Our teeth and smiles can be a highlighted area of our appearance. Smiles express our happiness and allow us to show how we feel inside. It can affect our ability to express ourselves when we’re not confident in our smile. Tooth decay, chipped teeth, discoloration or missing teeth are common concerns. Does your smile affect your confidence? Modern cosmetic dentistry could be the solution for you.
At Dental on York, our goal is to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. We believe everybody deserves to smile with confidence. In this article, you’ll find some common examples of the various cosmetic dental procedures available at our Sydney CBD dental practice.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry helps people improve the appearance of their smile. There’s a variety of techniques and treatments that dentists use. Many strides have been made in modern cosmetic dentistry that can improve the appearance of the shape, size, colour and alignment of your teeth with precision. Popular procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, bonding and implants.
Although cosmetic dentistry procedures are not essential, many cosmetic treatment options in combination with general dentistry can help you achieve your best possible oral health and create a smile you love.
Improving your smile can also have a positive effect on your well-being. Mother Teresa even spread the benefits when she said, “we shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Studies show that your body produces chemicals called endorphins when you smile. This endorphin rush triggers positive feelings and reduces stress and pain. It’s so simple that you can give it a go now to test it.
What are the Common Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Below we touch on some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures used to create a beautiful smile:
Teeth whitening can be a simple and inexpensive method of enhancing your smile. In-chair teeth whitening takes place in the dental chair and can brighten your smile in as little as an hour. A special whitening agent is painted onto your teeth and then activated under a light. In-chair whitening is highly effective at producing smiles up to 8 shades whiter in just one visit!
Dentists can also create moulds and gels for you to whiten your teeth at home in a regulated procedure. Using the whitening mouthguard, you can regularly apply the gel for a specified period over a couple of weeks. This method can be a convenient way to make your teeth several shades whiter in the comfort of your home.
At Dental on York, our dentists have successfully transformed many patients’ smiles with dental veneers. These thin, shell-like covers get bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of the shape, size, colour and alignment of your smile. Dental veneers are custom-made to suit your smile goals producing long-lasting, natural-looking results.
In dental bonding, your dentist will apply a composite resin to your tooth to restore the appearance of minor imperfections. Dental bonding can be a good solution for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, or even disguising small gaps between teeth to allow you to smile with confidence. The putty-like resin is matched to the colour of your natural teeth and hardened by light to create a solid bond. This acts as a tooth canvas to which your dentist can trim, shape and polish the bonding like a work of art.
Dental implants provide a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth can be a knock on your confidence and affect the way you live your life. Missing teeth can make it challenging to eat, speak and smile with ease.
Your dentist places the implant/s directly into your jawbone, where they act as artificial tooth roots and the anchor to which your new prosthetic tooth attaches. The dental implant itself is a titanium screw, called an abutment. With time, the jawbone begins to fuse with the abutment to be able to hold the implant firmly in place. Dentists can then fit a prosthetic tooth onto the implant. Dental implants create a complete replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions just like a natural one would.
Dental on York Smile Makeovers
Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving your smile. focuses on improving your smile. Missing or damaged teeth can cause you trouble when eating or speaking. They can also negatively affect your confidence and sense of well-being. Through a range of techniques, our dentists can repair and restore your teeth and bring back the smile that reflects your innate joy. Cosmetic dentistry can help you smile with confidence which often causes a ripple effect of positive events.
Your smile is as unique as you are. You deserve to show the world your beautiful smile with confidence. Is the health or appearance of your teeth or gums holding you back from showing your smile? Dental on York can help you achieve your best oral health and a smile you love. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Sydney dentists.