Your smile is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. Here at Care Dental Emerald we offer a wide range of treatment options to help you create the perfect smile. Some of these treatments include Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Penn Stent, Invisalign and Teeth Whitening.
A dental crown is used to strengthen any existing tooth, restore the size, shape or colour of an existing tooth or to improve the cosmetic appearance of an existing tooth. This is done by placing tooth shaped 'cap' or 'cover' over the existing tooth. This treatment is normally completed in two appointments. In the first appointment there will be photos taken then the tooth or teeth will be prepared and impressions taken.On the second appointment there will be a final product to be permanently inserted by the dentist. Allowing you to walk away with a new and improved smile.
A bridge is generally used as a fixed method of replace a missing tooth or teeth. It involves having a crown (as explained above) placed on one or both sides of the missing tooth, and then the replacement tooth is fused with these crowns to create a solid single piece that will replace any missing tooth and strengthen your bite, and improve the cosmetic appearance of multiple teeth. A bridge is also completed in to appointments much like the crowns, the first appointment is used to photograph, prepare and take impressions, then the second visit is used to permanently insert the final product.
Veneers are a thin tooth coloured shell normally made from porcelain which are permanently fixed to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve the cosmetic appearance of your front teeth. As veneers are solely used for cosmetic purposes we want to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the end result, for this reason we apply temporary veneers during the second appointment to make sure that you are happy with the size, shape and colour of your veneers.
If during the second appointment you are not 100% pleased with a part of your veneers we will remake the temporary veneers and have a extra appointment added into the process to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with your new smile. If you are happy with the temporary veneers then the third appointment will consist of permanently fixing the veneers in place ready for you to show your new smile off to the world.
This is a more affordable option that provides good results and is easy to adjust or repair later down the track. It involves using direct resin composite filling materials to build up, cover or restore chipped worn and discoloured teeth.
The only down side of this treatment is that it can discolour and wear faster than ceramic indirect veneers, depending on patients lifestyle options like smoking and drinking coffee, however regular professional cleaning and polishing help s to decrease the rate of this.
Invisalign is a teeth straightening treatment that is completed with multiple appointments spread out over a period of time dependent on each individual case. The treatment involves wearing clear, virtually invisible, mouth guards or aligners as they are more commonly know, which slowly move your teeth to the desired position which has been previously decided by yourself and your dentist. There will be multiple aligners to wear, changing aligners every two weeks until all aligners have been worn and the desired result has been achieved.
Teeth Whitening can be completed in the comfort of your own home or in the dental chair for faster results. our in chair treatment uses the latest technology with 'Zoom' in chair whitening system and it generally takes about an hour to complete. the appointment involves applying whitening gel onto all desired teeth and applying the activation light for a short period of time, then removing the gel and repeating this process until the desired shade had been accomplished.