Cosmetic Dentistry using iTero 3D Scanner
Here at Lakeside Dental we always do our best to stay ahead of the game and adopt the latest dental technology available, to provide the best and most comfortable treatment possible for our patients.
With iTero the intraoral scanner, we can now create accurate 3D images of your teeth without the use of impressions, which means no more gooey mess with traditional impressions.
The scanner takes incredibly detailed images of your teeth and gums that is sent directly to the laboratory and keep as part of your computerised patient record.
With the iTero intra-oral scanner we can also simulate the tooth movement and treatment outcome with orthodontic treatments so that you can look forward to and feel motivated about your treatment before you start.So if you struggle with impressions or gag when trays are used for orthodontic and restorative treatment, this may be the solution for you.
Every member of our team believes that having a set of healthy teeth is one of the most important ways of maintaining your overall health and well-being. And part of that well-being is having a brilliant smile that you can be proud of! A healthy smile can also help to improve your confidence.
At Lakeside Dental we offer the most modern and advanced techniques to ensure that your smile is always shining bright! To help make you smile we offer the following cosmetic treatments:
Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers
Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers are a great way to dramatically and permanently improve the appearance, shape and colour of your teeth. They are usually used if you are looking to make significant changes to the colour, shape or position of your teeth. Veneers are made up of a very thin layer of tooth-coloured porcelain bonded over your own natural tooth to improve its aesthetics or to protect its damaged surface. Taking care of them is much like taking care of your teeth, including regular brushing, flossing and periodic dental appointments.
A Dental Crown is an artificial tooth that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A Crown is sometimes known as a ‘Cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be with metal free dental porcelain or a combination of both materials depending on the requirements of the restoration.
Dental Bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more porcelain crowned teeth on either side of the gap. Unlike removable dentures, a Dental Bridge is fixed in place as is anchored to the teeth at one, or both sides of a gap. They’re an alternative to dental implants for patients who don’t want to have surgery.
Dentures are removable false teeth that can be constructed using acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal. At Lakeside Dental we will discuss the various options and individual treatments with you at a personal consultation.
We can use white or natural coloured composite dental materials to build up worn, cracked or damaged and decayed teeth. Composites are the materials that we use to fill cavities. Repairs made with composites can look natural and improve the look and the health of your teeth. To discuss any of these cosmetic treatments please contact us on 047 81032.
Teeth Whitening (Teeth Bleaching) is one of the easiest (and most popular!) ways to improve your appearance. Whiter teeth can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Drinking coffee, tea, coke or red wine, and smoking eventually takes its toll on your teeth. The results are dull, yellow-coloured teeth.
Now with our Tooth Whitening procedure you can reverse this process, making your smile brighter, whiter and more youthful. The process can actually remove those internal stains. Most teeth will benefit from Teeth Whitening, which is a proven safe and effective way to brighten stained or discoloured teeth.
At Lakeside dental we provide all guidance and everything you need to perform dental bleaching at home.
At Home Dental Bleaching
We make custom fit Gum Shields for at home dental bleaching which includes a special whitening gel to use. We provide all guidance and everything you need to perform dental bleaching at home.
Having regular hygiene appointments and maintaining good dental hygiene can also help maintain your brightness, and you can also easily top up whenever you need. For Tooth Whitening advice and treatment please call and talk to our caring team on 047 80132 and we’ll be happy to help.
Extensive research and clinical studies show that whitening under the supervision of a dentist is safe. It works by bleaching coloured substances only leaving the structure of the enamel intact.