Porcelain Veneers in Manuka, Canberra
Searching for a way to enhance both the health and appearance of your smile?
Porcelain Veneers are a minimally invasive dental restoration, creating discrete yet attractive results. Virtually indistinguishable in appearance from your natural teeth; Porcelain Veneers have the ability to mimic the natural appearance, strength, protection and durability of tooth enamel.
This revolutionary dental technique is comprised of an ultra-thin layer of tooth-coloured porcelain, customised to fit your individual tooth shape and size. The popularity of Porcelain Veneers is continually escalating. This is the case due to their ability to enhance both the functional and aesthetic nature of your smile.
The process of Porcelain Veneers may be utilised to amend a number of oral conditions, including:
- Revitalising the surface of your tooth
- Concealing staining and / or discolouration
- Covering chips
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Masking misaligned teeth
- Coating wear and tear
- As an alternative to Orthodontic treatment
Preventive Care is an important step in achieving stable, long term oral and general health.
Good oral hygiene techniques and routine dental check-ups are essential for good dental and overall health. After an examination at our office, we will make recommendations tailored to your individual needs. Click on the links below to learn more about preventive care tips.
Correct Brushing Techniques
At Smile Sensations we recommend the following brushing tips toward healthy teeth and gums:
- Brush your teeth at least twice each day (after breakfast and after dinner).
- Brush with a soft round bristle toothbrush or an electric brush.
The Importance of Flossing
To avoid periodontal disease and cavities, it is imperative to floss at least once each day. The way in which you floss around your teeth is also important. Incorrect flossing techniques are often ineffective at removing disease causing plaque and can even damage your gum tissues.
Gummy Smile / Gum Lift Surgery in Manuka, Canberra
Suffering from a ‘gummy’ smile?
It is sometimes your gums and not your teeth that may prevent you from attaining the perfect smile. Cosmetic Gum Enhancement reduces excess gum tissue, making your teeth appear larger and in proportion.
A Cosmetic Gum Lift involves the removal of excess gum tissue from around teeth. This treatment may be beneficial to patients who have gums covering a significant portion of their front teeth and / or other teeth. Patients who have a high upper lip when they smile may also benefit from this treatment.
Healthy, well-contoured, pink gum tissue compliments and frames your teeth. After treatment the gum tissue heals very quickly and patients generally experience very little discomfort. Cosmetic Gum Enhancement is often used in conjunction with Porcelain Veneers.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Disease Treatment in Manuka, Canberra
Periodontal Disease (or Gum Disease) is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection. If left untreated Periodontal Disease may lead to tooth loss in adults. It is the most common infectious disease in the world.
‘Periodontal’ literally means ‘around the tooth’. Healthy gums are pale pink, smooth and firm, fitting your teeth like a turtleneck jumper fits your neck. However, if an infection develops between the teeth, the gums will begin to pull away, become red and swollen and even bleed during chewing and brushing.
Please answer the questions below to get a greater understanding of your gum health:
- Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth?
- Are your gums red, swollen or tender?
- Do you have sores in your mouth?
- Are your gums receding? Have they pulled away from your teeth?
- Do your teeth appear longer than they have in the past?
- Are there spaces developing between your teeth?
- Do you suffer from bad breath?
- Do you have a constant bad taste in your mouth?
- Are your teeth more sensitive than usual?
- Are any of your teeth loose?
- Is there any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we recommend that you visit us as soon as possible for a thorough gum examination. Although Periodontal Disease is a serious condition, its effects can be stopped and disease progression halted with proper treatment.