Katoomba Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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We invite you to ask questions about our services, procedures and clinic.

There are some questions we hear frequently, and we have listed some of them below. But if you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us directly. One of our friendly team members will be happy to help.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Muscle relaxants can help patients with paralysed muscles in the face which leads to an asymmetrical smile. By relaxing the same muscle on the opposite side, a symmetrical or ‘softer’ appearance can be achieved.

There are many cosmetic dentistry options available today that can enhance the look of your smile.

  • Invisalign clear braces—If your teeth are not aligned properly, you can get invisible braces to straighten them. Using clear plastic aligners, Invisalign treatment only takes on average about six to 18 months to straighten teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers—If you are looking for more dramatic results, porcelain veneers can cover up many unattractive issues with your smile, including discolouration, gaps between teeth, fractures and chips, misalignment and size discrepancies. Many celebrity smiles you admire have likely been improved with porcelain veneers.
  • Dental implants—If you are missing teeth, you can get one or more dental implant to restore your smile. Because they integrate into the jawbone, implants are permanent tooth replacements that also protect your bone health. Dental implants function most like your natural teeth. If you have dentures, you can get implant supported dentures to stabilize them for a more natural, comfortable experience.

You don’t have to go through life with a smile you are not happy about. Once thought reserved for the rich and famous, cosmetic dentistry today is more affordable and accessible than ever. Call our Katoomba, NSW surgery for more information on cosmetic dentistry.

There are a number of ways to treat gaps in your smile, but your options will depend on the size of your gaps and the desired aesthetic results.

Invisible braces—Invisible braces, such as Invisalign, can fix a number of problems with your smile, including gapped or misaligned teeth. Treatment is quicker than with traditional braces, with most patients getting their desired results in time periods between six and 18 months.

For those patients who do not want to undergo orthodontic treatment, we offer:

Tooth bonding—If the gaps between your teeth are minor, tooth bonding might be able to give you the results you desire, and treatment can usually be provided in just one visit. Using the same material that is used for tooth-coloured fillings, the tooth-coloured resin material is bonded to the teeth using adhesives and a high-intensity curing light.

Dental veneers—These ultra-thin, translucent tooth covers camouflage a variety of problems with your smile, including teeth that are gapped, chipped, unevenly spaced or sized differently. Treatment of your natural teeth is required before application, so this is a permanent cosmetic option.

Dental implants— A single tooth implant can help close of that cap in your smile and provide a long term solution to your missing tooth/teeth. With implants we have a variety of options to replace multiple or single missing teeth giving you back your smile.

For more information about fixing gaps in your smile with cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to call our Katoomba, NSW dental surgery to book a consult.

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In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.