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The Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry to Consider

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Did you know that around 90% of Australians have tooth decay?

With that number of Australians needing dental care, it’s no surprise that the popularity of cosmetic dentistry is on the rise. With the promise of a perfect smile, who wouldn’t be interested in getting some cosmetic dental treatment? 

Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what’s available, the processes, and the associated costs. That’s where we’re here to help. 

Read on for a simple guide to cosmetic dentistry and how it can perfect your smile.

Veneers 

Veneers are becoming increasingly popular; unfortunately, they’re getting a bad reputation as influencers flock to get dangerous cheap veneers abroad

Your teeth will be minimally trimmed (not shaved into points like the dangerous procedures abroad) by your dentist, and then veneers will be made at the laboratory and then bonded in place using a resin. Veneers are a cosmetic solution to teeth discolouration as well as misshapen teeth. 

When done by an accredited dentist, they are an excellent solution for fixing imperfections and transforming your smile. Veneers are an elective and cosmetic choice, in comparison to dental crowns which are typically used to repair and preserve teeth that have suffered from tooth decay and/or broken. 

Teeth Whitening 

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth discolouration is natural with aging and can be exacerbated by things like poor oral hygiene, smoking, drinking coffee, and drinking red wine. 

Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective. However, it isn’t permanent. Many patients prefer that the procedure is semi-permanent because it allows them to improve the brightness of their smile without committing to more costly and permanent change such as veneers.

After-care is particularly important after teeth whitening; make sure you follow your dentist’s instructions perfectly for the best results. 

There are several ways to whiten your teeth at home. Many whitening kits contain high levels of peroxide that can permanently damage the enamel on your teeth, always check with a registered dentist regarding the safety of home applied teeth whitening products. Conversely, some products may have very low concentration of whitening agents and this may take much longer to bring results.

What ever the service, let us help you make that decision. Book a Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment Today with The Bondi Dentists!