Cosmetic Dentistry

When we go to the dentist, it is often for a routine appointment or because toothache strikes. However, there are many other reasons we should visit. Our teeth are more than purely functional. While they most certainly help us to eat, they also form part of one of our most important features, our smiles. How confident we are when we talk and smile can make a huge difference to our lives and how we are perceived by others. So, while cosmetic dentistry on the surface may seem purely aesthetic, it actually runs much deeper. The fact is that improving the way we look can have a profound impact on our lives.

Our cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures can help you to improve the appearance of your teeth, mouth and smile by changing the colour, position, shape, size and alignment of your teeth. However, we will do more than ensure your teeth look better; we will help you to breathe and sleep better, to eat more healthily and to smile with confidence. By choosing cosmetic dentistry with a holistic approach, you can improve the way you look and make a significant improvement to your overall health and wellbeing.

Invisalign Clear Braces

While we would all like a perfectly straight smile, that is often not the case. Many of us live with misaligned or overcrowded teeth. However, this leads to more than a wonky smile. Problems such as misalignments, overcrowding and incorrect bites can affect the functionality of our teeth, our ability to clean them properly and can lead to further oral health issues. So, while you might be motivated to find a straightening solution for cosmetic reasons, you will be doing the right thing for your health too.

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that enables you to straighten your teeth without the need for the infamous metal train track brackets and wires. Instead, the treatment uses a set of near-invisible plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth. Invisalign has spent years researching the materials used to ensure a comfortable, secure fit that can deliver the constant force required to make precise tooth movements. Using computer-assisted planning technology, we plan every step of your treatment, ensuring each tooth moves precisely at every step of the way. The result is a faster, more comfortable and more discreet way to straighten your smile.

At Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, we use Invisalign’s advanced technology because it is involved in ongoing research and has been at the cutting edge of the aligner technology. While there are cheaper imitations, we have chosen Invisalign and are committed to their latest research and state-of-the-art materials and quality. This will not only give you a winning smile but solve the health problems that crooked teeth cause. After all, we don’t just want you to have straight teeth; we want to help you breathe better, sleep better and help you maintain your oral health.

Myobraces

It’s never too early to start a good oral hygiene routine and create healthy habits. By keeping our children’s teeth in check, we can help them to eat, speak and smile with confidence for years to come. However, despite our best efforts, children’s teeth and jaws don’t always grow perfectly. This is why it is important to look out for signs and symptoms of future misalignments and to put preventative measures in place.

The Myobrace treatment, a series of soft mouth aligners, is one such preventative measure that can help to solve mouth breathing issues. By analysing how a child breathes and reviewing the structures of the tongue and soft tissues, we can identify the cause of crooked teeth. Myobrace can then be used to help reposition the tongue and straighten the teeth. Meanwhile, functional exercises can be used to increase the tone and strength of neck and tongue muscles. Together this can help children to breathe properly through their nose, solving the root cause of misaligned teeth and often avoiding the need for actual braces.

At Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, we treat every patient as an individual. The Myobrace treatment is very much dependent on an individual’s development at any given time. However, at a young age, change is much easier. So whether we are trying to stop habits, straighten teeth or change posture, we have a far better chance of success.

Teeth Whitening

Our smiles are hugely important and having a set of pearly whites can do wonders for our confidence. However, while we’d like our teeth to retain their initial colour, over time, they can lose their sparkle. The truth is that our lifestyle choices, the food and drink we consume, and the ageing process can all work against us. Fortunately, teeth whitening can enable you to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. So if you’ve noticed that your smile doesn’t sparkle like it used to, then this may well be the solution you’ve been looking for.

When it comes to teeth whitening, there are many options available to you. However, at Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, we believe that you shouldn’t have to go it alone. By having an assessment with our cosmetic dentist, not only can we help you achieve the most natural shade for you, but we can help you keep it that way for as long as possible.

Tooth whitening is a simple, safe and cost-effective dental treatment that can improve the colour of your teeth and rejuvenate your appearance. The process works by first assessing your suitability for treatment, completing a shade assessment and creating custom-made whitening trays. You can then either choose to use an at-home teeth whitening kit or to have in-chair whitening with one of our highly-qualified cosmetic dentists.

Dental Implants

If you have missing or damaged teeth, the chances are that it is having a significant impact on your quality of life. You might not be able to eat, smile or talk like you used to, and your self-confidence may well have taken a knock. However, as well as affecting how you look, missing teeth can impact your oral health as your other teeth move and your jawline deteriorates. Dental implants offer a solution that replaces the root of missing teeth, restoring both the look and functionality of your teeth and protecting your oral health.

Dental implants are effectively small titanium screws that are placed within the jawbone to replace the root of a tooth. A connecting piece, known as an abutment, is then attached to enable replacement teeth to be firmly attached. As a long-term solution, the treatment can be used to replace single, multiple or, indeed, an entire arch of teeth. Moreover, dental implants offer several advantages over dentures or tooth-supported bridges. They are more comfortable, don’t impact healthy adjacent teeth and help to preserve jawbone structure.

At Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, we place the focus on you as an individual. First and foremost, while a cosmetic treatment, we want to ensure that we restore dental function. We use titanium as it is the only material that is proven to form a union with human bone. However, we will consider any allergies or hypersensitivities you may have to metal. «We are conscious of the potential for metal sensitivity. and are now working in conjunction with allergists utilising the latest technology in testing to minimise this possibility.» We will also ensure we address the root cause of your tooth loss to protect your long-term oral health.

Dental Veneers

If your teeth are discoloured, chipped or crooked, it will undoubtedly have an impact on your self-esteem. However, you don’t have to suffer with a smile you’re not happy with. Moreover, you don’t necessarily have to invest time and money in more intrusive solutions like crowns and braces. Dental veneers offer a fast and effective way to regain a set of natural-looking teeth, improving their colour and correcting small misalignments.

Dental veneers are effectively thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can either be made of porcelain or composite resin and are custom-crafted to be the perfect size and shape to enhance your smile. To ensure a snug and firm fit, a small amount of dental enamel will be removed from your existing teeth. Then, once bonded to your teeth, your veneers will be shaped and polished until you are entirely happy.

At Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, we understand how to perfectly match veneers to each individual patient. The first step is, of course, ensuring you have a full examination and taking into account any underlying oral health issues that need to be reviewed. Then, once we have assessed your suitability for veneers, it is all about working to enhance the unique characteristics of your smile.