Cosmetic Dentist Perth
Cosmetic dentistry is continually gaining popularity due to the widespread media coverage and social trends. While traditional dentistry relies on the basic tenet of oral hygiene through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral complications, cosmetic dentistry is now a professional form of oral care focused on improving the aesthetic qualities of the mouth, smile, as well as teeth. Such improvements are justified because a person’s smile is the initial thing people notice about any face and a person’s appearance has the potential to determine success or failure in the competitive contemporary society.
Consequently, enhancing one’s smile can profoundly improve one’s overall appearance, open opportunities, and potentially boost self-esteem and confidence. Further, even though cosmetic dentistry is classified as an elective as opposed to a medically essential procedure, there are cases where such treatment confers therapeutic benefits.
The array of procedures in cosmetic dentistry is diverse ranging from simple to complex procedures that need specialised care. The technological and knowledge advancements in the dentistry field have allowed people to perform different alterations such as colour correction, replacing missing teeth, and others. Dentists also now seek to use more conservative techniques to ensure that they leave as much of the natural tooth as intact as possible. In the past, some procedures had side effects. For example, some fillings left dark blemishes on teeth.
Straighten your teeth using nearly visible, removable aligners that are custom made specifically for you. Say goodbye to traditional fixed wire braces!
Our dental veneers are an ideal way to create your perfect smile. Whether damaged, discoloured or misshapen, we can help fix them.
Our affordable dental implants are a better long term solution to permanent tooth loss because they look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Would you like a bigger, brighter, more beautiful smile? You can with our expert teeth whitening services! Available in our dental clinic, or in convenient take-home kits.
Crowning or capping protects heavily filed or weakened teeth with a porcelain cover. This improves their appearance and is ideal for people who grind or clench.
Considerations to Make
It is imperative to be cautious when one needs to have a procedure done. It is vital to select a dentist of good reputation to take you through any procedure. One of the ideal ways to find a reliable dentist is through referrals. Also, if one does not have referrals, it is always recommended to assess how long a dentist has been practising. Frequently, well-established and long-running practices are highly reliable.
What to Expect
The initial meeting is an opportunity for the dentist to delve into details about the procedure of choice and to listen to the client’s views. At this point, the dentist also divulges the possible realistic expectations of treatment. A thorough inspection is also done to determine how the procedure is to be done.
Most importantly, if you are not sure about the ideal procedure for you to improve your smile, then it is advisable to consult a dentist for comprehensive advice.
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Which Cosmetic Dental Treatment Should I Seek to Conceal Teeth Flaws?
Covering imperfections of teeth is best done with veneers. Dental veneers can hide blemishes or flaws on your teeth, including broken or chipped teeth. These two problems are quite common, particularly in areas where teeth experience constant wear and tear. As you get older, your tooth enamel weakens, usually due to daily wear and tear, such as when you often bite down on hard pieces of food.
On the other hand, a broken tooth is typically caused by a trauma like heavy blows to the mouth because of sports or vehicular accident. Other imperfections that cosmetic dental veneers can hide are tooth stains or discolouration, gaps, and even crookedness.
How Painful is Composite Bonding?
Pain and discomfort can occur depending on the tooth or teeth that require composite bonding. However, the pain you feel should still be tolerable. It is often pain-free because the dentist is merely working on your teeth’s surface. This part of the teeth is not sensitive. Many patients, though, complain about sensitivity and pain, which is mainly due to gum or tooth decay.
Tolerance depends from person to person. If you have additional dental work done, you could feel more pain and sensitivity in the treated areas. If you are worried about the pain, the dentist can make the tooth and gum numb with a local anaesthetic before the procedure.
How Do I Care for My Veneers to Make Them Last Longer?
Dental veneers can last about ten years. But proper care, it is possible to make them last longer – even up to 20 years. One of the most important things you need to do is stop treating your teeth as tools for opening and even chewing fingernails and pen caps. If you are still smoking and drinking dark coloured beverages, it’s time to give them up. Tea, wine, coffee, red sauces, and even berries are known offenders that can stain your teeth.
Other hygiene habits to continue are flossing daily, wearing a mouthguard, and brushing teeth at least twice a day.
Are There Any Side Effects Associated with Veneers?
After the placement of veneers, you could feel mild discomfort or even sensitivity. However, it should subside in a few days. The procedure requires you to preserve your new enamel for as long as possible, which means you need to avoid very hot and very cold food and drink. You should also stop eating anything hard, chewy, or crunchy. Being on veneers does not mean you should completely avoid your favourite foods, but making smart choices is certainly required – at least for the next week or so.
Other side effects include colour irregularities, gum tissue inflammation or discomfort, and teeth placement issues. Make sure you talk with your dentist if you notice any side effects.
What If I Chip My Crown? Is It Possible to Repair It?
We highly recommend that you take care of your dental crown. But accidents can happen that can lead to a broken or chipped crown. The good news is that it’s not impossible to fix. As soon as you see that the crown is chipped, you should first examine the area. See if there are missing pieces. If your crown is loose, you should immediately call your dentist to know what to do next.
Never pull the crown off unless your dentist tells you to do so. It is a very rare case where removing the crown yourself is necessary. However, it can happen if there is a possibility that you could swallow it accidentally.
Are Crowns and Veneers the Same?
Crowns and veneers are both used to make-over your smile and strengthen your teeth. It’s why some people confuse these two procedures. But they have distinct differences, which you should know about if you can’t make up your mind which treatment suits you.
A crown encases the whole tooth while a veneer is placed on the front surface only. They have similar results, but veneers are more about giving cosmetic benefits to beautify the look of a stained or chipped tooth. Meanwhile, a crown is a procedure that truly restores teeth. For a more in-depth answer, please read our blog post here.
Should I Get a Dental Implant or a Bridge?
The answer depends on the state of your teeth, your goal, and your actual needs. A dental bridge is less durable, which means that an implant can outlast it very easily. In fact, implants can stay with you for as long as your entire lifetime, but make sure you take good care of your new teeth.
As for a bridge, it can take about 10 years before you might need a new bridge. Implants also help keep your jaws strong, and your bone stays healthy, as well. Best of all, an implant mimics the look, feel, and function of your real teeth. Bridges, however, are less invasive and more affordable than implants.
How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?
The duration of the entire procedure depends on the patients, particularly the condition of their gum. Everything is assessed thoroughly before starting the implant procedure. The actual placement can take anywhere from one to two hours and usually take three to five appointments. It varies on the complexity of the teeth and the number that needed replacement.
Your 123 Dental professional will talk to you about your wants. Then, we will formulate the most suitable dental implant plan for your case.