Cosmetic Dentistry

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry

A healthy and beautiful smile leaves a lasting impression on all we meet.

With cosmetic dentistry, we can transform your teeth to not only look better, but also feel healthier. Cosmetic dentistry is about treating the gums as well as the teeth.

At Gladesville Gentle Dental our highly trained and experienced team can give you a long lasting and cosmetically beautiful smile that enables you to feel good and look great. The exact type of cosmetic treatment will depend on your particular circumstance.

Your teeth are important!

We believe our experience and dedication to excellence makes us the right choice to cosmetically transform your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted!

An investment in cosmetic dentistry is also an investment in health, well being, self-esteem and a better life style. So do not hesitate to contact us today to arrange a consultation so that we may inform you how we can cosmetically transform your teeth.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.

Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.

Whitening can get your smile looking its best. You should look for a whitening procedure that is:

– Fast and convenient
– Long lasting
– Low sensitivity
– Proven to be safe and effective
– Performed by a Dental Professional

At Gladesville Gentle Dental, we were giving people whiter and brighter smiles with the original ZOOM system. Now we are pleased to provide the newest and latest ZOOM system! It gives us brilliant results, but faster and with less sensitivity.

Other whitening systems don’t compare to the Zoom! Chariside Whitening System. Nothing whitens better or faster.

Take a first step to feeling good, looking great.
You owe it to yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen the Zoom! process used on ABC’s Extreme Makeover.
How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed as little as by 45 minutes of bleaching. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.)
How does the Zoom! In-office system work?
The Zoom! light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
What will I experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
What causes tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! Chairside Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers have increasingly become a popular cosmetic dental procedure. Straight and white teeth are perceived as healthy teeth.

It’s well known that a nice smile gives you that edge!

What are they?

Porcelain Veneers are custom made thin porcelain shells, or “veneers”, that are bonded to front surfaces of teeth to correct unsightly, misaligned, misshapen, discoloured, gaps and chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are excellent in creating the illusion of the perfect smile.

They can correct shape, color and orientation of teeth.

 

What is the Procedure

The procedure usually takes only 2 appointments.

First appointment

1. The teeth are selected to have a porcelain veneer, are shaped on the front surface to make room for the veneer.
2. A very accurate impression (or mould) is made of your prepared teeth. This impression is used by the dental technician to form a model to which they can create your custom veneers for your teeth.
3. At the end of the appointment, temporary veneers are placed onto your teeth so that you do not walk around with shaped teeth.

The next appointment is usually 10 days to 2 weeks later. Between the first and second appointments, you may feel some slight sensitivity, which is normal, but temporary.

Second appointment

The temporary veneers are removed from your teeth, the teeth are cleaned, and your new veneers are tried in. Once you have a look, you can ask for any changes or modifications. Because these become YOUR new teeth, we believe that ultimately YOU must be happy with the cosmetic result. If you are not, then we can always send back your veneers to the technician and the appropriate changes can be made. Its only when YOU are happy with the veneers do we permanently bond them onto your teeth.

Simply with 2 appointments, you can have that a brighter, whiter and more confident smile. Each and every person is unique, and after consultation with Dr Tosar, where your needs and wants are discussed, the right approach will be taken to achieve your desired result

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are artificial coverings over teeth used to restore broken, weakened, non-aesthetic or missing teeth. It generally takes 2 appointments for this process.

A CROWN is one “cap” over an existing tooth. A crown is required to restore function or aesthetics or both! With a crown you may transform a weakened non-aesthetic tooth to a beautiful strong tooth!

A BRIDGE is used when one or more teeth are missing. Simply it’s placing a crown on 2 or more teeth joined together to close the gaps. This gives the illusion of “no gaps”.

Procedure
Tooth preparation

Shaving the tooth in an appropriate manner to facilitate the construction and insertion of a crown or bridge.

Impression

Taking an impression with an accurate material to which the dental technician can fabricate the crown.

Temporary Crown or Bridge

A temporary crown or bridge will be made in most cases to sit in place of the permanent crown or bridge until the crown is made by the technician. The permanent crown usually will be inserted 7-10 days later.

Models

The technician creates a model to which the crown or bridge will be customized.

Crown Fabrication completed by technician

The crown is completed and sent back to the dentist 7-10 days later.

Final Insertion

The crown or bridge is inserted onto the teeth permanently with a special cement.

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