Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of restoring, protecting and enhancing a person’s teeth and gums. It is an ideal solution for patients wishing to correct crooked, cracked, missing, discoloured, worn down or decayed teeth.
Read below to learn more about the cosmetic treatments available at Sydney CBD Dental. As you will see, these cosmetic procedures offer more than just aesthetics and can improve natural tooth function and everyday life.
A veneer is a hand crafted, ultra-thin ceramic ‘shell’ that our dentists bond directly onto an individual tooth in a bid to conceal undesired flaws and blemishes on underlying enamel. This is common for patients wanting to correct the shape and shade of a natural tooth that is miscoloured or damaged. Surprisingly, veneers provide the tooth with increased strength and resist everyday staining. In the case of damaged teeth, eating and speech is also improved.
A crown or ‘cap’ is a cover designed to sit over a single tooth’s existing structure. It is permanently fixed for long-term function and serves a variety of purposes, including improving alignment, colour and shape of an existing tooth, and protecting a damaged tooth, or providing strength to a tooth weakened by decay or infection. Crowns also play a vital role in sealing and protecting teeth that have undergone endodontic treatment (root canal therapy).
Bridges are a permanent fixture used to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth (or teeth) that is cemented onto the two natural anchor teeth on either side of the gap. These anchor teeth act as the support structures to hold the replacement tooth/teeth in place. Unlike dentures, bridges are permanently fixed. This means patients can confidently and comfortably chew, speak and laugh without fear of their bridge falling out. Bridges are often more affordable than other tooth replacement methods, such as dental implants.
Contact Sydney CBD Dental today if you would like to address tooth damage, difficulties with eating or tooth loss. During a consultation, our team will listen to your dental goals and find a solution best suited to your needs. We can also teach you how to care for your prosthetics at home to ensure long-term durability and optimal oral hygiene.