Cosmetic dentistry is any procedure which is designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. There are a number of different cosmetic dental procedures available which range from very subtle changes to a major overhaul of the appearance of your teeth. Let’s take a look a look at what the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures involve. Remember, these treatments can be combined for optimal results.
If you’re bothered by extrinsic discolouration caused by coffee, red wine, smoking and other factors, teeth whitening provides you with a whiter, brighter smile by lightening through the use of bleaching products. It’s an easy, non-invasive way of improving the look of your smile. Teeth whitening through your dentist can be carried out either in the office or via a professional take home kit. The results you can get through your dentist are far more impressive than those of standard over the counter products.
Orthodontic straightening through Invisalign
Many people struggle with the appearance of misaligned tooth but don’t want to go through the process of having obvious metal braces. Invisalign is a wonderful alternative to traditional braces as this system straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom made aligners which gradually adjust your teeth over time. This ‘invisible’ system allows you to maintain your lifestyle while also improving your smile.
Crowns and veneers
Both crowns and veneers work to improve the shape and appearance of your tooth. Crowns fit over the top of your teeth to both protect your teeth and restore their appearance. Crowns are a popular option following root canal treatment and are more time consuming that veneers. Veneers are wafer thin pieces of porcelain or composite material which are placed over the front of your existing teeth to disguise damaged, discoloured or uneven teeth. Having veneers fitted is a relatively quick procedure requiring little or no anaesthetic.
Dental implants are deigned to replace missing teeth or teeth which cannot be salvaged. They can be used for single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants provide a long-lasting replacement to your original teeth and are permanently secured to your jaw. This procedure not only means that the look of your smile is restored but it prevents issues such as bone shrinkage which can occur with missing teeth. Dental implants can be an alternative to dentures and you would need to consult with your dentist to confirm that you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
If you’re looking for an experienced cosmetic dentist, speak to the team at Carillon City Dental. Our dentists have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and can help find the best option for your smile. We are located centrally in the Perth CBD and you’ll feel completely at ease in the relaxed atmosphere of our practice.
For cosmetic dentistry in Perth, WA, contact Carillon City Dental today on (08) 9322 5340 or use our easy, online booking system.