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Tooth Crown Cost

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crown is a protective cover that goes on top of your whole tooth, it basically acts as a helmet for your teeth. The whole purpose of a dental crown is to protect the underlying tooth it is covering. The tooth itself may have had a large dental filling, broken or weak, where the dentist will suggest a dental crown to preserve it.

As for a dental implant crown, it is to replace a missing tooth and it is inserted onto the dental implant that is fixed in the jawbone. Dental crowns is considered to be a major dental treatment where the duration of receiving a dental crown can range from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours.

At North Sydney Dentistry we have advanced dental technology where we are able to complete a crown treatment in one visit. Depending on the individual’s case, our dentists will recommend the ideal dental crown for your dental situation.

Dental Crown Procedure

tooth crown costTo be able to cover your tooth with dental crowns Sydney, the dentist will need to prepare your tooth by removing an outer layer surface of the tooth. By doing so, the removed thickness layer will be replaced by the same thickness of the dental crown and providing the same bite and function.

To make a porcelain fused metal (PFM) crown or a gold crown, our crown dentist Sydney at North Sydney Dentistry will take a mould of your tooth and send it to a dental laboratory technician who will make the crown. This procedure will take 2 visits 1-2 weeks apart, where the patient will receive a temporary crown for aesthetic purposes until their permanent crown comes back. 

For our one visit crowns, otherwise known as our CEREC crowns, our dentists at North Sydney Dentistry will be able to scan your prepared tooth and be milled and processed at our surgery. There will be a 45 min to 1 hour wait during this procedure, where the patient is free to wait in the waiting area or go to the shops and come back.

Once the tooth crown has been cemented on, the patient is required to wait for an hour before allowing to eat. The dental crown will then be able to function as a normal tooth, where caring and the functionality of the crown is the same as your natural teeth.

As for implant crowns, depending on your circumstances the dentist will either recommend you a CEREC crown or a laboratory crown. The process for an implant crown is similar to a normal crown, where instead of cementing it onto your natural tooth. It will be screwed onto your dental implant.

So depending if it is a CEREC or a lab made crown, the number of visits will differ.

Tooth Crown Cost in Sydney

Around Sydney, tooth cap cost is about $1,700 – $2,500 per tooth. Tooth crown price is expensive which is why looking around for a dental practice that offers the best crown replacement price is recommended.

Dental Crown Cost at North Sydney Dentistry

For our CEREC one visit Emax crowns at North Sydney Dentistry the price per tooth is $1,450. Our lab made crown that includes full zirconia ceramic crown and porcelain fused metal crown cost is at $1,600 per tooth.

For patients who are looking to get a full gold crown, the dentist will give you a quote during your consultation as it is determined by the size of the crown. If you’re only getting an implant crown from North Sydney Dentistry and not the dental implant screw, the cost for implant CEREC crown is $1,600 and lab made dental crown is $1,800.

For a proper quote and examination, please call us on 80901108 to make an appointment. 

 

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Dental Implants Sydney

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an option for patients who have a missing tooth and would like it to be replaced. The benefit of a tooth implant is that it does not interfere with the neighbouring teeth and it is a stand alone fixture.

There are 2 types of dental implants, Zirconia and Titanium and it comes in two parts, the implant screw and the implant crown.

The implant screw is a metal screw like appliance that gets placed into the jaw and acts as a tooth root. The jaw bone will grow around the thread of the implant screw which will merge and integrate to enable the implant to hold and stabilise. Once the implant has been completely healed and created a good foundation for the new tooth.

The second stage of the dental implant surgery is implant crown will be placed on top. Upon completion, this tooth implant will look and function as your natural teeth, where the dentist will design the implant crown to match your other teeth in size, shape and shade.

Is Dental Implant Suitable For Me?

dental implants sydneyThe durability of dental implants make tooth implant the best option on replacing a missing tooth, however the patient must have suitable oral condition for the tooth implant to succeed. To find out whether your oral circumstance fits into the criteria for dental implant, book in a consultation appointment with our experienced dentists at North Sydney Dentistry for a full examination.

