When patients have an upcoming special event such as a wedding, reunion or holiday, they often enquire about cosmetic dentistry options to improve the appearance of their smiles. At St Mark Dental and Medical Group, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services in both our Wolli Creek and Monterey dental clinics to help patients achieve their goals for their smiles.
A dental clean before beginning any teeth whitening system will remove surface stains and tartar that can interfere with the teeth whitening process. A dental exam will determine if teeth whitening is safe, as well as help your dentist determine the proper method to brighten the smile.
We offer both in-house and take-home teeth whitening options to bleach away stains that collect on the teeth from smoking, coffee, tea, soda or even from colourful foods such as berries and curry.
In-House Teeth Whitening
If you would like a whiter smile on your lunch break, Pola Teeth Whitening is fast and convenient. Your dentist or hygienist will place a protective barrier over the gums and apply professional strength Pola gel to the teeth. Light activation is not necessary for Pola’s success.
Many patients choose to continue the whitening process at home using our take-home professional teeth whitening kit.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Our dental team will take impressions of the teeth to create a mould of the teeth. The dental model will act as a blueprint for custom teeth whitening trays that fit the teeth snugly and hold the whitening agent in place. Our dental clinicians will demonstrate the proper use of trays and gel to maximise results and minimise side effects, such as sensitivity.
For particularly deep or internal stains to the teeth, veneers offer a solution.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain restorations that fit over the front of the teeth to disguise cosmetic flaws such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Uneven spacing
- Non-uniform teeth
To prepare for dental veneers, your dentist will determine that the teeth and gums are healthy. Good oral health provides a necessary foundation for any cosmetic procedure.
Veneers can alter the appearance of a single tooth or all of the teeth that are visible when you smile. Your dentist will help you decide how many veneers will give you the results you want.
You can care for your teeth veneers the same way you look after your natural teeth. Avoid biting into anything excessively hard and practise good oral hygiene to protect your new smile.
Ready to Learn More about Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our cosmetic dentists in Wolli Creek and Monterey are happy to discuss your options with you so that you can enjoy the smile you see in photos and the mirror. We welcome your questions and will always present all of the treatment options available so you can make an informed choice.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.