In Auckland, North Shore
Are you unhappy with your stained teeth? Do you feel self-conscious about smiling or talking to people because of them? The Tooth Doctor can help.
The Tooth Doctor can help remove any unwanted stains, make your teeth look whiter and revitalise the shape of your smile. We offer a variety of aesthetic and cosmetic dental services such as stain removal, teeth whitening, composite veneers, and ceramic veneers.
Whether you’re looking to achieve a Hollywood smile or just want to boost your confidence, Adrian and the Tooth Doctor team can help.
We offer a range of services that can be tailored to meet your individual needs and goals.
If you’re interested in learning more about our cosmetic dentistry services in North Shore, contact us today to tailor a dental treatment plan to meet your individual needs and goals.
What Is Cosmetic And Aesthetic Dentistry? More Than Just A Beautiful Smile
Many will use the phrasing cosmetic dentistry, this is actually due to most people referring to treatments focused purely on appearances; however, our practices at the Tooth Doctor actually focus on aesthetic dentistry.
Whilst ‘cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth with procedures such as tooth whitening and veneers. Aesthetic dentistry takes a more comprehensive approach to address dental issues from both a functional and cosmetic perspective.
A key objective of aesthetic dentistry is to create a healthy and natural smile. Aesthetic dentists employ modern techniques such as routine cleanings, root canal therapy, and the placement of fillings or bridges to restore teeth to their normal shape and colour. The goal is to provide patients with functional, long-lasting and esthetically pleasing teeth.
Of course, a key benefit of aesthetic or cosmetic surgery is that it also helps boost your confidence and self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on all aspects of your life.
The Different Types Of Cosmetic Dental Care Procedures
There are a number of different Cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth. These include:
- Teeth whitening: This involves using bleaching agents to remove stains from discoloured teeth. Cosmetic clinics and teeth-whitening services can provide similar treatments such as whitening kits however, you typically won’t find as good results. This is because they’re restricted to products containing no more than 12% hydrogen peroxide (which is the active whitening agent) only. Further, the New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association course takes two days, whereas proper dentist training takes five years minimum. Hence, for quality cosmetic dentistry in New Zealand, you’re best to select one of Auckland’s leading dentists. Learn more >
- Veneers: Veneers or porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can be used to correct a number of different dental problems, such as gaps, chips, and misshapen teeth. A skilled cosmetic dentist can apply veneers to your front teeth for a beautiful natural-looking smile. Learn more >
- Bonding: Bonding is a process in which tooth-coloured resin is applied to your teeth and then hardened with a special light. Bonding can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth by filling in gaps, correcting chipped teeth, and changing the colour of your teeth.
- Dental Crowns: Crowns are caps that are placed over your teeth. They can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth, as well as to protect them from further damage. Learn more >
- Inlays and Onlays: Inlays and onlays are custom-made pieces of tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin that are used to fill in cavities or repair damaged teeth.
- Dental Implants: Implants are artificial roots that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They provide a sturdy foundation for artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Learn more >
- Dentures: Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. They can be partial or full dentures, depending on how many teeth you have lost. Learn more >
- Bridges: Bridges are dental appliances that are used to fill in the space where one or more teeth are missing. They are usually made of porcelain or metal and are attached to your natural teeth on either side of the gap. Learn more >
- Dental Braces: If you are looking to re-align crooked teeth, there are a number of options including traditional braces as well as clear aligners such as Invisalign. Achieving straight teeth is a complex process that typically requires a specialist orthodontist to determine and implement the most appropriate procedures.
- Dental Hygiene: It is important to have your teeth cleaned by a professional regularly in order to remove any hard or soft deposits that have built up. They remove tartar, plaque and discolour/stains from teeth, prevent gum disease and also teach patients how to maintain good oral hygiene. Whilst a regular hygienist visit should be a part of every patient’s routine, it is an essential foundation if you’re looking to improve your smile generally. Learn more >
Which Procedure Is Right For Me?
What Are The Oral Health Risks Of Cosmetic Dentistry?
With state-of-the-art technology and skilled oral health practitioners, such as the Tooth Doctor, risks are lower than ever. However, as with any type of medical procedure, there are some risks associated with cosmetic dentistry. These include:
- Infection: There is a small risk of infection associated with any type of medical procedure. This risk can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced dentist, and by following their instructions for after-care.
- Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to the materials used, such as the tooth-coloured resin used in bonding or whitening.
- Nerve damage: In rare cases, nerve damage can occur during a procedure. This can result in numbness, tingling, or pain in the affected area.
- Damage to surrounding teeth: In rare cases, procedures can damage the surrounding teeth. This includes bonding, which can involve grinding down the natural tooth structure in order to prepare it for the bonding material.
At the Tooth Doctor, we take particular pride in providing education to ensure you have informed consent before proceeding with any treatment options.
The Cost Of A Quality Cosmetic Dentist In Auckland, NZ
Procedures can vary widely, depending on the type of procedure and the dentist you choose. In general, cosmetic procedures are not covered by dental insurance, ACC or WINZ. Although some aesthetic treatments may fall under the bracket of restorative care, of which we will be able to advise you on.
At the Tooth Doctor, we pride ourselves on transparency of pricing, which is available here.
If you are considering a cosmetic dental procedure, book an appointment with the Tooth Doctor and we will put together a comprehensive plan and quote for your specific circumstances.
We have various payment options, including various payment plans via third-party finance partners. Such as Q Health long-term Finance, Zip and Oxipay.
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