Some situations where teeth implants Sydney may not be suitable for patients is when the jaw is not fully grown, such as teenagers or the jawbone is considered unhealthy and too weak. Unhealthy jawbones can come from periodontal diseases or medical conditions that can affect the bone from healing.

Either way it is best to discuss your medical condition with the dentist to see if there are other options to receiving dental implant, where sometimes bone grafting is required to support the patient’s condition.

Dental Implants Cost in Sydney

The average tooth implant cost in Sydney can be a very expensive treatment ranging from $5,000 to $8,000 per tooth. Full mouth reconstruction cost in Australia is very pricey which is why searching for the best cosmetic dental implants that offer the best deal is highly recommended.

Dental Implant Price at North Sydney Dentistry

At North Sydney Dentistry we are able to cut down costs with our advanced state of art dental technology and system that allows us to provide our patients more affordable dental implants. Our tooth implant package cost $4,699, which provides the titanium dental implant and our CEREC dental crown.

Also remember if you do have private health insurance, you may be eligible to claim some back from them. Otherwise our North Sydney dental practice can offer you payment plans with ZipMoney. To find out more on cost, quotes and payment plan options please call us on 80901108 and we can book you in for a consultation appointment.

Caring For Your Dental Implant

Just like your normal teeth, caring for your dental implant is no different from your normal teeth. Since the outcome of tooth implant treatment is a stand alone fixture, patients are able to brush and floss their teeth with no special care. Keeping this in mind it is still advised to maintain your 6 monthly routine check up and clean with our dental branches within Sydney.

 

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Teeth Braces

What Are Braces?

Dental braces or orthodontic treatments are an appliance to help straighten your teeth. Not only can they improve the aesthetic aspect of a person’s teeth, but it can also provide proper functionality to the jaw. By moving the teeth and gums into the right position, teeth braces can spread the bite pressure evenly amongst the teeth. This provides comfortable functionality with good long term dental health benefit and straight looking teeth. 

Using constant pressure to help shift the teeth slowly in the right direction, the jaw bone and roots adapt to this force and allow the teeth to move. So whether you are deciding to get traditional metal braces or Invisalign (clear aligners), both orthodontic treatments use the same principle to straighten the patient’s teeth.

Other than changing the appearance of your smile, some patients may require dental braces to improve their overall functionality. Overcrowding or crooked teeth can make it difficult to keep good oral hygiene where food can get trapped and brushing can be tough. Too much space or gappy teeth may not look appealing but it can cause problems in eating and biting as well. While overjet (upper front teeth that stick out too much), overbite (lower teeth that bite too far behind your upper teeth), underbite (lower teeth bites in front of upper teeth) and crossbite (upper teeth fits inside lower teeth) can cause long term jaw issue with uneven bite pressure causing pain to certain tooth.

Average Cost of Braces in Sydney

teeth braces SydneyIn most dental practices in Sydney, their braces cost range about $8,000 – $15,000 depending on the complexity of the case. On the other hand, Invisalign Sydney costs about $7,000 – $9,000 depending on what type of Invisalign you need. It really is expensive which is why searching for a dental clinic that offers excellent quality yet cheap braces in Sydney is recommended. Comparing their Invisalign vs braces cost is advisable.

How Much Do Braces Cost at North Sydney Dentistry?

Depending on the individual’s circumstance, orthodontic treatments at North Sydney Dentistry can range from $4,100 to $7,490. Also considering what type of braces the patient would like, the Invisalign cost or metal braces cost Sydney will vary. For patients who are looking to get Invisalign at North Sydney Dentistry we have four different Invisalign packages to suit everyone’s treatments.

