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Veneers

  • Veneers
  • Ceramic Veneers
  • Composite Veneers
Veneers

As a part of your appointment and check up at Crescent Dental, we will examine you teeth and alert you to any signs of decay and tooth caries.In case we find that cavities are present or if any of the teeth have chipped and fractured we will advise fillings to restore your teeth carefully shaping your new filling to match your tooth’s original contour. However there may be a need or more complex treatment if the decay present is extensive or if the crack in the tooth is moderately large or has compromised the strength of the tooth extensively.

 
Ceramic Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-made shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front facing of teeth to cover the underlying tooth and mask any flaws and chips in existing teeth. It is a very popular treatment and are used for cosmetic reasons as well as for repairing damaged, chipped and worn smiles.

You would have seen such treatment performed in TV shows for creating a “Hollywood smile” or in celebrity makeover shows whereveneers are regularly used to bring the best smile of the person. These can be made to resemble any shape or colour that you desire so you could have the smile of your dreams*.

  • Veneers are very conservative option for altering your smile. The advantage of veneers over crowns is that is that because they are so thin, they need very little tooth structure to be removed.
  • They are very difficult to stain and maintain their lustre for a long time.
  • They are strong and durable and on average last from 10-15years. Some veneers could last for over 30years.

After cementation patients may require a few weeks to adjust to their new smile and this can effect speech and possibly the bite. This is There is minor sensitivity that may be experienced in the gums (and rarely in the tooth) following cementation which recovers in a few weeks as well.

Who should consider veneers for treating their smile?

If any of the following applies to you, then veneers may be a very good option for you;

  • If you have crooked teeth and do not want to have the hassle of going through braces for extended time period.
  • If you have broken or chipped teeth and would like a strong aesthetic way of fixing them.
  • If you have gaps in between teeth that you would like closed.
  • If you want to change the appearance of your smile?
  • If youwant high-quality and successful treatment?

Process of Dental Veneers:

If you would like to go ahead with veneers, we will thoroughly examine your mouth to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and in a good condition to receive veneers. Your teeth with then be prepared for veneers by removing tooth structure in areas where required so that the new veneers would give the most natural and pleasing appearance.

We then take a digital impression of the teeth to take a precise 3D computerized scan of your teeth and use our CAD/CAM machine to fabricate the veneers from ceramic ingots that are colourmatched and then strengthen them with an in-house oven. Once milled and baked they are cemented to your existing teeth and adjustments made where necessary before cementing them with permanent cement and you would be able to show off your dazzling smile!

A less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers is direct composite veneers. The main disadvantage of composite veneers is that they are not strong. Although they do not last as long, and may require replacement every couple of years, composite veneers may be an ideal solution for teeth with small chips and cracks, or to fill a tiny gap between teeth.

How much do dental veneers cost?

The cost of dental veneers will depend on individual situation, as well as the type and how many veneers are being placed. Every patient is different and so are the needs. Before we can determine the cost It is advisable to have a consultation. During the consultation, your dentist will discuss your issues and goals to create a treatment plan that suits your needs. If you decide to go ahead with the treatment the cost of this consultation would be waived.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are made of tooth colour white fillings materials that cover the front facing of the teeth. These veneers are usually done in one visit and are used to straighten, recolour and reshape teeth. It is a quick solution for minor problems in teeth colour and shape and are best suited for treating a few teeth.

Advantages

  • The main advantage of composite veneers is the cost. They are cheaper compared to porcelain veneers and could be completed in one visit.
  • As they are done in one visit, they have an instant effect on your smile. You walk in with teeth that you are not happy with and walk out with a smile you are proud off and would like to show everyone.

Disadvantages

  • These veneers can stain and tend to break/chip more frequently compared to porcelain veneers, as strong as the porcelain veneers and therefore.
  • Shade matching in composite veneers is not as accurate as porcelain as well.

How Much Do Composite Veneers Cost?

The cost of dental veneers will depend on individual situation, as well as the type and how many veneers are being placed. Every patient is different and so are the needs. Before we can determine the cost It is advisable to have a consultation. During the consultation, your dentist will discuss your issues and goals to create a treatment plan that suits your needs. If you decide to go ahead with the treatment the cost of this consultation would be waived.

