Cosmetic Dentistry & Advanced Dental Procedures
Smilessence specialises in cosmetic dentistry and advanced dental procedures. We have proudly provided cosmetic dental services to the Baulkham Hills and Castle Hill area for a number of years. Our dentists view it as a privilege to treat our patients, and aim to provide all of our patients with the best smile, and oral health, possible.
Porcelain crown is useful when a tooth is decayed or broken to the extent that fillings are not able to repair the damage. Porcelain crowns or “caps” wrap around the entire portion of a tooth and act as a new outer layer of the tooth in comparison to fillings which just cover a very limited part of the tooth.
Tooth whitening is a professional treatment that can lighten the colour of teeth. This very popular treatment has very few side effects with the vast majority of people happy with the result that they achieve. It is done with custom fitted moulds and professional grade dental whitening agent that is applied to the teeth.
Bruxism or tooth grinding is caused by reasons such as stress, bite problem or simply just a bad habit. Constant grinding will cause problems like worn teeth, loose teeth, chipped teeth, jaw muscle and joint soreness as well as headaches.
Amalgam (silver fillings) have been replaced with other methods of restoring a tooth for many reasons. One of the main reasons is because of the nature of amalgam, it may expand causing the filled tooth to crack over time.
raditionally a full denture is needed when an entire set of teeth is missing or damaged and cost is a concern. Cosmetic denture gives its wearer a smile that is designed for him or her. For a better fit, you can opt to have implants placed to help retain the denture. If only a few teeth are missing, partial dentures can be made to fit around other teeth so that the remaining teeth can be preserved.
Missing teeth not only affects your appearance but it also affects the health of your mouth.
Missing teeth can result in movement of the remaining teeth into the space. Adjacent teeth can “tip” into the space, and opposing teeth can over erupt into the space. Food traps often occurs if space is left un-restored for too long, which in turn leads to decay.
Dental inlays and onlays are conservative dental restoration methods alternative to fillings and full crowns. They are commonly used to repair small cavities or replace old fillings in molar and premolar teeth.
Gum disease is a very common cause of tooth loss in adults. Plaque and tartar build up on the teeth cause inflammation, and subsequent damage to gums and bone that support the teeth. If left alone, gum disease will cause bad breath, loosening of teeth, infection, and chronic gum pain.
Dental bonding is the process by which a broken or discoloured tooth is restored with a resin filling material that is bonded to the tooth. Dental bonding is relatively faster and cheaper than crowns or veneers. It is a quicker and less expensive option to make minor cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
Dental veneers are thin covers placed over the front teeth to improve the colour and shape of the front teeth. They can be used to restore chipped or broken teeth as well as heavily stained teeth. Also, they can reshape teeth so that they have a more pleasing shape, and thereby improving the cosmetics of the smile.
Dental bridges are prostheses that consist of an artificial tooth placed in between teeth to fill in the gap of a missing tooth. A bridge is a useful way to replace a missing tooth and close a gap which could cause movement and “tipping” of the adjacent teeth over time.