Once you’ve achieved good oral health there are a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures available to you to improve the appearance of your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a thin semi-translucent porcelain coating or shell permanently bonded to your tooth to improve the appearance of damaged, chipped or discoloured teeth. To complete a porcelain veneer procedure usually takes 2 to 3 dental visits; with good home care your new porcelain veneer can last several years, contributing to your bright smile.
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Tooth bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured composite resin is bonded to the front surface of the tooth with the result lasting from 5-10 years after which it may need replacing due to general wear and tear, plaque build-up and stains.Bonding can correct slightly crooked front teeth and improve the appearance of cracked or chipped front teeth.
Bonding can also be used to reduce the appearance of small gaps between front teeth. Bonding procedures generally only take one dental visit. The composite resin used in tooth bonding is not as strong as that used in porcelain veneers, and can chip, however these marks can be easily repaired.
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Tooth whitening or bleaching of undamaged teeth is one of the most common procedures carried out in general dental practice and has been used in Australia for over 10 years.
Whilst there have been no identified medical or dental risks currently associated with tooth whitening we do have some concerns with smokers using whitening products due to possible interactions with carcinogens in tobacco products. Tooth whitening can bring a noticeable difference to teeth colour for at least two years. Existing fillings, including porcelain veneers and crowns cannot be bleached.
See our brochure: Tooth Whitening