Unlike other forms of dentistry that may seek to restore tooth function, improve oral health, reduce pain or remove problem teeth entirely, cosmetic dentistry involves performing dental treatments that improve the aesthetics and appearance of a patient’s smile, teeth, bite or gums.
There are a number of forms of cosmetic dentistry that we may use at Balmain Dentist to improve your smile or teeth, including muscle relaxants, dental implants, dental veneers and teeth whitening.
Muscle Relaxants + Fillers
You may be surprised to learn that muscle relaxants and fillers, when applied around the gum and lip in particular, are considered as a form of cosmetic dentistry.
At Balmain Dentist, our cosmetic dentist uses Botulinum toxin as a muscle relaxant to help patients achieve their dream smile, which can treat concerns such as high or ‘gummy smiles’, Hyperactive Mentalis (over-active chin) or a lined ‘smokers’ top lip.
Our very own Dr Flora Galoustian is trained to use injectable dermal fillers to improve the appearance of receding gums, removing the resulting triangle gap between teeth.
Other areas that can be targeted include lip enhancement and lower jaw & chin augmentation to complete your perfect smile.
Patients may lose teeth for a number of reasons, including dental trauma and periodontal disease, but that doesn’t mean that you should suffer with missing teeth.
Dental implants act as an anchor in the jaw bone – much like an artificial tooth root – allowing your dentist to add replacement teeth on top to fill in any gaps in your mouth.
Other than purely aesthetic purposes, dental implants also offer a number of benefits to patients who are missing teeth, including combating bone loss in the jaw, improved ability to eat and chew & a more comfortable fit than dentures may supply.
Dental veneers, also referred to as cosmetic veneers, are a commonly used to improve the appearance of your smile through altering the shape, length, size and/or colour of your teeth.
There are two types of dental veneers available: composite veneers and porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers are less durable and more affordable, as they are made from resin that is hardened and contoured into the shape of your tooth.
Alternatively, porcelain veneers commonly last 10-15 years, if properly cared for, thanks to the inherent strength and durability of the porcelain shells, which are adhered to each tooth in your set of dental veneers.
Social media and the rise of #selfies have made us ever more conscious of our pearly whites – particularly if they are looking not-so-pearly-white.
Teeth whitening is an incredibly common form of cosmetic dentistry that patients may undergo to improve the appearance of their smile.
At Balmain Dentist, we offer both Phillips Zoom! and Mega White teeth whitening to brighten your smile in a safe and controlled manner, removing those persistent shades and achieving a better result than in-home teeth whitening products.
Why Choose Balmain Dentist for Cosmetic Dentistry in Sydney
At Balmain Dentist, we are committed to improving the appearance of each patient’s smile and restoring their lost self-confidence with a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Contact Balmain Dentist today to find out why patients across Sydney turn to us to perform their cosmetic dentistry.