Cosmetic Dentistry in Ramsgate, NSW
Are you considering cosmetic dentistry near Ramsgate?
At Ayar Dental, we like to help every interested patient achieve their dream smile, which is why Dr Robert Ayar offers cosmetic dentistry in Ramsgate. With our cosmetic dentistry options, your smile can be as beautiful as it is healthy. We offer treatments that can fit into many different budgets as well.
Some of our cosmetic dentistry services near Kogarah include:
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Professional teeth whitening
- Tooth-coloured fillings and bonding
- Composite and porcelain veneers
Are there things about your smile you’d like to change? Would you like to ask a dentist specific questions or to explain your cosmetic options better? We welcome your contact to Ayar Dental.
We also invite you to read more to learn about our cosmetic dentistry services and patient philosophies.
- What are dental crowns and bridges?
- How do dental implants work?
- Is professional teeth whitening right for me?
- How does in-chair teeth whitening in Ramsgate Beach compare with our take-home option?
- What are tooth-coloured fillings and bonding?
- What are composite and porcelain veneers?
What are dental crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns are versatile and used in many capacities across modern dentistry.
In general dentistry, dental crowns strengthen a tooth that has become compromised because of damage, root canal infection, trauma, or weakening.
With cosmetic dentistry, a dental crown can cover up a tooth that is damaged, stained or discoloured.
Dental crowns fit over your existing tooth snugly—much like a cap—and can correct cosmetic concerns as well as restore chewing function. Dental crowns in Ramsgate are always coloured and shaped to match your natural smile.
Dental crowns also work in harmony with a dental bridge.
If you have missing teeth, we can create a natural-looking dental bridge that will restore your chewing and speaking function as well as protect the health of your teeth. Gaps in your smile not filled with a restoration such as a dental bridge mean your teeth can shift. A bridge protects against this. A dental bridge is anchored to adjacent teeth with dental crowns, allowing the restoring teeth to fill in for those that are lost.
You care for a dental crown through brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. The same is true for your dental bridge, but you should also clean your dental bridge with a floss threader to remove debris at the gum line and a small cleaning brush.
How do dental implants in Ramsgate work?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may have difficulty speaking, enjoying your meals, or smiling. Fortunately, we have several options available for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants in Ramsgate are generally considered the tooth replacement option that is closest to your natural teeth, replacing both your tooth and its root.
When teeth are missing, the jawbone may deteriorate without root stimulation. Jawbone loss leads to a sunken appearance and may even expose nerves on remaining teeth over time. Dental implants may help eliminate this possibility.
Because dental implants permanently integrate into the jawbone via replacement root, recipients can chew just as they did with their natural teeth. The restoration tooth that completes the implant provides a natural look.
The implant process starts with the gentle placement of your artificial tooth root. This root integrates with your jawbone over a period of months. When integration is complete, your dentist provides a restoring tooth, also called a dental crown.
Four to seven dental implants may be strong enough to support an entire arch of new teeth on a denture or bridge as well. This is a good option if you have multiple teeth missing in the same area.
Dental implants do not require specialised care. You take care of your implants just as you manage natural teeth—brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist in Ramsgate Beach regularly for dental exams and teeth cleans.
Is professional teeth whitening right for me?
Are your teeth yellow or stained because of habits such as drinking tea or red wine? Have you tried over-the-counter whitening treatments from local shops, only to be disappointed with the results? Professional teeth whitening in Ramsgate might be able to give you the white smile you have been seeking just in time for a wedding, job meeting, or dream vacation.
We use ZOOM! professional teeth whitening in our Ramsgate dental clinic, which takes about an hour. This system allows us to whiten your teeth in intervals every fifteen minutes until we reach the desired shade of white. We do this as many as four times to help you achieve the results you’ve been looking for. We also take steps to protect your lips, gums and soft tissues from the whitening gel.
This affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment is not only practical, but it provides quick results as well. If you have an upcoming event such as a family or school reunion, why not show up with a smile that you’ll love to show off?
We encourage you to schedule an exam in our dental clinic to learn whether professional teeth whitening is a good option for you.
Depending on your needs and lifestyle, you can choose in-chair teeth whitening or our take-home option. In some cases, we can recommend a hybrid approach that begins in our dental clinic, and you finish up the process at home.
How does in-chair teeth whitening in Ramsgate compare with our take-home option?
In-chair ZOOM! teeth whitening in Ramsgate takes approximately one hour, and you may experience dramatic results with this option. This is the ideal choice if you have a fast-approaching engagement like a wedding or vacation.
Take-home teeth whitening means we take an impression of your teeth, create whitening trays with the results and send you home with your kit, which includes a prescription-strength gel. With this option, you can whiten your teeth at your convenience across the weeks.
You may prefer both options, which allows you to touch up your smile periodically if results fade over time.
What are tooth-coloured fillings and dental bonding?
For decades, metal amalgam was used to fill cavities in teeth and help stop the spread of tooth decay. Amalgam does a great job filling tooth cavities, but many patients did not want the silver colour detracting from their smiles, especially at the front of their mouths.
More recently, patients have had the option for tooth-coloured restorations with composite materials. This composite material blends in with the natural tooth colour, without the tell-tale grey of metal fillings. Tooth-coloured fillings are ideal for handling decay that occurs towards the front of the mouth.
If you still have any old, amalgam fillings, we can talk to you about replacing them with more aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings.
Also, if you have a flawed, chipped, or discoloured tooth, your dentist can use tooth-coloured resin to conceal these issues. We spread the composite over the desired area, fix it in place with a special light and finish up with a tooth polish. This process is called bonding, and it is an inexpensive way to enhance the appearance of a tooth.
What are composite and porcelain veneers?
For decades, film stars relied on porcelain veneers to give them a symmetrical smile—white, even, stunning. Today, we offer porcelain veneers in Ramsgate.
Veneers are tooth-coloured shells that go across the front of your teeth. You can opt for one veneer or several to conceal the following:
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Height discrepancies or worn teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Tooth shape abnormalities
- Gummy smiles
- Small spaces between teeth
Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments we offer at our Ramsgate, NSW dental clinic. These ultra-thin tooth covers rely on either porcelain or composite materials.
The process is non-invasive, requires no recovery time and leaves you with an enhanced smile.
To learn whether veneers are a good option for you, we encourage your call to arrange a booking with your cosmetic dentist in Ramsgate.
Book An Appointment With Our Cosmetic Dentist in Ramsgate!
Dr Ayar would love to help you achieve your best possible smile. We welcome your call at our Ramsgate dental clinic to arrange a dental appointment.
We also encourage your call if you have any questions about our cosmetic dentistry options.
We look forward to speaking with you.