If you look in the mirror and are not completely happy with the look of your smile, you may be wondering what dental options are available to rejuvenate your smile. If you fall into the time-strapped majority, you may not be willing or able to devote hours upon hours to improve the aesthetics of your smile. This is the article for you.

Modern cosmetic dentistry is not just about achieving the common end goal of a beautiful smile, it also thrives on minimally invasive techniques that are fast, effective and painless – of course, without compromising on the results. In this blog, we will be taking a closer look at some of the techniques that allow modern cosmetic dentists to achieve dramatic yet natural looking results in less than one hour.

Rejuvenate your smile – Technique 1: Resin infiltration

Time taken: Less than 30 minutes

The early signs of demineralization typically occur under the enamel in the form of unsightly white specks. Instead of bleaching or applying veneers, you can get rid of these white spots using the new caries infiltration technique. This is a minimally-invasive method that fills in and reinforces the pore system with a light-curable resin. The uniquely low viscosity resin not only fills the pores to present a seamless finish, it stabilizes the carious lesions while retaining the shade and shape of the tooth.

Rejuvenate your smile

Instead of bleaching or applying veneers, you can get rid of white spots using the new caries infiltration technique.

Rejuvenate your smile – Technique 2: Tooth contouring

Time taken: Less than 30 minutes

Tooth contouring or reshaping affords dentists a straightforward method to correct minor imperfections and achieve perfectly shaped teeth. This flexible technique can be used to alter the shape, position or length of your teeth. Dental contouring is a virtually painless procedure that is ideal for patients who have perfectly healthy teeth but require minor adjustments to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The procedure may involve shaving off minute portions of your teeth to reshape them or by adding millimetres’ worth of tooth-coloured laminate to smoothen or lengthen the edges.

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Dental contouring is a virtually painless procedure that is ideal for patients who have perfectly healthy teeth but require minor adjustments to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Rejuvenate your smile –  Technique 3: Dental bonding

Time taken: Less than 60 minutes

Dental bonding is a simple technique used to hide dental flaws like stains, chips and gaps. It involves sculpting a tooth-coloured resin that is bonded to your existing teeth such that it can precisely conceal the cracks and recesses to help you achieve a straighter, brighter and more balanced smile. Using this bonding concept, there’s no need for impression/mould taking, temporaries or extensive teeth preparation. Of course, the skill and precision of an experienced cosmetic dentist goes a long way to determine the final aesthetic outcome.

Rejuvenate your smile

Dental bonding is a simple technique used to hide dental flaws like stains, chips and gaps that can be completed in less than one hour.

To find out more about our fast and effcient cosmetic dental treatment options to rejuvenate your smile, speak to our client management team to book an appointment with Dr Luke Cronin at Quality Dental in North Sydney. Call Quality Dental Sydney at (02) 9922 1159 or visit www.qualitydental.com.au