Is cosmetic dentistry for me?

The landscape of dentistry is changing fast. Its focus is no longer on prioritising and improving oral health alone, but also on procedures that assist with increasing a person’s quality of life and confidence with an array of aesthetic treatments.

Imperfect pearly whites can negatively impact many aspects of your life. You might feel self-conscious about smiling because of other people’s judgements about the way you look. Cosmetic dentistry has seen a rise in popularity, because people want to enhance their facial appearance.

Glenside Dental Clinic offers a full menu of cosmetic treatments, ranging from teeth whitening and orthodontics, to porcelain veneers. In this article, we’ll give you a brief overview of just some of the procedures we can offer you.

A brighter smile can be yours with teeth whitening!

The combined effects of ageing, bad diet and smoking can influence your teeth, leaving them discoloured, stained, and unseemly.

Teeth whitening is one of our most popular aesthetic treatments, because the procedure is cost-effective and works quickly.

Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide, a mild bleaching agent, as an active ingredient used to lift stains and lighten the shade of your pearly whites.

There are two methods of treatment from which you can choose; either procedures in the dental practice administered by our general dentist in Glenside or using trays at home. There are highlights and pitfalls in using both. In-house treatments see almost immediate results, while using the trays at home means you can whiten your teeth in a place you feel most comfortable.

While long lasting, the effects will fade over time. However, by removing food and beverages that stain from your diet and by quitting smoking, you can enjoy the results for longer.

Invisible braces

In the past, people have argued whether braces are essential for oral health or purely cosmetic by nature. The truth of the matter is that they address both dental areas, the appearance and the health of teeth.

Straighter teeth might be more attractive, but they're also easier to clean, which means optimised dental health and hygiene.

There are several orthodontic devices individuals can choose, but we like recommending Invisalign or invisible braces to our patients wanting to fix their misaligned teeth at the general dentist in Glenside.

Our reason for doing so is because invisible braces provide a markedly improved user experience, compared to other conventional methods. Additionally, Invisalign's subtle appearance appeals to users who want their teeth straightened without attracting attention.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can mask a wide range of cosmetic dental issues, including covering stained, chipped, or marked teeth, filling spaces between teeth, and changing the appearance of short or imperfect teeth.

The process entails applying ultra-thin porcelain pieces to the surface of your offending tooth or teeth. The minimally-invasive procedure ensures that the structure of your teeth is preserved because only a small bit of your enamel is removed to fit the veneer.

The procedure can be slightly uncomfortable. However, we manage this discomfort, making the experience tolerable, with a local anaesthetic.

Individuals on the fence about aesthetic solutions worry that the results look artificial or fake. Dental veneers administered by our dentist in Glenside are natural-looking forms of restoration.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.