Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry refers to dental treatments that improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, bite or smile. There a number of treatments which can enhance appearance but not all treatments are best suited to all patients. Your Dentist will be able to advise the most suitable options based on your current concerns, desired outcomes and budget.

The Dentists at Pacific Smiles Dental may recommend one or more of the following dental treatments if you are looking to improve your teeth and smile.

Types of cosmetic dentistry procedures

Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure which can lighten the colour of teeth. This procedure is safe when completed by a Dentist. 

Veneers involve a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which thin tooth coloured porcelain or composite resin facings are bonded to the front of one or more teeth. Veneers are more conservative that dental crowns and can be a good cosmetic dental option for patients with the following dental concerns

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked, oddly shaped or misaligned teeth

Dental Implants
Dental implants offer patients the opportunity to replace lost or missing teeth and greatly enhance not only appearance but functionality. Implants can be thought of as artificial roots that are securely anchored in the jaw. They are cylindrical devices made of medical grade titanium which are placed in the site of a missing tooth or teeth where they biologically bond with the bone. A ceramic crown made to match existing teeth is then attached to the securely anchored implant. 

A custom-made dental crown fits over a prepared natural tooth and replaces the natural crown, which is the part of the tooth that is visible above the gums. Dental crowns not only improve the appearance of ones smile, but can add strength, durability and stability. 

Pacific Smiles Dental understands the importance of how straight teeth can improve a patients smile and confidence.

Orthodontists specialise in the design, application and control of corrective appliances, such as braces or dental aligners, to align teeth, lips and jaws to achieve facial balance and straight teeth.

If you’d like more information about which cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for you, contact your local Pacific Smiles Dental Centre or request a call back for more information or for an appointment.