 

We know how important it is to have a beautiful smile but sometimes your teeth may have minor deficiencies that you would like fixed, so that you can laugh, talk and smile with confidence in front of friends and family as well as work colleagues and more. At Crescent Dental we would like to work together with you and give you the smile you have been dreaming of. We offer a wide range f cosmetic treatments that will enhances and beautify your teeth so that you can feel your best.

We offer the following solutions:

Cosmetics for the Appearance of Teeth

To transform the way your teeth look we offer treatments for: discoloured teeth, worn teeth, tooth coloured fillings, crowded teeth, gummy smiles, spaces between teeth, teeth whitening, old filling removal and smile analysis. These solutions can give you the smile you have always wanted.

Cosmetic Dentistry for Gums

Gums are as much a part of you smile as ones teeth and can also affect the way you look. If your gums are unhealthy it wouldn’t matter how good your teeth are they will still look unattractive. To fix problems with the gums we offer these gum treatments: treatment of gum swelling, gum reshaping and contouring and gum grafts to treat receding gums.

Cosmetic Dentistry for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth not only affects ones confidence but also your general oral health by causing undue movement in rest of your teeth as well as plaque accumulation and food traps which leads to more problems. Missing teeth can also change the appearance of your face. If you have had teeth missing for a long time, it will shrink your bone and your lips and cheeks can have a drooping and you will look aged ahead of time. To have the gaps filled we offer porcelain veneers and crowns, composite veneers, snap on smiles, dentures, dental implants and dental bridges.

At Crescent Dental we can find the right treatment options for any of these issues that are minimally invasive and at a low cost to suit your budget. Cosmetic issues do not have to be lived with, you can have your smile fixed so it looks better than it ever has before. Whether you have one cosmetic issue or multiple ones we are here to help.

Our team also provide great aftercare info, so you can keep your smile looking beautiful long after the procedures are over. Cosmetic dentistry can also solve problems that are more than just what the teeth and gums look like it can help how you feel to.

  • White Fillings
  • Ceramic
  • Composite
White Fillings

 

As a part of your appointment and check up at Crescent Dental, we will examine you teeth and alert you to any signs of decay and tooth caries.In case we find that cavities are present or if any of the teeth have chipped and fractured we will advise fillings to restore your teeth carefully shaping your new filling to match your tooth’s original contour. However there may be a need or more complex treatment if the decay present is extensive or if the crack in the tooth is moderately large or has compromised the strength of the tooth extensively.

 
Ceramic

CERAMIC INLAYS AND ONLAYS

Tooth structure could be lost due trauma, decay or wearing/grinding. Such conditions are damaging not only to ones oral health but general health and well-being as well. If the damage is too severe to be fixed with simple fillings but not as serious to require a crown… we can offer the option of porcelain inlays and onlays to strengthen your teeth and bite.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are partial crowns made of very strong porcelain/ceramics. An Inlay is used to fill the damage that is restricted to the middle of the tooth and is not extending to the sides, where as Onlyas are used to treat damage that has reached the sides of the tooth. Once they are cemented they are indistinguishable from the natural tooth. Both of these are custom made to fit your tooth perfectly and are a great option to restore the health and appearance of your smile.

 

There are many advantagesof ceramic fillings as opposed to white composite or crowns:

  • They are much more stronger then composites and are designed to be cemented to the tooth which increases the strength of the missing tooth structure to be able to withstand heavy chewing forces.
  • There is not as much preparation of the tooth and we can preserve as much remaining tooth as possible.
  • The are a lot more natural looking than amalgum and composite fillings.
  • They are cheaper than crowns. As only the damaged tooth structure is replaced lesser material is used in fabrication and therefore the cost is not as much as well.
  • Another advantage is the very high success rate, as they are made of high strength ceramics, they are a very long lasting option compared to white composite fillings.
  • As X-rays can pass through these fillings dentists can pick up any signs of decay quickly and recommend replacement before its too late.

 

How are Inlays and Onlays placed?

