Cosmetic Dentistry

​At Riverside Dental, we specialise in aesthetic treatment. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with quality dental care, pain-free treatment, and a relaxing and welcoming environment. If you're unhappy with your smile and would like to take steps to improve it, we can help. To arrange a consultation, contact our Riverside Dental practice today to speak with one of our dental professionals. Any of the treatments outlined below may help you realise your dream smile.

 

Teeth Whitening:

 

At Riverside Dental, we offer a number of teeth whitening and bleaching options. Over time, our teeth tend to become discolored or stained. This is inevitable and can be caused by smoking, coffee , or any other foods. However, with the range of tooth restoration options available-a beautiful smile is a possibility for all. Riverside Dental offers the perfect solution to whiten your teeth. There arre a number of very simple whitening procedures that can be completed in a realtively short period of time. We offer many restoration options such as tooth bleaching, and the Zoom whitening system, a 1 hour whitening procedure. 

 

Procedure:

 

The first step in the whitening process is impressions. We will take full impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions will be made into custom bleaching trays. The trays will fit into your teeth perfectly so there is a small possibility of gum damage from the bleaching solution. The second step is to place the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them for a few hours a day. Within 7-10 days, you will see a significant improvement in the color of your teeth. Your smile will look brighter and younger. Bleaching only works on natural teeth and may not be effective in all cases. We will inform you as to the potential whitening for your specific situation. 

 

The Zoom system is an in-office tooth whitening procedure utilizes a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel combined with Zoom’s small but not significant amounts of UVB (ultra-violet) light.

Once the gel is applied to the teeth the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, helps accelerate the bleaching process. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

 

Porcelain Veneers:

 

A Veneer is a tooth-shaped dental prosthetic that is applied to the surfaces of the front teeth to mask minor cosmetic imperfections, including cracks, chips, discoloration and unsightly gaps or minor malocclusion. Typically Veneers are made from porcelain, as it is strong and durable while maintaining the aesthetic qualities of natural tooth enamel.

 

Dental veneers can enhance or correct your smile by concealing stains, chips, injuries, or worn and misaligned teeth. Veneers look incredibly natural, are long lasting and resistant to staining, making them one of the best cosmetic options available for patients seeking a brighter, straighter, undamaged smile. 

 

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic options for people who have discolored or otherwise damaged teeth that affect the appearance of their smile. The application of veneers is minimally invasive compared to other options such as crowns. Made of ultra-thin, customized material, dental veneers are designed to slide over your teeth and are relatively easy to apply for a cosmetic dentist.

Modern dental veneers are made from one of two materials. Porcelain veneers are favored by many people because they have a very natural appearance, with a natural translucency and opalescence that closely matches natural teeth. A more modern material is a composite resin. Composite veneers can be applied directly to the teeth in very little time, are extremely durable, and can be tinted to accurately match surrounding teeth.

 

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Unlike full mouth reconstruction or extensive bridgework and crowns, dental veneers can be applied quickly. New technologies are allowing dentists to scan the shape of existing teeth and to construct veneers directly in the office. This process can take as little as a single hour during one visit. Even the traditional process that involves two trips to the office takes far less time than other smile enhancement procedures like implants. This speed means the patient can return to normal life quickly without having to deal with an incomplete dental procedure for days or weeks.

 

In addition to the ease of application, dental veneers are very strong. Modern cements that are used to bond the veneers to the teeth cure quickly and last for a long time, and the veneer is supported by the underlying original tooth. Both porcelain and composite resin are also more resistant to staining than natural teeth, meaning the veneers could remain bright with just standard oral care and regular cleanings from our experienced staff. A new set of veneers could last for decades when cared for properly.

Dental veneers are very strong. Additionally, the veneer relies on the natural strength of the underlying tooth so that it is just as strong. Modern cements that are used to bond the veneers to the teeth cure quickly and last for a long time. 

 

One more benefit of dental veneers is the flexibility they allow for specific dental cases. Veneers can cover a single tooth or an entire line of teeth. They can be tinted so that they blend in with the rest of the teeth in the mouth, and can then be treated just like natural teeth. In fact, many patients say they don't even notice the presence of new veneers after a few weeks. Dentists can even use veneers to correct minor misalignments of natural teeth by simply attaching the material so that the teeth appear to be straight.

To find out how our Riverside Dental team can use Dental Veneers to improve your smile, please contact our Office today.



Dental Bonding:

 

This direct restoration involves the application of a malleable dental resin to the affected tooth. In many cases of minor cosmetic imperfections, such as gaps, cracks, chips, or slightly misshapen teeth, dental bonding can meet a patient’s needs while eliminating the need for more extensive treatment options, such as porcelain veneers. After the resin is applied to the treatment area, it is shaped as needed for a natural appearance. Any excess resin is removed, at which point the bonding material is cured, or hardened, with a special dental lamp. Once the restoration has hardened and properly adhered to the treatment site, it is polished for a natural appearance.

 

Smile Makeover:

 

A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to completely re-imagine and revitalise an individual’s smile. Every smile makeover begins with an in-depth discussion between the patient and our dental team. During this discussion, our dentists can evaluate your oral health, go over your goals for treatment, advise you of your treatment options, and devise a course of action to help you realise the smile of your dreams. Every smile makeover is different, as every patient has unique needs. A number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments can be called upon to help restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Whether you’re unhappy with your smile or suffer from severe dental decay, we can bring your smile back to life.

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