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Dental implant crowns & bridges. Composite restorations & veneers & bonded bridges, we also do full mouth rehabilitation for both cosmetic & functional reasons.
All Cosmetic Dentistry options have pros and cons. A persons’ lifestyle, hereditary and personal factors can result in changes or defects to their teeth.
Some abnormalities/changes in patients’ teeth can be from:
- Hereditary traits- dental defects, such as gaps, misaligned or missing teeth, spots or blemishes can be inherited through family.
- Certain food and drinks like red wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks can result in staining teeth. Smoking also contributes to discolouration of teeth
- Adults that had certain antibiotics as children can suffer permanent staining in their permanent adult teeth. This staining is usually deep in the tooth and cannot be removed with tooth whitening like surface staining from food, drinks and smoking can be
- People with a heavy biting force, or tooth grinders and clenchers can often damage their natural teeth as well as any fillings that they may have.
- Sporting injuries and accidents can cause cracks and chips in teeth and fillings
There are many things to consider before having cosmetic dentistry done. Some procedures such as veneers and crowns are irreversible and may be required to be done more than once in a patients’ life time. Certain factors such as oral hygiene habits, diet, smoking and age can cause staining and/or exposure of margin areas of crowns & veneers due to gum recession. Case selection by the dentist is very important because unsuitable patients can usually expect an unfavourable cosmetic & functional outcome. The most successful outcome for suitable patients, is heavily dependant on both the technique and precision used by the dentist and laboratory technician.
Composite Resin Restorations and Veneers
Composite Resin veneers and restorations are made using a composite resin material commonly used in dentistry. A dentist has an expansive colour matching range to suit each unique patient. Read More
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded on to the enamel of the tooth and are generally used to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Read More
Porcelain Crowns are recommended to replace moderate to large restorations (fillings). A crown should be recommended before the tooth surrounding the restoration breaks, in order to ensure there is enough strength in the remaining tooth to support the crown. A crown acts as a thimble, fitting perfectly over the whole tooth, preventing it splitting or breaking in the future. There are a number of different types of crowns. Read More