Your Cosmetic Dentist Emerald Lakes – The White Bite
The White Bite is a full-service dental clinic on the Gold Coast. Our experienced Dentist Emerald Lakes team offers a broad range of high quality, competitively priced dental treatments.
Our modern practice has combined with Coastal Dental Care Emerald Lakes in 2019 providing a full range of dental services to patients all under The White Bite name.
Our team offers a wide range of dental services including cosmetic, restorative, general, and children’s dentistry.
Veneers are a popular treatment amongst our patients as they enhance your smile and last a long time. They also improve the appearance of your teeth. Generally, we distinguish between two materials for veneers – porcelain and composite resin.
Veneers cover the outside of your tooth which is visible when you smile. They are generally used when your tooth is:
- Darkened or discoloured
- Chipped or worn down
- Crooked, uneven, poorly positioned
- Widely spaced with gaps between teeth
On average, porcelain veneers last between 10 to 17 year which can increase with exceptional oral health. However, they can fracture and break like natural teeth. For this reason, it is important to look after them like you would after your natural teeth.
Composite resin veneers are a cheaper treatment option and generally last around 5 years. Furthermore, your dentist can replace them in one appointment and they require limited preparation of your teeth.
Dental crowns may be a solution for you if you have heavily worn, chipped or broken teeth. A crown covers the visible portion of the tooth around and above the gum. The main purpose of a dental crown is to restore the size, strength, shape or appearance of a tooth.
Crowns are normally needed when:
- A tooth is damaged or decayed
- Following root canal therapy to preserve the remaining tooth structure
- The tooth is being used as support for a bridge or denture
Preventative dental care
Preventative and general dental treatments at The White Bite focus on preventing and limiting the amount of dental restoration you require in your lifetime. This involves a general visit to one of our dentists every 6 months to monitor your oral health. Attending your regular dental visits helps our practitioners to diagnose issues before they occur or treat oral concerns more effectively.
We offer the following general dental treatments:
- $125 Check-up and clean
- No Gap Check-up and clean
- Custom-made mouthguards
- Children’s dentistry
- Wisdom teeth removal
In-chair teeth whitening is a popular treatment to brighten up teeth within one dental visit. The procedure helps breaking down the colour pigments (staining) in and around the tooth enamel.
The procedure involves placing a controlled amount of bleach, heated by a blue UV light to breakdown the pigment on your teeth. As a result, it removes stains and you will have a whiter smile.
Dental implants are a treatment option when a tooth is damaged beyond repair. The procedure involves inserting a metal screw into the jaw, which your dentist uses to attach a restoration. This restoration can be a crown or a dental bridge and will match your surrounding teeth in shape and colour. Dental implants are a strong, long-lasting solution.
However, the success rate can vary amongst different patients. Some general conditions for dental implants may require you to:
- Have the appropriate bone tissue density
- Be disease-free
- Be Non-smoker or to give up during the recovery process
Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth adjacent to each other. They may also be required within those who have issues which prevent them from having dental implants. At The White Bite, we offer a variety of bridge types and materials. Your dentist will carefully assess your case and decide with you which option is most suitable in your situation.
Orthodontics involves the straightening of your teeth. During your first appointment, your dentist will conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health to determine if your teeth are crooked due to facial bone, muscle or teeth imbalances.
At The White Bite, we offer SmileStyler clear aligner treatment. The removable aligners allow us to straighten your teeth without braces in a virtually invisible way.
You will have to attend regular appointments with your dentist to track the development of your teeth’s condition. Regular visits will enable your dentist to monitor your progress and make any adjustment necessary to keep your teeth straight.
Smile Makeover Packages
A smile makeover package involves the use of several dental treatments to enhance the overall health of your smile. At The White Bite, we offer several types of smile makeover packages including:
- 6 Porcelain Veneer Smile Makeover Package
- 8 Porcelain Veneer Smile Makeover Package
- 8 Composite Veneer Smile Makeover Package
- 10 Porcelain Veneer Smile Makeover Package
The smile makeover package focuses on custom made, high-quality veneer restorations. Depending on your package, the treatment will usually take around 4 – 7 business days to complete. In addition, you will only have to visit your dentist 1 – 3 times throughout the process.
The cost of your makeover will depend on the amount of veneer restorations you require. At The White Bite, each package includes:
- Zoom whitening to lower teeth
- Scale and clean
- Dental consultations
The White Bite accepts all health funds. Furthermore, the practice is preferred provider for medibank, HCF and the nib first choice network.
At The White Bite, we offer three payment plan options for our patients. Zip Pay and Afterpay are both interest-free payment plans for treatments valued below $1,000. If your treatment costs range from $1,000 to $10,000, you can choose to finance your treatment with a Zip Money payment plan.
Start Your Smile Journey Today – Dentist Emerald Lakes
Get started on your smile journey simply by filling in our free online consultation form. We will get back to you within 5 business days with a first assessment of your case. If you are happy to go ahead and find out more about your treatment options, we will book you in for a consultation with one of our White Bite dentists at our Emerald Lakes practice.