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FIXING SHORT, WORN DOWN TEETH | SMALL TEETH TREATMENT

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How can we assist you today? Whether you’re in need of a simple cleaning or a dazzling smile makeover, the team of Vogue Smiles Melbourne are here to help. Our General and Cosmetic Dentistry practice is home to a wide range of treatment options, each of them designed to create noticeable, long-term improvements for both your oral health and your self-confidence.

Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality care in a cozy, one-on-one environment, focusing on your comfort, your personal smile goals, your financial budget and your oral health needs. We look forward to not only helping you improve your beautiful teeth but getting to know you and forming a relationship that hopefully lasts for many years to come.

Please feel free to look around at our website. If you have any questions about the topic of FIXING SHORT, WORN DOWN TEETH | SMALL TEETH TREATMENT or would like to make a booking, please contact our practice today on 9629-7664 .

It is our aim that through the educational articles we posted on our dental blog, that we can make profound impact on the lives of our patients by empowering them with knowledge and insight on Dental health and treatment that they are searching for.

 

Read our Blog content below to learn more about this topic: FIXING SHORT, WORN DOWN TEETH | SMALL TEETH TREATMENT

 

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Small Teeth and Worn Down Teeth

 

Having teeth that are short, worn down and small, can be very worrying and make you anxious about the look of your smile. For some having small teeth that make you look like you are all gums when you smile is considered ugly and something to be ashamed of.

Today there are a number of treatment options that will give you longer and bigger teeth and a beautiful smile. But first and most importantly is we need the address what exactly have caused this problem.

These are 2 different Dental problems which may have different or similarities that causes them to occur but the treatment to addressed these issues will be nearly the same.

First, we have to address Worn Teeth or Worn Down teeth

 

Fixing Short or Worn Down Teeth | Worn Teeth Treatment

 

Worn teeth

 

Won teeth or worn down teeth are a common problem, especially for older patient and are often caused by the lack of harmony between your bite and the muscles that control it.

In many cases, those suffering from worn teeth can feel unattractive and can cause impactful insecurities since worn teeth can give an aged facial appearance.

Whilst it’s natural for teeth to wear as you get older when teeth become shorter and darker, it’s more of a cause for concern.

 

Common Causes of  Worn Down teeth- Excessive Tooth Wear

 

When you visit our practice, we will discuss your worn teeth, one of the first things we will do is work with you to determine the cause of your excessive tooth wear. This way, you can address the cause of the wear to prevent it from becoming any worse. In some patients, tooth wear has a single cause, and in other patients, the wear is brought on by a combination of several of these factors. Some wear to teeth is a natural side effect of aging, with worn teeth becoming smaller and darker in colour. This is mainly an aesthetic problem, unless it starts to affect your bite or contribute to a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) which can lead to headaches, earaches, neck or back pain.

 
 

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Bruxism – a major cause of worn teeth

 

One of the main factors that can lead to worn down teeth is involuntary tooth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism. Although often brought on by stress, in many cases it is an unconscious action performed during the day and/or whilst asleep. In order to try to prevent daytime or night time clenching or grinding, mouth appliances are often suggested to protect the worn teeth and encourage the habit to stop.

 

Symptoms of Bruxism 

 

Bruxism can cause headaches, earaches, facial pain and bite and jaw problems. Continual teeth-grinding can also lead to tooth enamel loss, and leave teeth more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Those suffering from bruxism will often report jaw and tooth pain, particularly in the back molar area.

Occlusal Disease is when your teeth are worn down at an accelerated rate accompanied by tooth and jaw pain. Many people attribute this wear to natural aging; however, it can cause many issues if not treated properly.

 

Issues with Worn Down Teeth

 

After the teeth have been worn down to a certain point, you can experience difficulties in everyday tasks. Your speech will be affected, it is harder to chew and digest your food, and your teeth become overly sensitive to everything.

 
IT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

 

Short, worn teeth can tend to be an aesthetic issue, but as it progresses it can begin to affect your bite and even contribute to the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which on its own causes headaches, neck and back pain.

