What Procedures Are Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?
There’s no denying that confidence plays a huge part in our everyday lives – influencing whether we ace that interview, smile at strangers or feel our best on a first date. The sad reality is that many people experience a drop in confidence due feeling self-conscious of their crooked, chipped or stained teeth.
Our experienced cosmetic dentists here at Glen Forrest Dental Care have provided the highest quality cosmetic treatments and dental care for over 25 years. Our experts will guide you through specifically tailored plans to determine your unique requirements, so you can regain your confidence and share your smile with the world!
Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular in the Darlington area, as most treatments are minimally invasive and alter the appearance of your teeth to boost confidence. Often, cosmetic dentistry can lead to long-lasting health benefits. These benefits range from greater wellbeing and headache relief to strengthening teeth to avoid future dental problems and looking younger.
At Glen Forrest Dental Care, we offer a full range of dental cosmetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your teeth and unveil your best smile. These treatments include:
Invisalign is an alternative to braces that is suitable for adults and teenagers with crooked, uneven, or crowded teeth. While Invisalign is generally not as transformative as braces, it is ideal for people with mildly crooked teeth or those that forgot to wear their retainer after braces! Invisalign consists of plastic teeth aligners that are customised to your teeth by a dental professional. Over time, the custom aligners gradually straighten and adjust your teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign is invisible and removable, meaning they are barely noticeable and won’t interfere with eating, brushing, or flossing.
If you’re looking into cosmetic dentistry around Darlington, teeth whitening is one of the most popular and pocket-friendly treatments available. Known for being one of the least invasive cosmetic treatments with the biggest impact, teeth whitening is the process of applying chemicals to the teeth to remove stains and discolouration.
At Glen Forrest Dental Care, we can undertake safe and effective in-chair teeth whitening and can also supply at-home solutions too. In fact, our in-chair teeth whitening patients receive a ‘2 for 1’ deal. When you opt for in-chair whitening, you’ll also receive an at-home whitening treatment, to gradually brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home!
Depending on the type of treatment you opt for, you can notice very rapid results, or more gradual whitening. For example, the results of at-home teeth whitening are generally less instantaneous, however, it is a fantastic top-up solution for those who have already had in-chair whitening.
Results can also be impacted by lifestyle choices such as frequent smoking, or drinking dark liquids like coffee, tea and red wine. At Glen Forrest Dental Care, we undertake a full dental check-up and clean before any whitening treatment to achieve optimal results and ensure that there are no existing dental issues, It’s also important to note that after whitening treatments, some people report greater tooth sensitivity, which is generally eased with a sensitive toothpaste.
Veneers are permanent, custom, tooth-coloured shells that are attached over your tooth to give the appearance of natural teeth, while adjusting the size, colour, shape or length of teeth. While they are not the solution for everyone, they have grown in popularity for improving the appearance of teeth that are crooked, gapped, discoloured, chipped, worn, cracked or broken. There are two main types of veneers available, composite resin or porcelain. For many years, porcelain veneers have been thefavourable option due to their greater durability and appearance.
It is also important to note that veneers are not necessarily the ideal option for every person. Suitability for veneers will depend on a variety of factors, including how deep the patient’s bite is, how broken down the teeth are and teeth positioning. Sometimes, the variables will mean that patients will be more suited to a crown procedure instead. Speak to the professionals at Glen Forrest Dental Care to determine the best option for you!
A dental crown is a porcelain, ceramic, gold or metal cap that is placed over the tooth for protection, cosmetic enhancement or restoration. Crowns are designed to cover broken, misshapen, cracked or discoloured teeth. They can also help to protect a weak or fractured tooth and cover a filling or dental implant. They can also restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength. Crowns are a permanent treatment and should look, feel and function like a regular tooth, when done by a highly skilled and experienced dentist. At Glen Forrest Dental Care, crowns and bridges are one of our specialties.
Dental implants are amongst the most natural-looking dental restoration options, used to replace a missing, damaged, or diseased tooth. The implant is a titanium-based anchor, compatible with the body, that screws into your jaw beneath the gums. Implants are also a fantastic option as they provide a stable base for replacement teeth, including crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants are quite an involved procedure, that requires collaboration across various areas. At Glen Forrest Dental Care, we work alongside your radiology team and dental technicians to ensure a seamless process from start to finish. Once your implant’s ideal positioning, sizing and appearance have been determined, we’ll undertake the implant procedure to help you achieve optimal results.
Why Choose Glen Forrest Dental Care?
The thought of going to the dentist is usually accompanied by a sense of dread, for some people, this dread can be enough to rethink the whole visit. At Glen Forrest Dental Care, we take the stress out of this process, working with you to determine the perfect plan to leave you feeling empowered with your best smile. For patients who would prefer their dental procedure to be completed under gas or sedation, get in touch to discuss your options today!
We’re dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best cosmetic dentistry in the Darlington area, without breaking the bank. We offer simple, interest-free DentiCare Payment Plans, helping you to fit treatments into your budget by spreading them over a period of time. With our payment plans at Glen Forrest Dental Care, you’ll achieve the confidence that you deserve without invasive credit checks or complicated contracts.
The requirements for a DentiCare Payment plan include:
- Pay a deposit of 20% of the treatment cost (Health fund payment is not considered a deposit).
- Once off $39.00 admin payment at the beginning
- Must be over the age of 18, Australian citizen, employed, with no history of bankruptcy.
- Payment plan must be over $500 and under $10,000.
- 3-day application period.
With a trusted name in dentistry, Glen Forrest Dental Care are proud of the standard of care we provide and endeavour to provide tailor-made services to suit each individual patient’s needs. With skilled, qualified and experienced dentists offering cosmetic dentistry in Glen Forrest, we’re here to help you regain your confidence to greet the world with a smile once again – book in for a visit today!