They always say never underestimate the power of a smile, but what happens if that power is fading fast behind chipped, stained, or gapped teeth? You may find yourself blocking every laugh behind your hands, napkin, or zipped lips.
Go back to grinning freely without the fear someone’s attention will go from your eyes to your mouth with cosmetic dentistry. At Berwick Dental Clinic & Surgery in Berwick, VIC, our caring and devoted team of oral specialists remedy bites, teeth, and gums to get every patient their dream smile.
The most common dental concern is discolouration from staining drinks, including coffee, tea, and soda, and foods topped with curry or soy sauce. Certain habits like drinking red wine, smoking, and chewing tobacco also darken the enamel. Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene worsens these factors by allowing stains and plaque to build up and become permanent.
To safely reverse these blemishes with the effectiveness not found in over-the-counter treatments, consider professional teeth whitening. Your dentist determines if you’re a candidate by examining your dental history and current condition. The procedure may be too harsh for you if you’re pregnant, have gum disease, or cracked dentin.
If eligible, your dentist places custom trays over your teeth to protect your gums. They then lay down a highly concentrated lightening solution, like carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, on your teeth for 15 minutes or longer, depending on your desired shade.
Not all stains are reversible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your smile. Veneers, which are caps placed on the front of some or all of your teeth, not only cover stains but also smaller, misshapen, crooked, and weakened teeth for a flawless appearance.
After asking your dentist about veneers, choose between the long-lasting and more realistic porcelain veneers made from ceramic or the more economical composite resin veneers comprising glass and plastic.
They’ll then administer an anaesthetic and remove the top enamel layer so the shells don’t look bulky. Next, they’ll take impressions to send to a lab to create your custom veneers that they’ll cement into place during your second visit. Until then, they provide temporary veneers to protect the sensitive teeth.
Other Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonding: Bonding is better than veneers for minor imperfections since they harden over your cleaned teeth, and your dentist polishes them all in one visit.
Partial dentures: If you have missing teeth, partial dentures place a synthetic tooth to bridge the gaps in your smile.
Clear aligners: When braces aren’t an option, choose the invisible trays that align your teeth without unsightly metal wiring and brackets.
We’ll Give You a Reason to Smile!
Although some overlook cosmetic dentistry since it’s only an option for a better appearance, these imperfections contribute to sensitivity and plaque buildup in weakened and clustered teeth.
At Berwick Dental Clinic & Surgery in Berwick, VIC, we take cosmetic dentistry seriously, making it an option for everyone with interest-free payment plans and quality customer satisfaction. When you need the smile of your dreams, contact us at (03) 9707 3227 today!