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There are many ways and techniques to create a healthy new smile and improve imperfections.
The aim is not to only create a predictable, beautiful and long-lasting smile our patients are happy with but also where the chosen method is the one where the disadvantages, as well as the advantages, are understood and accepted.
There are specific indications for using each technique.
Teeth whitening provides the simplest treatment, which under dental supervision can improve the colour of teeth, correct discolouration and fluorosis with little or no detriment to the teeth.
There is a limit to the shade change that teeth whitening can deliver.
Immediate veneers are indicated when only a few veneers are required in the plan. The required change in aesthetics is often simple.
Micro bonding allows small addition of composite resin to improve the straightness of the teeth primarily on the Invisalign edges of the teeth, with often no or minimal drilling.
A new material Omnichroma, by Tokuyama allows a single material to match and blend with any tooth shade thus creating a chameleon-like enhancement.
Where teeth are crooked, chipped, cracked or gapped then a variety of teeth straightening methods a can improve the smile within a short period of time depending on the method used and the severity of crowding.
This includes Invisalign, Cfast, and Incognito.
A combination of the above techniques is sometimes required and used.
Ultrathin Veneers, Durathin Veneers and Lumineers involves no drilling and no injections since no tooth is being cut and can correct gummy smiles and improve your oral health foundation, state of hygiene and improve your mouth's condition.
Alternative techniques include a variety of options that can still create your new smile
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Veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to give you a natural smile. Ultrathin, Durathin and Lumineers are just a few of the brands we provide. Normally achieved in two appointments.
Composite / Immediate Veneers
Composite veneers cost less than other veneers and require little or no tooth preparation at all. Have your veneers fitted in as little as one appointment.
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