What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic solutions for dental problems gave rise to the development of a special field in dentistry called cosmetic dentistry.

Dental cosmetic solutions include tooth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, cosmetic fillings, gum line correction, and many others.

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Who Can Carry Out Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

A qualified dentist performs these treatment or – if the problem needs further evaluation – may refer the patient to other specialists (whether a periodontist, a prosthodontist, an endodontist, an orthodontist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon). It is important to carefully evaluate if a cosmetic dentist is the right one for you based on the length of time he or she has been practicing the profession and the extent of his or her experience with latest dental technologies. Once you have zeroed in on the right cosmetic dentist, you may consult with him or her as to the type of dental cosmetic solutions appropriate for your needs as well as the expenses involved.

For appointments, please call us on (07) 4191 4787. Our practice is located at 180 Main St, Kawungan QLD 4655.

What is a Smile Analysis and How Can It Help?

Before any treatments are performed, dentists usually conduct a thorough smile analysis on the patient. During the smile analysis, the dentist determines if the patient’s teeth are crooked, misaligned or crowded, if there are any missing teeth, if there are any discolourations, if there are any gaps or spaces between the teeth, or if the smile is gummy (showing more gum tissue). The dentist likewise checks if there are any grey, black or silver (mercury) dental fillings in the patient’s teeth.

Another important part of the smile analysis is the evaluation of whether the midline of the patients two front teeth is centred in relation to his face and nose and if the gums are even and in line (higher on some teeth and lower on others). Another important thing to look into is if the gums have receded or appear red or puffy.

Based on the smile analysis results, the dentist recommends appropriate dental procedures to address problem areas. For instance, dental veneers or orthodontics may be recommended to improve the patient’s teeth and smile.

Here at Lakeside Dental Spa, we have a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and love planning and creating happy smiles so please book an appointment to come and see us if you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth.