Cosmetic Dentistry in City of Lake Macquarie
A beautiful smile is an asset to your overall confidence. If you don’t like the appearance of yours, this can impact how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you.
With today’s cosmetic dentistry, there are many options available that can repair or enhance teeth that need a boost. The experienced team at Charlestown Dental Care would love to help. Here are some of the ways we can make cosmetic improvements to your smile.
If your teeth are already healthy but just need some enhancement, professional teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your overall appearance. Teeth whitening yields brilliant results in a short amount of time. Our at-home whitening system comes with custom-made trays that fit perfectly, ensuring the whitening gel covers the surfaces of your teeth properly. You can use the trays for touch-up treatments in the future to keep your smile its whitest and brightest.
Porcelain veneers improve the appearance of less-than-perfect teeth by camouflaging their imperfections. Comprising an ultra-thin layer of porcelain, veneers fit over the front of the tooth, covering up problems. Veneers are ideal for resolving issues such as:
- Discolouration that is resistant to teeth whitening
- Size discrepancies from tooth to tooth
- Fractured or chipped teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Gapped or oddly spaced teeth
- Worn or damaged teeth from chronic teeth grinding
Veneers can be used to enhance your entire smile or to repair one or two teeth. Veneers are durable and easy to care for: Simply brush and floss as you normally would. With good home care and regular visits to the dentist for check-ups and cleans, your veneers can last a good number of years.
If you have gaps or spaces between your teeth or tooth that is chipped, dental bonding might be an option for improving your smile's appearance.
Made from the same material as the composite resin used for tooth-coloured fillings, bonding can fix:
- Spaces between teeth
- A tooth that is misshapen
- A tooth that is cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged
- Discolouration of a tooth
It can also be used to protect the tooth root if it has become exposed because of gum recession.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants provide the most natural tooth replacement available. In addition to looking and functioning very much like your natural teeth, dental implants protect your jawbone by preventing bone loss. Each dental implant supports a dental crown that will blend in with the rest of your teeth seamlessly. You can also get implants to support a dental bridge or denture.
Are you ready to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options available for your smile? We invite you to call to book a consult with one of our dentists. We can work with you to create a plan that will help achieve your smile goals. Call Charlestown Dental Care today.