A beautiful smile says it all.
Many options are now available to improve your smile. Using modern high strength ceramics and advanced bonding techniques you can now have a beautiful smile.
We all want to see a bright, white smile but over time our teeth darken naturally due to constant exposure to pigments in food and drink penetrating the enamel.
Fortunately, today we can reverse the darkening process and lighten your smile.
There are many techniques available that have proven to be successful but differ with respect to the speed of whitening, the cost and convenience.
All techniques achieve a similar degree of lightening.
The most widely used technique for smile whitening involves the custom crafting of thin, transparent custom trays, precisely shaped to the contours of your own teeth. This will hold the whitening gel in intimate contact with the tooth surface for at least an hour without leaving the gel in contact with the gums that could cause irritation and sensitivity.
For convenience, the trays can be worn while sleeping.
Teeth will be noticeably lighter after four nights wear and usually most whitening has been achieved in two weeks.
An advantage of this technique is that the process can be repeated at home for a few hours or days whenever the teeth appear to need brightening.
As a bonus we can include additional gels to be used in the custom trays to reduce sensitivity and to increase resistance to decay and even reverse the effects of early acid attack by plaque.
For those who prefer not to have impressions taken or have a custom fitted tray we provide Oplaescence Go take home kits.
These pre-filled trays contain a melon flavoured whitening gel in a tray that conforms to the teeth and is worn for 30-60mins per day.
$150 for 20 trays.
This is a technique used to restore chipped or unsightly teeth, close spaces, lighten darkened teeth, lengthen short teeth.
Composite resin bonding can be completed in a single visit and often without anaesthetic.
Tooth coloured fillings are the most commonly used restorations at Vincentia Dental.
Many people have amalgam fillings that have progressively blackened over time and caused staining of the teeth. Although amalgam is a functional material it does have several disadvantages. The most obvious problem is its unsightly appearance.
Many people now choose to have their fillings replaced to achieve a natural appearance.
Most cosmetic fillings are made from composite resin that can be placed in a single visit and has an excellent natural appearance.
For more information go to our page on replacing amalgam fillings.
For the greater strength needed for larger fillings or weakened teeth an ideal material is dental ceramic. This type of restoration can increase the strength of the tooth while providing a natural, tooth coloured appearance that is almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
This type of restoration requires two visits for completion. The restoration is made in a laboratory on a precise model of the tooth using advanced ceramic technology.
While the permanent restoration is being produced we place a lifelike temporary restoration so that no one will notice the difference.