Once you have worn through the outer enamel layer on your teeth, you will find yourself in the softer layer, called dentine. Those who are at this stage will find their teeth wearing down at a much quicker rate and tooth loss can be common.

What’s more, if left untreated, worn teeth can lead to further deterioration and long-term problems, including increased tooth sensitivity, infection, and difficulties with tooth restoration/fillings/ crowns in the future.

If the issue is left too long, then the patient can find future treatments more costly and complex. These issues could have otherwise been prevented.

 

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Worn-down teeth can cause aesthetic problems and serious oral health issues that require professional dental treatment.

 

Many patients first notice their teeth are showing wear when they look in the mirror. However, excessive tooth wear can cause an array of other issues that you may not immediately realize are associated with the wear.

The following are problems commonly associated with worn-down teeth.

 

Yellowed Teeth

Tooth enamel is white; however, the layer of your teeth below enamel—known as dentin—is yellow. Your teeth may gradually become more yellow as the enamel on top of dentin wears away due to bruxism, abrasion, or a diet high in acidic foods.

 

Tooth Sensitivity

When the enamel on your teeth is worn away, the nerve endings in dentin are exposed to every substance you put in your mouth. Worn-down teeth can make you extremely sensitive to certain foods and drinks, and may even cause pain when brushing your teeth.

 

Headaches and Jaw Aches

Teeth that become worn down can lead to alignment problems with your bite and jaw to cause strain, headaches, and jaw aches. You may also tend to bite harder or chew differently to compensate for problems with tooth alignment.

 

Gaps, Spaces and Loose Teeth

When the back teeth wear down and become shorter, the consequences to the front teeth can be devastating. It is termed, secondary occlusal trauma and it can lead to loosening of the front teeth, bone loss, gaps between the teeth and even tooth loss.

 

Difficulty Biting and Chewing

The bite misalignment that results from excessive tooth wear may also make it harder to bite into items like apples and carrots. You may also struggle to chew since your teeth no longer fit together properly.

 

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What Happens If I Leave A Worn Down Tooth Untreated?

 

Long term consequences include:

  • TMJ (jaw joint) pain
  • Dental nerve issues
  • Change in appearance of face- lower half of the face gets shorter
  • Impaired eating
  • Impaired speech
  • Generalised sensitivity
  • Poor appearance

 

 

Treatment for Wearing Teeth or Worn down Teeth

 

  • Treatment for patients with wear must always start with management of the causative factors, such as wearing a nightguard
  • We recommend an occlusal mouthguard for you to wear to reduce the wear. It is best to catch this disease early to avoid pain, high costs or repairs, infection, and total tooth loss.
  • Enamel acts like a protective thermal seal around the nerve and when it is lost sensitivity often results. Hence, worn teeth are often sensitive to cold foods and drinks, and also to cold air. Sensitive teeth are best managed with use of de-sensitizing toothpastes such as Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive, and your dentist can apply professional pastes to assist with comfort.
  • Once a management plan is determined we can look at building the teeth back up so that both the appearance and eating are improved. Depending on how much tooth loss the patient have, we suggest simulate the treatment and then we have the patient wear a mock-up for up to 4 weeks so we can ensure that they are happy with the proposed changes and during this time they are getting used with the new bite changes before going to a more definitive treatment plan. The treatment involves finding the correct bite that is in harmony with the joint and the muscles.

 

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How to Fix Worn Down Teeth:  Restorative Treatment and Repair

 

Depending on the severity of your enamel wear, we may recommend correcting your bite with orthodontic therapy or wearing a bite splint or night guard to minimize the negative effect of grinding on the teeth.

Restoring your smile will provide lasting dental health and avoid the risk of tooth loss down the road. A comfortable and functional smile is an important part of a good quality of life.

Aggressive tooth wear is best treated with restorative techniques, such as covering the tooth with a ceramic crown or composite crown, which will be discussed below.

 

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Small Teeth

 

If you have small or short teeth, this could affect how your teeth bite together, possibly leading to eating difficulties or other concerns such as teeth grinding or jaw problems. While small teeth don’t always cause physical problems, and don’t always need to be treated, a disproportionate smile can cause some people to feel unhappy about their appearance.

