Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see everyday people walking around with Hollywood smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is forever growing in popularity and there is no wonder why. Also known as aesthetic dentistry, the aim of these procedures is to enhance the patient’s appearance and build their confidence. From removing stains to straightening a smile, dentists with cosmetic dentistry qualifications and experience will work closely with each patient to better understand their needs. After the initial consultation (which will usually be free and confidential), the patient will be presented with some recommended dental procedures. When it comes to getting a pearly white smile back, the following services prove to be the most popular.
A form of dental restoration, dental implants are suitable for replacing missing teeth. These implants are the only option for people who want the look, feel and function of real teeth. They are not as new as you might think, because they date back to 600 AD, when a Mayan woman had small pieces of shell hammered into her jaw bone. A highly-qualified dental implant surgeon will create a strong foundation for crowns and teeth with small pieces of titanium. The best thing is that when a tooth has been restored with an implant, there will be no chance of cavities occurring in future. Despite this, frequent check-ups are still recommended.
Porcelain veneers, otherwise known as dental veneers or dental laminates, are a preferred choice among many celebrities, such as Demi Moore and Cheryl Cole. The wafer-thin shells of porcelain resemble real teeth and can be whitened to the shade of your choice. To make sure the porcelain veneers will fit properly, the dentist will first take a mould of your teeth, before veneers are applied over the surface and held in place with a strong glue-like bond. Costs will vary, depending on how many teeth you want veneers fitted on.
If you are a smoker, caffeine addict or wine lover, chances are your teeth will be slightly discoloured. Even if you take the time to brush your teeth and establish a good oral hygiene routine, bad habits can stain the teeth and strip them of fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that gives teeth their white shade. Discoloured teeth can knock your confidence, so consider teeth whitening to restore the original colour. Be aware that bleaching is not the same thing and could actually damage teeth and gums!
You can make your visit to the dentist something to smile about if you book an appointment at Hills Dental Care. To find out more about this accredited practice, call (02) 9899 3100.
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