Cosmetic dentist deal with the appearance of teeth and the enhancement of a person’s smile. Cosmetic dentistry involves a great deal of skill and artistry and we use some fantastic 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.
Most standard dental procedures are done by a cosmetic dentist in Cape Town, due to necessity because a person is in pain or discomfort, where cosmetic procedures don’t tend to have that same sense of urgency. It does not mean that they aren’t needed, particular in instances where people feel extremely self-conscious about their teeth or when missing teeth can lead to more severe dental problems and deterioration.
Special events and functions usually mean good food, great company and a lot of pictures! With the amount of media sharing networks and websites around, you want to be able to look your best in each one and a bright, beautiful smile is key to achieving this!
Thankfully, there are a number of quick cosmetic treatments that can be done in a single visit to a cosmetic dentist in Cape Town, with stunning results! These last minute procedures will have you looking picture perfect in time for your next event.
The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry can be fairly simple, but others are more complex and require specialised care.
Also known as indirect fillings (created with CEREC technology) , which are used when a tooth has a mild to moderate decay or there isn’t enough tooth structure to support a filling. Provided there is no damage to the tooth points, the inlay is placed directly onto the tooth surface. However when the points of the crown or a greater portion of the tooth is damaged an onlay or overlay is used instead to cover the tooth’s entire surface.
Inlays and onlays are made at OptiSmile from composite resin material and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen your teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further deterioration or decay.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color 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 one of the less expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped, cracked or broken teeth.
The art of applying a composite resin to your teeth, in order to 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.
Porcelain Veneers never fail to amaze – they can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or correct a misshapen tooth and the results are gorgeous. 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, which we do using our advanced CAD/CAM technology. 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.
The ultimate last-minute cosmetic touch up – teeth whitening gives you a bright, beautiful smile without any discomfort. We can brighten your smile by a number of 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 color.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.
Dental implants are used to replace teeth after a tooth loss. Firstly we use our Orthophos 3D X-Ray to view and identify the point that 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.
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 of the cosmetic procedures above.