Are you looking for a new dental team that can offer you a range of exciting dental treatments?
Have you always wanted whiter teeth for instance? Or are you looking for a way to close that pesky gap?
If you are looking for a cosmetic makeover of your teeth and are searching online for a ‘dentist near me’ who can offer you treatments, you may want to know a bit more about what is on offer and how it can alter the appearance of your smile.
In this article, you will be given a brief guide to the different kinds of cosmetic dental care available at most dental clinics in Australia. So, enjoy!
5 cosmetic dental care options
If you are looking for a way to conceal cracks on your teeth, close small gaps between teeth, or even whiten your teeth without the need for bleaches or abrasive methods, then you may want to ask your dental team about porcelain veneers.
Attached to the front of your teeth with dental cement, these coverings can offer you an instant whitening effect and can also protect your teeth against issues such as sensitivity. Great!
If you have a gap in your smile and are looking for a way to close it permanently, you may want to start asking your dental team about dental implants. Affixed to your jaw via surgery, these titanium posts fuse to the bone over 3-6 months and act as a post to attach prosthetic teeth to at a later date.
They are stable, can last up to and over 15 years, and of course, they blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. And best of all, they allow you to regain bite strength that you may have lost, especially if you have lost many teeth at the front of your mouth. Great!
Many patients have concerns that their teeth aren’t white enough. And as such, one of the most common kinds of cosmetic dental treatment available is dental whitening.
Depending on the cause of the discoloration, your dental team may choose to use either bleach-based whitening (perfect if you have stains caused by diet or smoking) or abrasion whitening which is better suited to discoloration caused by medication.
Aligners and braces
Yes, it may sound odd to consider the wearing of a brace or aligner to be cosmetic, but in recent years, more adult patients than ever before are approaching their dental teams to undertake either aligners or braces.
And, the good news is, that if you have a mild to moderate misalignment, then you may even qualify for an invisible aligner, like Invisalign, or a clear fitted brace. So, you can have maximum discretion while your teeth are being straightened.
And finally, a treatment that is growing in popularity is the fitting of composite fillings.
These filings are just as tough as amalgam or metal fillings, but are more visually discrete, offering a way to restore the tooth that has succumbed to decay without needing to be aesthetically problematic.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.