  • Express Package: $4100, up to 7 aligners
  • Lite Package: $6490, up to 14 aligners and 2 sets of refinement for 2 years
  • Moderate Package: $7290, up to 26 aligners and unlimited refinements for 2 years
  • Comprehensive Package: $7490, Unlimited aligners and refinements for 5 years

As for traditional metal braces, our Macquarie Park and Hornsby dental branch in Sydney can provide metal or ceramic braces with our orthodontist Sydney, Dr Philip Song. Traditional metal and ceramic braces cost Sydney from $5,500 to $7,700 depending on the case. For a definite quote, please call our friendly front desk staff to help you book in a consultation appointment with Dr Philip Song.

Caring For Your Braces

Invisalign

Caring for your Invisalign aligners are simple and easy. Like brushing your teeth twice a day, you should also brush your aligners at the same time. It is also ideal to brush or at least rinse your teeth and aligners after every meal to keep them from staining. Also remember to remove your aligners when you’re drinking dark colour drinks such as coffee, wine, soft drink and cordial.

Traditional Metal Braces

Getting an orthodontic toothbrush will make brushing and caring for your braces easier. The special V shaped toothbrush allows you to brush your teeth as well as the metal brackets at the same time. Using pikster instead of floss can help remove any interproximal debris and continue visiting our practice for your routine check up and clean to get rid of any build up.

 

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Are Veneers Worth It?

Pros and Cons for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are an excellent method of restoring and improving one’s smile and self confidence. By changing the colour, shape, size and alignment of the teeth, it has many advantages to accomplish a full smile makeover.

However many patients still question whether veneers are worth it and is it right for me. Depending on the individual’s circumstances veneers Sydney may be the perfect solution, however not everyone is a perfect candidate.

That’s why it is very important to get a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at North Sydney Dentistry, where they are able to discuss and give you your best option for dental veneers. Below is a list of veneers teeth pros and cons to help you understand dental veneers more.

Pros

Realistic appearance: Whether you decide on composite veneers or porcelain veneers both materials are able to provide realistic and natural appearances. With veneers being more popular in recent time, their integrity and properties have also advanced with technology.

are veneers worth it?Stain resistance: (Porcelain Veneer) For patients who are worried about coffee, wine and cigarette stains, porcelain veneers are the perfect veneers for resisting these permanent stains. Porcelain veneers use a ceramic material which is glass-like, therefore having a quality of extremely smooth surface that is resistant to stain.

Durability: Both composite and porcelain has a considerable lifespan with composite veneers Sydney lasting up to 7 years and porcelain even longer up to 15 years.

Colour Versatility: (Porcelain Veneer) The shades available for porcelain veneers is extensive with the ability to mask the dark coloured teeth underneath. The whitest and brightest it can go is BL1, which is unachievable by teeth whitening or composite veneers. 

Preparation work: Due to the thin material of dental veneers compared to crowns, there is minimal shaping of the tooth to fit the veneers.

Improving and restoring confidence: By changing the appearance of dental flaws such as crooked, gappy, discoloured or irregular shaped teeth. Dental veneers can dramatically improve a person’s smile and in the process help them improve their self-confidence.

Cons

Artificiality: Although porcelain dental veneers can look very realistic, they are still considered artificial teeth. This could be an issue for some patients who desire a more natural solution. Hence composite veneer would be a less invasive way of delivering these dental problems.

Cost: Dental Veneers are an expensive treatment and the average price of veneers in Sydney per porcelain veneer is around $2,000 and getting multiple veneers can be a costly investment. So how much are veneers at North Sydney Dentistry? At North Sydney Dentistry, our teeth veneers cost Sydney for porcelain veneer is only $1,200 per tooth (for 6 or more veneers) or only $1,490 (for less than 6 veneers) and our composite veneer is $595 per tooth.

Fragility: Even though dental veneers are made out of strong material, like all objects they are still capable of chipping or breaking when exposed to excessive impact of force. Everyday wear such as eating on hard food and teeth grinding can impact the longevity of the veneers. Where repairing or replacing dental veneers are inevitable. 

Permanent: Once you have gotten dental veneers, you can’t go back to your natural teeth.

Teeth Sensitivity: Your teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold due to the dental veneer procedure where part of your teeth enamel is removed.

