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Our dentist in Armadale shares 5 common cosmetic dental procedures

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Want a brighter, shinier smile? Of course you do!

Little wonder our dentist in Armadale fields so many questions about cosmetic dental procedures from our patients!

Don’t worry, there’s no need to feel like you’re being vain! A shiny white smile has plenty of other proven effects:

Unfortunately, discolouration, cracks and stains can force you to hide your teeth, robbing you of these fantastic fringe benefits!

Tired of hiding your pearly whites? Want a photo where you’re actually smiling for once?

Our cosmetic dentist in Armadale can help with that! 

A dentist in Armadale explains…

Teeth whitening

When we think of cosmetic dentistry, the first thing we think about is appearance.

So, what better place to start today’s article than with teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is hands-down one of the most common and straightforward cosmetic dental treatments. It makes your teeth white – pretty simple!

Using a much more potent hydrogen peroxide mixture than take-home products, this non-invasive procedure removes even the toughest stains and discolouration.

What’s more, it’s also safe, and only takes a quick 60-minute session!

One thing that people don’t realise about teeth whitening however is that it’s strictly a temporary measure.

While the duration will vary depending on the individual and their teeth, the effects will eventually wear-off.

In almost every case, you will need additional appointments to maintain your whiteness.

Certain lifestyle choices can make this duration shorter.

For example, habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, and taking certain medications (the three horsemen of dentistry) can accelerate how quickly it wears off.

Another thing to consider is that in-chair whitening only removes extrinsic (surface) stains. 

For deeper problems, alternative solutions may be needed (more on that below!)

Be sure to seek the advice of your dentist in Armadale first, before deciding whether or not teeth whitening treatment is suitable for you.

Veneers and crowns

While appearance is a common reason many opt for cosmetic dentistry, it isn’t the only one. 

You might not know this, but cosmetic dental procedures can also improve the function of your teeth too, all while reducing pain!

That’s exactly what veneers and crowns do.

Let’s kick-off with veneers.

Like the name suggests, these go on the front or back of your existing teeth, covering them with a thin porcelain layer that covers damaged or cracked teeth.

Think of it a bit like a plaster cast or protective shell that covers a row of teeth.

In addition to making your teeth look white again, veneers also cover up cracks and damage, preventing further issues and minimising felt pain.

Not only will you be able to smile without worries, but you’ll also be able to eat pain-free too!

Crowns operate on a similar principle, but with a focus on individual teeth.

Instead of covering the front (or back) of your teeth, crowns sit on top of a single tooth, covering it in its entirety.

Just like veneers, crowns protect the tooth, reduce pain, and most importantly, improve your smile!

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Dental implants

The only thing worse than a dirty or stained smile? A smile that’s full of gaps and holes!

Missing a tooth altogether? Luckily, dentures aren’t the only option anymore.

One of the procedures our cosmetic dentist in Armadale offers is dental implants.

Like the name suggests, we’ll replace your missing tooth with a strong, permanent replacement tooth. It’ll be like you never lost it in the first place!

It starts by screwing a base into the jaw. Over the coming weeks, this base will fuse with the jawbone, forming a strong bond that’s just as strong as natural teeth.

Once it’s strong enough, we’ll attach the tooth itself, restoring your smile!

Not only will you be able to smile with confidence, but you’ll also be able to eat unimpeded. Dental implants are resilient and if implanted correctly, incredibly strong to boot!

Dental implants are a pretty major procedure, stretched over several appointments. We strongly recommend choosing a cosmetic dentist in Armadale that you’re comfortable with before locking in the procedure.

At Dental Care Group, Dr Zelman Lew possesses more than 25 years of experience performing a range of dental procedures, including cosmetic dentistry.

We’ll be more than happy to guide you through your options.

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Dental fillings

While they’re a restorative procedure first and foremost, thanks to new materials finding their way onto the market, dental fillings are also being used for cosmetic purposes.

Back in the old days, fillings were made of gold or silver – while they were the only materials that were both affordable and strong enough, they weren’t exactly subtle.

Whether it was ugly black cavities or a metal amalgam, either option would often draw attention to your smile for the wrong reasons!

Thanks to porcelain and ceramic materials however, dental fillings are now seamless, blending in perfectly with the rest of your teeth.

By covering these cavities with white porcelain, dental fillings not only stop the spread of tooth decay and protect you from cavity-related pain, but also improve appearance too!

Learn more about the history of dental fillings.

Enjoy function AND form with our cosmetic dentist in Armadale

Feel too shy to smile? Our cosmetic dentist in Armadale can help!

At Dental Care Group, we’re all about healthier, shinier smiles. In addition to general dentistry, our dentist in Armadale also offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments. 

Our dental team understands that your teeth are closely entwined with your self-confidence. 

As such, we make sure that you’re fully informed and comfortable before booking in any cosmetic procedure.

Arrange a conversation about your dental health today – contact our dentist in Armadale on (03) 9509 1500 or click here to book online.

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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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