While many people automatically think of dentistry as referring to the ‘scary’ fillings, drills and extractions that may be required to fix and maintain dental hygiene, there is a whole other side to dentistry known as cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure carried out in order to improve the appearance of the teeth or smile. These types of procedures may look to change the shade of your teeth, alignment or position of your teeth or even the shape and size of those chompers!
At Balmain Dentist, we provide a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help you feel more comfortable and confident in the appearance of your smile.
Teeth can become discoloured over time because of a number of reasons, but it can leave our self-confidence feeling drained. In addition, we have social media bombarding us with images of celebrities and influencers who have whiter than white teeth.
As such, teeth whitening treatments have become an incredibly popular treatment among patients. In fact, it is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform at Balmain Dentist.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
At our clinic, we use Zoom! Teeth Whitening as a quick and effective way to whiten your teeth in just one appointment. We use either the Zoom! Laser or the Mega White system to whiten your teeth in a safe and controlled manner.
Even better, Zoom! teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by 8-15 shades in just one appointment, giving you the brilliant white smile you’ve always dreamed of.
If you want to take the appearance of your smile one step further, you may consider getting dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite which is bonded to the surface of the tooth to alter the shape, length, size or colour of your teeth.
Overall, dental veneers are a positive investment for your teeth, because:
- The veneers are relatively stain-resistant, depending on which material you choose;
- The procedure takes only two visits; and
- You are left with teeth that have a beautiful appearance & sturdy nature.
Dental crowns made from porcelain are often the best cosmetic and functional choice for patients who have a chipped, cracked, crowded, gapped or oddly-shaped smile.
Crowns are designed as a cap to cover a damaged or oddly-shaped tooth, giving the tooth an entirely natural look.
Crowns at Balmain Dentist
To create a crown, one of our experienced dentists will take an impression of any teeth requiring a crown. These impressions are then sent off to a lab for the crown to be created.
1-2 weeks after your impression is taken, you will be fitted with a temporary crown made from acrylic to mimic the appearance of the real tooth. Then, once the proper crown is ready, your dentist will fit your new crown on your tooth or teeth.
Whether you have one tooth, a few teeth or a full arch of teeth missing, you can get dental implants to fill the gaps in your smile and restore our confidence.
Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone to mimic the appearance of real teeth.
If you choose to get dental implants, you will undergo the procedure in stages, including:
- Removal of damaged teeth
- Preparation of the jawbone, if required
- Placement of the dental implant, leaving time for the bone to grow and heal in the jaw around it
- Placement of abutment
- And finally, the placement of your new artificial tooth or teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Balmain
For affordable, professional and reliable cosmetic dentistry in Balmain, you can trust Dr Flora and the team at Balmain Dentist.
Through cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, dental veneers, crowns and dental implants, we can help you to achieve your dream smile.