You may not be a candidate: Unfortunately not everyone is a candidate for dental veneers. If you have poor oral hygiene with decay or periodontal disease, or even have weakened tooth and teeth clenching. You may not be fit for dental veneers as it will cause more oral health problems in the future.

 

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Composite Veneers Sydney

What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneer is a less invasive method to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile by transforming the front surfaces of a patient’s teeth using the composite material which is the same materials as dental fillings. The moldable composite material is layered on top of the tooth front surface changing the shape, size and shade.

As composite veneer needs minimal preparation work, patient’s teeth are required to be pretty straight. Otherwise the dentist would need to build up the materials on other teeth to make them align, and this would make the appearance of the patients teeth bulky.

The advantage of getting composite veneer other than it’s less invasive method, is that it provides a very natural and tooth-like finish. This means it won’t be able to achieve the extremely white Hollywood smile shade, but it can provide a more natural teeth whiteness while improving the size, length and shape.

To discuss if composite veneers Sydney is suitable for your situation, please make a consultation appointment with one of our experienced dentists at North Sydney Dentistry on 8090 1108.

Is There Warranty For Composite Veneers?

composite veneers sydneyUnfortunately at North Sydney Dentistry there is no warranty for our composite veneers. Due to the integrity of the composite material the veneers are still durable and strong, however just like your natural teeth it will still chip and stain due to force and friction.

Compared to porcelain veneers Sydney, it is still poorer in strength and stain resistance. However to keep the longevity for composite veneers, the dentist may advise the patient to get a night guard to protect the dental veneers

Another method of extending the longevity for your composite veneer is to maintain a good oral hygiene with regular 6 monthly check up and clean with our surgery at North Sydney Dentistry. If you have private health insurance with dental extras, you can receive our no gap dental scale and clean with our oral health therapist.

This way we can continuously monitor and pick up any early signs for maintenance on your dental veneers. For more information and tips on protecting your composite teeth, you may ask our dentist or oral health therapist at your next routine scale and clean visit.

Composite Veneers Cost in Sydney

In Sydney, most dental clinics offer composite veneer around $650 – $1,000 per tooth. This price range is actually expensive as compared to others which is why looking out for the best deal for composite veneers is recommended.

Cost of Composite Veneer at North Sydney Dentistry

Composite resin veneers can be done in one visit, but due to the extensive work that goes into the treatment. The appointment for composite veneers can take up to 2 to 3 hours for a full set. At our North Sydney clinic,  the composite veneer price is $595.

At North Sydney Dentistry we are also able to assist you to set up a payment plan option with ZipMoney if you decide to get a full set. To get a definite quote, please book in a consultation appointment with our friendly North Sydney cosmetic dentist on 8090 1108 where our surgery at North Sydney can provide you with a treatment plan and items number to check with you private health insurance to see if you’re eligible to claim anything back.

 

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Porcelain Veneers Sydney

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are a thin covering that gets cemented onto the top surfaces of your teeth. Dental veneer can improve the overall appearance of a person’s teeth by changing the shape, size and shade.

Porcelain veneer is made out of a porcelain ceramic material that is immensely strong and thin. This makes it popular amongst dentists and patients with the added benefit of achieving exceptional whiteness where teeth whitening and composite veneer are unable to.

The use of this porcelain ceramic material makes the dental veneer extremely durable with less chance of chipping and it is stain resistant. This makes it an ideal candidate for a lot of patients who are looking for a smile makeover.

The advantage of porcelain dental veneers is that they can manipulate the teeth condition to make the veneer teeth align. This could mean achieving a straight smile without the additional braces.

To see if your case is suited for this condition and are veneers worth it then please book in a consultation appointment with our dentists at North Sydney Dentistry. Check our smile gallery as well for porcelain veneers before and after photos.

Is There Warranty For Porcelain Veneer?

porcelain veneers sydneyAt North Sydney Dentistry we do provide a 5 year limited warranty for our porcelain veneers Sydney. This 5 year limited warranty is limited to the breakage of material and it does not cover for pre-existing or newly developing dental disease that is not related to porcelain veneers.

