You may be able to improve the appearance of your smile through:
- Maintaining good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing)
- Teeth whitening
- Restorations such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns and dental bridges
Every day we meet clients seeking options to improve the appearance of their smile and there is a whole spectrum of treatment options available, depending on the results you are after. This may range from teeth whitening to more prosthetic options such as veneers.
Treatment options may vary from person to person depending on:
- The current state of your teeth
- What options are available
- What your individual treatment goals are
Our team has explained what some of the cosmetic treatment options involve and ways to help you improve your smile.
What can a cosmetic treatment do?
If you are looking to improve the aesthetic look of your smile, a cosmetic dental treatment might be able to help.
Cosmetic dentistry involves the use of one or more treatments which can help you to create a desired look or to restore your teeth.
Depending on what you are looking to achieve, there are several treatments which may help you improve your smile which include:
If you wish to brighten your smile, teeth whitening may be your solution and has the advantage of not requiring any restorative work to be done on the teeth. At The White Bite, we offer either a custom-made take-home whitening kit or in-chair whitening with the Philips Zoom system which may potentially brighten your teeth by up to 8 shades.
If you are seeking more substantial changes, veneers are a popular treatment option amongst our clients to achieve their dream smiles. This involves placing either composite or porcelain over front of the teeth to improve aesthetic flaws such as:
- Staining or discolouration
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth (crowding or spacing)
In cases where the teeth are structurally compromised or missing, other fixed restorations such as crowns and bridges may also get the job done.
Crowns are shaped like a cap and are placed over the top of an existing tooth. They help to restore a damaged tooth and aim to restore its strength and structure.
Furthermore, crowns aim to match your natural teeth in:
The crowns and the false tooth are cemented together to create on piece. As a result, filling the gap in your smile.
Importance of maintaining good oral hygiene
Where the aesthetic concern is some staining on the teeth, all you may require is a good clean. More importantly, a high standard of hygiene and maintenance is an essential foundation for any form of dental treatment.
Moreover, it may not matter what we do to our teeth as if they are not cleaned well, there may be a higher chance of treatment failure.
Some oral hygiene methods to maintain include:
- Brushing your teeth twice day
- Flossing once a day
- Undergoing a regular Check-up & Clean with your dentist every 6 months
By doing these 3 things, you can ensure your teeth are clean and maintain good oral health.
Improve your smile on the Gold Coast
Like all treatments, you should consult with your dentist first to understand the benefits and risks involved.
At the White Bite, we offer a free online consultation to all existing, new, interstate and overseas clients. By sending us a series of photographs, we are able to evaluate your suitability for our various treatment options and can advise you accordingly.
If you have any questions, contact our friendly Gold Coast staff today.