Our cosmetic dentistry aims to improve your smile so you can share it with the world.
Do you want to brighten your teeth, or replace missing teeth?
Our services range from a simple bleach to freshen up your smile, to a complete makeover, using the best that modern technology has to offer.
We are one of only a few Bayside dentists that offer CEREC porcelain fillings and crowns, meaning you can walk away the same day with beautiful new teeth!
For more information on implants, please see our separate section on dental implants.
Bleaching or whitening suits many people and is an easy way to freshen up your smile. A set of impressions are taken and from these, a set of custom-made trays is created for you. A strong bleaching solution is placed in the trays and you wear them for only an hour a day until you find the right shade for you.
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that fit over teeth, much like a false fingernail. They are often placed over misshaped or discoloured teeth, instantly improving their aesthetics.
They are custom-shaded by our lab technicians to ensure the best shade for you and are a fantastic option if you want a new smile without orthodontic treatment.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns, or caps are one of the best ways to strengthen weakened and heavily filled teeth, as well as those that have darkened from root canal treatment. Traditionally done in gold, crowns are commonly done today with a metal alloy base and a porcelain overlay, keeping them strong yet aesthetically pleasing.
We now also offer CEREC crowns where suitable, which means you will no longer have to wait 2 weeks before having your permanent crown inserted. You can walk out with a new crown in just a single appointment!
Bridges can replace one or more missing teeth by adjoining a false tooth to a crown or crowns which are then placed on the adjacent teeth. It is often very important to replace a missing tooth otherwise all other remaining teeth may become overloaded leading to them also eventually cracking and failing. Missing teeth may also allow your other remaining teeth to drift, rotate or tip over creating even further potential issues.
CEREC Fillings & Crowns
CEREC is a sophisticated CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) for the production of full-ceramic fillings, also known as onlays or inlays, crowns and veneers. It has been utilised for more than 25 years and extensive clinical studies have shown it to be a highly successful technique.
The benefits of CEREC restorations are numerous:
- Single visit
- No impressions
- No temporaries
- Highly aesthetic
The CEREC procedure:
- After removing decayed tooth structure and any cracked filling material, the tooth is prepared and a 3-D image of the tooth is taken with a special camera.
- The restoration is designed on the monitor of the unit.
- The CEREC milling unit shapes and creates your restoration out of a block of porcelain.
- The restoration is bonded directly to your tooth.
With a complete evaluation of your smile and the health of your mouth, we can recommend a procedure which will suit your goals and budget. Call us to find out how we can help you! (03) 9584 4949.