Why should I see a cosmetic dentist you might ask? Like it or not, our appearance makes a difference about how other people perceive us. And the increasing prevalence in cosmetic dentistry is a direct response to the desire of patients to enhance the look of their smiles and create a positive first impression. Many dentists now focus on the latest cosmetic dental treatments, from in-chair LED activated teeth whitening to more complex crowning and re-alignment with ‘invisible’ braces. A person’s face is usually the first thing we notice and there are big advantages in possessing a healthy natural looking smile. Advances in dental techniques, technology and materials mean that a striking set of ‘Hollywood’ teeth is no longer out of reach.
Which Type of Cosmetic Dentistry Patients Are You?
Patients tend to fall into three main groups: those electing to enhance their appearance for purely cosmetic reasons; others who are seeking to offset the effects of damage caused by accidents, infections and other illnesses; then those who are looking to straighten misaligned teeth or bite. Dentists who provide cosmetic dental treatments now enjoy very high success rates in tackling all these challenges, thanks to vast improvements in clinical technology and training.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective procedures in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. This relatively simple and painless process is suitable for both your natural teeth and those that may have already had cosmetic treatment of some kind. Using advanced whitening techniques and special gels, it is now possible to lighten teeth by up to 8 shades in one hour. In fact, significant noticeable changes occur following just a single treatment session by a suitably qualified and experienced clinician. Naturally, every patient is unique and results vary according to a whole range of factors, including the original condition of the teeth.
Some serious periodontal (gum) diseases, including chronic periodontitis, can lead to the loss of teeth, which is obviously stressful for the patient. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, it is now possible to reconstruct individual or multiple teeth, using a variety of interventions. Your dentist will discuss these various options and their suitability in relation to your particular case and financial budget. Possible solutions may include implants, dentures or other prosthetics that can be complemented by a whitening process.
The most sought-after dental professionals are adept at combining complex technical skills with an innate sense of what is aesthetically pleasing, so that your smile will appear completely natural and any new dental work will not clash with your existing teeth. No matter what your teeth look like, you no longer have to suffer without hope of a solution. It is highly likely that is a cosmetic solution available to you.
Discover how dentistry can enhance the look of your smile by making a cosmetic consultation appointment with Dr Luke Cronin at Quality Dental Sydney. To find out more visit www.qualitydental.com.au or call (02) 9922 1159.