Cosmetic Dentistry in Port Macquarie
While dental exams and maintenance are an essential component of exceptional oral health, the appearance of your smile is also significant. Though people spend large amounts of money on clothes, shoes and other luxuries, the first thing most people notice about you is not what you wear; it’s your face. And if you want your smile to be the centrepiece of your face, the Port Pacific Dental team is here to help.
We offer numerous cosmetic treatments that enhance the look of your teeth, focusing on those which would benefit you most. We are excited to share how we can work with you in a partnership toward achieving your ideal smile.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are an attractive cosmetic dental solution for a tooth that is generally healthy but suffers from surface blemishes. Dr Fernando will only recommend them for front teeth that are most visible when you smile.
Dental veneers are popular because they require only minor adjustments to your existing teeth, and the results are often stunning and natural-looking. Once applied, your tooth will be free from surface flaws, and in some cases, it strengthens your tooth structure because its porcelain composition resists breakage.
Dental veneers can correct:
- Size and shape discrepancies
- Minor misalignment
- Colour and shading
We also utilise veneers in Smile Design to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Sometimes a tooth is fractured or too damaged for a veneer, inlay or tooth-coloured filling to repair. Our dentists may suggest a dental crown that caps your tooth on all sides in these cases.
Dental crowns correct issues, including:
- Teeth misalignment
- Size and shape of teeth
- Colour of teeth
- Improving the strength of teeth
- Correct cracked and chipped teeth
Dental crowns and bridges are stronger than your natural teeth or any filling material. Dental crowns and bridges both cover the teeth 360 degrees all the way down to the gumline, which provides resistance from bacterial attacks and tooth decay.
Both crowns and bridges are used in the Smile Design process to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings and Bonding
At Port Pacific Dental, our dentists only use tooth-coloured fillings. This helps them blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.
Composite resin, the compound used in tooth-coloured fillings, is as durable as your own teeth and is used to treat tooth decay, broken teeth, stains, tooth sensitivity and chipped or cracked teeth. It is a conservative approach to treatment that requires less removal of your natural tooth structure and can improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your life for many reasons:
- Missing teeth are unattractive
- Missing teeth can lead to additional tooth loss
- Missing teeth can make speaking and eating difficult
The two most popular tooth-replacement options are dental bridges and dental implants. A dental bridge consists of two crowns supporting a prosthetic tooth to fill the gap in your smile, and a dental implant replaces the entire missing tooth from the root to the crown.
One of the fastest and most affordable ways to improve your smile is with professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening with your dentist can remove years of stains from your smile, giving you a fresh, youthful appearance.
Smile Design and Smile Makeovers
At our Port Macquarie dental practice, we use innovative Smile Design software to assist in the smile makeover process.
We begin by having a consultation to hear your concerns and what you would like to improve about your smile. Next, we digitally scan your existing smile and send the data to a cosmetic lab where they design your smile in digital format under the direction and guidance of our dentists. Then, we get the final design from the lab to share with you in our dental clinic to make sure your new smile is everything you hoped it would be.
Once you approve the final design, we create your new smile using the necessary teeth restorations, which may include:
You play an essential role in your smile makeover process because we aim to provide you with your dream smile.
We Help Put Your Smile Goals Within Reach
Whatever your goals and oral health conditions, our dedicated staff is committed to supporting you with the best treatments available. We encourage you to discover more about your cosmetic dentistry options in the Port Macquarie area, including Sancrox, Thrumster, King Creek, Lake Innes, Lake Cathie, Bonny Hills, Laurieton Wauchope, Kempsey, Crescenthead and South West Rocks, by calling our dental clinic to arrange an appointment.