The condition for this warranty to be valid is to receive a routine 6 monthly scale and clean maintenance at any of our 5 dental branches in Sydney. This is to ensure that your oral health and dental hygiene is maintained and in good condition.

You may also take advantage of our no gap scale and clean treatment with our oral health therapists. If you have private health insurance with dental cover, your 6 monthly scale and clean will be no gap, meaning no out of pocket fee.

If you don’t have private health insurance our affordable scale and clean price with our oral health therapist is $175.

Porcelain Veneers Cost in Sydney

Around Sydney, porcelain veneers price is about $2,000 per tooth. Majority of dental clinics offer quite expensive porcelain veneers but there are other dental practices like North Sydney Dentistry that offer the best price for dental veneers

How Much are Porcelain Veneers at North Sydney Dentistry?

North Sydney Dentistry, the best dentist for porcelain veneers offers cheap veneers but of excellent quality. Our porcelain dental veneers cost at North Sydney Dentistry is $1,490 per tooth, however if you’re looking for a complete set we have a discounted veneers package rate for porcelain veneers.

For patients who are looking to get 6 or more porcelain or Emax veneers, the cost of veneers per tooth comes to $1,200. Depending on how wide your smile line goes up to, most patients get 6 porcelain veneers which equates to $7,200 for the package set.

At North Sydney Dentistry we also provide payment plans with ZipMoney and can assist you in applying for one. Please discuss these options with the dentist during the consultation appointment and our friendly front desk will be able to print out your treatment plan with all the final cost.

For patients with private health insurance, you may also claim some benefits if you have major dental extra cover. To check call your private health insurance and ask if item number 556 (porcelain veneer per tooth) is covered.

 

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Teeth Whitening Sydney

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a non invasive and affordable cosmetic treatment to achieve whiter and brighter teeth. Using teeth whitening bleaching gel the chemical reaction from the gel breaks down the colour pigments on the enamel of your teeth. As a result these smaller molecules on your enamel reflect less light and achieve a whitening effect. Hence depending on the causes for your teeth discolouration teeth whitening may or may not be an effective treatment for you. So people with fillings, crowns and bridges already on their teeth, unfortunately those teeth can not be whiten. To see if your teeth are suitable for the best teeth whitening Sydney, you may get this assessed by our professional teeth whitening dentists or oral health therapist at North Sydney Dentistry during your next routine check up and clean.

Types of Teeth Whitening System

teeth whitening sydneyThere are two types of whitening system available, take home teeth whitening and in-chair teeth whitening. Both of these procedures will provide the same end result, but the duration to achieve the results differ. Take home whitening can be done in the comfort of your own home and is perfect for patients with sensitive teeth where they can split the duration of time you need to wear per day. The dentist will issue you custom made whitening trays and whitening gel, and demonstrate how to use and apply them on your teeth. To see results for take home whitening you must wear the custom made tray for 2 weeks at least 30 minutes each day. However if you are looking for immediate results, in-chair teeth whitening North Sydney will be your best option. The in-chair whitening gel activated by the blue light provides instant results within 1 hour. Patients may have sensitive teeth during or after the treatment, but it will subside with time.

Teeth Whitening Procedure

Whether you decide on getting take home whitening or in-chair whitening, it is important to give your teeth a nice clean canvas to start with. That’s why having a scale and clean prior to teeth whitening treatment is very important. The dentist or oral health therapist is able to remove all the stain, plaque and tartar build up where your normal toothbrush is unable to do so. It is best to get your scale and clean done at least 2 months prior to your whitening procedure to ensure you have a clean and unobstructed surface to apply.

For in-chair whitening the clinician will apply a gum barrier to protect your gums from the strong whitening gel. After this the application cycle of the whitening gel and blue light will be repeated 2 to 3 times to achieve the teeth whitening procedure. Be mindful that teeth whitening has limitations and is unable to achieve excessive whiteness that dental veneers can provide.

