At Advanced Dental Artistry, we service a wide range of different cosmetic options. From whitening through to full mouth reconstruction, if you are unhappy with your smile our complete inhouse team are Perth’s leading professionals is cosmetic dentistry.
Whether your goal is subtle improvements, replacing outdated dental work, or issues with the functionality and appearance of your teeth, we aim to create our patients dream smiles with the use of the most modern and innovative dental techniques. Changing the length, size, position, shape, colour, texture or proportion of your teeth is completely possible with cosmetic treatment from Advanced Dental Artistry!
What is possible with cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a very broad term and includes a wide variety of treatment options. This can range from whitening, porcelain veneers, bridges & crowns on just a few teeth right through to a full mouth reconstruction which looks at the whole mouth.
We have a longstanding catalogue of patients who not only got amazing aesthetics, but also the best possible function. So just what is possible? Well it very much depends on your case and the condition of your teeth. But provided the foundations of your teeth are strong, and the gum and bone surrounding the teeth are healthy, cosmetic dentistry can be used to:
Colour of teeth
Crooked or over crowded teeth
Gaps, spaces and missing teeth (bridge)
Change the shape of teeth
Showing a lot of gum when smiling
Rebuild and replace broken down and decayed teeth
Short or ground down teeth
Replacing old dental work
Check the video below of John’s case. He came to see us about replacing his old and out dated dental work, the results speak for themselves! His treatment consisted of full mouth porcelain cosmetics, veneers and crowns.
We love helping our patients smile again, achieving their dental goals. As part of that process and before we begin the smile design process you will be provided with a bespoke treatment plan. This plan may include just one or several treatment options for your consideration. Aside from all-on-4 or dental implants, you can expect to see any of the following on your plan:
Strong and natural looking veneers for teeth. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments here at ADAP. When you think of porcelain, you may think of fragile things like porcelain dolls. Veneers are different. Dental porcelain is incredibly strong – even tougher than a natural healthy tooth. When preparing a tooth for porcelain treatment, we will always be as conservative as possible because we want to preserve as much natural tooth as we can.
Our handmade veneers are thin, yet strong, shells that are used to cover the front surface of the tooth. They wrap slightly around the edges to create a seamless bond and give your tooth a full and natural appearance. Our veneers and crowns are crafted at our in-house laboratory, so your technician can learn all about your goals and preferences when it comes to creating your dream smile. The flexibility of these treatments is that we can work on one or two teeth, or a larger set if need be.
Full mouth reconstruction
Since the start of our practice, we have met quite a few clients who have struggled for years (or sometimes decades) with their teeth breaking down, tooth deterioration and even tooth loss. By the time we first meet, they can feel like their teeth are beyond repair. There is hope, in some situations we can use porcelain veneers and crowns, sometimes combined with dental implants, to restore the mouth entirely. Provided the foundations of the teeth are suitable, and there are enough teeth remaining, then we can often restore their mouth to full function.
Just as we do with any treatment, we take many things into consideration. The bite is carefully deliberated, with lost facial height and lip/cheek support being restored. This is done through the latest in neuromuscular technology, with the new porcelain veneers and crowns designed to recreate the bite once they are fitted permanently. The beauty of this technology is that we can even eliminate bite related symptoms and discomfort, such as:
At ADAP we use Phillips Zoom! Teeth whitening. This professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. You can have your teeth whitened at our practice, or we can provide you with an at-home kit. Whether you or just want your teeth spruced up for a special occasion or are after a long-term fix, we will recommend you the best course of action during your consult.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligner trays to progressively move the position of teeth over time. 3D software is used to determine your ideal treatment plan and removable aligners are manufactured. For adult patients, metal braces can also be inconvenient or unsuitable for their work or lifestyle. This is why many patients avoid traditional orthodontics when looking to straighten their smile. Each aligner is a minor adjustment to the last, causing a gradual force which slowly moves teeth to their ideal position.
Although amalgam fillings in some instances can last a very long time, this treatment can come with associated risks. Unlike porcelain or composite fillings, amalgam fillings require healthy as well as the decayed parts of the tooth to be removed. The main issues that come from metal fillings are; the expansion and contraction due to hot and cold foods which lead to cracking, toxic mercury found the amalgam material, and the amount of tooth which needs to be removed can often be excessive.
When we refer to a ‘gummy smile’ we are talking about someone who shows a large portion of their gums when they smile. It is a very common complaint and in many people results in a loss of confidence. In the past the only real treatment option was a proceedure called a gingivectomy, this proceedure removes excess tissue or cuts muscles that lift the upper lip. Nowady’s the team at ADAP prefer to treat gummy smilers in a much simpler and effectice way. Using muslce relaxing injections. The treatment itself only takes 10-15 minutes and generally only involes a couple of injections. There is a small chance of bruising or swelling but generally the proceedure is very well tolerated.
Patient’s with dental phobias or who experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist is something the team deal with daily,you are not alone! Helping our patients overcome their fears is something we are very experienced at.
We aim to do everything in our power to ease your anxiety and make your practice visits as stress free as possible. When it comes to sleep dentistry Intravenous sedation (IV) and oral sedation are both options depending on your treatment plan and anxiety levels. Most patients are perfectly suitable for these types of sedation. Not only could it help you to overcome your fears, but it can also benefit those with a low pain threshold, or a strong gag reflex. It also means that our dentists can perform more of your treatment in those sedated appointments which means less time in the chair long term.
Steps to cosmetic treatment
Complimentary Discussion – chat about your dental goals, treatment options and ballpark costs.
Exam and Treatment Plan – 30-60-minute exam including scans and diagnosis. From that you will be issued with customised treatment plan and exact prices.
Diagnostics & Smile Design – Once you have approved your treatment plan, have sorted finances and would like to proceed our team begin working on your new smile!
Trial Smile – Phases of trail smiles and temporaries mean are very important to the process. It means we get your final cosmetics just as you want them.
Final Cosmetics – Are only inserted when everyone is happy with final trial smile. After this appointment your new smile is almost complete!
Review – shortly after your final cosmetics and everything has had time to settle, you will have a review appointment just to make sure everything is as it should be.
Aftercare – regular appointments with our hygienist are scheduled making sure your new smile stays beautiful and healthy.
Delivering standout results
Put simply, we aim to give our patients the best smiles possible and we make it no secret that an amazing result takes meticulous planning. Our unique practice processes have been refined over many years of consistently being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry. We believe you deserve the best our dentists and highly skilled in-house technicians can give, a new smile forever more is certainly not something to rush today.
What if cosmetic dentistry goes wrong?
Any decision to undergo cosmetic dental treatment shouldn’t be taken lightly. Like with any medical procedure there are always risks, and for some people getting a smile makeover can turn into an unpleasant experience meaning they don’t get the results they want.
When looking at the medical field it is important to understand that different practitioners have different specialities. There is so much extra study and research required to gain expertise in a field. All the staff at ADAP by far exceed their required additional training. Not to mention the dentists at both practices have over 40 years’ combined experience and our onsite ceramists have almost 60 years between them! As such, our in-house processes have been refined over time to what we believe give our patients the best all round cosmetic outcome. No matter what your concerns, the team will have treated patients just like you before and they will be able to show you exactly the sort of results you can expect.
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