The importance of good oral health for a beautiful smile


The first step to a beautiful smile is good oral hygiene. Cleaning your teeth properly at home, using good brushing and flossing techniques is essential for good oral health and regular visits at Spa Dental Sydney will help ensure that any dental issues will be diagnosed early and, if any treatment is required, this may be more simple and successful. Even if your teeth are clean and healthy then sometimes you may want more from your smile. This is when cosmetic dentistry can be an option that you may want to explore with us here at Spa Dental Sydney.  If so, speak to us today to find out what treatment procedures are available to help improve the look of your smile.

The use of veneers for a whiter and brighter smile

Veneers have been used in dentistry since the 1930s and function in the protection of your teeth and also improve the aesthetics of your teeth. Veneers are thin individually tailored shells which are attached to your teeth and can be coloured to match the natural colour of your own teeth or coloured according to personal preference for those looking for a whiter smile. Veneers are a popular choice of cosmetic dental treatment here at Spa dental Sydney and they are ideal for addressing unique dental issues. You may only need one veneer for a chipped or cracked tooth, or you may decide to have a full set of veneers to help improve the aesthetics of your smile by providing symmetry and aligning your teeth precisely and accurately to help create a flawless, beautiful smile.

There are two main types of veneers at Spa dental Sydney, so speak to us today to find out which may be more suitable for you. Composite veneers are made of composite resin material as hinted in the name, and can be either directly applied to the teeth or indirectly applied to the teeth. For direct composite veneers, an adhesive glue is applied to the teeth and resin material is directly applied in thin layers and moulded to the front of your teeth and then hardened using a curing light. Indirect composite veneers are created using compression of your teeth and then made into a mould which is then attached to the teeth using a fixative which helps keep the veneers firmly in place, and then hardened using a curing light as in direct composite veneers.

For the last few decades dentists have been using porcelain as an alternative material for veneers. These have been found to show excellent aesthetic results and have greater longevity than composite veneers. They involve slight reshaping of the tooth so that they can be attached perfectly without changing the overall size of your teeth too much. They are stain resistant and porcelain has a light reflective property similar to natural tooth enamel which can help enhance your smile further. Speak to us at Spa Dental Sydney today to find out which type of veneers will be more suitable for your personal requirements and find out how they can help improve your smile.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.