Teeth Whitening Price in Sydney

In Sydney, most teeth whitening dentists cost $800 for their in-chair teeth whitening and about $400 – $500 for take home teeth whitening. This range for a teeth whitening cost in Australia is actually quite expensive which is why looking around for the best price for teeth whitening is recommended to avail quality yet cheap teeth whitening in Sydney.

Cost of Teeth Whitening at North Sydney Dentistry

Here’s our teeth whitening package and its cost:

Take home whitening: $349

In-chair whitening: $449, performed by our oral health therapist

In-chair whitening group package for 2 to 3 people: $349 per person, performed by our oral health therapist and group booking must be done in the same session and same location.

Teeth Clean and In-Chair Whitening Packages:

Teeth Clean + In-chair whitening performed by our oral health therapist: $549

Teeth Clean + In-chair whitening performed by our dentist: $649

For an additional take home whitening kit pay $100 on top of the teeth clean and in-chair whitening packages

 

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Invisalign Cost

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an invisible way to straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses invisible aligners to gently shift the teeth into position. These clear aligners are similar to clear plastic retainers and need to be changed weekly or fortnightly depending on the patient’s treatment plan. They are comfortable and clear making it virtually invisible and undetectable. By using Invisalign latest technology in their patent plastic and their clinchek program. More complex cases can be completed with Invisalign Sydney. Cases such as overcrowding, gap teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite. In most situations the dentist will perform an interproximal treatment to allow the patient’s teeth to have enough space to align. When comparing Invisalign braces to traditional metal braces, they both use the same method of applying pressure onto the teeth to straighten. However the tool of  appliance to do so is different, so where invisalign has a clear aligner system that can’t be detected. Traditional metal braces have an advantage of completing the treatment quicker with the force of the metal arch wires. To understand and learn more about Invisalign treatment, please book in a consultation appointment at North Sydney Dentistry on 8090 1108.

Invisalign cost SydneyInvisalign Cost in Sydney

Around Sydney, Invisalign cost about $7,000 – $9,000 depending on the type of Invisalign that your teeth needs. It is quite costly as compared to North Sydney Dentistry that offers cheap Invisalign with payment plan as well.

How much is Invisalign at North Sydney Dentistry?

At North Sydney Dentistry we have four different Invisalign packages to suit any type of Invisalign treatment. To see which package you fall under, please make an appointment with our experienced dentists to examine your case. Invisalign cost in North Sydney has four different packages: Express, Lite, Moderate and Comprehensive ranging from $4100 to $7490.

  • Express Package: $4100, that gives you up to 7 aligners
  • Lite Package: Invisalign Lite cost Australia is $6,490, that gives you 14 aligners and 2 sets of refinement for 2 years
  • Moderate Package: Invisalign moderate cost is $7,290, that gives you 26 aligners and unlimited refinements for 2 years
  • Comprehensive Package: Invisalign Comprehensive package cost $7,490, that gives you unlimited aligners for 5 years

So if the patient’s situation is a complex case, the comprehensive package will be the most suitable to allow flexibility and multiply adjustment made throughout the process. If there are any movements or shifts that occur within the 5 years. Additional aligners can be ordered to move them back into position.

Is Invisalign Cheaper than Porcelain Veneers?

Invisalign can be more expensive than porcelain veneers depending on the complexity of the case. If patients are happy with the shade, size and shape of their teeth, but are looking to straighten their teeth. Invisalign price can be cheaper, if their teeth are slightly crooked or gappy and that’s the only concern for the patient. However if you are unhappy with the overall size and shape of your teeth. Getting porcelain veneers can improve your whole mouth dental aesthetic by correcting slightly crooked or gappy teeth and making them symmetrical as well as brighter and whiter. Having mentioned that if your situation is complex with overcrowded or crossbite you may need to combine Invisalign and porcelain veneers together to achieve a functional and aesthetic pleasing smile. At North Sydney Dentistry our experienced dentists have treated multiple cases with Invisalign and porcelain veneers combined. Please call us on 8090 1108 to book in a consultation appointment with one of the dentists to discuss and plan your options and treatment plan.

