Cosmetic Dentistry Caulfield North
What is Cosmetic Dentistry Caulfield North?
In the following, we’ll discuss what cosmetic dentistry is, the costs associated with the procedures, and the types available in Caulfield North.
Cosmetic dentistry Caulfield North VIC 3161 is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/or bite.
Our dental team has helped many patients from Caulfield North with their cosmetic dentistry concerns.
Cosmetic dental treatments primarily focus on improvement in dental aesthetics in colour, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance of your teeth.
What is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist?
It is important to note that the Australian Dental Association (ADA) does not recognise cosmetic dentistry as a formal specialty area of dentistry. With that being said, there is such thing as a “Cosmetic Dentist”.
Our dentists are highly experienced in performing cosmetic dentistry treatments, but we will not call ourselves a Cosmetic Dental clinic, as there is no specific designation set aside by the ADA.
What are cosmetic dental procedures?
Cosmetic dentistry may involve:
- Adding dental material to teeth or gums – such as bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns gum grafts the removal of tooth structure or gums
- Teeth whitening (bleaching), laser whitening, gum depigmentation straightening of teeth resulting in an improvement in the appearance of your smile
- Dental veneers, dental laminates – conservative
- Teeth reshaping (sculpting) and bonding
What can Cosmetic Dentistry fix?
If your teeth are discoloured or stained from drinking coffee, tea or smoking then cosmetic dentistry can help. We have seen many Caulfield North patients with these issues. Please see the before and after images for a more visual illustration.
For worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen teeth modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a more confident smile. A “smile makeover” improves the appearance of your smile through veneers, bonding or dental crowns.
Dental Veneers Caulfield North VIC 3161
Dental veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured porcelain that cover the front of your teeth. After removing a small amount of tooth enamel, the veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth, resulting in a change in colour, shape, size, or length of your teeth.
To achieve a pleasing smile, our dentists create mock-ups (preview), which act as a guide before we start to create your veneers. This process allows our dentist to visualise the changes needed to be done on the patient’s teeth with respect to size, shape and proportion to achieve a natural look.
Dental veneers can cost between $500-$1,300 per tooth and are among the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures our patients from Caulfield North opt for.
How much does a full set of veneers cost?
If you get a full set, veneers cost anywhere from around $7,000 to $15,000 for a set of six and an average cost of $12,000 to $20,000 for a set of eight.
Since getting dental veneers is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of your teeth, they are only used for your front teeth, where the veneers can be easily seen.
Dental Bonding For Chipped or Broken Teeth
Dental bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; it is also a good cosmetic alternative to amalgam or silver fillings. During the bonding procedure, a tooth-coloured resin is applied to the tooth and hardened with ultraviolet light. Your dentist then trims, shapes, and polishes the area to make it seamlessly integrate into your smile.
Bonding takes between 30 to 60 minutes, and $100 to $400, per tooth.
Dental Crowns Caulfield North
A dental crown, also called a cap, fits over your tooth and replaces an entire decayed or damaged tooth. Functionally, a dental crown can keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together.
Crowns can be made from many materials: metal, porcelain or ceramic, and cost about $500 to $900 each depending on the materials chosen.
Teeth Whitening Caulfield North
At Glenferrie Dental multiple teeth whitening options are available. This includes over the counter products, as well as dentist-supervised methods such as in-chair treatments.
Laser whitening is a technique in which gums are covered with a rubber dam and a bleaching chemical is applied to the teeth. A beam of argon laser accelerates the process of bleaching, is then projected upon your teeth. This laser activates the bleaching chemical and lightens the teeth colour.
Laser whitening is significantly more effective in teeth whitening compared to other procedures.