Cosmetic Dentistry Brisbane

The Impact of a Beautiful Smile

Believe it or not, your smile is one of the first things that attract people’s attention when they look at you. That’s why practising good oral hygiene and arranging regular dental check-up and clean visits are essential to keep your teeth healthy.

Having a beautiful set of teeth can go a long way in improving a person’s confidence, especially in their everyday interactions.

Dental Problems That Can Negatively Impact Your Smile

Unfortunately, several dental problems can compromise your smile and make you want to hide it when talking or smiling.

Tooth discolouration, chips, cracks, missing teeth, tooth misalignment, or large gaps between teeth can affect the beauty of a smile.

But don’t worry!

Cosmetic dental treatments can restore your broken smile by improving your teeth’s appearance and boosting your confidence.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Generally speaking, any dental work that helps enhance the appearance of your teeth, bite, gums, and smile can be considered cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry, sometimes referred to as esthetic dentistry, focuses on designing your favourite smile and enhancing the appearance of the teeth seeking help from cosmetic dentistry procedures.

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Who Benefits From Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

Cosmetic procedures benefit anyone willing to boost their self-confidence by improving one or some of their facial features.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments will benefit patients with crooked teeth, crowding issues, stained teeth, or decayed or missing teeth.

People typically visit a cosmetic dentist for the following dental problems:

  • discoloured teeth
  • missing teeth
  • worn teeth
  • overlapping teeth
  • chipped tooth

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

How Can I receive A New Smile?

Brisbane cosmetic dentist Dr Raghed Bashour will suggest the best treatment options for a smile makeover based on your requirements and budget.

Below are some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures for a Smile-Makeover.

Teeth Whitening

Your natural teeth may lose their brightness over time due to several reasons. Medication, coloured foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, or sauces, aging, and some habits like smoking can cause your pearly whites to become stained over time.

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Your teeth may have become discoloured because of root canal treatment or large resin fillings.

Teeth whitening is one of the most common and popular cosmetic dental treatments that cosmetic dentists offer to restore the whiteness of your teeth. Teeth whitening

During teeth whitening, your cosmetic dentist will first clean your tooth’s surface from plaque, tartar, and other debris. Removing plaque and tartar will restore the natural colour and appearance of teeth.

The dental hygienist will then apply a bleaching agent to give your teeth a lighter shade than their original one.

Teeth whitening can be done at home with some over-the-counter products such as toothpaste, rinses, and Whitestrips, or it can be done in a dental office.

Professional teeth whitening in a dental office will brighten your teeth up to 5 to 8 times; plus, patients will achieve their desired outcome faster than OTC bleaching products.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made coverings bonded to the surface of chipped, discoloured, gappy, misshapen, or crooked teeth to improve their appearance.

Veneers offer excellent aesthetic outcomes, resemble your natural teeth, and can be an effective solution for several cosmetic issues. These wafer-thin shells can change the colour, shape, size, or length of the front surface of a tooth.

Dental veneers are attached to the front of worn or discoloured teeth using a dental adhesive. Placement of the veneers requires the dentist to remove some enamel from your tooth’s surface to make room for your resin or porcelain restorations. The procedure is irreversible.

Two main types of dental veneers include:

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and chips than resin veneers and are perfectly durable. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and can mimic the light-reflecting properties of a natural tooth, Brisbane Cosmetic Dentist Dr Raghed Bashour says.

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite veneers are made from a tooth-coloured dental restoration material called resin.

Composite resin veneers have a shorter lifespan than porcelain veneers and are more susceptible to chip and stain. Composite veneers require minimal enamel removal, are cheaper, can take one visit to be created, and are easy to repair or replace.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another cosmetic dental treatment used to improve the appearance of chipped or damaged teeth, repair worn-down edges of a tooth, close gaps between the teeth, and change your teeth’s colour, size, or shape.

During the dental bonding procedure, a Brisbane dentist will apply a resin to the surface of your tooth. This moldable resin will be trimmed, shaped, and polished. Finally, ultraviolet light will be used to harden the resin material.

Dental bonding can perfectly blend in with the colour of your surrounding teeth. The procedure is less expensive than veneers or dental crowns and is reversible.

Dental bonding may stain over time.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge will enhance your smile by closing down the gap created by missing teeth. Your dentist will probably suggest a dental bridge if you have a missing tooth, but your teeth on either side of the gap are healthy.

Patients typically need to replace their Dental Bridges every 5 to 15 years.

Dental Implants

“Dental implants” is one of the most common treatment options your dentist may suggest if you are dealing with tooth loss.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root typically made from titanium which is tissue-compatible. Placing dental implants requires a surgical procedure and will be done by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon.

After evaluating your oral and overall health, your dentist will tell you if you are suitable for dental implants.

Your first appointment involves surgical placement of the titanium screws into your jawbone.

After this step, the implant and the patient’s bone and tissue need some time to bond.

Your next appointment involves the dentist placing the dental crown on the screw.

Your new artificial tooth will be indistinguishable from your natural tooth. This dental treatment is an outpatient surgery.

Dental Crowns

A decayed or damaged tooth can easily compromise the beauty of your smile. A dental crown can cover the visible portion of a damaged, misshapen, or stained tooth and restore your smile.

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over a damaged tooth to:

  • strengthen the tooth
  • prevent it from breaking
  • enhance its appearance

Dental crowns may be made from ceramic, metal, resin, and porcelain fused to metal.

For Your Information: If you have lost a large portion of your tooth structure, you will likely receive porcelain crowns. Dental crowns can last between 5 to 15 years with proper dental care and can be considered a more expensive alternative to dental veneers.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays, aka indirect fillings, are alternatives to dental crowns and will strengthen a decayed tooth. Inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory. Your cosmetic dentist may use inlays and onlays if your tooth is too damaged and cannot support a typical dental filling.

Inlay: The dentist will bond the material in the centre of the patient’s tooth and place it directly onto the tooth surface.

Onlay: If a significant portion of your tooth has been damaged, your dentist will cover the entire surface of the tooth with onlays.

Teeth Straightening (Clear Aligners)

While teeth straightening methods are considered orthodontic treatments, they can also be considered a part of cosmetic dentistry.

Aligners like braces and Invisalign treatment will correct misalignment or crookedness and improve patients’ smile.

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Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Because cosmetic dentistry is elective, the procedures will not typically be covered by insurance. Insurance may partially cover the procedure if cosmetic dentistry is necessary for a person’s health.

Insurance may cover braces and clear aligners depending on the patient’s age and insurance plan.

Smile makeovers will improve your smile and help you achieve good oral health.

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Enjoy A New Smile

You can call us at 0733434869 to book an appointment or visit us in our Modern Dental Clinic in Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, for personalised dental care.

You can discuss tooth-replacement options with your Brisbane cosmetic dentists and dental implant dentists in Pure Dentistry.

Our dental treatments include general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, paediatric dentistry for children, and orthodontics.

A Wide Range Of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments and other procedures and dental services, including dental implants, porcelain crowns, dental veneers, white fillings, dental emergencies, Laughing gas, dental work under general anaesthesia and sleep dentistry.