 

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Why do I have small teeth?

 

Teeth that develop small or only appear smaller than average are known as microdontia (the opposite being macrodontia for teeth that grow or appear too large). Many people naturally have one or two small teeth, but for others, this issue can affect most or all of their teeth.

 

There are three main categories of microdontia:

  • True generalised – all of your teeth are smaller than average. This is usually caused by a condition such as pituitary dwarfism.
  • Relative generalised – teeth may be normal sized, but appear small in comparison to a large jaw or the gums extending too far over the teeth.
  • Localised – only one or several teeth are affected, which may affect only the crown or root of the tooth. This is the most common type of microdontia and usually affects the upper teeth.

Microdontia is hereditary, so you  are more likely to have short teeth if other people in your family do. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of a genetic disorder, a development issue such as a cleft palate or a side-effect of radiation exposure. In these cases, it’s often accompanied by hypodontia, or having fewer teeth than average.

 

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Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Restorative treatment for rebuilding worn down Teeth and making small teeth bigger

 

Short, worn down teeth and small teeth are often an aesthetic concern, but they can increase your oral health risks or orthodontic risks if your teeth don’t fit together normally or they have wide gaps. This can increase wear and tear on the teeth or make food and bacteria more likely to get trapped, leading to tooth decay.

There are several dental treatments that can increase the size of teeth. Depending on how much lengthening is needed, as well as your preferences and your price range, these treatments could include:

 

DENTAL BONDING  WITH COMPOSITE VENEERS

 

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to the surface of teeth to cover worn surfaces and improve the appearance of teeth. Bonding may also reduce tooth sensitivity and address problems with bite alignment. Your dentist may recommend dental bonding if you have minor to moderate enamel erosion in isolated spots.

 

PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of teeth to improve their coloUrs, shapes, and sizes cosmetically. Veneers can also strengthen the surface of teeth to reduce sensitivity and make them less susceptible to damage and discoloration.

 

PORCELAIN CROWNS

 

If you have several teeth that are severely worn, your dentist may recommend covering those teeth with porcelain crowns. A porcelain crown can cover an entire tooth to prevent cracks in enamel from spreading and protect the tooth from additional damage.

 

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How To Rebuild Your Smile With Dental Veneers

 

Dental veneers are used as a form of cosmetic dentistry to correct tooth enamel that is worn, discoloured, chipped or cracked, or uneven tooth spacing. While creating beautiful, bright smiles, they also protect the surface of the already damaged teeth which may eliminate the need for further treatments.

Dental veneers are very thin shells that are shaped to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth to cover any minor cosmetic imperfections. Dental veneers offer a relatively quick way to transform the look of less-than-perfect teeth to create a stunning smile. With dental veneers, our office can improve the size, shape and coloUr of the front teeth to perfect the overall appearance of your smile.

 

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Dental Veneers are made with different materials, including composite resin and porcelain.

 

 

Porcelain Veneers

 

Porcelain Veneers has been known to be used for the more serious cases of damaged teeth. This Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, customized shells created for improving the appearance of your teeth.  Fabricated from the highest grade of dental porcelain, veneers are thin facings that are individually custom designed and bonded to the visible surfaces of the front teeth. Beyond taking just a few visits, dental veneers are appealing because they require the removal of very little tooth structure or none at all.

 

Composite Veneers and Dental Bonding

 

Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding, has been used in dentistry for many years. It is an excellent way to repair cracked, chipped and discoloured teeth, or replace silver amalgam fillings. Dental bonding can also be used to close gaps and reshape misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more uniform smile. Bonding is the application of a composite resin which bonds to the tooth to fill or cover the existing tooth.

Dental bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike porcelain veneers and crowns, which are customised tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a lab, bonding usually can be done in one visit.

 

Fixing small Teeth Treatment

 

Dental Veneers correct a wide range of dental issues caused by environmental factors or decay. To determine if you are a candidate for veneers, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zenaidy Castro. At this visit we’ll assess the overall health of your teeth, the surrounding tissues and jawbones, as well as analyze both your smile and facial aesthetics.  She will guide you through every step of the procedure – including aftercare. You will actively participate in your personal design process, so be sure to discuss all cosmetic dentistry objectives during your visit. As skilled and experienced providers of care, we value patient input and will design your dental veneers to give you a beautiful smile that meets your cosmetic expectations.

