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How can I achieve a smile makeover?

Are you ready for a smile makeover? For many people, a new smile can enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence. There are a variety of ways your dentist can give you a smile makeover to suit your needs and budget. Here are a few of the most common ways dental clinics transform your smile:

Start your smile makeover with teeth whitening

Teeth whitening can be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to change the look of your smile. There are multiple ways to achieve whiter teeth. This includes professional systems like the Zoom WhiteSpeed which has been clinically proven to whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single treatment and can take only one hour.

Some dentists also recommend certain professional at-home whitening products which can take up to two weeks to take full effect. However, there are many DIY teeth whitening kits that are unregulated and can leave streaks, spots, increased sensitivity and burning sensations. Always discuss your options with your dentist to find the right solution for your teeth.

What about veneers for a smile makeover?

Veneers can change the aesthetic of your teeth without the need for serious surgery as they do not replace your teeth. They are a thin covering that is made from porcelain or composite resin and are bonded to the front of your teeth, completely transforming the look of your smile. They can restore chipped, broken or discoloured teeth in the more visible parts of your mouth.

Veneers can only be added to teeth that are still healthy, so a consultation with your dentist will determine if this is the right solution for you. A mould will then be made of your teeth, and when the veneers are ready, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and prepared ready for veneers to be bonded into the right position.

Or crowns might be best for you?  

A crown is a type of cap that is shaped like a tooth. It covers an existing tooth that may be weak, broken, or severely discoloured. Modern dental technology allows most dentists to create crowns that mimic the colour and shape of existing teeth. At Gosford Family Dentists, we work with master technicians with extensive experience when creating crowns. It is important to our Dentists that you are provided with a superior quality product. 

Bridges can also assist on your smile makeover 

When there are several missing or extracted teeth, bridges can be used and there are four types of dental bridges.

  1. Traditional bridges. Traditional bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth bonded to dental crowns on both sides of the gap that they span.
  2. Cantilever bridges. Cantilever bridges are only supported on one side.
  3. Implant-supported bridges. Implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants instead of dental crowns.
  4. Resin-bonded bridges. Resin-bonded bridges are held in place by a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.


Are you ready to start your smile makeover today? 

At Gosford Family Dentist, our professional dentists are ready to help you on your smile transformation journey today. Contact our friendly team at Gosford Family Dentist on 4325 3221 or enquire online to find out more about your smile makeover.

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