Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry - Cosmetic Dentistry - Smile Makeovers

Aesthetic dentistry can be summarised as the marriage between the ‘art and science of dentistry’.

Aesthetics is about achieving beauty which often utilises cosmetic principles whereas the science of dentistry seeks to find functional means of achieving good oral health.

Often cosmetic dentistry focuses on improvement of color, position, shape, size alignment and overall smile appearance. These concerns do not constitute a specialty field of dentistry in themselves; however, as individual elements each tends to fall under the scope of one of the registered dental specialties, namely: prosthodontics, periodontics and orthodontics.

Common techniques include:  

  • Teeth whitening
  • Composite bonding [patient testimonial]
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dental implants [blog article]
  • Gum level adjustment
  • Gum/soft tissue grafting [picture]
  • Teeth straightening and repositioning

Aesthetics tends to have wider application beyond individual cosmetic techniques and strives for the best balance between a beautiful natural looking outcome and healthy function as a whole. This is best achieved by utilising a multi-disciplinary approach which addresses the various dental disciplines.

Mastering aesthetics does not come overnight and requires many years of dedication, perseverance and commitment.

We have clinicians that are experts in aesthetic dentistry as well as a range of options for laboratory technicians and materials. The use of laboratory and materials can cause pricing to vary considerably.

Our specialists also work together to achieve the best possible functional outcomes in tandem with good aesthetics.

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