Do you want to modify your smile?
If your teeth are chipped, stained or crooked and you’re thinking about changing their appearance, talk to Dental on King about cosmetic dentistry in Sydney. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, we can now provide a variety of treatments to help you achieve a healthy, natural-looking smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is a blending of art and science. While these treatments are focused on aesthetic results, some can also have benefits for your oral health by helping to protect your teeth. Our dentists will make sure you understand what each treatment involves, including its costs and any possible risks or complications, so you can make a decision that’s right for you.
If you think you could benefit from more than one cosmetic treatment, we may recommend a number of different procedures for your custom smile makeover. We’ll make sure we understand your needs and wants when recommending the most suitable treatment options, using the latest imaging technology to give you an idea of what your finished smile could look like.
Smile reconstructions can be suitable for people with heavily restored teeth or teeth that have been chipped, broken or worn down by grinding. We may also recommend orthodontics to help correct the position of a misaligned bite.
If you want to know more about smile makeovers at Dental on King, please complete a smile assessment form and bring it along to your free consultation.
We may recommend a dental crown to restore a damaged tooth or strengthen a weakened tooth. Some of the common reasons crowns are placed include:
- repairing a chipped or broken tooth
- strengthening a tooth weakened by decay or root canal treatment
- restoring a worn tooth to its original size and shape
- straightening crooked teeth
- modifying a tooth’s appearance for aesthetic reasons.
A dental crown is an artificial tooth covering that fits over your natural tooth crown (the part of the tooth visible above the gums). At Dental on King, we use porcelain crowns that closely resemble natural tooth enamel and are colour-matched to your other teeth. This avoids the artificial look of metal crowns and doesn’t create a black line at the gum level.
Porcelain crowns are as strong as natural teeth and generally last between 5 and 15 years, although they can last even longer when you take good care of your oral health.
If you’ve lost a tooth to gum disease, accidental injury or an extraction, a dental bridge is one option for closing the gap. These restorations literally bridge the gap between your remaining teeth, helping to improve your oral health, restore your smile and correct problems with chewing or speech.
If a gap is left untreated, this can lead to food and bacteria getting trapped, which can increase your risk of tooth decay. There will also be greater pressure put on your other teeth, which can cause damage over time, and the teeth beside the gap could start to shift position, leading to a crooked smile.
Depending on your circumstances and your preference, we may suggest one of three types of dental bridge:
- Traditional fixed bridge – supported by porcelain crowns attached to the adjacent teeth
- Resin-bonded bridge – bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth.
- Cantilever bridge – anchored by one side only.
We’ll explain the pros and cons of each bridge option and discuss alternatives for restoring your smile during your consultation.
If you want to cover up stains or brighten teeth that have lost their natural whiteness, talk to our dentists about your teeth whitening options.
At Dental on King, we offer Philips Zoom NiteWhite take-home treatments that can be used in the comfort of your own home. We can provide a custom tray that fits over your teeth to make sure the whitening gel reaches all surfaces. This can be worn for a few hours during the day or overnight, depending on how much your teeth need to be whitened. Most people see their desired results in 1 to 2 weeks.
We’ll check your progress and make sure you’re using your whitening kit correctly for the best possible results. Teeth whitening is not permanent, so when the whiteness starts to fade you can schedule a repeat treatment or talk to our dentists about other options.
Dental veneers are another option for covering up stained or discoloured teeth. As well as creating a whiter smile, they can also change the shape, size or length of your teeth, close small gaps, repair minor chips and straighten slightly crooked teeth.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the surface of your teeth using special resin glue. At Dental on King, we usually complete veneers in two appointments: one to prepare your teeth and take an impression so we can make your porcelain veneers, the second to fit your new veneers in place.
Although veneers may be used to correct minor orthodontic issues, if your teeth are more severely crooked or have larger gaps, we’ll recommend alternative treatments. When you take good care of your porcelain veneers, they can usually last for 10 years or more.
Inlays & onlays
Inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings, are alternatives to traditional fillings. We may recommend this treatment if your teeth have been badly damaged by decay or trauma and there is not enough remaining tooth structure to support a standard filling, but also not enough damage to require a crown.
They are typically used on the back teeth, where strength and durability are especially important. At Dental on King, we use porcelain inlays and onlays to better match the colour and translucency of your teeth compared to metal alloys. We can also replace existing metal fillings with tooth-coloured inlays and onlays for a more natural-looking smile.
A missing tooth can affect more than just your appearance. It can also make it more difficult to chew and to brush, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Without support, the teeth on either side of the gap can also shift over time, leading to a crooked smile. Dental implants are one option for replacing lost teeth that also help to support new bone growth in your jaw, unlike dentures or a bridge.
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the upper or lower jaw, where it bonds with the bone over time and serves as an anchor for a replacement crown or denture fitted over the top.
At Dental on King, we can use titanium implants to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Once the implant has been surgically implanted, it can take up to 3 months for your jaw to heal and close permanently over the implant, securing it in place. If your jaw is too small to support an implant, we may need to perform a bone grating procedure, which extends the recovery period.
Once in place, crowns and dentures supported by implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. When you follow your dentist’s advice and take good care of your oral health, an implant may last a lifetime.
Make an appointment today
Contact our friendly team to arrange a free consultation at Dental on King. We’ll give you a thorough oral health assessment and recommend the most suitable treatments to restore your smile. Get in touch between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
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