Currey & Jorgensen Dentistry undertake all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, also known as aesthetic dentistry. Cosmetic procedures include tooth whitening as well as restorative dentistry involving the insertion of crowns, veneers, bridges and dental implants. From crooked or discoloured teeth through to broken or missing teeth, we can offer patients a series of options to help with most cosmetic scenarios. Some treatments are straightforward and can be achieved in a single appointment, others will take longer to help you achieve the best result.
Teeth whitening, sometimes referred to as teeth bleaching, is a treatment that lightens stained or discoloured teeth. We can diagnose the reason for discolouration and advise the most effective treatment for you. While there are at-home solutions, it is strongly recommended to consult a qualified dental professional about teeth whitening as incorrect use of bleaching agents may cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin layers fixed onto the front of your teeth that can correct teeth with gaps, that are stained, discoloured, broken or chipped, crowded-in or crooked, oddly-shaped or badly-aligned.
What is the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers look natural, last longer and are stain resistant. However, if they crack or chip, the whole veneer must be replaced. Composite resin veneers can be added to your existing teeth in one visit. Any chips or cracks to composite resin veneers can be repaired and are cheaper than porcelain veneers.
Is there a cost-per-tooth?
The cost of dental veneers will vary depending on the type and number of dental veneers required for each patient. We will do a full assessment in your initial consult so you know your options and estimated costs.
How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are very durable and on average will last about 10 years, possibly much longer. It’s likely that composite veneers will need to be replaced much sooner than porcelain. Maintaining consistent and effective oral hygiene with twice yearly visits to the dentist for a clean and check-up will assist in your veneers lasting longer.
Crowns are a customised tooth-shape cover designed to protect the structure of the tooth giving it more strength, durability and stability. Dental crowns may be used for repairing extensively damaged or decayed teeth; often when there’s not enough tooth left to support a filling.
What materials are crowns available in?
Crowns are usually made of gold or porcelain. The material used will vary based on what would work best on your tooth. A front crown may differ to one on your back teeth. Material is a choice based on cosmetic features and function.
Dental bridges may be used for missing teeth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth with an artificial replacement that is held in place with composite materials anchored to the surrounding teeth.