Cosmetic Veneers & Teeth Whitening

COSMETIC VENEERS

Veneers can make you feel great and smile with confidence; they are a versatile cosmetic dentistry option. Whether you have a chipped tooth, or discoloured tooth, veneers can help restore the look and function of your teeth.

A dental veneer is a very thin shell of tooth coloured porcelain or composite that is bonded to the frontal surface of your teeth to correct dental issues, for example spacing, worn teeth, mild tooth misalignment

The most natural looking and long lasting veneers are made from porcelain, although composite materials (same material used for white fillings) are more economical.

PORCELAIN veneers are made of a high quality durable ceramic, these veneers can be individually customized for your teeth, achieving the best fit and appearance. Porcelain veneers often require minimal tooth preparation, preserving the majority of your natural tooth structure, while achieving a long lasting cosmetic smile rejuvenation.

CEREC veneers: this state of the art system allows your cosmetic dentist at Elanora dentistry to scan your prepared teeth with a 3D camera, then creates a digital model of your teeth using special software, where your restoration are designed and created using an in office milling unit. Using this technology enables your dentist to restore your teeth at the same day without needing temporary restorations.

COMPOSITE veneers can be considered in situations where the aim is to improve appearance of the teeth rather than to fix a damaged tooth structure. These lower cost veneers can fit comfortably within your budget, although they could be more prone to chipping than porcelain and may not last as long as traditional porcelain veneers due to the difference between the strength of both materials

Dental veneers can solve most of your cosmetic needs, for example,

  • Wear and tear: our teeth naturally wear down as we age, this will lead to little chips, and fractures which make the teeth look uneven. Veneers can help your teeth look youthful again.
  • Discoloured teeth: in certain situations discoloured teeth will not benefit much from teeth whitening; therefore veneers can be the treatment of choice.
  • Spaced or mildly misaligned teeth: spacing can be caused by genetically small teeth with a relatively wider arch, this can increase with age.

Am I a candidate?

To find out if veneers are suitable for you and to discuss the type of material that best suits your needs, you will need to schedule a preliminary consultation at Elanora Dentistry during which your treatment options are discussed.

If you would like to learn more about dental veneers, or like to schedule a consultation with Dr Leith Jacobs, please contact us today.

 

THEETH WHITENING

Australian people these days are more inclined to integrate wellness and a healthy life style, choosing the right diet and exercise creates a healthy body inside out with positive changes to a person’s appearance.

A toned body is complemented by enhanced looks, and the most beautifying procedure of the face is teeth whitening.

A White smile with pearly teeth is not a luxury reserved for famous people, its for people of all ages who want to have a confident smile.

People who have white teeth show them off more often because they feel more comfortable with their smile.

What causes the teeth to turn yellow?

There is a range of reasons teeth become discoloured, the environment, genetics or taking certain medication. Can all have an impact on the brightness of your teeth. The most common reason is stains coming from food, drinks and lifestyle choices, over time these surface stains work their way to the internal layer of teeth known as dentine, and the whole tooth looks darker.

How can I whiten my teeth?

There are several options, ranging from over the counter whitening products to professional teeth whitening. Prescribed whitening treatment can take place either at our Elanora practice or at home.

The first step is a consultation with Dr Leith Jacobs.

AT HOME teeth whitening kits are a safe and convenient way to get your teeth whiter in 1-2 weeks. You get professional affordable results with little to no sensitivity, plus you apply the whitening trays yourself getting whiter teeth when and where you want.

IN OFFICE LASER TEETH WHITENING is a proven method to create a picture perfect smile through advanced laser whitening technology. The dental laser has been shown to whiten as many as 4-6 shades in a single visit to our practice at Elanora Heights. Our laser dental system uses a special handpiece to disperse laser light over a broad area of teeth. Rather than the Hollywood style lasers many people think of.

Our laser system uses a diffused laser light to whiten teeth. You will get a professional whitening session supervised by your dentist plus an added take home teeth whitening kit to top up your whitening any time you like in the future.

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