Aesthetic Dentistry

Crown & Bridge

Our teeth are made up of enamel, dentin and pulp. The outermost layer of teeth that is visible to us is the enamel. When it cracks, decays, or breaks off, a ceramic or porcelain crown may be necessary if it is impossible to fill the tooth. The crown covers the entire tooth and restores it back to its original size and shape.

Treatment for
Decayed, chipped or broken teeth

Process
During the appointment, your gums will be numbed with local anaesthesia in order to minimise any pain or discomfort.  Your tooth will then be shaped to precise proportions with the dental drill before a scanned impression of it is taken and your crown is milled.

Treatment Time
A single visit

Technology
i.Dental’s Planmeca CADCAM and Milling machine allows patients to have their crowns done within three hours in a single visit, instead of 2-3 visits at regular dentists.

aestheticDentistry_crown&Bridge

Veneers

Porcelain veneers, otherwise known as laminates, are very thin coverings that are custom made to fit over your existing tooth, and are a great way to improve your smile with minimal discromfort.

aestheticDentistry_Veneer

Treatment for
To whiten stained or dark teeth, fix chipped or broken teeth, change misshaped teeth or even re-align crooked teeth using a process called instant orthodontics.

Process
During the first visit, our doctor will do a thorough examination and diagnosis of your overall oral health, and discuss your expectations of the outcome of the veneers with you to achieve the optimal results.

At your second visit, our doctors will scan your teeth with our new (scanner name) and record the colour shades of your teeth for customising make your dental veneers to the exact shape and colour required. Your teeth are prepared by lightly buffing the front surface of the teeth and temporary dental veneers are then fitted.

On your third visit the temporary veneers are removed and your custom made veneers are carefully bonded onto the tooth using special bonding cements.

Treatment Time
3 visits

Technology
The translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look. Our lite-touch lasers also ensure the procedure is pain-free and as comfortable was possible.

Teeth Whitening

At our practice, we use both the ZOOM® Advance Power Professional Teeth Whitening and Piasso Laser Whitening systems for teeth whitening services.

ZOOM Advance Power Professional Teeth Whitening System

Performed during a single session, this is the most effective way to whiten teeth. In clinical studies, ZOOM® has been able to achieve over 8+ shades whiter on average in less than an hour.

aestheticDentistry_teethWhitening
Picasso-Laser-Whitening

Piasso Laser Whitening System

The Piasso Laser Whitening System produces immediate results that are visually stunning. It can be used to treat the most persistent stains including those left over the years by coffee, tea, soda, or tobacco. This in-office whitening procedure involves the application of a specially formulated whitening gel that is activated by exposure to a laser beam. Although the entire procedure falls just within an hour, you can have teeth a few shades whiter that last for years as long as proper care and maintenance is given.

Tooth Contouring

Tooth contouring is an instant procedure completed in just one session to correct crooked, chipped, or cracked teeth that involves altering the length or shape of your teeth. It may be carried out as an additional service to orthodontic treatment in order to produce better results of a beautiful smile, but it should not be thought of as a substitute for braces. With our dentists’ expertise in tooth contouring, you can be assured that minimal or no discomfort is experienced.

Gum Contouring

Some people have teeth that look too “short” due to the relationship between their teeth and gums. This creates a “gummy” smile. A procedure called “gum contouring” is available to remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth and create just the right proportion between the gum tissue and tooth surface. Even if the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring can produce a consistent, even gum line that is aesthetically pleasing; resulting in a better looking smile.

Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material (a form of durable plastic) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile.

aestheticDentistry_Bonding

Advantages

  • Easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures
  • Can be done quickly in one office visit with the least amount of tooth enamel needing to be removed (unless several teeth are involved)
  • Anaesthesia is also usually not required (unless needed to fill a cavity)

Disadvantages

  • Not as stain-resistant as crowns
  • Bonding materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. Moreover, they can chip teeth off.
  • Due to some of its limitations, bonding should only be best suited for small cosmetic dental changes that involve temporary correction of cosmetic defects or correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (e.g. front teeth).