Would you like to enhance your smile? Here at Thornlie Dental Centre we provide a number of cosmetic dentistry alternatives. (See our PDF section under the "General Dentistry" heading with more detailed information on the following.)
- Porcelain Veneers
- Crowns and Bridges
- DIY Teeth Whitening
- Smile Makeovers
- Treatment Plans
Veneers: A thin, shell like piece of porcelain, a veneer is a great solution for bringing your smile to life. Offering a straighter, whiter, more conservative solution, pocelain veneers have a natural appearance and when bonded to your existing teeth, create a beautiful new smile.
Crowns and Bridges: Used to restore a smile when teeth are broken or worn down, a crown can be a great aesthetic solution for rejuvenating your smile. A bridge can be utilised to restore shape and function if one or more teeth are missing; a bridge also keeps teeth in place and working correctly by preventing them from moving into the vacant space. Dental crowns and bridges restore, improve appearance and add strength to your existing smile.
DIY Bleaching: Restore the brightness of your teeth with a custom bleach kit. This is one of the reliable ways of whitening your teeth. One hour per evening for two weeks will give you a noticeably white result - and the bleach kit can then be put away and used again if you decide at some time in the future that you need a top up.
Smile Makeovers: If you are unhappy and self-conscious about your teeth we can consult with you and give you the options available to makeover your smile - be it with simple bleaching, dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges, or implants. Call for a consultation. You wont know what is possible until you ask.
Invisalign: The Invisalign System is a comfortable, hygienic and virtually invisible treatment to effectively straighten your teeth. It is an alternative to wire braces that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth. The Invisalign treatment process involves taking a mold of the patient's teeth that is scanned in order to create a computerized model. Using the doctor's treatment plan, the computer model creates stages between the current and desired teeth positions that are used to create a series of custom-made removable aligners. All you have to do is to wear these aligners, made of a virtually invisible plastic, over your teeth to gradually move them to the ideal position.
Dental implant: A dental implant is a surgical component that is placed into the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture process called “osseointegration” where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed, so that it osseointegrates with the bone. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant. In this way the replacement of missing teeth can be carried out without having to involve any preparation of the adjacent teeth.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.