What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to the treatment process of dressing teeth by means of oral technology, such as improper alignment of teeth, abnormal tooth morphology, and tooth discoloration. There are many methods in cosmetic dentistry, such as tooth whitening, composite veneers, porcelain veneers,cosmetic dentistry, teeth veneers, teeth whitening, braces, invisable braces. The specific method of dentistry is selected on a case-by-case basis of individual teeth and the species of dental malformation. Note that each method has different advantages and disadvantages, and the dentist can help you choose something suitable for your needs.
Teeth whitening is the most effective way to instantly improve your smile and confidence. It is a viable cosmetic option for almost every patient, and is generally safe and effective because it does not mask discoloration, but allows teeth to appear naturally white by neutralizing pigments and stains.
Don't be fooled by the products on the counter. Some over the counter products contain acid that will dissolve teeth. These teeth whitening over the counter products are ineffective and may not be safe to use. Dental teeth whitening products are TGA approved and have gone through stringent process to ensure safety and efficacy.
Home Teeth Whitening
The basic principle of all whitening methods is the same: different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth, and once settled, it penetrates into the tooth structure, neutralizing stains and pigments inside the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is a chemically unstable compound that breaks down into free radicals that attack pigment groups (color molecules) in the tooth structure. Due to the instability of hydrogen peroxide, it can decompose prematurely if not handled properly, rendering some solutions ineffective. It’s all about details and care of work.
It is essential to visit a professional dentist for consideration of teeth whitening.
For whitening of dark, dull, or stained teeth, take-home teeth whitening may be the simplest solution. A whitening kit is made by your dentist specifically for you by taking a mould of your teeth and fabrication of a soft clear tray. This tray is filled with a bleaching gel and placed directly over the teeth in the mouth. This gel filled tray can be worn for several hours during the day or at night while you sleep. Results can be seen daily. To attain maximum results, most patients must wear the bleaching tray for 4 days.
Cosmetic dentistry: Teeth Whitening and Smile Makeover
Smile makeover can be considered successful if I understand what it is that the patient wants, and then I give them exactly that. Other consideration of smile makeover are underlying structure of your lips, your cheek, your jaw and your chin are all supported and shaped by your teeth. Because of this, I can look at your face and see how they have changed over time. A smile makeover can support missing teeth and sunken jawline giving a person a youthful look. Something which is beyond teeth.
Lip and teeth
The position and fullness of your lips is determined by your teeth. So one of the first things that we at Pain Free dentist look at is to see how full your lips are. If your lips aren't even and full, our dentist would ask, "Why not?"
If your top lip is not as full as your bottom lip, the dentist would know that your top teeth are receded or pushed back from their ideal position.
If you have lines going down at the corner of your lips, the dentist can infer that your bite has changed over time, and that your teeth have worn down.
If your bottom lip is going in and narrowed, the dentist would expect to see that your bottom teeth are crowded together, narrowing your bottom arch.
If a person's face has gotten more square over time, that tells the dentist that they clench and grind their teeth. The dentist will expect to see some of your teeth to be quite ground down.
When you smile,if the smile is crooked or the dentist can observe dark holes inside their mouth on either side of their smile, then the dentist knows that their teeth have moved out of place, probably crowded in.
As you change the teeth – the appearance of lips, cheeks and chin will also change. For example, upon the use of veneers of correct thickness and crowns to bring a patient's teeth forward and into a more ideal position as seen in the before and after image, your lips become fuller and more symmetrical in appearance. Our dentists will also able to widen your smile.
Our dentists use a completely safe protocol to remove those silver-colored fillings. We replace them with tooth-colored materials that are compatible with your own biochemistry.