Cosmetic dentists improve the appearance of teeth and optimise your smile. Cosmetic dentistry involves a great deal of skill and artistry. We use great technologies to work with our patients to create their ideal smile. This is also why we sometimes refer to cosmetic dentistry as smile design and use digital technologies to assist in extensive smile transformations for our patients.
When attending special events and functions, the focus is often on enjoying delicious food, spending time with great company, and capturing memorable pictures. In today’s world of social media, it’s important to put your best face forward in each photo, and a radiant smile plays a crucial role in achieving this goal.
Having a beautiful smile can boost your confidence and make you more approachable in social, professional or romantic situations. Our dentists offer smile makeovers that can address various dental issues and give you a complete smile transformation.
Opting for a complete smile transformation might seem daunting at first. However, a smile makeover is a gradual process that involves a series of minor procedures. Our end goal is to enhance the appearance of your teeth by making them whiter, straighter, and more uniform, all while maintaining a completely natural look.
Our dentists consider various components to give you a gorgeous smile, including your facial appearance, skin tone, hair colour, teeth (colour, width, length, shape, and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customised according to your unique considerations.
Depending on your desired results, we will recommend a series of cosmetic and functional procedures. The most common treatments in a smile makeover are teeth whitening, composite bonding, Invisalign and dental veneers. We also recommend implants where teeth have been lost.
These procedures have stunning results on their own but drastically change your smile when combined! Modern cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the teeth you’ve always wanted, no matter what the current state of your smile. So if you wish to whiten your teeth, straighten your smile, or correct an unsightly bite misalignment—our team will help you find a solution.
ABC by OptiSmile is a 3-step plan to restore your smile entirely and confidently. Misaligned, cracked, missing or decayed teeth can severely reduce your confidence. It`s constantly on your mind. The stress and fatigue of continually feeling insecure about your smile is something you don`t need heading into a highly anticipated summer season.
With OptiSmile and our ABC plan, we guarantee that we will be in your corner every step and help you design the smile of your dreams. We offer an obligation-free video consultation where we discuss everything with you in detail and your dental goals. We will help you build a plan to achieve the smile you have always wanted.
The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry can be reasonably simple. Still, others are more complex and require specialised care.
The most advanced orthodontic and highly active aligners are in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilises clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth in two-week increments. After the two weeks are up, you will switch out your set of aligners for the next aligner set in your straightening series. Invisalign aligners are designed for your unique smile and treatment plan. They can move the teeth with gentle force to close gaps, reduce crowding, and fix minor bite alignment issues, such as overbites and underbites. OptiSmile is the first dental practice in Africa to use the Itero scanner. Have you always wanted straighter teeth but been afraid of the pain, the inconvenience of eating, and the appearance of a “tin grin”? Are you active and want to align your teeth? Invisalign won’t interfere with your daily activities. Unlike unconventional braces, Invisalign allows precise adjustments at specific points in your mouth instead of putting pressure on all your teeth that have been “wired in”. Worldwide over 11 million people have experienced the benefit of Invisalign clear orthodontics without having braces. It’s a great, non-invasive alternative that can get results faster than conventional braces, perfect for adults and teens who don’t want traditional railway tracks. In addition, you can join the excellent smile club.
The ultimate last-minute cosmetic touch-up – teeth whitening gives you a bright, beautiful smile without discomfort. We can brighten your smile with several shades in a single session, so this is a perfect last-minute addition to your party prep!
Teeth whitening is done once plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, restoring their natural appearance. Teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than this original colour. Unfortunately, with time teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and bad personal habits like smoking. At OptiSmile, we have options that can be done in-chair or at home.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged, or discoloured teeth using material that resembles the colour of tooth enamel. At OptiSmile, we use our Leica microscope to detect the problem, remove the tooth decay and then apply the composite onto the tooth’s surface. This effectively covers the damage to the tooth and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is a less expensive cosmetic dentistry procedure for patients with tooth decay or chipped, cracked or broken teeth.
The art of applying a composite resin to your teeth to fix teeth with cosmetic and structural issues. The newest techniques are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure and a beautiful finish.
This has largely been replaced by computer-guided injection moulded composite bonding or veneers.
Dental implants are used to replace teeth after a tooth loss. Firstly we use our Orthophos 3D X-Ray to view and identify the area where a small titanium screw will be inserted into the jaw. The screw will serve as the support for a crown. The implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place.
At OptiSmile, we believe that cosmetic dentistry should enhance the health and appearance of a patient’s smile. We use innovative solutions to optimise your bite and dental health while giving you a sparkling smile. If you’re considering any cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact OptiSmile now. We have a highly qualified dental team with the latest in dental technology available to perform any cosmetic procedures above.
Also known as indirect ceramic fillings (created with CEREC technology), which are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay, or there isn’t enough tooth structure to support a filling.
Provided there is no damage to the tooth cusps, the inlay is placed directly onto the tooth surface. However, when the cusps of the crown or a more significant portion of the tooth are damaged, an onlay or overlay is used instead to cover the tooth’s entire surface.
Inlays and Onlays are made at OptiSmile from the best-performing Emax Ceramic and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They support and strengthen your teeth, restoring their shape and avoiding further deterioration or decay.
Porcelain Veneers never fail to amaze – they can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discolouration disappear, or correct a misshapen tooth, and the results are gorgeous. Moreover, the process is surprisingly quick, with minimal recovery time.
Veneers Are basically caps designed to cover the front surface of your tooth or many teeth. Dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble their natural teeth. We use our advanced CAD/CAM technology. As a result, they look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, such as crooked teeth, cracked or damaged enamel and even noticeable gaps between two teeth. Veneers are applied to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.
Dental insurance plans typically don’t cover cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign, or bonding. However, some insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost if the procedure is considered medically necessary. For example, if you need Invisalign to correct an overbite, your insurance might cover part of the cost, although they generally opt for braces, despite Invisaligns superior capabilities.