First the tooth needs to be prepared to receive the Inlay/Onlay. For this the entire decayed tooth structures needs to be removed and a proper shape given to the remaining tooth.  A digital impression is taken of the tooth and is sent to our milling machine for digital designing and fabrication. Once the staining and glazing is finalized to match the shade of the existing tooth, it is cemented to the tooth. Once the permanent inlay/onlay is cemented you can brush, eat and chew as normal.

Composite

Composite fillings are white fillings that are made of an adhesive plastic material, which is in the same colour as your teeth. For centuries Silver/amalgum fillings have been used for filling cavities but now dentistry has moved forward and amalgam fillings are very rare.  Some of the problems with amalgum fillings is that :

1) They are dark in colour so are very unsightly especially in the front;
2) As they are not adhesive the need more tooth drilling which weakens the tooth;
3) Leads to fractures as the amalgum itself is wedged into the tooth;
4) discolours the tooth over time;
5) Marginal leakage and caries can occur with us knowing about it and it does not let X-rays pass through.

The benefits of having a tooth coloured filling are many. They include appearance as well asbeing adhesive.A white composite filling will have a positive effect on your dental health as well as your smile and looks;

  • As composite fillings are the same colour as your teeth you will not be able to see them when laughing smile and talking.
  • Composite fillings are adhesive and they tend to hold the tooth together rather than splitting or fracturing it like silver/amalgum fillings.
  • As X-rays can pass through these fillings dentists can pick up any signs of decay quickly and recommend replacement before its too late. Dental problems are more visible to dentists in x-rays with a tooth coloured filling.

If you would like to lighten and brighten your smile then teeth whitening might be for you. With time we loose the shine and brightness in our teeth. This could be due to a number of reasons e.g. heavy tea and coffee consumption, smoking, diet etc. Whitening is the perfect solution to liven up your smile and have your teeth looking like white pearls. At Crescent Dental we offer in-chair whitening that will give patients an immediate result in just one hour.

Advantages

With in office whitening (also called bleaching) you are able to get immediate results,which is a huge benefit. You don’t have to spend a lot of time at home wearing whitening trays for weeks and waiting for the results. In chair whitening gives instant results thus making it perfect for busy people or last minute commitments.

Disadvantages

The only disadvantage to in chair whitening is that some patients may experience sensitivity in their teeth and gums. These symptoms will disappear after treatment and should not be a concern. You will soon forget about that when you are showing off your white smile.

What is In Chair Whitening?

In chair whitening is a painless way to brighten up your smile. It is done at the dental surgery in one appointment that usually lasts for an hour to and hour and a half. The procedure is done in one of our treatment rooms. The dentist applies a formulated whitening gel on your teeth, which is activated by a specially developed LED light and dissolves the staining and discoloration in your enamel to enhance the shade of your teeth. This process is repeated a few times to achieve the best possible results.

We offer Australian Dental Association approved whitening solution called Zoom®. Phillips Zoom® is the world leader in teeth whitening technology and all products are test extensively to ensure they are safe for your teeth and gums.

How Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Many factors determine the longevity of your whitening treatment; these include the severity of discoloration, response of your teeth to whitening, as well as diet and habits (such as smoking). If you can limit foods and drinks that may stain your teeth such as black tea, coffee and curries and limit (or preferably give up smoking the effects of whitening would last a long time. Keeping good oral hygiene as well as regular visits to dentist for check ups will also help prolong the effects.

Precautions:

Nowadays bleaching is carried out even by non-professional using unsafe products that damage not only your teeth and gums but are also deleterious to your health. ADA is taking very strict action against such parties. Being treated at Crescent dental you can be rest assured that the treatment is effective and safe with the knowledge of exactly what solution is being used.

Sometimes you may want to have more than just gorgeous teeth to smile with. Now you can have a “smile with a sparkle”. A new trend in dentistry is smiling in style with tooth jewellery.

