5 Ways to Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Your smile can completely transform your face. Are you feeling self-conscious about yours? If so, cosmetic density may be an option to consider. Perhaps you have discoloured, crooked or missing teeth which may have you constantly covering up your teeth, or not smiling for photos. This is no good for your self-confidence. Everyone should feel happy and proud to show off their smile! 

Not only can cosmetic dentistry boost your confidence, but it may also help to prevent oral health problems that arise from untreated damaged teeth. There are many options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. A consultation with one of our experienced dentists at our Sydney dental clinic can help you decide what’s right for you. 

Dental Bonding

Bonding is a procedure used to repair damage such as chips, cracks or discolouration. A tooth-coloured resin is applied and then “bonded” to your teeth with a special light. It can be used to treat a whole range of things and is typically easier and less expensive than other procedures. Bonding can normally be done in a single appointment, and usually does not require anaesthesia, making it a great option for those wanting to quickly transform their smile. 

Veneers

We’re sure you’ve all seen those celebrities with the perfect smile and wondered how they got so lucky. Well in most cases it’s not luck, it’s veneers. Veneers are very thin, custom made covers, that are bonded to your existing teeth. Usually made from porcelain or resin composite, they can be used to whiten, reshape, resize, and realign your teeth.

The process for getting veneers usually spans over a few appointments. Your dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth and prep them for the procedure. Once the veneers have been made, your dentist will secure them to your teeth. They’re a great option for someone who wants a total smile transformation.  

Teeth Whitening 

If your teeth are fading or discolouring, then why not try teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a very popular treatment as it is effective and relatively easy. There are two options when it comes to teeth whitening: in-chair or at-home. 

In-Chair Teeth Whitening

If you want to quickly transform your smile to resemble its pearly, brighter days, then in-chair is a good option. Your dentist will professionally clean your teeth, then apply a bleaching gel to them which is activated under a special light. The whole process usually takes about an hour- so you’ll be sparkling in no time. 

At-Home Teeth Whitening

A great alternative to sitting in the dentist’s chair, you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your couch – perhaps while watching some TV. Your dentist will create custom-fitted mouthguards for you and provide you with some special whitening gel to fill them with. You will be required to wear the guards for about an hour each day over two weeks.  

Both of these options are effective in taking your teeth several shades whiter. After a consultation with one of our experienced teeth whitening dentists, you can decide which is right for you.

Crowns

If you have a damaged tooth, then a crown may be a good option for you. The crown sits over your tooth, providing it with a protective layer, while also improving its appearance. 

A crown is custom-fitted and made in a lab, then bonded to your tooth. Crowns are of high quality and will protect your teeth from any further damage. They are colour matched to your teeth and are a great way to transform your smile while improving your oral health.

Bridges

Gaps in between teeth are common and often cause people to feel self-conscious, they can also change the way you eat and speak. Bridges work by filling these gaps, which will transform your smile. 

Usually made from the same materials as a crown, bridges work by using anchors on each side of the tooth to fill the gap. They are custom made and colour matched to your teeth, so will look and feel natural. 

Final Words

All of these cosmetic treatments are great ways to transform your smile. The best strategy is to make an appointment with one of our dentists, so you can discuss your concerns and long-term goals. 

At our Sydney CBD dental practice, we take the time to get to know you and listen to your concerns you have with your smile. Your smile goals are important to us and we pride ourselves on delivering a consistently high standard of cosmetic dentistry.

Contact us to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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