Wondering what the patient experience is like with Dr Abeer during an cosmetic dental consultation at Lakeview Dental Clinic?
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While teeth whitening can effectively brighten discoloured teeth, it can also improve the appearance of a smile by giving you a boost in confidence and self-esteem. There are a variety of teeth whitening systems found on supermarket & pharmacy shelves in toothpastes and strips, over-the-counter, and in the dental chair / office. It is advised to take caution when considering having your teeth whitened by a beautician or at shopping centre booths as incorrect use of bleaching agents can cause painful burns and severe sensitivity to your teeth and gums.
We provide both in office teeth whitening as well as take-home whitening kits, which include personalised whitening trays and whitening gel syringes.
Both systems use the active whitening agent hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide at varying concentrations.
Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite material that cover the front surfaces of teeth to correct discoloured, chipped or misshapen teeth. It can also be a suitable option for closing minor gaps between front teeth or bringing a slightly mispositioned tooth into alignment. These restorations can be closely colour matched to the teeth to correct the shade of one discoloured tooth or a precise shade can be chosen to brighten several front teeth. If you wish to significantly improve the appearance of your front teeth, book in a consultation with one of our Dentists to assess whether veneers are suitable for you.
Artificial crowns are like protective ‘caps’ which cover the whole tooth to strengthen and protect teeth that have been considerably damaged or weakened by:
Trauma (i.e. a knocked tooth)
Large fillings or a root canal treatment.
Your dentist will explain why you might require a crown and discuss with you to provide you the best treatment for your teeth.
Dental bridges serve as strong and durable replacements for missing natural teeth. They consist of a unit of one or more artificial tooth, which is secured to the adjacent natural teeth.
Other alternatives to replace missing teeth may include dental implants or dentures. See dental implants and dentures for further information on these services.
Dentures are a common acrylic or metal prosthesis that is worn to replace, restore and maintain function of missing teeth. Essentially, they are artificial teeth on a plastic base which is precisely fitted to the jaw. Over time, our teeth can become brittle and worn or damaged by tooth decay or trauma. Severe damage may render the tooth non-restorable and as a result, the best option may be to have it pulled out. Advanced gum disease (periodontitis) is another leading cause of tooth loss. Periodontitis is caused by the infection of the gum and jawbone, if left untreated, it can result in irreversible damage, mobility and eventually, tooth loss. Your dentist will explain your options in detail and help you make an informed decision about which treatment to choose. Depending on how many teeth are missing, you may be recommended either: