Cosmetic dentistry, sometimes referred to as ‘aesthetic dentistry’, can be used to treat a wide range of issues including chipped, discoloured, misshapen, gapped or missing teeth. Treatments available at our clinics include crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, teeth whitening and tooth-coloured fillings. In some instances, more than one of these treatments is required to provide an optimum result.
Although one of the primary purposes of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth, these treatments often also address other dental problems, such as the patients bite.
Before Dental Implant Placement
After Dental Implant Placement
Crowns are a well-established technique fixing a new tooth-shaped cap over the sound part of an existing tooth. They are more durable and expected to last longer than any other type of cosmetic restoration and they are used in instances where other types of treatments would not be as effective.
Before fitting Crowns
After fitting Crowns
Some Examples of Crowns
Dental Bridges are often an ideal treatment for individuals who have only one or maybe two missing teeth. Bridges typically consist of permanently fixed crowns on either side of a gap with a false tooth (pontic unit) in between. Alternatively a cantilever bridge can sometimes be used to support a false tooth from a capped tooth on one side.
Old Amalgam (Silver) Fillings can be replaced with Tooth-Coloured Fillings (White Fillings). With modern tooth coloured fillings it is often possible to find a very close colour match and in the majority of cases the filling it is virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth enamel.
Before White Fillings
After White Fillings
Gaps & Spaces Filled by Using Veneers
A modern technique which builds upon existing sound teeth for cosmetic improvement as illustrated below. Dental veneers consist of very thin pieces of porcelain which are accurately made and bonded onto the visible area of the front teeth.
Veneers are an effective treatment for improving the appearance of discoloured teeth. They can also be used to repair cracked or chipped teeth and/or close gaps between teeth.
Having your teeth broken in an accident or through sport or a dispute can be a traumatic experience and leave you feeling and looking disfigured. Fortunately modern crowning techniques can repair the damage successfully.
With our latest acquisition – a CEREC 3D machine – we can now make Ceramic Crowns and Veneers at the same time that we are preparing a patient’s teeth. This saves patients on travelling time by reducing the number of visits required.
DentalCarePlus™ now has the CEREC 3D CAD machine, the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one visit to the clinic. We can now make Ceramic Crowns and Veneers at the same time that we are preparing a patient’s teeth.
Patients are now able to have permanent Crowns and Veneers instead of temporaries. This saves patients on travelling time by reducing the number of visits required. Read “Perfect Teeth in Five Easy Steps” to find out more about the process.