If you are interested in improving the look of your smile with dental veneers you’ll first meet with our dentist for a smile makeover consultation.

 

 

General and Cosmetic Dentistry Financing in Melbourne CBD

Dental Payment Plan Options That will Fit Your Budget

 

We don’t believe that dental care should be out of anyone’s price range. We want you to feel confident in a smile that looks attractive and functions naturally—and fits within your budget! If you don’t believe you can afford the dental treatment you need (or want), rest assured that we will try our best to help you afford the treatment you need. We have helped countless patients receive affordable dentistry, providing them with beautiful new smiles that have changed their quality of life.

Our team helps make our dental services affordable by assisting you in maximizing your insurance benefits and accepting a variety of payment methods. We also offer third-party dental financing through ZIPMONEY. Don’t let fear or embarrassment about your budget keep you from getting the dental treatments your smile deserves. Contact our team today!

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry Melbourne CBD

 

Have a look at our smile gallery of photos that shows some of the beautiful smiles that we have worked on. We are committed to excellence & changing lives of our patients through smiles. Whether you’re in need of more advanced procedures such as “extreme Smile make-over,” Porcelain veneers, and bonding or you simply wish to correct a chipped tooth or create a whiter smiles, our practice provide personalized and cosmetic dentistry for every stage of your life. We have over 30 years of experience of providing gentle and quality General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne CBD, that you can count on.

 
We can Turn your dream of beautiful smile into reality.

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Small Teeth, Worn Down Teeth Before and After  Treatment

 

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Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

Fixing small Teeth, worn down teeth

 

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for information purposes only. Is not a substitute for a proper professional care. Cosmetic Dentistry results will vary from patient to patient. Call our office and book for an actual in-person consultation for us to assess if you are a good candidate for a particular cosmetic Smile Makeover treatment. All of our Specials and packages posted on this site are subject to terms, conditions and availability

 

 

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Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, and Crowded teeth -with or without Braces

STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES

Thank you for visiting the dental blog of VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNE about STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES

 

How can we assist you today? Whether you’re in need of a simple cleaning or a dazzling smile makeover, the team of Vogue Smiles Melbourne are here to help. Our General and Cosmetic Dentistry practice is home to a wide range of treatment options, each of them designed to create noticeable, long-term improvements for both your oral health and your self-confidence.

Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality care in a cozy, one-on-one environment, focusing on your comfort, your personal smile goals, your financial budget and your oral health needs. We look forward to not only helping you improve your beautiful teeth but getting to know you and forming a relationship that hopefully lasts for many years to come.

Please feel free to look around at our website. If you have any questions about the topic of STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES or would like to make a booking, please contact our practice today on 9629-7664 .

It is our aim that through the educational articles we posted on our dental blog, that we can make profound impact on the lives of our patients by empowering them with knowledge and insight on Dental health and treatment that they are searching for.

 

Read our Blog content below to learn more about this topic: STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES.

 

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STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES

Deciding to Fix & Straighten your Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth  can seem complicated. Crowding, gaps, and misaligned bites respond differently to individual orthodontic and cosmetic treatments. In here, you will find different options from traditional Orthodontic treatment to the quickest and most efficient way to treat your crooked teeth without braces called “Instant” Orthodontics.

 

What constitute Crooked Teeth?

 

Crooked teeth may mean different things to different people. Most people refer to teeth that aren’t straight or aligned as “crooked.” We see patients with a variety of concerns about their smiles. These concerns range from spacing to bite issues.

 

What constitute Crowded Teeth?

 

Crowding manifests as overlapping teeth that look like they don’t have enough room to fit in the mouth. Often crowded teeth become increasingly overlapped with time, which can lead to an even more crooked smile. Crowding in the mouth makes it more difficult to clean the teeth adequately, and there is an increased risk for plaque, decay, and gum disease.

