Cosmetic dentistry treatments provide for long lasting and vastly improved smiles, but which one is right for you? Today, our team at Hawthorn East Dental provides the 5 best cosmetic dentistry treatments and valuable information of each dental procedure.
Once you become familiar with the cosmetic dental options available from the list below, it’s then important to speak with your cosmetic dentist Melbourne to discuss the cosmetic dentistry that’s right for your specific dental problems and your budget.
We are pleased to let you know that most cosmetic dentistry treatments are included in dental insurance.
These are not in any particular order since the right choice will vary with each person and after consultation with our cosmetic dentist Melbourne.
1. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers were first invented in 1928, so have been around for a long time. As a highly qualified cosmetic dentist Melbourne, we provide two options; porcelain veneers or composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are more durable and cost more than composite veneers resin.
Veneers are a thin, shell-like dental covering that are attached to the front of your existing tooth or teeth.
This is a great cosmetic dentistry solution to many dental issues you may face including discoloured teeth (including when teeth whitening doesn’t work), chipped or fractured teeth.
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry option that is available in kit form or as an ‘in-chair’ treatment. There are many options available for teeth whitening; including over-the-counter teeth whitening kits but not all are effective or great for your teeth.
The side-effects of teeth whitening are minimal, if at all. Some people experience tooth sensitivity but most people can make use of this cosmetic option without issues.
Further, teeth whitening is an affordable solution and ideal for those who do not need more extensive cosmetic dentistry but would like to brighten their teeth or remove stains.
Often, major life events such as Weddings, Engagements and parties prompt people to take advantage of teeth whitening so they have a bright, confident smile for photos that will be admired for generations to come.
Here at Hawthorn East Dental, we provide custom, highly successful SDI Poladay Whitening Kits. Before teeth whitening is recommended, it’s a good idea to visit our experienced cosmetic dentist to find out if this option is right for you.
Invisalign are a form of braces but as the name suggests, are more invisible. They are a discreet way to straighten your teeth using near-invisible aligners and can be used in most cases where teeth need realignment.
It’s important to see a dentist that is qualified to assess and fit the invisalign option and Hawthorn East Dental is proud to be accredited with invisalign.
There are many benefits to having your teeth straightened. The obvious one is that you can smile confidently. From an oral health perspective, it can improve your bite, wear, ability to brush and jaw alignment.
4. Dental Implants
This may be the ideal cosmetic option if you have a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants may also be used where teeth are ‘gappy’.
While this form of cosmetic dentistry is a more complex procedure involving a fixture and prosthetic with the overall result of a natural looking too that has been custom made and coloured to match your existing teeth.
This procedure is long lasting with great results. However, there are other implications that are taken into account to find out if dental implants are possible for you.
5. Porcelain Bridges
Primitive-style Dental bridges have been in use for thousands of years and fortunately they have evolved into a cosmetic dentistry option that is ideal for those who need a crown and natural looking tooth / teeth.
Porcelain bridges integrate with nearby teeth with the end result being a better smile, oral benefits such as proper chewing, speaking, tooth alignment and maintaining face shape.
Dental bridges are a cosmetic solution that can last as long as 15 years if you maintain your bridges and dental health.
Hawthorn East Dental as your Cosmetic Dentist Melbourne
If you are seeking a highly experienced dentist in Melbourne who provides superior cosmetic dentistry Melbourne then we welcome your call. Dr David Cao has over a decade experience in cosmetic dentistry and clients come from all over Melbourne due to his professional and empathic approach.
Ready for a smile you absolutely love? Get in touch.