Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Do you have an important occasion coming up and want to look your best? Or perhaps its time to give yourself a treat? How about a brighter, whiter and fresh smile!

We offer two options for teeth whitening:

Take-Home Kit

You can have a bright and radiant smile all from the comfort of your home. This can take from 10-14 days. Application time ranges from 30 minutes – 3 hours a day.

Please consult your dentist prior to starting treatment. Get our take home whitening kit for only $395! Kit includes 2 custom trays and a set of 3 whitening gels.

In order to purchase a whitening kit, you will need to come in for an assessment to make sure there are no contraindications for whitening, as well as to take dental impressions to make the moulds for your custom trays.

In-Chair Whitening

Limited for time and want instant results? We also provide 1 hour in chair whitening treatments using the latest whitening technology. Your teeth are unique, and so the teeth whitening procedure be unique to your teeth to achieve the best results.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening at Vital Dental here

Smile Make Over

A smile makeover is a comprehensive approach to enhancing the overall appearance of one’s smile. Tailored to the individual, it incorporates a combination of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to address concerns ranging from tooth discoloration, misalignments, gaps, to chips and cracks.

Key components of a smile makeover may include:

Veneers: Custom-made shells that cover the front surface of teeth, perfect for correcting stains, shapes, or sizes.

Teeth Whitening: A procedure to brighten teeth, removing or reducing stains and discoloration.

Orthodontics: Aligners or braces can be employed to rectify misaligned or crowded teeth.

Dental Crowns and Bridges: Used to restore or replace damaged or missing teeth, respectively.

Composite Veneers / Bonding: Resin material bonded to teeth to repair or improve their appearance.

The transformative power of a smile makeover extends beyond aesthetics. A rejuvenated smile often boosts self-confidence and enhances overall well-being. With advanced technology and skilled dental professionals, achieving a dream smile has never been more attainable.

Composite Veneers / Bonding

Composite veneers, also known as direct or bonded veneers, are crafted using a resin-based material that is applied directly to the tooth surface. The primary benefits include:

Speed of Treatment: Often applied in a single dental visit, dental composite veneers are sculpted on-site, eliminating the need for multiple appointments or laboratory involvement.

Conservativeness: They require minimal tooth reduction, making them a less invasive option.

Cost-Effectiveness: Typically, composite veneers are more affordable than their porcelain counterparts.

Repairability: If damaged, composite veneers can often be repaired in-clinic without the need for complete replacement.

However, they may be more prone to staining and have a slightly shorter lifespan compared to porcelain veneers.

Both dental composite and porcelain veneers offer a pathway to achieving a brighter and more harmonious smile. It’s vital for patients to consult with their dentist to understand which option aligns best with their aesthetic goals, budget, and oral health condition.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers:
Made of thin shells of ceramic, porcelain veneers are custom-fabricated to fit seamlessly over the patient’s teeth. They boast several key advantages:

Aesthetics: Porcelain veneers possess a translucent quality that closely resembles natural tooth enamel, offering an exceptionally lifelike appearance.

Durability: With proper care, porcelain veneers can last over a decade, resisting wear and maintaining their lustre.

Stain Resistance: Unlike natural teeth and composite materials, porcelain veneers resist staining from coffee, wine, and other common culprits, ensuring a consistently bright smile.

Versatility: They can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, from discoloration to minor alignment issues.

The primary considerations for porcelain veneers include a higher cost, the irreversible nature of the procedure due to the need for tooth preparation, and the requirement for at least two visits as they are crafted in a dental laboratory.

Both dental composite and porcelain veneers offer a pathway to achieving a brighter and more harmonious smile. It’s vital for patients to consult with their dentist to understand which option aligns best with their aesthetic goals, budget, and oral health condition.

TMJ / Facial Injectables

Dental TMJ: Understanding the Temporomandibular Joint

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a critical hinge connecting your jawbone to the skull. Serving as a nexus for facial movement, it plays a pivotal role in daily activities like speaking, chewing, and yawning. However, TMJ disorders can arise, causing discomfort and functional challenges.

Symptoms of TMJ disorders may encompass:

Pain or Tenderness: Experienced in the jaw, near the ear, or while chewing.
Joint Sound: Clicking, popping, or grating noises when opening or closing the mouth.
Restricted Movement: Difficulty or discomfort while opening the mouth wide.
Locking: The joint may lock, making it hard to open or close the mouth.

Various factors contribute to TMJ disorders, such as jaw injuries, genetics, arthritis, or teeth grinding. Importantly, not everyone experiencing TMJ sounds or clicks needs treatment.

For those requiring intervention, treatments range from self-care practices, dental therapies, physical therapies, to surgical solutions in severe cases. It’s vital for patients to consult with a dental professional to understand the root cause and appropriate treatment for their specific condition.


Dental Cosmetic Facial Injectables: Beyond the Smile

Dental cosmetic facial injectables are a modern fusion of dental and aesthetic medicine. Designed to enhance facial aesthetics, these injectables offer patients both therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.

Aesthetic Enhancement: Beyond crafting perfect smiles, dental professionals can now refine facial contours, diminish wrinkles, and reduce fine lines. Injectables can target areas like the forehead, around the eyes, and the nasolabial folds, rejuvenating the face and complementing dental work.

Therapeutic Applications: Beyond aesthetics, injectables can be used to alleviate conditions such as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders and teeth grinding (bruxism). By relaxing specific muscles, they provide symptomatic relief from pain and discomfort.

Precision and Expertise: Dentists possess an intricate understanding of facial anatomy. Their expertise ensures that injectables are administered precisely, optimising results while maintaining facial harmony.

Opting for dental cosmetic facial injectables allows patients to achieve a harmonised and refreshed appearance, bridging the gap between oral health and facial aesthetics. As always, it’s imperative for patients to consult with trained dental professionals to understand the potential benefits and outcomes of the treatment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.

Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.

Most patients find that a dental implant is secure, stable and a good replacement for their own tooth. There are generally three phases to getting an implant:

First, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone. Your dentist may recommend a diet of soft foods, cold foods and warm soup during the healing process. Next, the bone around the implant heals in a process called osseointegration.

What makes an implant so strong is that the bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. Osseointegration means “combines with the bone” and takes time.

Some patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant.

Other patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.

Finally, it’s time for the placement of the artificial tooth/teeth. For a single tooth implant, your dentist will customise a new tooth for you, called a dental crown.

The crown will be based on size, shape, colour and fit, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth.

If you are replacing more than a single tooth, custom-made bridges or dentures will be made to fit your mouth and your implants. Note: The replacement teeth usually take some time to make.

In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally until the permanent replacement is ready.

To make an appointment simply give us a call on 9665 8744 or book here.

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