In the past, people would only visit the dentist when they had a toothache or needed a cavity to be filled. Indeed, this was the general perception of dental patients, even though the job of a dentist was never really limited to drilling and filling. Over the last decade or so, that perception has remarkably undergone a sweeping change. Today, many people would visit a dentist even when they have perfectly healthy and functional teeth. That’s because they would like to beautify their smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Broadly speaking, cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental treatments that enhance the beauty of your smile. Let’s take a look at some of the more prominent treatment options out there:
This remains one of the easiest ways to achieve a beautiful smile quickly. With laser teeth whitening, a dentist can brighten your smile by applying a hydrogen-peroxide gel formulation and activate the solution with a light source to catalyze the bleaching process. Indeed, the professional, dentist-administered technique is considered the fastest and most effective. For example, the Zoom In-Chair laser whitening treatment delivers up to 8 shades brighter in just one and a half hours.
If your teeth are crowded, protruding, widely spaced or out of alignment, you can opt for the modern teeth straightening system known as Invisalign. Using computer-aided, 3D-designed braces made from clear plastic known as aligners, Invisalign offers you a discreet method to correct your bite problems. Unlike traditional braces consisting of wires and brackets that draw unwanted attention to your mouth, Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable such that you can undergo the teeth straightening procedure without anyone ever finding out.
If your teeth are still in good shape but you are not completely happy with the way they look, porcelain veneers offer a quick and fuss-free method to hide all your dental imperfections. Whether you have a chipped, cracked, or stained tooth, the thin porcelain laminates can be precisely shaped and contoured to cover up all your flaws, leaving you with beautiful, flawless looking set of teeth.
Missing one or more of your teeth? One of the most popular modern forms of restorative dentistry is that of dental implants. Consisting of small titanium posts, dental implants are directly inserted into your jawbone to serve as anchors for your artificial teeth. The implants replace the robustness and stability of your original tooth roots such that the implanted teeth look and feel like healthy teeth. Using advanced prosthetic materials, your implanted teeth look natural and virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.
Composite resin fillings (aka white fillings) offer an aesthetic method to fill a cavity with a tooth-coloured material, as opposed to unnatural-looking ‘black’ amalgam or gold fillings. Whether used to repair a chipped, broke or worn down tooth, the white filling can be colour matched to mimic the hue and lustre of natural teeth. For more information on the wide range of cosmetic dentistry services available at Sydney CBD Dental, please contact our friendly team at 02 9051 0503.