10 Oct 16 - 09:34 PM

Do I need a cosmetic dental surgeon?

In Australia cosmetic dental surgeons are highly trained dentists who focus on cosmetic dental procedures.

As with any other branch of medicine, if your needs are such that extra skill and training are required to ensure that an optimum outcome is achieved you need specialist expertise.

Cosmetic dental surgeons’ expertise lies in the areas of restoration and enhancement of appearance and functionality in your teeth and jaw.  In many procedures the outcome is an enhancement of both appearance and functionality.

Cosmetic dental surgeons perform procedures from whitening (bleaching) right through to full mouth reconstruction.  

Conditions treated by cosmetic dental surgeons include:

  • Stained and discoloured teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps
  • Diseased teeth
  • Jaw alignment
  • Major failings of existing fillings
  • Incorrect bite
  • Colour change

To treat these conditions there is a wide variety of procedures available to the experienced cosmetic dental surgeon, many of which I have discussed in previous papers, these include:

  • Inlays/onlays
  • Composite bonding
  • Tooth contouring and reshaping
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Whitening/bleaching
  • Tooth coloured fillings
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Full mouth reconstruction

Within these categories there can be options to best suit an individual patient’s needs.  For example, there is a wide variety of dental implants available depending on what is required, including the location and number of implants. One particular form of implant may or may not best serve the particular circumstances.

Also for some patients it may be that an aesthetic bridge will provide a better result than an implant (or vice versa).

It is in these areas that the expertise of a cosmetic dental surgeon will assist you to make the best, most practical and cost effective solution for your needs.

As always if you are considering cosmetic dental surgery a cosmetic dental surgeon will be able to guide you on the right dental implant for your needs.  You will be advised of your options and the right procedure for your needs.

If you are looking for cosmetic dental surgery in Sydney please call Southside Implant Centre on 9525 7725, Click to enquire on Dental Implant Costs here or view our completed Dental Implant galley.

Being fully informed makes you fully empowered to make the right decision.