Our Cosmetic Dentistry clinic in Melbourne focuses on beautifying your smile through a combination of dental procedures. By changing and improving the size, shape, colour and position of your teeth and gums, we aim to give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. There are many options and techniques available, from subtle changes to major repairs, all aiming at improving your overall appearance.
White fillings have become the preferred choice for aesthetic restorations for a number of years. Unlike the silver-colored amalgam fillings, they can match the color of your natural teeth and hence sometimes appear ‘invisible’.
There are different types of white fillings that suit different requirements. Molars that are designed to withstand higher loads are filled with a material that is able to withstand higher stress loads, while front teeth are filled with materials that can be polished to a high level of gloss, appear natural and blend into the surrounding tooth color.
A crown is a tooth-shaped, tooth-coloured cap that is placed over a single tooth to protect it from further damage, improve its overall aesthetics and strength. It is usually recommended for cases in which a tooth (or teeth) has become severely damaged, decayed, heavily filled or where the use of a conservative filling is unable to restore the tooth’s form or function. Your dentist can use the crown to change the shape, size, arrangement and position of your tooth/teeth. A crown can cover a dental implant or protect a tooth that has just undergone a Root Canal Treatment to protect it into the future.
Depending on the location of your missing tooth (or teeth), your dentist can recommend a specific type of dental bridge for you. Designed to replace one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge is essentially an appliance that holds prosthetic tooth (or teeth) in position to fill the missing space.
One of the main characteristics of the bridge is that it relies on the tooth (teeth) adjacent to the gap for anchor and support. That is why the dental bridge is only recommended if you have healthy surrounding teeth. Otherwise, a dental implant may also serve as an anchor to hold the prosthetic tooth or bridge in place.
Whether to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants offer a modern alternative to removable dentures and bridges. Implants represent one of the most exciting technological breakthroughs in modern dentistry due to the aesthetic quality and unprecedented stability they consistently deliver to address tooth loss.
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. The “root-like” posts are then left undisturbed to allow them to biologically fuse with the jawbone creating a strong, durable base upon which the artificial tooth or bridge may be attached. The titanium post is then restored with a crown that gives it a natural appearance.
Dentures are artificial prostheses that are used for the replacement of missing teeth. We offer a choice of full, partial or implant-retained dentures.
Designed to fit comfortably in the mouth of patients, we provide dentures that can be removed and also those that are affixed to your jawbones via dental implants as a permanent solution.
Removable dentures are the most affordable and common type of tooth replacement restorations around. Thanks to advanced materials and modern dentistry, we are able to offer patients more choices of quality removable dentures that look more natural, fit better and last longer. You may also select implant-retained dentures that offer better security, do not slip or slide in your mouth and offer overall aesthetic and functional superiority.
Root Canal Treatments
Also known as Endodontics, the Root Canal treatment treats diseases of the tooth’s nerve and the surrounding tissues.
You don’t have to remove the tooth when it becomes infected. The root canal treatment can help to repair and save a badly infected tooth from extraction. It involves removing the infected nerve, cleaning the inside of the tooth and sealing it off to protect it from further damage, usually by placing a crown over it as a protecting cover.