COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Cosmetic dentistry treatment from Picton Dental can make use of a wide variety of procedures to give you a healthy, beautiful smile you’ll be delighted to display. By creating a personalized treatment plan just for you, the Picton Dental team can once again restore your beautiful smile.
For a straight, natural looking new smile, dental veneers from Picton Dental are a beautiful way to improve the look of chipped, stained, or crooked teeth, in as little as one or two appointments. Placed over your existing front teeth, veneers could give you a smile that’s both great looking and extremely durable.
Strong, durable, and closely resembling your natural tooth enamel, porcelain veneers are a long-lasting alternative to other treatments such as teeth whitening, which although they’re cheaper must be redone more often.
Before placing your porcelain veneers, your Picton Dental dentist prepares each tooth by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the tooth surface under local anaesthetic. Once each tooth has been prepared, we take an impression of your teeth to create your custom-made veneers, securely bonding them over your existing front teeth.
Cost effective, versatile, and less invasive than porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are built up on your tooth instead of being bonded onto the surface.
Every bit as beautiful and functional as porcelain veneers, composite veneers are much more flexible and versatile because they can be repaired or altered at any time, if for example you decide to whiten your surrounding teeth. Composite veneers are commonly placed in conjunction with restorations and/or repairs to the front teeth.
Crown & Bridges
A strong, long-lasting way to restore your tooth’s function and appearance, dental crowns covers tooth which has damage or extensive dental work that makes a traditional filling unusable.
To replace several missing teeth, dental bridges are made up of several replacement teeth held in place by crowns secured to sound teeth on either side of the space.
Traditionally used for reconstructive purposes, porcelain crowns and bridges are now becoming increasingly utilised in cosmetic dentistry to give our patients a more beautiful, straight smile.
Following the latest in crown bridge technology, here in Picton Dental we make extensive use of bonded ceramic crowns which requires much less tooth to be removed while delivering dramatically improved aesthetics.
And even though a crown or bridge can make a big difference to your smile, the procedure is often not, being completed in just two appointment visits.
If you’re looking for an alternative to old-fashioned, ugly amalgam fillings, we can supply tooth-coloured composite fillings. A mixture of acrylic resin, fine glass and silicon particles, tooth-coloured fillings can give you a long lasting, attractive result.
Completed in just one visit, composite fillings are sculpted onto your teeth and then hardened with a specialised blue light. When polished to perfectly match your surrounding natural teeth, tooth-coloured fillings can give you a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Inlays & Onlays
A natural looking alternative to fillings, dental inlays and onlays are custom fitted to your teeth to fill most types of cavities. Made from porcelain for strength, they are almost impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth.
Unlike conventional fillings, which need large amounts of healthy tooth to be removed in preparation, with inlays & onlays only the damaged portion of your tooth will need to be removed.
One of Picton Dental’s most popular cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening, giving you a naturally brighter, whiter smile and a tremendous self-confidence boost.
Everyday actions like consuming coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, or taking certain types of medication, as well as the natural ageing process, can mean your teeth are less white and bright over time. Teeth whitening can help.
Take Home Kits
To whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we can supply custom-fitted trays, similar to a sports mouthguard, which you can fill with whitening gel and wear for a period of 7-10 days. With take home whitening kits, you may notice a significantly whiter smile in just a few days
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
For a kick-start to the take home whitening, your Picton Dental dentist can apply a specially formulated whitening gel that can lighten your teeth by a few shades in just over an hour.
All our teeth whitening treatments are completely safe to use. The longevity of your whitening treatment depends on your lifestyle and diet choices. While smoking and strongly dyed foods discolour teeth much quicker, with proper care your results can last two years or more.