 

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STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES

The Advantages of  Straightening your Overlapping, Crooked, and Crowded teeth

 

Although one or two uneven teeth might seem like a minor concern, orthodontic treatment is very important. First, of course, it can greatly improve your appearance. Often, isolated uneven teeth can draw attention away from your other facial features, making your entire smile look out of line. In some cases, they can also cause you to look childlike or older than you actually are. Second, orthodontic care can also improve your oral health.

 

Overlapping teeth often trap bacteria, and they are very difficult to clean. Therefore, proper treatment can reduce your risk for decay, discoloration, and gum disease. Further, a single crooked tooth can offset the force of your entire bite, causing pressure on isolated teeth. Without appropriate care, you could eventually suffer from dental erosion, a cracked tooth, or TMJ disorder.

 

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What Happens If You Don’t Fix & Straighten your Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth?

 

Overlapping front teeth, if left untreated, may cause the below mentioned dental health issues in the long run:

  • Overlapping front teeth tend to wear out earlier as compared to straight teeth.
  • Misaligned teeth often make even simple actions such as chewing and speaking difficult.
  • Jaw pain may develop, along with headaches.
  • It may promote tooth grinding and clenching, which can lead to more dental issues.
  • Cleaning teeth becomes difficult, which may increase incidences of decay, cavities, and gum diseases.
  • Possible loss of confidence due to crooked teeth. This may prevent you from speaking and smiling openly in public.
  • In severe cases of overlapping teeth, the shape of the face may be changed, making it look abnormal.
  • Problems of speech may develop.
  • You may end up frequently biting your tongue or inner cheeks.
  • You may tend to breathe with your mouth more frequently instead of your nose.
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What are the Best Treatment options to Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth?

 

You have several options for correcting crooked teeth. You have 2 primary treatment types. One is the conventional Orthodontic treatment using traditional braces or Invisalign. Second is through Cosmetic Dentistry utilizing a procedure called “Instant Orthodontics”

 

  1. CONVENTIONAL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

 

METAL BRACES

 

Conventional metal braces are the treatment option most people are familiar with because they are the most popular choice for straightening teeth. Conventional metal braces stay affixed to the teeth for the duration of orthodontic treatment.

Treatment times with conventional metal braces vary from patient to patient, but most patients wear them anywhere from 6 to 36 months. Conventional metal braces are cost-effective and very useful for correcting a variety of dental alignment issues, from mild to severe.

INVISALIGN

 

For those who want to straighten their teeth without wearing metal braces, Invisalign is the top choice. This orthodontic treatment features invisible aligners that most people won’t notice you’re wearing. Many people choose Invisalign because it is a comfortable alternative to metal braces that requires fewer maintenance appointments.

Another perk of choosing Invisalign is that they are removable. One common complaint about metal braces is that they pose challenges to oral hygiene. Conventional metal braces can make brushing and flossing difficult. With Invisalign, you can remove your clear aligner to clean your teeth.

The Invisalign process is straightforward. You’ll wear each aligner unless eating or cleaning teeth. After two weeks, you’ll receive a new aligner. You only visit us every six weeks during treatment to confirm that treatment is moving along as expected.

On average, Invisalign treatment lasts 11 -24  months. During this time, you’ll go through a series of 18 to 30 aligners. Each patient has different needs and treatment duration times. The best way to learn more about how long you’d wear Invisalign is to book a consultation with us.

 

How Long Does It Take to Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth in Adults?

 

The question then becomes how long does it take to fix crooked teeth in adults? Treatment with traditional metal braces can take up to two years. If you’re looking for a quicker fix for that perfect selfie at an upcoming wedding or you’re thinking about those graduation pictures at the end of your senior year, you’ll want to consider some of the newer options for correcting crooked teeth.

 

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2. COSMETIC DENTISTRY WITH DENTAL VENEERS – ‘INSTANT’ ORTHODONTICS

 

There are many ways to correct the appearance of crooked teeth. If you don’t have the time or the inclination to wear braces or Invisalign, you may be able to resolve your crowded smile in a matter of weeks, rather than years. If you simply want a straighter looking smile, you may be able to accomplish this cosmetic goal with dental veneers in a process called “Instant” Orthodontics.

