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    6 Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

    Many people ask us about cosmetic dentistry Melbourne. Unfortunately, the term ‘cosmetic dentistry’ is not a recognized speciality of the Dental Board of Australia.  The dentists at Coburg dental Group are very experienced in the provision of services which people may call cosmetic dentistry, but we prefer to use the term “smile enhancement”. There are many benefits of smile enhancement which is now incorporated in to everyday dentistry at Coburg Dental Group.  Virtually every treatment which we do, can be considered as improving our patients’ smiles.  So, what are the benefits?

    Your smile is beautiful and youthful

    Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile and there are many treatments which can fulfill this goal.

    Tooth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, crowns, and orthodontics are the common treatments that we undertake every day. Making teeth look whiter, lighter, longer or wider is a simple process.

    Your oral health is improved

    When your teeth are straight and smooth, they are more uniform with fewer awkward areas to access to make it easier to brush and floss to remove harmful plaque, and because they are easier to maintain, it is much less likely that you will have gum issues such as gingivitis, and less tooth decay. There will also be much less food packing between the teeth.

    Your confidence is enhanced

    When you have a beautiful smile, you feel more confident to show your teeth and people around you will quickly notice that you feel confident and not self-conscious. People who suppress or hide their smiles or avoid laughing so as to not show their teeth, may appear to be grumpy or unhappy all the time. Everyone agrees that smiling and laughing are very important to being happy, confident and living freely the way you want to live.

    Long lasting treatment

    Most dental treatments are long lasting and require low maintenance. Most can last 10 years plus before requiring any further treatment or updating. There are exceptions however.  For example, many patients find that they need teeth whitening treatments to be redone after 2 or more years as teeth can gather stains or get more yellow with ageing.

    Improved efficiency of biting and chewing

    Orthodontic treatment including Invisalign® treatment will straighten your teeth and put them in to the correct position for optimum function just like the way they were designed to bite and chew. Closing spaces in the front of the mouth can also reduce speech issues such as lisping.

    Uneven wear of the teeth can also occur if teeth are crooked and not correctly aligned.  This in turn can lead to persistent headaches and a condition known as temporomandibular dysfunction. Part of the treatment for this condition can involve orthodontic treatment or crowning of the teeth to re-establish sound chewing functionality.

    Replacing missing, misshaped or broken teeth

    Missing teeth look unsightly and affect our biting and chewing efficiency. If teeth are too short, too pointy or too small, they can look ugly and broken teeth clearly are unwanted.  Good, aesthetic dental treatment can easily overcome all of these issues.

    To make an appointment for you free aesthetic initial consultation, just call 03 9386 1805

    Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.