 

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Best Cosmetic Dentist Sydney

Cosmetic Dentistry (sometimes referred to as Aesthetic dentistry), is a treatment principle and approach that aims at restoring, and improving, smiles. It employs all aspects of dentistry, as well as a keen eye for beauty. At North Sydney Dental, we have the best cosmetic dentist Sydney who specialise in Cosmetic Dentistry. Have a look at our real life case pictures below, after which we outline more information for your benefit.

North Sydney Cosmetic Dentist – CASE 1

Before

Patient is not happy with the aesthetic of his smile. An otherwise dentally fit young man, the patient has had a very well placed dental crown some 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the colour of his natural teeth have darkened since the provision of the dental crown.

After

Aesthetic Restorative Template/ART mock-up. Direct Resin mock-ups are placed on the teeth without any preparation to demonstrate the options available to improve this gentleman’s smile.

After thorough discussion, the patient consented to ceramic veneers with Emax from Ivoclar Vivadent. The gentleman now enjoys a new and improved smile, with carefully selected shade and anatomy that is not too fake or too white.

North Sydney Cosmetic Dentist – CASE 2

Before

Aesthetic Restorative Template/ART Mock-up

Direct veneer mock-ups in place by the end of the first treatment. A dramatic improvement was achieved in just one visit. This is a good technique to allow suited patients to visualise what can be achieved with cosmetic dental treatments. The final veneers can be made of porcelain or composite resin.

AFTER

This is the effect after the porcelain veneers for both the top and bottom teeth were completed. A number of changes have been made to suit the patient’s preference. We believe in communication and we encourage our patient to give us input during aesthetic dental treatments. The patient was extremely happy with the final result.

North Sydney Cosmetic Dentist – CASE 3

Before

Patient has lost a central incisor at a very young age and unfortunately over a number of years, the adjacent teeth have tilted into the space. The existing removable partial denture is uncomfortable to wear and is too small in comparison to the mirroring tooth.

AFTER

After careful assessment and communication with the patient, the dentist was able to improve her smile and symmetry with a ceramic bridge. The patient’s expectations have been met and are always our priority in North Sydney Dental.

What one must understand is that, beauty is only in the eyes of the beholder. This means, what I as a Cosmetic Dentist, or another dentist may consider beautiful, may not be how YOU define as beauty. For this reason, we have specifically designed our treatment protocol for Cosmetic dentistry into a few stages:

1) Restorative phase: Before cosmetic dental treatment is performed, all other dental problems must be addressed first. Remember, if you do not have restorative dental treatment completed, you may not suffer from toothache, BUT if you leave dental problems unattended, things may get ugly.

2) Rehabilitation phase: Once all restorations are completed and reviews have shown good compliance with oral hygiene maintenance, we will begin to plan your cosmetic dental treatment. Cosmetic Dentistry treatment options may include the above mentioned options, such as orthodontics, surgeries, porcelain veneers, composite veneers and crowns, and gum lifting.

We believe in your own input in the treatment plan, and all cosmetic dental treatment plans are openly discussed and we do not proceed with a treatment until you consent to it. Because permanently changing your teeth to a different shape and shade can be very dramatic, we anticipate that you will feel strange and perhaps, not used to them, so for that reason, a provisional stage may be incorporated into the cosmetic dental treatment plan, in the rehabilitation phase. Provisional restorations may be provided to you upon request and adjusted until you are comfortable with them, from which they will be used as a template for the permanent restoration to be made from. Provisional stage can be anywhere between weeks to even a month or two. The temporary restorations are made with high strength restorative materials, but they are by no means the final restorations. For that reason we still need to routinely review them and adjust them and replace them with final restorations as soon as possible.

Veneers

Veneers are a thin layer or tooth-coloured material placed on the surface of a tooth. It is designed to mask imperfection and alignments of the tooth. The preparation is typically minimally invasive, and wherever possible, we do not trim your tooth. It can be made from two main types of material, ceramic and composite resin.

