Cosmetic Dentist in Geelong
Over the past several years the have been major advances with Cosmetic dentistry, patients no longer need to have gaps, chipped teeth or stained and discoloured teeth. Many of our clients are delighted with our latest cosmetic surgery.
Due to the skill and experience required with cosmetic dentistry it is essential that you carefully choose a dentist who has the correct background. Our dentists Dr Ross Abraham and Dr Kate Lindsay have both undergone years of university training and continued dental seminars to stay up-to date with the latest techniques.
Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist
If you are planning to consult a cosmetic dentist, below are some key questions you should take into consideration:
- What is their experience in cosmetic dentistry?
- How many cosmetic dentistry procedures have they performed successfully?
- Do they have positive client reviews and before/after photos ready at hand?
- Do they give any assurity or guarantee with regard to how successful the treatment will be?
- Are there any hidden charges? Does the quoted price for my cosmetic dental procedure include aftercare treatment as well?
We know that each individual’s teeth and dental requirements are unique, which is why we recommend consulting a cosmetic dentist prior to any major procedures. This way, you can get a clear picture of what the procedure entails and plan visits according to your own schedule and convenience.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Thanks to advancements in the cosmetic dentistry field, you can now enhance your smile and gain back that lost confidence. Here are a number of ways in which you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry:
- A brighter smile – Through teeth whitening treatments and other tooth repair/replacement procedures, you can easily have a fuller and brighter smile.
- Strong and well-aligned teeth – By getting to know proper dental care tips and preventive measures, you can maintain strong teeth and good oral health.
- Better oral health – Improved oral health keeps you far removed from any oral diseases that are a direct result of bad oral and dental hygeine habits.
- Major confidence boost – You will be able to talk and laugh confidently, because you will not have to worry about stains and unsightly marks on your teeth or improperly aligned teeth that are sure to shatter your confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Eligible for a Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment?
Here is what we do to determine your eligibility:
- Good oral health to make you a suitable candidate.
- Good general health so that you reap benefits of the procedure. Conditions like blood pressure and other infections may render the treatment hazardous or lead to other side effects.
- You are completely aware of what the procedure is and what results are typically to be expected.
Will My Private Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dental Procedures?
It is best to ask your health insurance provider. As far as we know, some cosmetic dentistry procedures are commonly covered under insurance policies, while some are not. To be frank, this pretty much depends on your insurance provider and individual dental treatment requirements. When making your consult with your dentist please ask for each specific treatment code as this can ben given to your private health insurance and you will be told if your policy covers this treatment along with the expected rebate.
Post-cosmetic Dental Treatment Care
We have a team of dedicated hygienists who do everything they can to brighten up your smile. We are big advocates of “prevention is better than cure”. We suggest regular dental check-ups and getting professional teeth cleaning done bi-annually, along with consistent flossing and brushing on a regular basis.
Our dentists provide you with special post-procedure tips according to the type of cosmetic dental treatment you have undergone. We will schedule multiple follow-up appointments to check your recovery progress and see to it that you are following through on the required upkeep to maintain that beautiful smile.
If you are still not convinced about how cosmetic dentistry can boost confidence levels and dramatically enhance your perfect smile, we would be pleased to help you better understand cosmetic dental procedures. Schedule your appointment today with one of our cosmetic dental experts at Geelong Dentist Clinic.
Many of our patients who undergo teeth whitening do so due to the stains caused from smoking, soft drinks, coffee and red wine. As a result, over the years this has caused minor staining on their teeth. In some case even medication such as antibiotics can cause the teeth to have a more serious staining. The good news is that teeth whitening is very safe and our take home kits have had wonderful results for many of our patients.
Teeth whitening is a very simple and safe dental procedure. At Geelong Dentist Clinic we prefer to use a take home teeth whitening kit as these have been proven to me more successful in removing stains and the results are far more long lasting when compared to in-chair teeth whitening. Our dentists will prepare a custom mouthguard on your first visit, which will allow you to apply the teeth whitening gel. You should wear this mouth guard for 30 minutes each night and not drink or eat any foods until the next morning. After a fortnight, the active ingredients of the teeth whitening gel would have broken down the stains and will now have a brilliant white teeth, just like a Hollywood movie star.
If you require a crown, typically this can be done in two or three visits to the dental clinic. Firstly, your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and this is sent to the company, which will design and create your dental crown. It is critical that the mould is taken so when the crown is placed it does not cause any issue with your bite or misalign with your other teeth. It typically takes a week or two for the dental crown to be created, therefore during this time the dentist will crate a temporary crown until you come back and have the permanent crown fitted. Depending on your need the dentists has a number of options to create your crown, this could be porcelain or if required a metal fused to porcelain giving extra strength and durability if you grind your teeth at night. Once the lab has created your crown you will have your final appointment where the dentist will glue your new crown with extremely strong glue. If taken care and good dental habits a crown can last 15 years.
Many of our patients do not enjoy wearing dentures as the can be uncomfortable and food can irritate the gums if they are not well fitted. In these circumstances, your dentist may suggest a dental bridge. As the name suggest a bridge is simply a crown which is held in place on two other natural teeth and anchored in using metal. In most cases, people would not be able to see that you have a dental bridge and looks and behaves as natural teeth.
Implants have become very popular over the past several years and as a result the price for dental implant have come down allowing it to become a common dental procedure. Unlike a crown, denture or bridge a dental implant is permanent solution to missing, damaged or misaligned teeth. A dental implant is more complex and begins with a rod screwed into the jawbone. Once this heals a dental crown made out of porcelain is attached to the rod.
If you only require a small chip or would like to have straight teeth without the expensive and more complex procedures such as dental implants or crowns a veneer offers excellent results. A veneer is simply a thin slice, which is placed over your natural teeth and is perfect for patients with gaps, cracked or chipped teeth or major discolouring.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss Cosmetic Dentistry please request an appointment using our online form. You can also call 1300 657 033 to schedule an appointment at the Geelong Dentist Clinic.