Cosmetic dentistry is that dentistry that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and smile.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures differ from general dentistry or restorative dentistry procedures in that they are elective rather than necessary.
Cosmetic dentistry involves a kind of art as well as combining the oral health benefits of general and restorative dentistry to give patients the smile they have always wished for.
At Bendigo Smiles we are skilled practitioners of cosmetic dentistry!
What’s New in Cosmetic Dentistry?
The latest advancements in dental technology use materials that are durable and aesthetically pleasing. Materials such as porcelain or composite materials are closely matched to resemble the look and feel of your original teeth, giving a natural appearance to your teeth and smile that enhance your oral appearance.
The amount of training cosmetic dentists undergo allows them to blend both art and science into creating smiles that are healthy and stunning.
Cosmetic dentistry has dramatically advanced in that it uses less invasive techniques that conserve as much natural tooth as possible. These practices combined with advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today’s cosmetic dental treatments more durable and reliable than ever before.
Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth for a look and feel that is natural. They are long-term replacements that are permanently placed in your jawbone. Except in the case of children, dental implants are a healthy solution for people of all ages and are a good alternative to dentures or partials.
Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light. Bonding is used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth, close spaces between teeth, make teeth look longer, or to change the shape or color of teeth.
It can also be used instead of amalgam fillings, or to protect a tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Dentures replace missing teeth, and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. There are generally two types of dentures available: complete dentures and partial dentures. Dentures are used so that patients who suffer from tooth loss don’t have to suffer the negative effects of not having teeth.
They are free to eat and drink most foods and don’t suffer from the sagging facial appearance that occurs with missing teeth.
Braces are an orthodontic corrective appliance used most commonly to align teeth. Often times a cosmetic dentist may recommend braces before other cosmetic procedures because a misaligned mouth can lead to various other dental problems.
A bad bite can make maintaining teeth more difficult and can lead to oral health problems that would have been much cheaper and easier to prevent than to fix.
Invisalign is the most popular alternative to old-school orthodontic appliances such as braces because they employ a clear tooth aligner that is invisible to the eye. Users are attracted to this product because it allows them to straighten their teeth while maintaining a professional appearance.
The aligners fit comfortably over the teeth and gradually straighten them the same way braces do.
Dental veneers are individually-designed shells of ultra-thin tooth colored materials that improve the appearance by covering the front surface of teeth. They remedy the look of teeth that are chipped, discolored, misaligned, uneven, worn down, or unusually/unattractievely spaced.
Orthodontic Consultation at Bendigo Smiles
Talk to our dentists for a no obligation assessment to see which option may best suit you.
Teeth Whitening Systems
Teeth whitening removes stains that cause a dull, yellowish smile. The procedure is most ideal for patients who have extrinsic stains on their teeth. Extrinsic stains are yellow or brown stains that affect the outer tooth enamel.
At Bendigo Smiles, we provide take-home do-it-yourself whitening options and an ‘in-chair’ option that delivers instant results.
All whitening procedures are, however, temporary and the final results may vary from person to person. Our dentists can assess your teeth and give you the best options to improve the colour of your smile.
If you think your smile needs any kind of fix visit Bendigo Smiles today! Our doctors are expert in crafting the smile of your dreams!
About Your Bendigo Smiles Dentist
The team at Bendigo Smiles, a family dental practice, consists of committed, experienced and energetic individuals who are kind and friendly; they work towards a common goal – to provide the best care to their patients.
The team takes pride in staying current in the field through continuing education and providing treatment under all aspects of general dentistry and catering to patients of all ages.