Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry in Wollongong

Ensuring your teeth function properly is vital, but preventing cavities and gum disease isn’t the only reason for a visit to the dentist. Modern dentistry encompasses not only how your teeth function but also how they look. Today more and more people visit the dentist to improve their smiles. After all, having a great-looking smile can make a huge difference to your quality of life, giving your self-confidence a well-needed boost.

Cosmetic dentistry involves a huge variety of treatments which work together to change the colour, position, shape and alignment of your teeth. So, whether you have discoloured, misaligned or crooked teeth, there is a treatment to suit. What's more, while cosmetic treatments are focused on the aesthetics, how you’ll look afterwards, they often also improve the functionality of your teeth. So, if you want to love your smile again, why not find out more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments we provide in our Wollongong practice?"

Digital Smile Design

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be all about fixing the functionality of your teeth. While ensuring they work properly is extremely important, having a smile you are proud of can make a huge difference to your life. Digital Smile Design is a dental treatment planning tool that allows us to create a smile that suits your face and your personality while also ensuring it’s as healthy as can be. We take high-resolution photos and videos of how you look, review how your face and smile change as you move, and make sure we understand exactly what you’d like to achieve.

From our analysis, the planning technology allows us to tailor a set of treatments that will give you your dream smile. And, you most certainly don’t have to wait until the end to see what you’ll look like. We’ll be able to show you in-depth drawings of your new smile, and can then continue to make changes until you’re entirely happy. After that, it’s down to carrying out the prescribed set of treatments. But, whether you need teeth whitening, dental implants or veneers, you’ll have confidence in the end result well before you get there.
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Dental Veneers

If you have damaged, discoloured, or misaligned teeth, dental veneers can quickly transform how they look and give you back a healthy smile. Veneers are effectively finely sculpted shells which are bonded to the front of your teeth to change both their shape and colour. They can either be made of porcelain which offers the advantage of being long lasting and stain resistant or composite resin which can be made on the spot in one appointment. To attach porcelain veneers a small area of your existing tooth enamel will be removed to make space and to create a better bonding surface.

Impressions are taken of your teeth and are then sent to the lab to ensure the restorations are the perfect fit and colour. Once they’ve been made, you’ll have a chance to check they are spot on before they’re permanently fixed in place. Porcelain veneers are not only durable, natural-looking and stain-resistant, but the whole treatment can be completed in a few weeks from your initial consultation. What’s more, as long as you look after your new teeth, maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly, they should last ten years or longer.
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Crowns And Bridges

Crowns and bridges are effective and popular treatments to repair damaged, discoloured or missing teeth. Dental crowns are effectively replacement caps for your teeth usually made from porcelain or ceramic to match the natural colour and texture of your teeth. They are cemented in shape over your existing teeth to improve not only their appearance but their functionality. Bridges, on the other hand, replace missing teeth by bridging the gap between two crowns. They are made of porcelain which is fused to metal to give the replacement teeth strength and style. Crowns and bridges can restore your smile, but they can also protect your oral health.

By filling the gaps in your mouth, your remaining teeth are held in place, your gums and protected and the chance of decay is reduced. What’s more, by having a full set of functioning teeth, you can ensure you retain a correct bite, can eat properly and avoid joint disorders. Crown and bridges offer replacement teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth, are biocompatible and long-lasting, All being well, once they’re firmly in place they could be with you for up to 15 years or more.

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Teeth Whitening

Natural-looking white teeth are something we all aspire to but tea, coffee, wine, and age can soon act against us. Fortunately, however, discoloured teeth aren’t something that we have to live with, teeth whitening can quickly work to brighten our smiles. While it may seem tempting to purchase over-the-counter solutions, they can cause blistering and sensitivity and have no guarantees. At Ambience Dental, we offer both take-home and in-chair whitening, to give you reliable teeth whitening options. Either way, you’ll need to come in to see us so we can make sure that your whitening solution is tailor-made for you.

With our take-home kit, we’ll take an impression of your teeth, make custom-moulded trays and provide a special whitening solution with the perfect balance of chemicals to keep you safe while giving you a natural-looking result. If you’d prefer to lie back and let us do the work, however, our in-chair whitening service can do just that. In an intensive one-hour treatment, we’ll analyse the colour of your teeth, work with you to decide how many shades lighter to make them and then use a bright light along with a special whitening solution to achieve the best possible result.

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