What is Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is focused on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and smile. While general dentistry primarily deals with oral health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental diseases and issues. Hence, cosmetic dentistry is more concerned with enhancing the aesthetics of the person’s smile.
Some common procedures and treatments associated with cosmetic dentistry include:
This is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, aimed at removing stains and discoloration from teeth to make them appear whiter and brighter.
These are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain or composite material that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to correct issues like stains, chips, or misalignment.
Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin composite to repair or improve the appearance of chipped, discoloured, or damaged tooth or teeth.
Is a system of aligners that are used to straighten teeth and correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues that is much faster than traditional braces.
Crowns are used to cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the shape or appearance of a tooth.
Implants are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone and a crown that is attached to the post to provide a natural-looking replacement tooth. We recommend that all titanium posts are implanted by a specialist.
This procedure reshapes the gums to improve the balance and symmetry of the smile, particularly for individuals with excessive gum tissue (gummy smile) or uneven gum lines.
A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that combines multiple cosmetic dental procedures to achieve a more dramatic transformation of a person’s smile.
Tooth Reshaping or Contouring:
This involves removing small amounts of enamel to change the shape, length, or surface of teeth, often used for minor cosmetic improvements.
Our Ballarat Dentists not only can improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile but also consider factors like function and bite alignment to ensure that the results are both beautiful and functional. Before undergoing any cosmetic dental procedure, it is important to consult with our dentists at Lydiard St Dental Clinic who can assess your specific needs and discuss the most appropriate treatment options for you.
To find out more on how Cosmetic Dentistry can improve your smile get in touch with one of Lydiard Street Dental Clinics help team now.