Cosmetic Dentistry Comes in All Shapes and Sizes
At our Bondi Junction dental clinic, one of the questions we ask our patients is, ‘How do you feel about your smile?’ Some patients are mostly happy with their oral health but have a few things they wish looked better. Just a couple of decades ago, the common conception was that cosmetic dentistry was reserved for the wealthy or famous.
Today, many of our Bondi Junction dental patients opt to improve their smiles for professional reasons or just because they want to feel happy when they smile in the mirror.
Here are a few cosmetic dental issues and how we treat them.
Yellow Teeth That Look Aged or Dark
Typically, teeth that make you look older, or have a brown or yellow appearance, could benefit from professional teeth whitening or a restoration such as veneers or crowns.
Surface stains caused by smoking or drinking coffee can easily be bleached away with teeth whitening gel in our dental clinic or with take-home teeth whitening kits. Deeper stains or thin enamel might be better suited for veneers or crown, which cover the tooth to change its appearance.
Gappy or Unevenly Spaced Teeth
Uneven spacing can make your smile look asymmetrical or even like you have some missing teeth. Orthodontics – either braces or clear aligners – can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but also the function of the teeth by lining them up properly.
When your teeth are aligned, chewing may also feel more comfortable.
Perhaps the most dramatic impact on our smiles is when we lose a tooth to trauma (like a sporting accident) or disease (like a root infection). Today, we have several options to fill that gap and give you your smile back.
- Dental implants
- Fixed dental bridges
- Partial or complete dentures
Your smile is personal to you, and we invite you to discuss modern cosmetic dentistry options in Bondi Junction with our cosmetic dentist, Dr Brendan Quill.