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A cosmetic dentist in Armadale busts 5 common cosmetic dentistry myths

cosmetic dentistry myths

Are you self-conscious about your teeth? Can’t bear to smile when taking photos? Do you find yourself airbrushing your teeth before uploading anything to Facebook or Instagram?

If you ask us, a good dental hygiene routine is essential starting point for a dazzling white smile.

However, to achieve that amazing smile, cosmetic dentistry might be just the ticket.

Cosmetic procedures have made leaps and bounds in the last few decades – your cosmetic dentist in Armadale can offer effective, long-lasting whiteness.

Unfortunately, for some people the perception still lags behind the technology.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding cosmetic dentistry. Do you still believe in one of these persistent myths?


Myth #1: Cosmetic dentistry is all about looks

Healthy, shiny teeth – if you were to ask our patients why they’ve chosen cosmetic dentistry, we’re willing to bet 90% of the responses will be about appearance.

However, cosmetic dentistry is more than just teeth whitening. It’s not just for those whose work depends on being beautiful on-camera – cosmetic treatments can also restore the function of your teeth too!

Lost a tooth (or several?)

Dental implants or Crown and Bridgework offer a strong, long-lasting solution.


Chipped a tooth?

Crowns and veneers can hide and protect damaged teeth.


Broken a chunk off?

Restorative procedures like fillings can restore teeth to function and comfort.

Each of these problems can lead to discomfort and impact your ability to eat. Luckily, there are cosmetic procedures can restore your smile as well as the function of your mouth.

Looking to replace that missing tooth? Need to hide misaligned, chipped or broken teeth?

Consider visiting our dentist in Armadale to find out whether cosmetic dentistry is the answer to your problem.


Myth #2: I can’t afford it

Perfect white teeth aren’t only for the rich and famous. As procedures have been refined, so have prices.

Cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening and dental implants are more affordable than they’ve ever been.

Furthermore, under some health insurance policies, cosmetic procedures are generally part of health benefits.

We’ll help you understand what is and isn’t covered by your health insurance.

Smiling woman looking away while holding mirror at dental clinic


Myth #3: It might harm my teeth

It’s only natural to be wary about any potential treatments – your teeth are important, after all!

Any worries you have about cosmetic dentistry damaging your teeth is completely understandable. Luckily for you, cosmetic dentistry is also completely safe.

Modern cosmetic dental procedures like bridges, implants, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening are considerably softer on your teeth than older techniques.

Biomimetic dentistry is the concept whereby restorations that are performed to fix your tooth or teeth are done so keeping every skerrick of sound tooth intact.

That is, the restoration is designed and manufactured or built to replace the missing tooth only.


Myth #4: Cosmetic dentistry is painful

All dentistry can be performed almost painlessly.

Great local anaesthetic techniques all add to great outcomes and excellent comfort. These may include:

  • Warming the local to body temperature
  • Flavoured pre-anaesthetic gels (the current flavour enjoyed by our patients is piña colada!)
  • The use of happy gas
  • Sleep dentistry (if required)
  • Pre-medications

However, the only thing that might hurt you is putting off a visit to your cosmetic dentist!

Cosmetic dental procedures like tooth implants, veneers and crowns are completely painless. In most cases, you won’t feel anything after the procedure.

Fortunately, at Dental Care Group, Dr Zelman has many techniques that minimise or stop any pain.

And as we mentioned before, some cosmetic procedures can actually reduce your dental pain!

Cavities or broken teeth can expose the sensitive parts – cosmetic procedures like crowns or veneers can cover and protect you from unnecessary pain.


Myth #5: Bleaching teeth may not be effective or long lasting

Tooth whitening is very effective, and at Dental Care Group we can whiten teeth in many ways.

Off the shelf kits are sometimes the most appropriate, but in chair whitening is the “golf standard” when a great and long-lasting result is required.

Unlike some in-chair bleaching that dry the teeth and produce a light colour that may only last a few weeks, our in-chair technique lasts for months or even years with only minimal at-home touch ups.


Contact our cosmetic dentist in Armadale today!

Do you want to get back to your dazzling white smile?

If so, reach out to the leading cosmetic dentist in Armadale today – get in touch with Dental Care Group!

Our team restore more than just smiles. Using a variety of effective, modern cosmetic treatments, we restore your confidence, so you can feel comfortable with your smile.

What types of cosmetic treatments we offer?

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers and crowns
  • Biomimetic (or minimal tooth reduction) Dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Dental implants

Find out how we can restore your smile today – contact Dental Care Group on (03) 9509 1500 or book online to get quality dental care from a leading cosmetic dentist in Armadale.

Book an appointment now!

If you have any questions, please feel free to fill out the form below or give us a call. Our friendly and experienced team look forward to hearing from you!

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