Cosmetic dentistry can assist anyone wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth, gums, bite or smile. It is commonly used in cases of:
discoloured or stained teeth
chipped or misshapen teeth
teeth with unsightly gaps between them
An attractive smile is not only a sign of high spirits but also an indicator of good dental health. Your teeth don’t have to be perfect – it just needs to be enough for you to feel good so that you can smile and be confident. That is why cosmetic dentistry procedures are becoming more and more popular with both men and women of any age. If you have ever suffered from any of these issues, an initial appointment with our dentists will give you specific information and confirm your suitability for cosmetic dentistry.
Your teeth are bound to become darker with age. However, that process can speed up if you’re smoking, drinking too much coffee, or taking medications containing chlorhexidine.
Regardless of the reason, teeth whitening products can bring your charming smile back. The whitening solutions penetrate deep into your teeth to break the discoloured molecules into smaller, non-noticeable particles. Modern whitening products do not damage your teeth.
We are experts at repairing chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth by covering the defects with “high quality” tooth-colored composite resin. Teeth bonding will also be helpful if you have large, unsightly gaps between your teeth.
The best thing about teeth bonding is that it’s a simple, affordable process that typically happens in one visit. However If you have too many cracks and chips in your front teeth, teeth bonding can technically correct them, but it’d waste a lot of time. Alternatively, your dentist may suggest applying veneers.
Veneers are thin shells that cover only the front part of your teeth. When chosen properly, veneers can literally give you a new Hollywood Smile at a relatively reasonable cost. Keep in mind that if you do not want a “Hollywood Smile” we can design the veneers so that they are “naturally beautiful”. We do this by giving it a natural shape and reducing the whiteness of the colour. These results are the most popular as the smile blends in naturally with your face.
If you have a mild to moderate misalignment in your teeth, you don’t have to opt for unsightly braces. Your best bet here would be Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners come as clear trays that tightly fit your teeth. These aligners are designed in a special way that applies minor force to one or more of your teeth. With time, that force will straighten your teeth.
Unlike the conventional braces, you can take off your Invisalign tray to floss and brush your teeth, which protects you against the ugly white spots that appear after removing braces.
Our practice is a “Platinum provider” of invisalign so we’re very experienced in providing this for you.
Invisalign aligners are thin, discreet and comfortable.
Whereas veneers only mask the front part of your teeth. Crowns, on the contrary, cover the entire tooth from all directions. Your dentist will suggest using cosmetic crowns if:
Your teeth are too weak to support veneers.
You have extreme malalignment.
The discoloration is so dense that thin veneers can’t mask it.
Your teeth already have large filings.
You’ve recently had a root canal treatment.
Prepping for a crown starts by contouring your teeth and taking a scan or an impression. Often times we can mill the crown at the office and cement it on the same day. Otherwise, we will send you home with a temporary crown, and we will make you an appointment at a later date to issue the final crown.
Ceramic crowns used to strengthen weak teeth, replace missing teeth and improve the smile
Oftentimes, your gums may be the reason why you’re not confident with your smile. If you show too much gum when you smile or your gum line is uneven, your dentist may use a powerful laser to recontour your gum line. This is a common, painless and straightforward procedure.
If you show too little gum while smiling, your dentist will have to graft new tissue in the empty areas to even out your gum line. However, if your receded gum was caused by periodontal disease, your dentist will first have to treat the underlying cause. Otherwise, the grafted tissue won’t stay in place.
Dr Thomas Vo is the director, principal dentist and owner of Sydney Road Dental Care. Taking over ownership of the practice in 2015, Dr Vo has been the primary vision behind the modern renovations, extensive technological advances and exemplary cosmetic, surgical and orthodontic treatments.
Dr Vo’s ceramic and composite veneers are one of his most sought-after procedures, with his beautiful, natural smiles treasured by both patients and staff alike.
Dr Vo’s strongest talents and clinical experience lie in the areas of dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. After graduating from the prestigious dental school at the University of Sydney in 2003, he has completed a multitude of additional post-graduate education. These have helped him become one of the most well-known cosmetic and implant dentists on the Northern Beaches, especially in the areas of All-On-4, smile makeovers and full-mouth rehabilitation.
One of Dr Yoo’s most renowned qualities is his ability to really listen to his patients in order to guide them to achieve healthy long-term oral health. His unique approach also transfers over to providing beautiful yet natural looking smiles destined to boost confidence. Dr Yoo constantly involves himself in learning, and strongly believes in studying current innovative techniques to improve the experience of our patients.
Dr Dunia Draca is our only female general and cosmetic dentist. She is a twice over graduate from the University of Sydney, holding a Bachelor of Medical Science (2011) and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (2017).