Tooth-Coloured Dentistry in Pascoe Vale
Perhaps one of the most appreciated developments in modern dentistry is that repairing and replacing teeth no longer requires visible evidence of dentistry. Current methods in dentistry prioritise both function and aesthetics to achieve excellent results that minimally impact the appearance of patients’ smiles.
At Lumino Smiles, we use the latest tooth-coloured materials to protect and repair teeth that have been damaged. These durable materials can dramatically improve both function and comfort.
Aesthetic Composite Fillings and Bonding
Decay, or dental caries, affects nearly everyone at some point during their lives. We repair decayed teeth using tooth-coloured composite, which comes in a variety of colours to match the surrounding teeth.
Composite consists of BPA-free plastic and microscopic glass particles that, when combined, create a highly aesthetic and natural-looking result.
Composite also provides a solution to chipped or misshapen teeth. Dr Amir Kiaee can add it to existing teeth to improve the shape and appearance with minimal alteration to existing tooth structure.
High-Quality Ceramic Crowns
Broken teeth may cause discomfort and are at a greater risk of requiring an extraction. A dental crown completely covers the remaining tooth structure to protect it from the forces of chewing.
Ceramic crowns are both durable and natural looking.
Ceramic Inlays and Onlays
Ceramic inlays and onlays are a conservative treatment option that preserves more natural tooth structure than a complete crown. We design them to repair decayed or damaged teeth while maintaining the integrity of the natural tooth.
Inlays fit between the cusps of teeth while onlays cover the cusp area to restore both comfort and function.
Fixed Dental Bridges to Replace Teeth
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth after extraction or trauma. Filling the space left by a missing tooth is important because it prevents the adjacent teeth from shifting, which leads to misalignment or even exposed roots.
Traditional dental bridge – A traditional bridge relies on the healthy adjacent teeth as anchors. Crowns are applied on the two adjacent teeth and suspend an artificial tooth in place. Ceramic crowns make this a highly aesthetic option that results in a seamless appearance.
Cantilever bridge – When only one tooth is available or we are treating teeth that do not sustain heavy force when chewing, we can utilize a single tooth to secure an artificial tooth in place. This could be thought of as a bridge with an anchor on one side.
Bonded bridge – Rather than adding crowns to the adjacent teeth, an artificial tooth can be bonded using a small metal or porcelain framework attached to the adjacent teeth.
Would You Like a Healthy Smile?
Few patients will escape the need for a dental restoration at some point during their lives. Knowing your options, along with the benefits of each, can help you make a decision that works well for your budget and lifestyle.
For quality dentistry in Pascoe Vale, we welcome you to contact our dental surgery to arrange an exam with Dr Amir. We look forward to exceeding your expectations by making your dental care comfortable and reliable.