Give your smile a complete dental makeover!
What is a Smile Makeover?Teeth are usually the first thing you notice when meeting someone for the first time. A perfect smile can give you confidence, improve expressiveness, and give a stronger first impression in both business and social settings. If the thought of smiling at a stranger makes you anxious or you’re shying away from crooked, chipped, or stained teeth, then a complete smile makeover can revolutionise the way your smile makes you feel as much as how your smile looks. Complete smile makeovers combine dental implants, crowns, and veneers to transform your smile into the one you’ve always dreamed of. Our founder and head dentist, Dr. Michael Tam and his team have earned a reputation for being some of the best cosmetic dentists in Sydney, and our state-of-the-art dental clinics in North Sydney and are equipped with the latest in dental technology to help you get your dream smile. If you’re considering a full smile makeover then don't hesitate to give us a call or contact us for more information.
Dental ImplantsA dental implant is a procedure that involves a metal fixture (usually a screw) being fixed into the jawbone, to anchor for a new false tooth. Tooth implants are made from titanium, which is used due to its light weight, anti-corrosive, and non-magnetic properties. Titanium is also used in dental implants as it will not be rejected by the body as a foreign object unlike other materials. The bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration - this helps the implant remain sturdy long after it has been inserted. The main types of implants are:
- Endosseous Implants
- Subsperiosteal Implants
- Subsperiosteal Implants
CrownsDental crowns preserve the internal structure of your teeth when the tooth has large areas of decay, cavities or even if you have a broken tooth. Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline, restoring the structural integrity to the tooth so that it can once again function as normal. The design of your crown will significantly affect the way your smile looks, so at Smile by Design we focus on aesthetics as well as general restorative treatment. There are two main types of crowns used as part of a dental makeover:
- Porcelain Crowns - Porcelain crowns have a translucent appearance that makes them look like natural tooth enamel compared to other types of dental crowns
- Composite Crowns - Composite materials used in crowns make them more durable than some other types of cosmetic dental crowns. However, composite crowns do not have any natural translucent properties, so they are best used on just a few teeth rather than your entire mouth.
Dental VeneersVeneers offer a simple and painless way to give yourself a Hollywood smile makeover. Cosmetic veneers are made from an ultra-thin material, customised to conform to the front of your teeth. Without invasive, time-consuming, and costly orthodontics, dental veneers deliver reliable, instant results that can completely transform your smile. There are two main types of cosmetic veneers that we use in our full smile makeovers:
- Porcelain Veneers: Because they look like natural teeth, they are more appropriate for treating your entire smile and can be fixed in place quickly and easily, requiring only a couple of quick, painless visits. As an added benefit, porcelain dental veneers also don’t stain as easily - so you’re less likely to need a teeth whitening later on.
- Composite Veneers: Composite veneers will save you time and provide a fast and dependable cosmetic solution, being more affordable and lasting up to five years.