At Rodney George Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic treatments for patients who would like to improve the appearance of their teeth. Thanks to advancements in the field of dentistry, there is now a wide range of treatment options when it comes to resolving aesthetic issues like chips, discolouration, stains, misalignment, and missing teeth.
We offer the following cosmetic dentistry treatments:
If you wish that you had a whiter, brighter smile, you might consider a tooth whitening treatment. A popular cosmetic treatment, the process generally achieves very effective results and can be safely performed by a dental professional.
There are a number of tooth whitening options available; however, we offer take-home kits to patients. These are best suited to patients who would like to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. These kits are peroxide-based and work by getting rid of stains and discolouration and generally enhancing the shade of the teeth.
Whitening treatments have become increasingly popular and are often a good option for individuals who are not happy with the appearance of their teeth because of stains and discolouration. Tooth stains and discolouration can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors, including foods and drinks like soda, coffee, wine, tea and dark sauces like soy. Smoking can also cause stains on the surface of the teeth.
Another factor that can lead to discolouration is poor dental hygiene. It is very important that you brush and floss your teeth regularly in order to remove plaque build-up as well as food debris that could lead to staining. Certain underlying diseases can also lead to tooth discolouration, as can some medications.
Unfortunately, the natural ageing process can also lead to discolouration as the outer layer of enamel tends to wear away over time, revealing the colour of the dentin underneath.
If you have noticed your teeth looking dull, discoloured or stained, we recommend that you come in and see us. While whitening treatments are not suited to every patient, many people can benefit from the quick and painless process. When you come in for a consultation, Dr George will examine your teeth and let you know if a whitening treatment is right for you. If you have any oral health issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, we recommend that you have these issues addressed before having your teeth whitened.
If you are interested in finding out more about the cosmetic treatments that we offer, please don’t hessite to get in touch. Dr George will examine your teeth and advise you as to whether the treatment is right for you.
While it is not always possible to prevent discolouration, particularly if it is caused by ageing, disease or medications, there are some lifestyle habits you can adopt that can help to keep your teeth free from stains.
If you smoke, we recommend that you try to quit the habit — tobacco causes stains on the surface of your teeth and can lead to a range of oral and general health issues. If you drink a lot of tea and coffee and you suspect that these drinks are causing stains, try and cut back.
You can also keep your teeth looking healthy and clean by committing to a good oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily and using a mouthwash regularly. It is also very important that you come in for a professional clean every six months. During this process, your dentist will remove any build-up of plaque and tartar that may be causing some discolouration, and polish the surface of your teeth for a shinier, cleaner appearance.
Veneers are generally a very effective option for patients who would like to conceal imperfections like chips and stains. They can achieve a natural-looking result and certain materials are resistant to stains. Dental veneers can be customised to suit each individual patient, which means that the size, shape and colour of your veneers will suit you perfectly. Veneers are also generally very durable and with the right care and regular check-ups, they can last for many years.
If you choose to have dental veneers placed, it is important that you stick to healthy oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. This will help to prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease and will also keep your veneers looking clean and healthy. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but it is still a good idea to avoid foods and drinks that can discolour the teeth. These include red wine, coffee, tea and highly pigmented berries, fruits and vegetables.
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