Our innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures are performed at our professional clinic in Canterbury Rd, Blackburn. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. If you feel confident within yourself, you radiate a certain glow. If you’re unhappy with how your teeth look, it can often have a detrimental impact on your everyday life. At Blackburn Smiles Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic treatment options to suit your budget including inlays and onlays, dental veneers, composite bonding, dental implants and teeth whitening, all aimed at enhancing your best physical feature – your smile.
Inlays and Onlays
These are also known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory or CAD/CAM, and they are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling.
Cosmetic Inlays and onlays are made from composite resin material or porcelain and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further decay or deterioration.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discoloured teeth using material that resembles the colour of tooth enamel. Your dentist drills out the tooth decay and applies the composite onto the tooth's surface, then "sculpts" it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light. This effectively covers the damage to the tooth and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.
Typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one's natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.
One of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening or teeth bleaching can be performed at your dentist's office. Whitening should occur after plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, restoring their natural appearance. Teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than this original colour.
Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. Whitening works by active chemical reaction (hydrogen peroxide / carbamide peroxide) to the coloured compounds entrapped within the enamel. Results of bleaching will vary from one individual to another; it is important to discuss your individual situation with the dentist so that they may advise you of the most likely outcome.
Dental implants are used to replace teeth after tooth loss. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant (usually 3 months), they are permanently secured into place. During the period of fusion, a temporary tooth could be placed if it is an area of aesthetic concern. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period to clean plaque and food debris from the area.
Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and oral region. And although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, rather than essential, some cases of treatment also provide restorative benefits.
The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple, whereas others are more complex and require specialised care.
We also service many residents of Box Hill and Doncaster. At Blackburn Smiles Dental, we believe in promoting greater wellbeing and oral health across our range of different treatment options. Our experienced team is committed to providing a professional, caring and friendly service with every visit. We are always available to answer your questions and concerns, no matter how big or small.
Cosmetic dentistry is an affordable, cost-effective and reliable way to treat a range of aesthetic oral issues. Whether you have a chipped tooth, stained teeth from food, drinks or medication tooth decay or gaps, we can treat all of these problems at our professional dental clinic.
The practice is a fully renovated building with a bright, spacious and clean environment. All our rooms are climate controlled to provide a comfortable experience. Our waiting area is also fitted with a generous television linked with Netflix allowing you to catch up on your missed shows whilst you wait. We also have complimentary Wifi access throughout the building for extra convenience. Furthermore, there is dedicated parking on site as well as off street parking with no parking restrictions nearby.
Thinking about a teeth-whitening session in Blackburn or near Doncaster and the Box Hill areas? Contact Blackburn Smiles Dental on 03 8813 0556 and start your cosmetic journey with us today.