Beauty treatments with your dentist in Mackay
When you think of the dentist, beauty treatment is probably not one the associations you are accustomed to. However, treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers are both painless and quick ways of changing your appearance. Straight, white teeth are indicators of youth and vitality, so sporting clean, sparkly teeth instantly impacts the way you look. At Northern Beaches Dental we offer both treatments to our patients. If you’re thinking of improving your smile, it’s best to book a consultation to talk through options that will fit your specific needs. However, for the purposes of interest, here is a basic overview.
Teeth whitening is an easy, straightforward treatment for whiter, more luminous teeth. At your appointment your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and a bespoke tray is produced using this impression. A whitening agent is then added to the tray and applied to the teeth using this tray. Since it fits so precisely, the whitening agent coats, ensuring a brilliant, white smile. Teeth whitening is a low-risk treatment but it is always good to work with your dentist in Mackay when you’re wanting to whiten teeth, rather than shop bought alternatives that use generic trays, producing uneven results.
Teeth whitening will clean away staining caused by nicotine, red wine, coffee and some medications, leaving your teeth several shades whiter. In some circumstances, such as deep staining or damage to teeth, it will not have an effect. Whether this is one, a few or most of your teeth, veneers could be the answer you’re looking for.
Veneers are made from thin sheaths of porcelain or resin that sit over your natural teeth. Your dentist in Mackay will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel so that the veneer will sit in alignment with your surrounding teeth. It is then cemented into place, creating a strong, stain-resistant layer that not only improves the look of your teeth but will also strengthen and protect them.
You can combine both treatments to transform your smile, but you will need a whitening treatment every few months to keep the overall effect.
For more information on either treatment, contact our reception to book a consultation.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.