 

Is it really possible to Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth without braces?

 

Yes.  Cosmetic dentistry  offers another alternative for correcting one’s smile without the need for braces. Specifically were talking about porcelain veneers or dental bonding. if you don’t want braces, then these are a viable option to consider. Veneers are thin, hard shells of porcelain that are bonded permanently to the front of a tooth. You could use them to correct teeth that are crooked, discolored, misaligned, chipped or have spacing issues. Dental veneers are very strong and very resistant to staining.

If you’re looking for an alternative to braces that will provide results in a short amount of time, then a Cosmetic Dentistry procedure called “instant” Orthodontics is you next great viable option.

 

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“Instant” Orthodontics

 

Some adult patients are reluctant to have a conventional orthodontic treatment as recommended. They feel that wearing awkward metal braces for a number of years is too high a price to pay for straight teeth. They want immediate results to correct misalignment of their overcrowded front teeth and other conditions such as protrusion. Some patients want to close the gaps in between their teeth, recontour poorly shaped teeth, or correct their open bites or cross bites.

The effectiveness of this approach can depends on how crooked and crowded the teeth are to begin with. What we can do is absolutely amazing. For many adults this option is better than traditional orthodontics, and treatments can be complete in as little as two to 4  visits.

With this option, you don’t need to wait months or years to reveal a beautiful new smile!

 

What are “Instant” Orthodontics?

 

This is a method of cosmetic dentistry and smile design, which uses various methods of dentistry to perfect your smile in just a few visits.

Instant Orthodontics involves changing the visible part of the teeth to give the appearance of straight, healthy teeth. Custom porcelain crowns or veneers, cosmetic bonding and careful shaping of the teeth can give a great result in as little as one or two appointments.

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or composite veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain or composite resin, custom made to fit over teeth and improve their color, shape and overall appearance. Placement of dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile and appearance.

 

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What types of problems can dental veneers correct?

 

Placement of dental veneers is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to cover a variety of dental problems involving teeth in the “smile zone” including:

  • Spaces between the teeth.
  • Poorly shaped or crooked teeth.
  • Broken or chipped teeth.
  • Permanently externally stained and/or internally stained teeth.
  • Unsightly or stained fillings.
  • Dental veneers can improve the appearance of the teeth but they cannot realign the jaw or correct overbites and underbites. Orthodontics are required to correct these more complicated problems.

 

Instant Orthodontics Benefits

 

  • NO RETAINERS – Dental veneers immediately smooth out and straighten your smile permanently. There is no need for a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting.
  • NO EMBARRASSMENT – Metal brackets and wires for a year? No thanks. Skip the inconvenience associated with traditional braces by opting for dental veneers.
  • NO HASSLE –We’re sure you have better things to do than visit the dentist every two weeks to have your braces tightened. A dental veneer can be placed in one visit.
  • NO PAIN – we can place a dental veneer while you remain completely comfortable. No painful brackets and tightening for you.
  • NO WAIT – YOU CAN HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY STRAIGHT SMILE IN AS LITTLE AS ONE OR TWO VISITS.
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Who are the Good Candidate For Instant Orthodontics

 

For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who have:

  • Teeth that do not meet properly due to flaws in shape or length
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly crooked or misaligned
  • Undergone orthodontic treatment in the past but still have issues
  • Good oral health as well as good overall health
  • Reasonable expectations of the procedure
  • Aesthetic flaws in their teeth in addition to orthodontic problems
  • Strong oral hygiene habits
  • More extensive orthodontic problems may not be possible to treat with porcelain veneers alone.

