Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry in Geelong
We all dream of a perfect smile, but many of us decide to live with our teeth as they are. It’s important to understand that we don’t have to settle for a smile that we’re unhappy with. Modern dentistry offers affordable solutions that can transform smiles, even smiles that we’ve lost hope for.
If you are investigating how to improve your smile with the help of your dentist, you’re in the right place. In this article, the team at Creative Dental Haus will be explaining a few of the cosmetic dental treatments that are available at a dentist working on Saturdays in Geelong.
Teeth whitening is a simple, straightforward and non-invasive treatment. Many people become acquainted with the benefits of cosmetic dentistry through teeth whitening, and it is a good entry point for those considering adjusting their smile.
As our teeth decay due to built-up plaque, they may discolour. They may also discolour independently of decay, as they wear and tear over time and as we consume food and drink, like coffee or red wine. Smoking contributes to yellow, grey, or brown teeth, too.
Here at Creative Dental Haus, your local Geelong Dentist, we offer Philips Zoom! Whitening. It’s a simple, one-hour treatment carried out in our clinic.
Firstly, we’ll ensure you’re eligible for teeth whitening and then, we’ll ask you to use a specific Sensodyne toothpaste for a week. Then, while you’re watching Netflix on our in-clinic TV, we’ll apply a layer of resin protection to your gums, and then apply the ZOOM! whitening solution to the front of the teeth. We’ll use a blue light that helps to activate it and make it most effective.
Some people may prefer take-home whitening trays to use in their own homes. Our family dentist Geelong can also provide these and tailored advice about their safe usage.
Composite or porcelain veneers and composite bonding
Our Geelong dental professional also provides dental veneers, another highly popular cosmetic dental treatment. Veneers are a dental treatment that involves attaching a thin layer of material or shell to the front of a tooth. They are tooth-coloured and tooth-like in appearance, but unlike whitening which only changes colour, they can also change the shape of the tooth, covering a broken or eroded edge, a narrow tooth, or even a gap in teeth.
Here at Creative Dental Haus, our Geelong dental professional offers two types of veneers – porcelain and composite. Composite veneers are more affordable, but porcelain veneers are the ultimate in a lasting veneer effect, being more durable and stain-resistant.
We also offer composite bonding, which is similar to veneers, but involves only your dentist spreading a coat of resin onto the teeth surface, transforming the appearance of the smile and masking cracks, discolouration, or chipped teeth.
Gum lifting or gummy smile treatment
While we often assume that our teeth are to blame for a smile we don’t like, it can sometimes be the gums that are at fault. Gum lifting and contouring can be an effective way to lengthen teeth, removing gum to reveal more teeth. Usually, this step is performed alongside other cosmetic treatments or as part of a smile makeover. It is carried out under local anaesthetic and involves gently trimming excessive gum.
Same-day crowns in Geelong
Dental crowns are a cap that is placed over an existing tooth. After it is fixed, the tooth-shaped cap appears and functions like a natural tooth. This enables you to chew with ease, even if you had difficulty or discomfort before. Crowns are often necessary instead of veneers when damage is more extensive and restoration more thorough.
Here at our Geelong West dental clinic, we offer same-day crowns across two appointments – the ultimate in convenience. For a long time, crowns take multiple appointments over weeks, causing delays in cosmetic treatment.
We will first prepare the existing tooth to take the crown, using our CEREC camera to capture its exact contours. These contours will then be used to 3D model the inside of the crown. Once produced on-site, these crowns are installed by your orthodontist and bonded in place on the same day.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cosmetic dentistry solutions.
If you have missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted, then dental implants may be the desired approach – but they warrant an article in itself.
Our team of experts in cosmetic dentistry can provide smile makeovers that incorporate various cosmetic dental procedures. Our pricing structure is transparent, and we offer a detailed plan to help you achieve your ideal smile.