Cosmetic Dentistry in Kew East, Melbourne
Cosmetic Dentistry with Your Dentist in Melbourne
Rejuvenate your smile at General and Cosmetic Dentistry. We strive to optimise both structure and aesthetics for the ultimate dental outcome that makes you look and feel youthful, happy, and confident.
At your initial consultation, your dentist in 3102 will discuss your goals for your smile and develop a treatment plan based on your desired outcome.
At General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to be pleased with your new smile, and we give you the information so that you can make an informed decision about your cosmetic dentistry.
If you would like to schedule an exam and conversation with your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, we welcome your call.
- How does my dentist in Melbourne determine whether cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
- Do you offer professional teeth whitening?
- What are inlays and onlays?
- How do dental crowns work?
- What are porcelain veneers?
- Do you offer tooth-coloured fillings?
- What is dental bonding?
- Can you straighten crooked teeth?
- Can my dentist in 3102 help me with dental anxiety?
How does my dentist in Melbourne determine whether cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
If your teeth are not as white as you would like them to be, or not as straight or attractive, you may have considered cosmetic dentistry. If you’re like a lot of people, maybe you didn’t know where to start, especially if you have multiple aesthetic issues that you want to correct.
Your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne encourages you to schedule an exam in our dental clinic to determine whether cosmetic dentistry is a viable option for you and which choices will contribute to your smile goals.
Considerations for cosmetic dentistry include the state of your oral and physical health and any previous restorations. However, these issues do not necessarily rule out cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums carefully, collect any relevant health information and take x-rays to determine the safest cosmetic dentistry options for you.
Our cosmetic dentistry options include:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Inlays and onlays
- Dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth-coloured fillings
- Dental bonding
Additionally, we can usually find cosmetic dentistry options that fit your budget and timeframe.
Do you offer professional teeth whitening?
Stained or discoloured teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. Tooth whitening is a straightforward, minimally invasive and economical solution that undoes the damage from coffee, red wine, tea, and tobacco use, lifting away yellow and brown tooth stains just in time for that dream wedding or once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
We offer a scientifically advanced teeth whitening system called ZOOM!. This system may bring about a whiter, brighter smile and stronger tooth surface than other methods without sensitivity or enamel damage.
Your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne recommends using professional teeth whitening under the guidance of a dental professional as opposed to store-bought kits. Store-bough products may lead to tooth sensitivity, be too abrasive and not lift stains effectively.
Additionally, only a dentist can determine whether your teeth and gums are in optimal condition for bleaching.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are customised porcelain restorations applied between or over tooth cusps to protect the tooth’s foundation. When there’s insufficient tooth structure to retain a filling, bonded inlays or onlays will allow the tooth to function correctly.
The tooth is prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary placed during the first appointment. We set the permanent restoration at the final booking.
Inlay and onlays represent both restorative and cosmetic dentistry because they protect a tooth but also provide aesthetics because they match your surrounding teeth.
How do dental crowns work?
Crowns are a way to restore a tooth when most of the tooth structure is missing, decayed or broken. A ceramic crown acts as a robust cover for your natural tooth, protecting it from further damage and restoring the aesthetics of your smile. Crowns can decrease sensitivity and allow you to chew more comfortably without fear of breakage following trauma or a root infection.
We use dental crowns widely across dentistry, including to anchor a dental bridge, top a dental implant and conceal tooth flaws like chips, discolouration, shape issues and small gaps between teeth.
Our dental crowns are always shaped and shaded to match your smile. And like inlays and onlays, crowns are both restorative and cosmetic.
What are porcelain veneers?
To dramatically enhance the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the best option. Essentially, porcelain veneers are thin shells custom designed to cover the visible part of the tooth.
Veneers do great work when the natural tooth has become damaged, chipped, or stained, or there are gaps between your teeth. Veneers also lengthen teeth that have sustained wear from a clenching and grinding habit. Veneers offer a stain-resistant, enduring smile that is meant to be both natural-looking and beautiful.
Your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne will let you know if veneers are a good option for you.
Do you offer tooth-coloured fillings?
Retaining the strength, integrity, and appearance of your teeth is simple with tooth-coloured fillings. Old methods for filling dental cavities such as amalgam fillings are less popular today than they were during past decades, especially when it comes to teeth located in the smile line. Most of our patients prefer virtually invisible fillings.
We can also replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings made from a resin material that is non-toxic and virtually undetectable.
What is dental bonding?
If you have tooth chips or gaps between your teeth, dental bonding is an inexpensive way to correct these issues. Using the same composite resin we rely on for tooth-coloured fillings, your dentist conceals tooth flaws, spreading the resin across the problem tooth and using a special light to seal it. We provide a final polish, and your cosmetic dentistry is complete.
In addition to being cost-effective, we can typically complete your bonding during a single dental visit.
Can you straighten crooked teeth?
Your cosmetic dentist in 3102 offers Invisalign, which straightens your smile gradually and discreetly over time. Invisalign is another example of a dental treatment that may boost your oral health while improving your smile aesthetics.
If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, your dentist in Melbourne takes impressions of your smile. Invisalign then creates custom aligners just for you. These aligners are changed out every few weeks until your smile falls in line.
The benefits of Invisalign during therapy include the ability to remove your aligners while eating, brushing and flossing. The clear plastic should also fit comfortably without metal or wires.
After Invisalign therapy, an aligned bite and straight smile may mean less wear on your teeth due to uneven chewing and more effective oral hygiene. Teeth are simply easier to clean when there is no overlapping and overcrowding.
Can my dentist 3102 help me with dental anxiety?
If you have a fear of the dentist, sleep dentistry can help make your experience more comfortable. Sedation allows patients to seek treatment when they may have avoided it in the past due to anxiety related to dental treatment.
Would You Like to Arrange an Appointment at our Melbourne Dental Clinic?
Contact our Kew East dental clinic to arrange a consultation with Dr Baker Hamdi, Dr Nada Aboush, or one of our other skilled dentists.