Veneers

A veneer is a layer of resin or porcelain attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers improve not only the colour, but also the shape of your teeth. You may consider veneers if you have discoloured, cracked, chipped, or overlapping front teeth and want a better smile. 

How are veneers done?

Treatment can take up to two appointments, but is non-invasive and relatively quick. Your dentist will conduct a dental examination and decide whether or not veneers will be suitable for you. If yes, your dentist may wish to involve a laboratory master technician to design the ideal shape for your veneers before the treatment. This can be used as a template for your temporary or final veneers.

To prepare for veneers, your dentist may need to remove a portion of enamel from the outer surface of your teeth to allow room for the veneers without them appearing too bulky. The dentist will then bond the resin veneer onto your tooth and shape it to the desired shape. With porcelain veneers, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth, and then place temporary veneers by using a pre-made template.

A thin layer of resin will be used to attach the porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth. Once the resin is set, by shining a blue light onto each veneer, your dentist will remove the excess resin and polish each veneer.

Your veneers will be strong and should not stain or chip with proper dental care, both at home and during regular check-ups with Toombul Smiles. Your veneers will have the potential to last a very long time, depending on how well you take care of them.

 

Dental Implant Restoration

Dental implants are anchors placed in bone, usually made from titanium or titanium alloy. They can support dental restorations which replace missing teeth. Some restorative applications include supporting crowns, bridges, or dental prostheses. 

Reliable and long-lasting

Dental implants are reliable and long-lasting. They also prevent healthy teeth from shifting, allow you to eat and talk normally, and they also help retain your natural face shape.

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

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is the process of correcting your teeth alignment. Having well aligned teeth improves not only your appearance but can also significantly improve oral health and function.

Orthodontic treatment can be safely done at any stage of life—it is not just for children and teenagers. Fixed braces are the most common method of orthodontic treatment for younger patients, while clear orthodontic aligners are very popular among adults.

In young children, removable appliances (also known as ‘orthodontic plates’) can sometimes be used to improve the arrangement of teeth, by harnessing and gently guiding the growth of the young jaw bones. The use of these appliances in some cases may reduce the length of treatment with fixed braces or eliminate the need for braces later on in a child’s life.

When is orthodontic treatment needed?

Orthodontic treatment may be necessary for a number of reasons. You may have:

  • difficulty chewing
  • a cross bite (where your upper front teeth rest behind or inside your lower front teeth)
  • a deep bite (your upper front teeth completely cover your lower front teeth)
  • an open bite (your front teeth do not touch when biting together)
  • crowded, overlapping, or spaced-out teeth
  • your upper and lower teeth may not line up, or may look like they are on an angle.

Dr Debraj Chakraborty will complete a full dental examination, including x-rays, photos, and impressions or scans of your teeth. Assessment and planning the best treatment option may take several appointments.

If your teeth are not suitable for treatment by a general dentist, Dr Debraj will refer you to a specialist orthodontist for more complex treatment.

 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a specific treatment for those with stained or discoloured teeth. It is the process of improving the colour of your teeth.

Teeth can become stained or discoloured for multiple reasons. The most common cause is dietary habits; your teeth will be discoloured if over time you drink large amounts of caffeine, sugary drinks, red wine or tea, or if you smoke or take certain medicines.

The effectiveness of treatment varies. Your Toombul Smiles dentist will examine your teeth to determine if teeth whitening will be a suitable and effective option for you.

At-home whitening

Your dentist will prepare a take-home whitening kit of clear custom trays and whitening gel. This method may take longer to achieve ultimate results and is dependent on consistent use, however it is less invasive than the other options, due to lower concentrations of bleaching agents.

Invisalign

Clear aligners are the closest thing to an ‘invisible’ way of straightening your teeth. Very different from braces, this type of orthodontic treatment does not use metal brackets or wires but instead works to straighten your teeth through a series of clear and removable plastic aligners.

Clear orthodontic aligner therapy is commonly known by the brand names of the companies who produce the aligners, such as Invisalign®. This orthodontic treatment is suitable for those with crooked, crowded teeth or teeth with obvious gaps between them. Clear aligners are also suitable for those who have had braces in the past, yet their teeth are moving back to being crooked once more.

Once you have raised concerns with your Dr Debraj Chakraborty about the alignment of your teeth, they will then discuss the benefits of Invisalign® with you.

 

 

Dentures

Dentures are used to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. Missing teeth are common among adults and elderly people, and can be caused by various things such as decay, periodontal disease, poor oral hygiene, or accidents caused by sport or other injury.

Dentures are used to restore the function of your jaw and your appearance. Your dentist will examine your jaw and any remaining teeth, and discuss restoration options with you. If dentures are decided on, your Toombul Smiles restoration dentist will custom build them for you over a series of appointments.

What are dentures made of?

Dentures are made from a plate, metal or acrylic, designed to fit over the bone and soft tissues of your jaw. Ceramic or acrylic false teeth are attached to the plate, matching any remaining teeth to create as natural a look as possible.