Often people assume that health insurance do not cover for veneers, it may come as a surprise that some levels of insurance covers are more comprehensive than others. But insurance should not come into your decision making when it comes to cosmetic dentistry because the outcome is not only healthy teeth, but a better smile that radiates confidence and presence. Should you suffer with bad smile because your health insurance will not pay for it?

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic or porcelain veneers are longer-lasting veneers. The types of ceramic we use include lithium disilicate and leucite-reinforced feldspathic ceramic. making our veneers highly resistant to fractures. We start by preparing your teeth and take an impression of your teeth, then once we have milled the veneers in our CAD-CAM machine, we try-in the veneers to make sure that everyone is happy with the results. After consent from you, we then cement these veneers. The advantage of try-in is that, we have an opportunity to see the veneers in place before cementing them, and should you be dissatisfied with the veneer, we can make another one RIGHT ON THE SPOT. Ceramic veneers keep their shine and aesthetic better in the long-term and typically require less maintenance.

The only disadvantage with ceramic veneers when compared with composite resin is the higher initial cost, however the longevity and aesthetic is far superior to that of composite resin veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite Resin veneers are veneers made from our dental filling material. We use nano-filled and nano-hybrid composite resin with high gloss and strength for all our resin restorations, and they exhibit initial aesthetic comparable to ceramic. In fact if a composite resin veneer is polished well, it is very difficult to pick even in high definition photographs of teeth. Another advantage with composite resin is its flexibility; we can add, change shape and colour, even alignments, during the placement of them. They are also significantly cheaper than ceramic veneers.

Disadvantages are that unfortunately, composite resin materials tend not to maintain their shine for as long as ceramic materials do, so routine recall and maintenance is necessary. And also they may wear down and visibly degrade over-time, where they need to be replaced.

Crowns

Crowns can also be utilised in cosmetic dental treatments of your teeth, especially when a tooth has been endodontically treated (root canal therapy) and has turned dark. Often as a consequence of root canal therapy, heavily restored with large fillings, or trauma to the tooth, the tooth can become discoloured and weak. In these situations your dentist will recommend a crown, as one of the strongest type of dental restorations, to protect and improve the function and aesthetic of your tooth.

For more detailed information regarding dental crowns, as well as bridges, please click here –> Crowns and Bridges

Call (02) 8090 1108 if you have any questions about how our cosmetic dentists can transform your smile in just days.

 

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Best Teeth Whitening in North Sydney

Teeth whitening is part of cosmetic dentistry that lightens the colour of teeth. This type of treatment is currently booming in all over the place especially in North Sydney.

A lot of dental clinics are now offering different types of teeth whitening. Most of the dental practices that offer teeth whitening in North Sydney are professional dentists who perform this treatment using high end and expensive equipment.

Since there are lots of people that are offering this type of treatment, professional teeth whitening Sydney could give you optimal results. Others could offer you a cheaper whitening package but could damage your teeth in the end just like the one you can buy over the counter that you may not be satisfied with the results.

Nothing beats the best teeth whitening in North Sydney which is an in-office teeth whitening or professional teeth whitening which could take 60-90 minutes and might require 2-3 visits for you to achieve the shade you want for your teeth.

Achieving your perfect smile can be a bit challenging for some as other patients have sensitive teeth. Some dentists do not suggest teeth whitening for patients who have sensitive teeth or gum disease.Best teeth whitening in north sydney

They could suggest for you to treat the gum disease first then you can have your teeth whitened. Most gum diseases can be treated and once the dentist feels you are now in good condition then you will have a go signal to pursue the treatment.

If you have sensitive teeth, make sure you only go to the professionals to help you as they know how to do teeth whitening for sensitive teeth. Don’t perform experiments if you are not aware of the advantages and disadvantages.

Sometimes it helps to be practical or buying cheap do-it-yourself teeth whitening products but if you experience unusual side effects then it’s time for you to seek professional help.

 

 

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