With age, many things get better. We've all heard that wine improves with years of maturing time. If you give scotch a couple of decades, it can be worth a small fortune. Our teeth, however, are not one of these things. With age, time and use, our teeth will begin to show the wear of everyday life. Before you know it, your smile may have lost some of its illuminations. Cosmetic dentistry will help you get it back.
A Complete Consultation Focuses Our Efforts
At Lumino Smiles Dental, we begin with discussing what you like about your smile and what you would change. Then, from this 'smile consult', Dr Amir can offer you some options to create your dream smile and help you make a plan. We recommend that the first step to any cosmetic plan be a dental clean and polish to remove tartar buildup that might interfere with your cosmetic treatments.
One benefit our patients have is the opportunity to review their potential future smiles through smile design. We use software tools to create digital simulations of your before and after views. In addition, you will have the opportunity to approve each change before we proceed with treatment.
Smile design helps you visualize your new smile before we do a moment's work.
Whitening, Veneers and Other Cosmetic Restorations
One standard cosmetic dentistry regime starts with teeth whitening. This is the least invasive cosmetic procedure and will help even the tone of your teeth before we design any restorations. Our professional whitening treatment can restore much of your smile's original sparkle.
Some conditions will not respond to teeth whitening. Examples of these are:
- Uneven spacing
- Worn tooth enamel
- Chips or fractures
In these cases, we can utilize other methods depending on your challenges. For example, dental veneers and inlays are thin porcelain pieces that Dr Amir will adhere to a tooth to cover wear or other flaws.
In some cases, Dr Amir may suggest a combination of treatments that culminate in your best smile. As part of the planning, you will learn how different procedures fix specific issues. For example, crowns, veneers, and tooth-coloured fillings can work together with invisible braces, each one doing its part.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Pascoe Vale, VIC
If you've dreamt of a new smile but weren't sure where to begin, we invite you to contact the team at Lumino Smiles to arrange a consultation.