Cosmetic Dentist Brisbane | Dental Aesthetics & Designing Your Smile
Cosmetic dentistry provides a range of dental treatments that help you maintain, improve or redesign the visible structure of your teeth and the aesthetics of your smile.
We understand that the appearance of your smile can impact your self-confidence, especially for those in the public eye or with an upcoming social event like a wedding. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry provides many treatment alternatives to manage any issues you may have with your smile – such as the appearance, colour and shape of your teeth.
“Modern dentistry has provided us with wonderful materials and techniques, and, in the hands of skilled clinicians, we can enhance the appearance of your smile! Simple cosmetic procedures like tooth whitening or something as complex as ceramic dental veneers can be life-changing for some people,” says Dr Mark Elliott.
At BOH Dental, cosmetic treatment is provided by our multidisciplinary team including our General Dentists, Prosthodontists & Dental Hygienists. Our team’s expertise allows us to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues including –
- Smile design & change of dental structure
- Discoloured teeth (e.g. yellow, dark or grey)
- Chipped, worn or broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Replacement of older dental restorations
- Changes to tooth alignment and bite
- Complex dental restorations
Dental veneers allow your dentist to bond a thin layer of tooth-coloured material to the front of your tooth. Veneers are used to improve the look of your smile, and to treat chipped, worn or discoloured teeth.
Your dental veneers can help you change your dental aesthetics, and are available in a wide range of modern dental materials, including composite resin veneers and ceramic porcelain veneers.
Are you unhappy with the colour of your teeth?Teeth whitening is intended to lighten the colour of your teeth.
At BOH, we offer all major forms of teeth whitening – including in-chair systems such as light-activated treatment (Zoom), laser whitening (KTP), and take-home systems for overnight bleaching (Pola whitening).
Would you like to replace a missing tooth? A dental implant supported crown can replace the lost form and function of a missing tooth, and is typically indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth.
We offer a full range of dental implant treatments – from simple treatments to replace a single tooth, to complex plans to replace a full-mouth and everything in between.
Dental crowns protect teeth and are used to restore their size, shape and colour. They are used to restore single teeth or as part of a dental bridge for restoring multiple missing teeth.
Our restorations are made in-house, by our highly-skilled and experienced team of laboratory technicians at Studio 12. The results durable and aesthetically pleasing dental crowns.
Invisalign is an Orthodontic treatment that uses clear retainer trays to move your teeth. This is offered as an alternative to traditional braces, and in appropriate cases, Invisalign helps you achieve straighter teeth with a minimum of discomfort and aesthetic impact.
Invisalign trays are provided every two weeks and unlike normal braces can be removed at any time – for example, during a photo or to eat.
Dental fillings require maintenance and at times may even need upgrading. For example, the fracture of a heavily filled tooth may require a replacement filling.
A dental examination can help you decide what sort of new filling is best for you. Our objective is to have you comfortable, smiling and on your way as quickly as possible with strong, natural-looking teeth.
Yes and no! At BOH Dental, we will explain the differences between permanent and temporary cosmetic procedures throughout your treatment.
For instance, teeth whitening is a temporary bleaching treatment and over time the natural colour of teeth often returns. However, bleaching treatment can be repeated without damaging the teeth and is simple and inexpensive, so it is not considered permanent.
More complex dental treatments, like dental crowns and veneers, require changing the shape of the teeth permanently. These treatments are irreversible and change teeth in ways that cannot be undone. Even a veneer, which is considered a minimally invasive treatment, requires minor but permanent changes to the front of the tooth during placement.
Yes, but it is not always easy! The shape of your teeth is determined by many characteristics but most importantly your genetics, age and previous dentistry.
As well as these factors, a lifetime of use and any personal habits such as thumb-sucking, tooth clenching or grinding can also affect the shape and condition of your teeth.
Changing the shape of teeth can be simple and inexpensive if only minor changes are needed. However, if you are considering major shape changes to your teeth then more complex treatment may be required, such as a dental implant or crown.
Many different treatments can change the shape of your teeth, including –
- Prosthodontics (i.e. dental veneers & crowns)
- Orthodontics to change position and alignment
- Bonded composite restorations
- Teeth reshaping and contouring
- Restoration of teeth after dental trauma or injury
Modern dentistry has sophisticated and simple solutions, and with many different treatments available, your dentist can help you form a treatment plan that incorporates your individual needs – such as form, function and budget.
Yes. Old discoloured, broken chipped or worn dental veneers can be replaced by your dentist, and this is often recommended for veneers that have become unsightly.
The need to replace old restorations depends on the integrity of the remaining tooth structure, and the amount of tooth left, and your dentist can assess whether your restoration is still viable or if replacement is necessary. You may also be advised about any potential alternative treatments that may benefit your long-term oral health and chewing function.
Your dentist can assess and provide a diagnosis that explains why you have gaps between your teeth, and any treatments you may consider to fix them.
Sometimes the gaps between your teeth need to be corrected, especially if they are becoming obvious or annoying. These gaps often become larger, harder to maintain, and increasingly visible as we age.
Cosmetic treatments may be provided to fill the gap while you are in the chair, such as dental veneers or fillings. However, in some cases, Orthodontic treatment and long-term solutions like braces may be required to align the teeth and eliminate the gaps between them.