Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the range of dental treatments which restore or improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, bite or smile. Many dental treatments fall into this category, including:

  • dental veneers
  • tooth-coloured fillings
  • teeth whitening
  • orthodontics including clear aligners
  • crowns
  • laser correction of gum line

When can cosmetic dentistry help?

These treatments can assist any person wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth, gums, smile and also their dental hygiene. They can help with:

  • discoloured or stained teeth
  • chipped or misshapen teeth
  • crooked teeth
  • teeth with unsightly gaps between them
  • improving your whole smile

What are the benefits?

The main benefit of cosmetic dentistry is the creation or restoration of an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Additionally, there are other social and health benefits associated with cosmetic dentistry, including:

  • an improved psychological outlook and higher self-esteem
  • the reversal of dental problems that were previously a source of embarrassment
  • better oral health because straight teeth are easier to clean and decay is easier to spot on white teeth
  • avoiding the need for more costly dental treatments in the future
  • additional strength and protection against decay

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells made from either porcelain or a resin composite. They bond to the front surfaces of teeth to improve the tooth shape, colour, size and alignment.

Dental veneers can assist in creating a straight, symmetrical, white smile. They can be an ideal solution for people wanting to improve the appearance of:

  • discoloured teeth due to root canal treatment
  • stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings
  • worn down, chipped or broken teeth
  • misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
  • teeth with unsightly gaps between them

Dental veneers look like your own tooth enamel to create a natural looking smile. They are made from a biocompatible material that gum tissue usually tolerates well and you can clean them in the same way as your own teeth. Properly maintained, they will last you for many years. If you are suitable for this treatment, Dr DeLillo will advise you on how you can achieve an improved smile.

Take home teeth whitening

At our practice, we offer take-home teeth whitening. This is a non-invasive way of lifting stains from the teeth and lightening the colour of the enamel, giving you the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth. Please refer to recommendation and information in the Take home teeth whitening section of this website.

Cosmetic dentistry considerations

Cosmetic dentistry can change your appearance and change your life. However, not all cosmetic dental treatments are appropriate for every person. Importantly, the state of a person’s oral health determines their suitability for cosmetic dentistry. Your initial consultation with Dr DeLillo will confirm your suitability for cosmetic dentistry.

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