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Cosmetic Dentistry

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is all about helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether it’s teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, cosmetic dentistry covers a variety of dental treatments aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and giving you a complete smile makeover while enhancing their functionality. Cosmetic dental solutions can address issues like discolouration, gaps, misalignment and much more!

Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry at Port Melbourne Dental offers a wide range of benefits:

  • Enhanced Aesthetics
    Cosmetic dentistry can correct various issues, including stained, discoloured, misaligned or misshapen teeth.
  • Natural-Looking Results
    Our modern dentistry techniques and materials produce natural-looking results that blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
  • Functional Improvements
    Many cosmetic treatments like dental crowns, implants and orthodontic treatments can improve the function of your teeth. Dental crowns can strengthen weakened teeth, and orthodontic treatments can correct bite issues, reducing your risk of decay and infections.
  • Versatility
    Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of treatments from teeth whitening to complete smile makeovers giving you many options to choose from to transform your smile.
  • Long-Lasting Solutions
    Many cosmetic treatments like dental implants and veneers are durable and with the right care can provide results that last many years.
  • Boosts Confidence
    Cosmetic dentistry can boost your confidence by giving you a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Improved Oral Health
    Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about transforming your smile as it can also improve your oral health. For instance, correcting a misaligned bite with clear aligners can prevent problems like TMJ Disorder and replacing missing teeth with implants can prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting and tilting into gaps.

COSMETIC DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants work wonders for restoring missing gaps in your smile. These implants are made of titanium and are surgically placed into the jawbone to fuse with it and form a strong foundation to support the prosthetic tooth placed onto the fixture.

Implants not only look like your real teeth but also mimic the tooth roots, helping keep your facial structure intact. You’ll be able to speak and chew effortlessly and the renewed confidence from your restored smile will make social interactions a breeze. With minimal upkeep, our dental implants are designed to last between 15 to 25 years.

Our dental crowns (your prosthetic teeth) are made of high-grade porcelain and zirconia (lava, German). All Prosthesis used at Port Melbourne Dental are fabricated locally at Seaside Dental Studio, including complex angled implants that are fabricated at Osteon Medical and Atlantis (Sweden)

For dental implants to be successful, each candidate must:

  • Have adequate bone density and volume
  • Meet general medical requirements
  • Practise good oral hygiene
  • Quit smoking
  • Have good gum health

A consultation is required to assess whether dental implants are the best option for you. Our dentist will assess your bone density using X-rays and in-chair examinations. If you have inadequate bone density, we may recommend additional treatments like a bone graft before dental implants.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Have you ever wondered how celebrities get their Hollywood smiles? The answer is porcelain veneers. With our cosmetic dentistry treatments in Port Melbourne, you can also flaunt your pearly whites freely.

Porcelain veneers are a facet of cosmetic dentistry that improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile. They are custom-made from a thin layer of porcelain which will be bonded to the front of your natural tooth and can be utilised to improve discoloured, chipped or crooked teeth without the need for whitening or braces.

At Port Melbourne Dental, all our porcelain veneers are fabricated with the finest quality porcelain material and fully Australian-made at our local laboratories, Seaside Dental Laboratories and Siida Laboratory.

You may be a candidate for veneers if you have:

  • Slightly crooked teeth or have spaces between your teeth and do not want braces
  • Have naturally / genetically small or irregularly shaped teeth that you wish to make larger, wider or longer
  • Discoloured teeth from trauma, root canal treatment or general staining
  • Minor chips or wear.

In addition, it’s also important to have healthy teeth and gums, good oral hygiene and good overall health to be a candidate for dental veneers.

Types Of Dental Veneers

At Port Melbourne Dental Care, we offer our patients two types of cosmetic dentistry veneers— porcelain and composite.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain material is used to create strong and durable veneers with high stain resistance and can last up to 15 years with meticulous professional care, regular maintenance and good oral hygiene. Our specialist prosthodontist will fabricate your porcelain veneers to match the shape and shade of your teeth. As they are custom-made in a laboratory, multiple appointments may be required, and once your veneers are ready, our dentist will bond them to your natural tooth.

Composite Veneers

You can get composite veneers in a single visit, as composite material is applied directly to your natural tooth. While they can achieve the same aesthetic improvement as porcelain veneers, they are less durable needing frequent replacement. Composite veneers are also less stain-resistant compared to porcelain veneers.

Contact our friendly team at Port Melbourne Dental Care to schedule a consultation on how we can help rejuvenate your smile.

Porcelain Inlay and Onlay Restorations

Porcelain inlays are an indirect restoration (filling) made of a solid porcelain substance. This is fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. Inlays involve fabricating the restoration outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. An onlay is the same as an inlay, except it incorporates a replacement for a tooth cusp by covering the area where the missing cusp would be.

Emax Porcelain Veneers and Maryland Bridges

These cosmetic dentistry solutions are commonly used to replace congenitally missing teeth in young mouths that are not ready for final implants and crown restorations until age 21.

Emax porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-quality porcelain that are custom-made to cover the front surface of teeth. They are known for their durability, natural appearance and stain resistance.

Maryland bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of a pontic (false tooth) held in place by metal or porcelain that is bonded to the adjacent natural teeth. They don’t require the removal of much tooth structure compared to traditional bridges, helping preserve the natural tooth structure of adjacent teeth.

TEETH WHITENING

Do you want to get rid of stains or discolouration from your teeth to get a brighter, whiter smile? Your teeth can get stained or discoloured from factors such as ageing, poor oral hygiene, consuming highly pigmented food and habits like smoking. Our teeth whitening treatments at Port Melbourne Dental use premium materials to give your pearly whites the radiance they deserve. 

HOW MUCH DOES COSMETIC DENTISTRY COST IN MELBOURNE?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on the treatment or treatments selected and the complexity of the case. While it’s hard to provide an accurate breakdown of the cost without assessing your mouth, we will be able to do so when you visit us for a consultation.

Why Choose Port Melbourne Dental For Cosmetic Dentistry

Take a step towards achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile when you choose Port Melbourne Dental.

  • Our dental team consists of highly experienced professionals who are skilled in a wide range of cosmetic dental services. Their expertise ensures that you receive the highest quality of care for your smile and oral health.
  • Port Melbourne offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments, from routine check-ups and cleanings to advanced treatments such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
  • Our clinic is equipped with modern technology, which allows for more accurate diagnostics and treatments.
  • We tailor treatment plans to suit your unique individual requirements so that you receive the right care.

Our friendly team is always ready to assist patients with urgent and emergency dental needs 7 days a week, to accommodate any problems that may arise. Contact us on 03 9646 5100 to schedule an appointment. Let’s get started on that stunning, new smile!