Not so long ago, porcelain veneers could be spotted from across a crowded room. Thick and opaque, these cosmetic “enhancements” often resembled horse teeth and were hardly an improvement over a person’s natural teeth.
Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry materials and techniques have come a long way in recent decades.
This is partly due to patients who just want to subtly enhance what they already have rather than sport Hollywood smiles that scream, “I paid a lot for this!”
Extensively trained and experienced in modern cosmetic dentistry techniques, your dentist in Melbourne can help you achieve your goal of having an attractive, natural-looking smile rather than one that garners attention for all the wrong reasons.
Aesthetic Considerations in Cosmetic Dentistry
Your dentist in Toorak takes several elements into consideration when recommending the subtle cosmetic enhancements that will take your smile to the next level. Longer teeth tend to look more youthful than smaller, worn-down teeth, so he may recommend lengthening all or some of the teeth with bonding, veneers, crowns or a gum lift.
The smile line, which is where the bottom edge of the top teeth line up with the lower lip when you smile, can help determine the ideal length of the enhanced teeth. Tooth proportions are another consideration, and it is generally accepted that an aesthetically pleasing smile has two central top teeth that are slightly longer and wider than the other teeth.
We also look at the differences in tooth texture and characterisation between males and females and can alter tooth shapes and surfaces to make a person look more masculine or feminine.
Customised Porcelain Restorations
Ceramists with the skills to create veneers and crowns with lifelike translucency are in high demand. These experts eschew the mass-marketed, unnaturally white restorations of yesterday in favour of custom creations that are perfectly imperfect. This art form can incorporate over a dozen shades of porcelain to create a whiter but natural-looking smile with colour variations and light-reflecting qualities that mimic natural teeth.
Also, restorations are often made to look lighter near the bottom of the tooth and slightly darker toward the gumline for a more realistic look. Because tooth enamel is never perfectly smooth, subtle texture and small grooves can be added for even more realism and light reflection. The end result is a whiter, more balanced smile that looks as if it were designed by Mother Nature rather than a cosmetic dentist.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation With a Toorak Dentist
For a nicer smile that doesn’t look phony, you’re in good hands with Dr. Halim Prayogo at Simply Smiles Dental. Your Melbourne dentist always takes your desires into consideration to give you the artfully crafted smile of your dreams, so contact us at our Toorak or South Yarra office today for more information about our services.
“Everybody Deserves To Smile”
At Simply Smiles Dental, we believe that dentistry is not a luxury, and that everybody deserves to smile. That’s why we keep our prices fair and offer solutions to suit every budget.
We make this investment in you because we’re pretty confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you meet us. Our level of work and patient care ethic is first class.
Contact our Toorak dental office on (03) 9826 2220.
(We are located in the Toorak Village, in the heart of Toorak and serve patients from Toorak, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Southbank, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Malvern, Albert Park, Melbourne CBD, and from all Melbourne metro areas.)