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Bucklands Beach

Dental Services

Teeth Whitening

 

Ever wished you had a brighter smile? We can help

The first thing you may want to improve is the colour of your teeth. A number of tooth whitening options are available. At Macleans Dentist we provide tooth-whitening treatments that are more effective than the ‘do-it-yourself’ kits available at pharmacies.

 

Tooth Whitening

The first thing you may want to improve is the colour of your teeth. A number of tooth whitening options are available. At Macleans Dentist we provide tooth-whitening treatments that are more effective than the ‘do-it-yourself’ kits available at pharmacies. You may need to whiten your teeth before veneers or crowns are placed so they can be matched to the ‘new’ colour of your teeth.

Zoom teeth whitening, as seen on Extreme Makeover, provides a quick, hassle-free whitening solution for your smile. Teeth are whitened by an LED light-accelerated treatment lasting only an hour, and results are instant (conditions apply). Years of extensive research and clinical studies confirm that teeth whitening under the supervision of a dental professional is safe, and is even considered one of the safest dental procedures performed. Patients must have their teeth examined, and a scale and polish treatment completed, before teeth can be whitened.

 

Veneers

Veneers (also known as laminates) are thin, custom made ‘shells’ permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They are usually made of porcelain.

 

Why have Veneers?

Veneers can transform teeth that are broken, chipped, stained, or have large gaps between them, and some crooked teeth as well.

Veneers improve the colour and shape of your teeth, and give a spectacular lift to your smile. Your teeth don’t lose any of their strength, and you’ll be able to bite and chew normally. Veneers are also highly resistant to staining.

 

How is the treatment done?

The dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth. A mould is taken, and sent to a dental technician who makes the veneer. When the veneer is ready, the dentist uses a resin to bond it to your tooth. The treatment is quick, and requires little of no anaesthesia.

 

Are all front teeth suitable for veneers?

No. Veneers are very thin, so they are not as effective on heavily filled, blackened, or root-filled teeth. In these cases, crowns are more suitable.