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. 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 also improve the function of your teeth. Dental crowns can strengthen weakened teeth and orthodontic treatments can correct bite issues, which ultimately reduces your risk of decay and infections.
Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of treatments from teeth whitening to complete smile makeovers. You have several options available to choose from to help you reach your individual goals.
- 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.
COSMETIC DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants work wonders for restoring missing gaps in your smile. Dental Implants replicate tooth roots and are surgically placed into the jawbone. These implants are made of titanium and rely solely on osseointegration to form a strong bond and sound foundation to support the crown prosthesis that is placed onto the fixture.
Implants not only look like your real teeth but also help keep your facial structure intact. You’ll 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 be a long-lasting solution.
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 quality and volume
- Meet general medical requirements
- Practise good oral hygiene
- Quit smoking
A consultation is required to assess whether dental implants are the best option for you. At this consultation, bone levels will be assessed with the use of X-rays and in-chair examinations.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers
Have you ever wondered how those celebrities get their Hollywood smiles? You too can flaunt your pearly whites with our cosmetic dentistry treatments in Port Melbourne.
The answer is porcelain veneers!
Porcelain veneers are a facet of cosmetic dentistry that improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made from a thin layer of porcelain that is 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 of our porcelain veneers are fabricated with the finest quality porcelain material and are 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 but do not wish to have braces
- Have spaces between your teeth but do not wish to have 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. Veneers can restore their appearance and strength
Types Of Dental Veneers
At Port Melbourne Dental Care, we offer our patients the choice of two types of cosmetic dentistry veneers—these are porcelain and composite.
Porcelain material is used to create strong and durable veneers with high stain resistance.
With meticulous professional care, regular maintenance appointments and optimal oral hygiene behaviours, porcelain veneers can last upwards of 15 years.
Porcelain material is effective in its ability to reflect light and match existing natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are made by a specialist prosthodontist in a laboratory indirectly before being bonded to your natural tooth, therefore multiple appointments are required.
Composite material is used to build up your natural tooth directly in your mouth in a single visit.
Composite veneers can achieve the same aesthetic improvement as porcelain veneers however composite veneers are less durable than porcelain and will need to be replaced more frequently.
Composite veneers are less stain-resistant in comparison to porcelain veneers.
We invite you to contact our friendly staff at Port Melbourne Dental Care to arrange a consultation on how we can help to 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 that it incorporates a replacement for a tooth cusp by covering the area where the missing cusp would be.
Emax Porcelain Veneers and Maryland Bridges
More commonly used to replace congenitally missing teeth in young mouths that are not ready for final implant 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. This preserves the natural tooth structure of adjacent teeth.
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 goals.
- 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 needs anytime 7 days a week to accommodate any problems that may arise. Contact our friendly staff on 03 9646 5100 to schedule an appointment. Let’s get started on that stunning, new smile!