 

 

The Instant Orthodontics Process

 

  1. We will meet with you so that we can get to know you and your unique situation. From there, we can let you know if teeth veneers are a good solution for you. If you decide to move forward with instant orthodontics, you’ll continue on to the next step.
  2. A mold will be taken of your teeth, from which a model will be created to determine what your perfect dental veneers will look like.
  3. Depending on the instant orthodontics option you choose, your custom teeth veneers may require your teeth to be prepped first. This preparation allows the veneers to bond more securely to your teeth
  4. We will affix your new teeth veneers to complete your instant orthodontics treatment.
  5. You WALK OUT INTO THE WORLD WITH A BEAUTIFUL, STRAIGHT SMILE THAT IS READY TO SHARE!
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Fix and Straighten Overlapping, Crowded, Crooked teeth PORCELAIN VENEER

 

TWO TYPES OF MATERIALS UTIZED IN “INSTANT” ORTHODONTICS

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

  1.  Porcelain Veneers

 

Instant orthodontics with porcelain dental veneers provides patients with the option of immediately improving the appearance of chipped, stained, and crooked teeth. The final result creates a great deal of happiness and satisfaction to them.

 

Porcelain veneers is a great solution for addressing the following aesthetic problems:

 

Slightly crooked teeth
Slightly misaligned teeth
Small gaps between teeth
Chipped teeth
Cracked teeth
Stained teeth

 

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?

 

  • Porcelain veneers are very durable. Although porcelain veneers are very thin, usually between 0.5 – 0.7 millimeters and inherently brittle, once bonded to healthy tooth structure it becomes very strong. Porcelain veneers can last for many years, usually 10-15 years, if you take good care of them using good oral hygiene and avoiding using them to crack or chew hard objects like ice.
  • Porcelain veneers create a very life-like and natural tooth appearance. The translucent properties of the porcelain allows the veneers to mimic the light handling characteristics of enamel giving it a sense of depth which is not possible with other cosmetic bonding materials such as composite resin.
  • Porcelain veneers resist staining. Unlike other cosmetic dental bonding materials, porcelain is a smooth, impervious ceramic and therefore will not pick up permanent stain from cigarette smoking or from dark or richly colored liquids or spices.
  • Porcelain veneers are conservative. Only a small amount of tooth structure is removed, if any during the procedure.

 

What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?

 

The major disadvantages of porcelain veneers over composite resin include the following:

  • Porcelain veneers are not made at chairside. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory and therefore require at least two visits. Composite resin veneers are accomplished in one visit. An adequate amount of tooth structure is removed to allow for placement of composite resin in the desired shape without added tooth bulk. Bonding agent is applied. Composite resin is then added, light cured, then finished and polished.
  • Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers. The placement of veneers requires more time, expertise and resources in order to fabricate and bond and therefore cost more.
  • Porcelain veneers cannot be repaired. If they break porcelain veneers must be replaced.

 

What is Involved in Obtaining Porcelain Veneers?

 

  1. Usually two visits are required. The first visit may take between one to two hours. During this visit:
  2. Your teeth are examined, your desires and expectations are discussed and your color shades are selected. It is critical that you take an active role in this “smile design” process. The size and shape of your teeth will be discussed. Also the corrective limitations of porcelain veneers will be discussed.
  3. Your teeth may be prepared for porcelain veneers by trimming the enamel from the front and biting edge your teeth to accommodate the added thickness of the veneers so they can fit over your teeth without added bulk. Typically 0.5 – 0.7 millimeter of enamel will be removed.
  4. An impression will be taken to make an exact replica of your teeth. This impression will be used to make a model upon which your porcelain veneer will be custom made.
  5. Temporary veneers may or may not be placed upon your teeth, depending upon the amount of tooth structure removed and kind of changes being made.
  6. The second visit may also take between one to two hours. During this visit:
  7. Temporary veneers, if present, will be removed.
  8. The fit of the porcelain veneers will be evaluated by the doctor and then by you. This is a time for you to check the shape and color, fit and feel of the veneers to see if they meet your expectations before they are bonded to your teeth. We can make any changes you want before they are bonded to your teeth. Once porcelain veneers are bonded it is best not to adjust them.
  9. Once you approve of your veneers your teeth will be cleaned with a mild acidic solution. A tooth-colored, bonding adhesive is applied to the teeth and veneer then dried and hardened (bonded) to your teeth with a curing light .
  10. Once they are bonded any excess cement will be removed, your teeth will be flossed and your veneers will be polished 

 

Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

 

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who have minor aesthetic dental problems. They should be in otherwise good dental health since the teeth need to be in good condition to prep for the porcelain veneer. Patients need to also have realistic expectations about porcelain veneers and what they are able to achieve; realistic expectations means better satisfaction with the procedure.

