At Beaches Dental Mona Vale, we love helping our patients achieve their ideal smile. In this article, we discuss a few ways we can restore your smile to its former glory. 

Your smile is a big part of who you are and how you communicate. It plays a significant role in your everyday interactions. If you are unhappy with your smile, it can affect your self-esteem and in turn your social and professional interactions. It can affect how you interact with people, the way you speak and how you smile. 

So, why wait to enhance your smile when you can start to enjoy smiling again today.

Dental Treatments to Restore Your Smile 

Are your teeth discoloured or worn? Do they have chips or cracks? Are they misaligned or missing? Whatever concerns you have about the appearance of your smile, we can tailor a treatment plan to suit your smile goals, lifestyle and budget. 

If you want to restore your smile, the first step should be to seek professional advice. Depending on your situation and new smile goals, your dentist may recommend one or more of the following treatments. 

Teeth Whitening

As part of the natural ageing process, our teeth lose their youthful white pearliness. Tooth discolouration can become accelerated with exposure to coffee, tea and other staining substances like nicotine. Luckily, there are safe and non-invasive treatment options for whitening your smile that produce great results. 

At our Northern Beaches dental practice, we offer teeth whitening services by way of a ‘take-home’ whitening kit. A consultation with one of our dentists can help you decide if whitening is a suitable treatment for you. 

The process for teeth whitening treatments involves the use of a specially formulated gel that sits against your teeth in specially made trays. It is an effective way of whitening teeth in the comfort of your own home. ‘Take-home’ whitening can result in less sensitivity for teeth than other options.

Sometimes all you need is whiter teeth to restore your smile! The difference this one treatment can make may amaze you! 

Crowns

At Beaches Dental Mona Vale, we use crowns to strengthen a worn or damaged tooth and restore its appearance. Crowns are effective at improving the size, shape, alignment and even the colour of a tooth. 

Are chips, cracks, misshapen or discolouring teeth getting you down? A crown may be what you need to smile with confidence again. Depending on your case, your dentist may use a crown to cover your entire tooth or a combination of full-coverage crowns and thinner veneers.

Crowns are custom-made in dental labs to perfectly fit your tooth. The material they are made from can be colour matched to blend in with your surrounding teeth. The result is a functioning, smooth and natural-looking tooth. 

Veneers

Dental veneers are made of composite or porcelain. They are thin shells that cap the front surface of your teeth. We can use them to reshape, straighten and whiten your smile. Veneers deliver a more conservative smile transformation than crowns. So, it’s certainly a treatment worth considering as a method to restore your smile. 

A consultation with one of our dentists can help you find out if you’re a suitable candidate. 

The process for getting veneers usually takes place over a few appointments. Once the preparation of your teeth for the veneers has been complete, impressions of your teeth will be taken. They will then be sent to the dental lab for manufacturing of your veneers. When ready, your dentist will fit and secure them to your teeth leaving you with a natural-looking new smile.  

Bridges

Are you missing one or more teeth that have left gaps in your smile? Gaps can affect the appearance of your smile, but also your ability to eat and speak. So, it’s not something that you should ignore. 

Modern dentistry provides many options for solving the issue of missing teeth, and dental bridges are one of them. As the name suggests, a dental bridge is used to bridge the gap over a missing tooth. 

A bridge works by anchoring onto surrounding teeth, filling the gap where your tooth once was. Bridges are made from porcelain, so as well as being incredibly natural-looking, they can be long-lasting if you take good care of them. 

Dentures 

Commonly known as ‘false teeth’, dentures are another option for filling in gaps left by missing teeth. Where a bridge may be useful to fill gaps left by one or two teeth, dentures are a more suitable option if you have several teeth missing. 

Dentures can be used to restore your smile, but also to restore function to both your mouth and jaw. This is important for eating and speaking purposes. Whilst dentures are a great option for replacing several missing teeth, they are removable and must come out at night.

If dentures are the right treatment path for you, they will be made to fit your individual mouth, over a few appointments. Dentures are made from a variety of materials. They stay in place via a plate that fits over parts of your jawbone and soft tissue in your mouth. Your acrylic false teeth then attach to this plate. 

Dental Implants 

If you have one or more missing teeth, and you’re looking for a long term solution to replacing them, dental implants may be the treatment for you. As well as having great longevity, they are also an isolated unit. This means that they do not affect your adjacent teeth. Where dentures need removing each night, dental implants are a fixed solution. 

The process of getting dental implants does need meticulous planning. For this reason, the procedure happens over several appointments and can take a while. 

It involves embedding titanium anchors into your jaw. Because of this, a period of healing and integration into the bone is needed before the next part of the process can begin. 

Once the site/s are healed and integrated, your false tooth or teeth can be attached to your implants. The result is a strong implant that looks and functions like your natural teeth and a smile you’re happy with.

Unlike bridges and dentures, implants get inserted into your jaw. This means that they can help maintain your bone height which can drop when you have missing teeth. 

How Beaches Dental Mona Vale Can Help Restore Your Smile 

 Are you looking to restore your smile in the northern beaches area? Look no further than Beaches Dental Mona Vale! Our dentists are gentle and skilled, but they also genuinely care about you and your smile goals. 

At our practice, we take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns with your smile. Any treatment plans we suggest are tailored to suit you. And with our range of sedation options, we can ensure that your experience will be as relaxing and comfortable as possible. 

It IS possible to restore your smile. So, don’t wait to put the most radiant, confident version of yourself forward to the world. Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.