Cosmetic dentistry treatments are designed to enhance the look of your smile to help you put your best face to the world. If you take good care of your teeth but still don’t have that bright, shining smile you dream of, then cosmetic dentistry is here to help.
Some cosmetic procedures have an overlap with restorative dentistry. This allows you to restore not just the look, but the function of your smile at the same time.
Your dental team at Gisborne Smiles offer cosmetic dentistry procedures such as:
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment around. Using our state-of-the-art in-office whitening system, we can get your teeth 5-7 shades brighter in just one appointment.
The process is simple. A whitening agent is applied to the teeth, which is then activated with a special light. After 1-2 hours, you have noticeably whiter teeth!
We also offer take-home whitening kits that help you maintain your new, whiter smile for even longer.
Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments in dentistry. They’re made out of thin layers of material that go over a tooth, sort of like a fake nail. Veneers can be used for:
- Teeth whitening
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Fix the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth
- Reshape teeth that are naturally misshaped
Veneers can be made of durable, stain-resistant porcelain for long-lasting results, or a special kind of resin if you need a quick touch-up before a special occasion.
Crowns are similar to veneers, except they sit over a tooth kind of like a helmet. Crowns are usually used to restore a tooth that has chipped, cracked, or broken, sometimes after a treatment like root canal.
The crown protects the damaged tooth, restores the biting surface, and makes it look healthy and normal once again.
Crowns, like veneers, can be made out of a range of materials such as resin, porcelain, and even gold.
Clear aligners are the best tool for straightening crooked teeth that don’t quite sit together properly without braces. Like crowns, this is functional as much as it is esthetic. Correcting the shape and position of teeth means you’re less likely to get cavities in places hard to reach with a toothbrush — and they’ll look nice and straight.