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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry refers to dental work performed to improve the appearance of your smile. It encompasses the correction of colour, shape, and alignment of your teeth. Common examples of cosmetic dentistry are teeth whitening, teeth straightening, and veneers.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry refers to dental work performed to improve the appearance of your smile. It encompasses the correction of colour, shape, and alignment of your teeth. Common examples of cosmetic dentistry are teeth whitening, teeth straightening, and veneers.

The latest concept, Facial Smile Design, refers to creating a customised smile specially created to be harmonious with your unique facial features. This may involve gum contouring, dental implants or bridges to fill gaps and create your customised perfect smile.

Teeth Whitening

We offer 2 procedures of teeth whitening for our patients:
1. Chairside teeth whitening (ZOOM System)
2. Dentist assisted home whitening

What are teeth whitening procedures?

At Garden Dental, we use the ZOOM whitening system (aka Philips Zoom). This is a tooth whitening process done only at dental offices. Using light-activated bleaching gel that contains hydrogen peroxide and the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, it gives near instant results. Sensitivity may occur during treatment for some people. You could ask for sensitivity reducing toothpaste prior to the treatment to lessen the sensitivity experienced. You will get whiter teeth in only one 1 hour sitting.

What does the entire chairside teeth whitening process look like?

1. First, we will schedule an appointment for you for consultation with our dentist, during which our dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine the most suitable procedure for you.

2. Next, our dentist will do scaling and polishing for you as preparation for your whitening procedure, followed by short preparation to protect your lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed to be whitened.

3. Finally, you will be given a home-use touch-up kit as aftercare for your teeth. This includes custom-fitted whitening trays which our dentist will teach you how to use. This helps to maintain the effects of your Zoom whitening treatment.

General Questions
What is dentist assisted home whitening?

You may be recommend of take-home teeth whitening kit as an alternative solution. These are thin, flexible strips coated in whitening gel containing peroxide. Lay these strips over teeth for 60 minutes daily for the desired effect. This is a less costly option for teeth whitening, and requires 14 days to complete the process. A follow-up session will be booked to check the progress of the whitening process.

How should you maintain white teeth?

The yellow stain on teeth is caused most commonly by coffee and cigarettes. It can also be the result of thin tooth enamel, which is the hard white outermost layer of your teeth. This is a process that occurs naturally with age but is sped up by acidic food and drinks such as sour sweets and soda. To counteract the effects of acidic food and drinks, it is recommended to drink milk or plain water after meals.

Veneers

Veneers offer you an alternative and less extensive approach than crowning to change the color and shape of your teeth. Getting a veneer would require severe visits to your dentist.

The first step involves an examination of your teeth, which could include x-rays and making impression of your teeth to assess its suitability for veneer treatment. Before the veneer treatment, a local anesthetic would first be applied to numb the area of the gum before trimming off 1/2 millimeter of enamel from your tooth surface. Next, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth in order to create veneers in a dental laboratory.

In your next visit, the dentist would place the dental veneers temporarily on your tooth and make the necessary adjustment to the veneers to achieve a perfect fit in terms of shape and color to your tooth. Your tooth would then be cleaned, polished, etched, and applied with cement to aid a strong bonding process.

Once the veneer has been properly positioned on the tooth, your dentist would apply a special light beam to activate chemicals in the cement as to bond the veneers to the tooth. The last step of the treatment involve removing excess cement, evaluating the bite, and making final adjustments to the veneers.

Follow-up visit is strongly encouraged so that your dentist could evaluate your gum’s receptiveness towards the veneer and the veneer’s placement. For more detailed information regarding veneers, feel free to consult our dentists at Garden Dental today.

Facial Smile Design

The aim of a facial smile design is having a complete harmony between the teeth, facial muscles, tissues, and joints. This technique enables us to take into account the proportions, symmetry, and alignment of the features on your face and sculpt the perfect balance between them.

After conducting a facial analysis, we can then measure precisely what are the necessary steps and procedures required to give you a picture-perfect smile. Whether it is alignment and spacing, missing teeth, or discoloured teeth, we will carry out the necessary procedures that will give you the ideal smile.

Take your first step towards a brand new smile
at Garden Dental Clinic. Make an appointment today!