So Dental veneers are not appropriate for everyone or every tooth. Case selection is an extremely important factor in the success of this technique. Veneering teeth is not a reversible procedure if tooth structure must be removed to achieve your desired result Only an examination by your dentist can determine whether dental veneers are appropriate for making the changes you want.

 

Some of the situations where certain teeth or people are not good candidates for dental veneers include:

 

  1. Unhealthy teeth. Dental decay and active gum disease must be treated prior to fabricating and bonding dental veneers.
  2. Weakened teeth. If a significant amount of tooth structure is missing or has been replaced by a large filling the teeth will not be strong enough to function with a dental veneer.
  3. Teeth with an inadequate amount of enamel present. Dental veneers are more successfully bonded onto tooth enamel.
  4. People who habitually clench or grind on their teeth. Habitual clenching and grinding of the teeth can easily chip or break dental veneers. Dental nightguards may be a solution for this in some cases.
  5. Persons without a stable bite.
  6. Severely malpositioned teeth or misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment may be required to achieve the desired result.

 

Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

2. DENTAL BONDING WITH COMPOSITE RESIN VENEERS

 

The closest conservative cosmetic alternative to porcelain veneers is composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-coloured filling material that may be used to form dental veneers.

 

What is Dental Bonding with Composite Resin Veneers and how does it work?

 

Dental bonding is a process used to fix cosmetic defects such as crooked teeth, gap teeth, and even chipped teeth. Such defects are fixed by applying resin like material to the teeth. When this material is applied to your teeth, it will bond to them, affixing them permanently for stability and lasting effect. After the resin hardens, your teeth will look and feel great.

The material is the color of teeth, and it hardens as it bonds to your teeth. When the procedure is completed, your bonded tooth will look like the rest of your teeth. The procedure takes between 30-60 minutes per tooth, so if you have a few teeth to several teeth that needs to be done, this will take few hours.

If you have crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gap teeth, decayed teeth or any other of a number of possible issues, and can’t afford Porcelain Veneers, then you should consider dental bonding.

 

Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding with Composite Resin Veneers

 

The Good Stuff

  1. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures.
  2. The process will usually only require a single visit to complete (unless multiple teeth or cavities are involved).
  3. There is, in most cases, no need for anesthesia.
  4. Tooth prep for dental bonding doesn’t require as much tooth enamel removal as porcelain veneers.
  5. Teeth whitening can be done with bonded teeth, but you should consult your dentist beforehand.

 

The Drawbacks

  1. One big disadvantage of dental bonding is that composite resin isn’t as stain-resistant as the material used for say, dental veneers or crowns. Coffee, tea, and red wine may affect the color over time, as will cigarette smoking.
  2. Bonding will not usually last as other treatments such as fillings, dental veneers or crowns and must be redone every 5-10 years.
  3. Bonding materials can break and/or chip more easily than porcelain veneers.
  4. Dental bonding is not ideal for all your teeth; it’s most effective on teeth with less direct biting/chewing, like the front teeth.
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Fix and Straighten Overlapping, Crowded, Crooked teeth PORCELAIN VENEER

 

How long will my Dental bonding last?

 

Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

 

Bonding is a more ideal option for small imperfections or damage to a few teeth. Bonding is less expensive, due in part to the use of less durable material. Bonding is also a less invasive process, usually only requiring a single visit to your dentist to complete.

Veneers are a permanent change to your teeth that cannot be undone. Whereas veneers require the removal of an entire layer of tooth enamel, bonding only requires some roughening of a particular area of your tooth. They are also longer lasting and less resistant to breaks, chips or stains.

 

Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

 

How much does teeth straightening cost in Melbourne?

 

The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

 

How long does cosmetic teeth straightening take?

 

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

 

 

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Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

 

Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

 

Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

 
Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING
 
Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING
 
Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING
 

 

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