Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

TEETH WHITENING

The brighter your teeth, the more attractive your smile turns out to be. White teeth reflect good health and indicate youthfulness. On the other side, dull teeth can make a person look unhealthy and sad. Tooth whitening is one of the most effective cosmetic solutions to discolored teeth. It is quite affordable among all cosmetic dentistry treatments and requires just one visit. The results for the whitening process are quickly visible. At our office in Sandgate, Queensland, we regularly have many patients who visit us seeking for teeth whitening. It would be probably our most asked question! Patients look for teeth whitening when they are preparing for an upcoming event, if they are unhappy with their dull teeth, or when they are looking for a transformation in their smile. Our treatment has been effective in brightening the pearly whites of our patients.

 

Teeth are often whitened using the many “bleaching” techniques available today. The most common method used is when a strong bleaching agent is placed over the teeth and a special light is used to assist in the lightening of your teeth. This method is is generally more controlled and better for people who have tetracycline stains or streaks on their teeth. One such product is Zoom! a safe, effective, and fast method for lightening teeth. You can learn more about Zoom! by visiting their online FAQ’s

Teeth whitening process

Tooth whitening can reduce stains and brighten a smile. The Samford dentist firstly checks the oral cavity and finds out if there are any infections present. If a dental infection is found during an examination, it may have to be treated before starting the whitening process. Tooth whitening is safe and very effective when performed in an office set up. Our dentist and/or hygienist will take images of the teeth prior to starting and examine your teeth for whitening suitability. The teeth are cleaned to remove any plaque or tarter buildup. A protective gel is applied to your gums to protect them from the whitening agent. The whitening agent used during the course may be hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These whitening agents enter the porous enamel layer and undergo oxidation when they react with stain. The stain is cleared during the process. A special light or laser may help in accelerating the reaction through introducing gentle heat. After the completion of treatment, our team informs patients about how to care for the pearly whites.

 

Are you unhappy with your dull smile? Do not worry. Make an appointment and meet our team. Teeth whitening procedure performed at our Dental clinic.

MYOBRACE

The Myobrace System is suitable for a wide assortment of orthodontic worries and we find most viable for patients from approximately five to ten years old, however, always the earlier we can start the better!

 

It is done using an arrangement of removable dental appliances (like mouthguards) which are worn for at least 1 hour everyday and overnight while sleeping. Daily use of the Myobrace combined with regular activities to improve breathing, muscle function, and tongue posture can give the results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to the optimal facial development and a healthier smile.

The Myobrace treatment Procedure

The first step is a consultation with us where our doctors will tell you all about the Myobrace treatment goals and process. If following this visit, it sounds like a pathway you think will benefit you or your child, we will organise another appointment for thorough record taking.

 

After our doctors have looked over all the records, we will schedule an appointment to discuss the treatment plan and give you some idea of the treatment time frames, generally we expect this to be around 2 years and obviously answer any additional questions you may have.

 

Once the treatment plan is accepted, we will provide you or your child with the first Myobrace appliance and will start your training and education program. To gain the best results it is essential that you or your child wear your Myobrace appliance each day, are diligent with all instructions and exercises and visit regularly to ensure that you follow each of the steps outlined for you in your treatment plan.

Invisalign®

Invisalign is a breakthrough technology that will let you have the smile you have always wanted without the hassle of braces.

 

By using a series of clear, removable aligners, invisalign straightens your teeth with little to no hassle. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks; which will move your teeth into a straighter position step by step.

 

Straight teeth are healthy and beautiful. Our dentition is designed to hold 32 teeth. For good oral health and high chewing efficiency, the teeth should be perfectly positioned and well aligned. When there are errors in positions of teeth, the chewing efficiency reduces and there are several oral health problems that may arise. Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic system that has changed the way malocclusion can be treated. As an alternative to dental braces, Invisalign® has introduced a more ‘invisible’ way of straightening teeth. With the help of Invisalign® we have successfully created healthy and beautiful smiles for many of our patients from Sandgate, Queensland and surrounding communities.

Invisalign® treatment procedure

The treatment with Invisalign® system involves the use of sophisticated technological equipment and procedures in different stages. The first phase is where teeth are examined for decay. Such conditions may not be suitable for Invisalign® treatment. Our dentist checks the complexity of the orthodontic problem and tells patients if an Invisalign® system can bring about the desired changes. X-rays, images and impressions of teeth are taken and 3D digital image of the dentition is created using computer imaging technology. This digital image helps our dentist map the movement of teeth. A preview of expected results is provided to patients. This helps us in making necessary changes in the treatment plan as per the feedback from the patient. The Invisalign® aligners are fabricated in the lab as per the treatment plan. The lab uses high-end precision equipment to fabricate aligners. Patients should wear the aligner for about 22 hours each day. Each pair of aligners should be replaced with the following pair every two weeks. Patients should visit our office on average every 6 weeks to check the progress of treatment. On successful completion of the treatment, patients will get a much improved beautiful smile.

 

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you want to improve the alignment of your teeth? Make an appointment and visit our office at Sandgate, Queensland for an Invisalign® consultation. Our treatment may help you get an attractive smile.

DENTURES

Have you lost some or all of your teeth? You may benefit from wearing a denture. Teeth play an important role in our life. They help us in breaking down food, aiding in digestion and also help with our speech and aesthetics. Dentures are designed to provide functional support to the oral cavity. Dentures have for long been used by dental professionals to replace lost teeth. The advancement in dental technology has brought out some groundbreaking products which have improved the quality of life of many of our patients from Sandgate, Queensland and surrounding communities. Do you have a query about dentures? Come speak to our dentist. We will help you with the necessary information and the treatment.

Implant-supported Dentures

These dentures are supported by dental implants which gives them higher stability. Firstly implants are inserted in the supporting bone through a surgery. This procedure requires the supporting bone to be healthy. After this phase, a temporary denture can placed over the gums of the patient in such a way that there is no load acting on the implants. The implants are left to heal. During the second phase a permanent denture is fabricated in the lab. It is fixed over dental implants using a supporting mechanism such as bar-retaining or ball-retaining the denture.

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