Put your best smile forward with cosmetic dentistry!
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty that focuses on the appearance of your teeth and smile, and while it is usually elective, it also includes restorative procedures that may be applied in order to fix damage due to injury, or disease. Your smile is one of the first things that other people see and if your teeth are chipped, worn, stained, broken, misaligned, or have excessive gaps, then you might not be forming the best impression. Our highly qualified cosmetic dentists can give you a modern smile makeover, improving the appearance of your teeth, so that you leave a positive lasting impression.
Apple dental offers a full range of cosmetic procedures from simple one-off services to more specialised treatments. It is important that your only undertake cosmetic treatments with a qualified dentist who is able to correctly assess the condition of your teeth, gums and supporting structure, any existing dental problems, and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan aimed at safely restoring your smile to its best.
Please see below for further information on some of the more common cosmetic procedures we perform here at Apple Dental.
A Veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface either to protect a damaged tooth surface or to improve the aesthetics of a tooth. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer is built up using a white filling material, whereas a porcelain veneer is fabricated by a dental technician in a laboratory and later bonded to the tooth. Porcelain is a more aesthetic and long-lasting material.
Crowns are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth. They strengthen the tooth by covering and encasing it. It is also used as a method to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth. The crown is made in a dental laboratory and later bonded to the tooth.
A bridge is an appliance that is permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth. It consists of crowns that are fixed to the natural teeth on either side, with false teeth ridgidly attached to these crowns to fill the space of the missing teeth. This appliance is also made in the dental laboratory.
A dental implant is a permanent appliance used to replace an extracted tooth/teeth. It is an artificial tooth root fabricated from a strong biocompatible material which is submerged into the jawbone underneath the gum tissue and left undisturbed for a period of time. Afterwards, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial tooth.
If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, then please contact us.
* Please note any surgical procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.