Cosmetic Dentistry & Implants

Veneers

If you have chipped, stained, gaps or misaligned teeth, dental veneers may offer a viable cosmetic option to correct these issues. The thin laminate-shells are shaped and contoured to cover the front surface of the tooth. Dental veneers may be fabricated from two types of tooth-coloured materials- Porcelain or Composite Resin.

 

Why choose veneers?

  • Correct discolouration and minor misalignment
  • Restore chips or cracks
  • Reduce gaps between teeth and build up worn teeth to restore a natural-looking smile

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made and prepared by our lab to fit the tooth. They are very durable; look natural and are resistant to staining.

The downside of porcelain veneers is that your tooth needs to be shaved down in order to allow for a perfect-fit.

 

Composite Resin Veneers

 

Composite resin veneers are sculpted onto the tooth by the dentist and polished to give the veneer a natural look. They are the more affordable option and a little more prone to chips or cracks but these can be easily repaired. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers don’t require any part of the tooth to be shaved down.

 

How long do veneers last?

 

Porcelain veneers will last about 10 years and possibly much longer. It’s all about maintaining consistent and effective oral hygiene. A visit to the dentist for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least twice a year. Most importantly, only use your teeth for eating food – don’t chew pens, crunch ice or rip open plastic bags with them!

 

Implants

What are implants?

 

Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures. They can even replace an entire arch – known as all-on-4!

 

Implants have several components:

 

  • A fixture which is made from TGA-approved biocompatible surgical grade titanium. This replaces tooth roots and provides an anchor for the overlying prostheses. Osseointegration will then occur, where the jawbone grows around the implant. This process will take a couple of months and is vital for the success of the implant.
  • An abutment which connects the implant body to the artificial crowns, bridges or dentures.
  • The crown, bridge or denture which replaces your missing teeth.

Why choose implants?

 

  • Permanent solution for missing single, multiple or all teeth
  • No need to sacrifice the health of adjacent teeth
  • Natural look and feel compared to traditional tooth replacements
  • Better aesthetic and functional properties
  • Easy maintenance and cleaning
  • More durable and longer-lasting than other tooth replacement options

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Bone Grafting

For successful implants:

 

To place dental implants, you must have enough height and width of bone and it must be in the right locations so that when the final tooth/crown is placed, that new tooth will be in a functional and aesthetic position.

 

Bone loss and resorption:

 

People who have had teeth removed or failed and have not restored the missing tooth can have bone resorption. Within months of losing the tooth, the supporting jawbone suffers resorption and this gradually worsens as we age. As a result, your jawbone is not strong enough to support dental implants.

 

The solution:

 

Bone grafting is the process of adding bone to where you need it in order to facilitate dental implant placement in the exact location. With modern bone grafting techniques and materials, it is nearly possible to graft any area of the upper and lower jaws to facilitate dental implant placement.

 

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