Cosmetic Dentistry, Canberra City
What Is It?
Cosmetic Dentistry is the term that describes any dental treatment that is performed with the sole purpose of improving the appearance of an individual’s teeth or smile. It is generally an elective procedure.
What Is Important To Know About Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Any dental service which changes the shape, colour, position or arrangement of teeth could be considered to be cosmetic dentistry, as might any treatment performed to replace missing teeth, particularly where the gap is easily visible;
- There are many different treatments that could be provided as part of a Cosmetic Dental treatment plan, ranging from very minor, straightforward procedures to extremely complex, long-term treatments;&
- What works for one person may not work for another: a Cosmetic Dental Treatment Plan needs to be tailored specifically for an individual.
Cosmetic Dentistry At Lasting Impressions Dental
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
We all have our own unique ideas about what makes our teeth and smile look attractive. Our dentists know that the most important part of Cosmetic Dentistry is the effective communication of how the patient wants their teeth to look and what can be done to achieve this. That’s why our dental practitioners take time to listen to your ideas and wishes and will only offer cosmetic dental solutions that are most likely to achieve them.
Our dentists enjoy working with people of all ages to help them achieve the smile they desire. If you are looking to improve the aesthetics of your teeth and need a good cosmetic dentist in Canberra City, contact Lasting Impressions Dental today.
More Information About Cosmetic Dentistry
Some cosmetic dental treatments are very straightforward: these include:
- Smoothing rough edges or points from a tooth;
- Reshaping a tooth;
- Tooth bonding to correct minor defects in shape;
- Tooth bonding to close spaces between teeth;&
- Removing a stain from a tooth or teeth by professional cleaning.
Some cosmetic dental procedures are a little more involved. Examples are:
- Teeth whitening using At Home Whitening Kits or In Office Zoom Whitening;
- Placement of dental porcelain veneers to change the colour, shape or position of teeth or to close small gaps;
- Placement of porcelain dental crowns to change the colour, shape or position of teeth or to close small gaps;&
- Replacing discoloured composite resin fillings or amalgam fillings with composite resin fillings or porcelain inlays and inlays that match the natural colour of the teeth.
Other cosmetic procedures take a lot of time and planning and may even require coordination of specialist appointments to achieve desired outcomes:
- Placement of dental bridges to replace missing teeth and close visible gaps;
- Placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth and close visible gaps;
- Construction of dentures to replace missing teeth and close visible gaps;
- Orthodontic treatment (moving teeth, usually via braces) to improve alignment of teeth and close visible gaps;&
- Full smile makeover, involving the cosmetic modification of many teeth or complex treatment plans involving several types of dental treatments.
Some cosmetic dental procedures are invasive or surgical in nature. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you may wish to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
You can learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry by visiting the Australian Dental Association website.