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Fast Smile Makeover Options

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Have you decided to treat yourself to a smile you feel more comfortable about showing off?  There are a number of cosmetic dental treatment options that we offer our Port Melbourne patients. Here are four of the fastest and effective choices to consider:

If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile when you meet friends, in social settings or when posing for pictures, these cosmetic solutions can help you achieve that perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of. These smile makeover options won’t just improve your smile, they will also make you feel good in your own skin.

If you are looking for quick and effective ways to improve your smile, here are four of the fastest and most effective choices to consider:

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the best ways to enhance the appearance of your smile. Most of the time, tooth discolouration is caused by what you eat and drink. For instance, coffee, wine, and pigmented food like beetroot and curry can stain your teeth. In addition, lifestyle habits like smoking, medications you take or aging can also cause discolouration.

With our teeth whitening treatments, you can remove these stains and achieve a whiter smile. We use a personalised approach to whitening teeth because no two smiles are the same. This method ensures minimal discomfort and sensitivity during treatment.

At Port Melbourne Dental, we offer both in-chair whitening and take-home whitening kits for you to choose from.

Whitening is perfect as a stand-alone “smile makeover” or to jump-start a more complex cosmetic treatment case. 

Composite Bonding

Have you got minor chips, discolouration or gaps between your teeth? Dental bonding may be an excellent solution to fix your smile.

Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding, uses a tooth-coloured resin material to fix minor imperfections. The resin is bonded to the tooth, improving the appearance of your smile.

The dental bonding process typically takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. However, this may depend on the number of teeth you are having done. After checking your eligibility for dental bonding, we will determine a shade that best matches the current shade of your natural teeth. This is to ensure the filling will blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Our dentists will roughen your tooth surface to ensure the composite resin material bonds well with your teeth. After application, we will sculpt and shape the resin to match the natural contours of your tooth and harden it using a special curing light. Finally, your tooth will be shaped and polished for a smooth and natural finish.

Tooth or Gum Recontouring

Uneven or atypically shaped teeth can be smoothed out so that they look more uniform in appearance.

Tooth contouring can fix cosmetic issues such as minor chips, slightly crooked or uneven teeth, bulky teeth and teeth that are too long.

This procedure can usually be completed in one visit to our clinic. We will remove some of your tooth enamel during treatment and use bonding to even out the tooth surface and improve its shape and appearance. After that, we will polish your teeth, leaving you with a natural-looking smile.

Recontouring can also be performed on gum tissues. If you have uneven gums or a “gummy” smile, gum contouring can reshape your gum to give a more uniform and appealing smile.

Dental Veneers

For the most dramatic smile makeover possible, dental veneers are still a relatively “quick” process.

Veneers are thin, custom-made tooth-coloured shells that are bonded to the surface of your tooth. They are an excellent solution for fixing slightly misaligned teeth, discoloured teeth, worn or chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth.

At our clinic, we offer two types of dental veneers: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant and can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care. Made out of dental porcelain, they are crafted by a prosthodontist in a laboratory before they are bonded to your tooth.

Composite veneers, on the other hand, can last between 5 and 7 years. They offer a quick-fix solution over porcelain veneers as they are bonded directly to your enamel. Made from tooth-coloured resin material, they are sculpted to the desired shape and hardened using a special light.

Find out which aesthetic dentistry option is right for you. Our Port Melbourne dentists offer flexible scheduling options to fit your busy lifestyle. Call PMD Dental Care today!