It is quite common for people to visit with us just prior to their wedding day. Of course, they want to look their very best, and with the ever present photographer there to capture every moment of their big day, they know that their smile is all important!
Most will initially come for a clean and will usually mention something about their smile that they wish were different. They are very surprised and pleased to hear that, yes, we can help! From a simple chipped tooth, dull or discoloured teeth, or even missing teeth, there are relatively easy, long-lasting and often inexpensive treatments at hand.
For minor procedures, cosmetic bonding is a wonderful treatment. We can literally coat the teeth with special materials that allow us to smooth out rough surfaces, change colours, correct chipped teeth, alter contours or close spaces. The materials used for cosmetic bonding are stronger and last longer than ever before.
Teeth whitening is a procedure that brightens and whitens your teeth. It is a simple procedure very commonly requested by patients prior to special occasions such as formals, engagements and weddings, even for the Spring season and Christmas/New Year partying. Many people find whitening to be easy and convenient because most of the treatment can be done at home. Naturally, we will closely monitor the results and work with you all along the way for ideal results.
As whitening is not usually a permanent procedure, because of the many coloured foods and drinks normally consumed, many of our patients continue their whitening by purchasing “top-up” kits from our office. In this way, our patients freshen their bleaching in the privacy of their own home every year or so, using their original custom made bleaching trays. These so-called “top-up” kits are usually the same as the minimum strength used in our office, far more powerful than any over the counter kits purchased in chemists or supermarkets.
To help maintain your smile between treatments, we also have whitening pens available for your cosmetic bag or purse. Our “Chic Flic” pen is a double-ended lipstick-style pen with a paint-on whitening gel at one end and an incredible lip plumper on the other. This is an absolute favourite with our female patients!
Patients who have mis-shapen or broken teeth can take advantage of porcelain laminate facings or porcelain veneers. These ultra thin cosmetic facings made out of advanced porcelains can literally change your smile in a week or so. This procedure is relatively simple and comfortable and is much less invasive than past techniques.
Our Cosmetic Dentist, Dr John Wells is always available to discuss with you your special needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to ask. We are all individuals and deserve to be treated that way!