Tooth jewellery can consist of Swarovzki crystals (in multiple colours), 18ct or 22ct gold shapes, or even embedded diamonds having a flat back. These are bonded to your teeth in a non-invasive, painless and reversible manner without requiring any drilling or harm to your teeth. The bond applied is a safe dental material that is then polished to bring out the shine and lustre in your smile. The whole process takes about 15-20 minutes. Tooth crystals are easily removed and will not affect the tooth in any way. It is just a fun cosmetic procedure that will add some glamour to your smile.These crystals do not need any special care, simply brush and floss as normal.

If you like to look trendy, love fashion or simply want to change up your look, then try a tooth crystal. These are a fun way to add some glamour to your look. Celebrities love tooth crystals but it is no longer just a style for the A-Listers, you can have it to! You can have the luxury; trendy and celebrity look with tooth jewellery from Crescent Dental.

You can also gift Dental jewellery to your loved ones as well.

Did you know with technology now we can be completely transform your smile, With digital smile design and Smile make over we can design your smile on a computer that enhances your facial features and compliments your face. It could also be used to correct issues like decayed and missing teeth, discoloured and broken teeth, gaps between teeth and gummy smile.

Digital Smile Design Process

Your smile design journey begins with our team performing detailed examination and consultation to ascertain your needs and preferences. With this consultation we can determine what procedure would best suit your needs and can present you with a few treatment options/plans. We will also give you an idea of the number of appointments and cost for each option.

In digitally designing your smile your dentist will analyse your facial proportions with the use of high definition photography and videos. This allows us to understand the relation between your teeth, gums and facial features to create a smile that enhances and compliments your face. The next stage is digital drawing/designing the ideal smile with the aid of digital rulers and software. This ensures precision and accuracy. This design is then translated into a physical form by printing with a 3D printer and is applied on your teeth as a mock-up for you to test-drive your new smile. As all these steps are carried out digitally the patients has the ability to look at their new smile, before the treatment has even begun. We will be taking photographs all along so you can see the changes and progression of your smile enhancement.

As this is your new smile, you are involved in all the stages of the designing and work closely with our specialist during the treatment. We listen to your comments and ideas and make every effort to produce a smile that you want. The combined ideas help to achieve the best results for each individual patient. We strongly believe that this patient oriented approach is the future of dentistry.

Facial rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment, which will restore a more youthful appearance to you face. At Crescent Dental we strive to provide the best and latest treatment to our patients including facial rejuvenation. With this treatment we can enhance your smile cosmetically and as a part of this treatment we offers anti-wrinkle injections. These injections are also used to help with other conditions such as jaw joint problems and TMJ pain/clicking. Anti-wrinkle injections can also slim the jaw too, which reduces the look of a square appearance and gives your face a balanced look. Different facial expression with time can take a toll on the muscles of facial expressions and as a result cause wrinkles.  These muscles also have an impact on your teeth and face.People suffering from clenching, grinding as well as migraines tend to frown more often which accelerates the appearance of wrinkles. Anti-Wrinkle injections could be used to solve this issue

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

These injections are sometimes referred to as Botox and are used to smooth, reduce or remove facial wrinkles, lines and crow’s feet. The injections work by making the muscle less active, which results in a softer appearance of wrinkles and lines. It does this by blocking nerve transmissions to the facial muscles and works only on muscles that have been injected. . An injection will only block the impulses from muscles that have been injected. Anti-wrinkle injections will help with:

  • Crow’s feet – These wrinkles appear around the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • Marionette lines – These appear down the sides of the mouth
  • Upper lip lines
  • Glabella lines – These appear between the eyes
  • Gummy smile bilaterally

These injections are virtually painless and could be performed in a single appointment after your initial consultation. The length of time the effects of these injections vary from person to person but on average you would be able get 4-6months.

So if you:

  • Want a more youthful appearance,
  • Are looking to combat wrinkles,
  • Want to reduce TMJ pain,
  • Want to look your best,

Would you like a professional opinion?

If you already have had a silver filling that has been done in the past to fill a cavity that does not mean that you are stuck with it and cant replace it. These silver fillings can be replaced with a white, more natural looking fillings to have all the advantages of appearance as well as being adhesive. However in some instances, dental composite may not be appropriate restorative for fillings placed in back teeth.If you would like to discuss options of having your fillings replaced please contact our team at Crescent Dental on today on (02) 58060848.