What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can come in many forms – from teeth whitening to dental implants, and porcelain veneers or dental veneers. The term cosmetic dentistry can refer to any kind of dental work that is performed to enhance or improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. A cosmetic dentist will usually focus on making aesthetic improvements to a patient’s smile and teeth through a range of techniques. The dentist will work to improve the colour, size, position, shape or size of teeth, with the overall aim of cosmetic dentistry being to improve the look or performance of a person’s smile.
In the past, the materials used in cosmetic dentistry Brisbane wide (and across the world) would consist of gold, metal and other kinds of amalgams. Some of these were veneered with porcelain.
Nowadays, it’s common for all dental work to be done with porcelain and to perform work that mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth. These kinds of fillings and enhancements are bonded to the tooth with resin which is free of mercury. Cosmetic dentistry is an ever-changing space with new technology and innovation taking place all the time. At Southside Dental Group, we are proud to be at the forefront of modern technology and offer the latest in cosmetic dentistry for your comfort.
Who Needs Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can be an option for anyone at any stage of their life, but we would recommend that it is something that is only undertaken after a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists Brisbane wide.
You will find that children are very unlikely to be needing cosmetic dentistry treatments given the fact that their teeth are still growing and changing. They are more like to benefit from our orthodontic treatments if they are suffering from tooth and gum problems.
It is recommended that children have a full dental and orthodontic examination by the time their ‘adult’ or permanent teeth have come through. This is usually around their 8th birthday. If you would like to speak to one of our dentists about your child’s needs, please get in touch.
Adolescents and Teens
As with children, most adolescents and teens will not require cosmetic dentistry unless there is a tooth that has been knocked out or if bleaching is required. Our qualified cosmetic dentists can speak with you about the procedure for managing a missing tooth or performing whitening for your teen.
Great cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth and give you the confidence to enjoy life knowing that your smile is perfect. We regularly treat our adult patients with a range of cosmetic dentistry services, offering dental implants, dental veneers, porcelain veneers and teeth whitening Brisbane wide.
While orthodontics is focused on improving and optimising the alignment and function of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your confidence. You will enjoy the boost in your self-esteem that comes from having one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Our range of cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you to:
- Reshape your teeth
- Close a gap or space
- Restore a worn or shorter tooth or change the length of teeth
- Whiten your smile
- Contour your teeth
You may also enjoy the additional benefit of an improvement in oral problems, like bite, when you undertake a cosmetic dentistry procedure.