort. Usually, the procedure takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete, and you won’t be in any pain while your mouth is being worked on. Healing can take anywhere between days and weeks and require you to eat soft foods for a couple of days.

Look Your Best With Cosmetic Dentistry

It’s normal to want your smile to look its best, especially if you lack confidence because of missing, discoloured, or chipped teeth. Giving your teeth the five-star treatment by looking after your oral hygiene and cosmetic procedures will give your confidence the boost it needs.

At The Smile Designer, our team wants you to look your best by engaging in our cosmetic dentistry services. Our highly skilled professionals listen to your needs and work with you to get the best outcomes to suit your lifestyle. If you want to know more about how we can help you, contact us to book an appointment or further information.

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