Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with teeth whitening, Invisalign and orthodontics. But cosmetic dentistry services offer a lot more than this. If you grind your teeth or have missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry at Aria Dental can help. Our treatments include dento-facial aesthetics, crowns, bridges and socket preservation. If you’re self-conscious about your teeth, our cosmetic dentistry solutions may be beneficial.
How cosmetic dentistry can fill the gaps in your smile
Aria Dental offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry. Dento-Facial Aesthetics uses muscle relaxant injection treatments to reduce bruxism (a condition where you may clench, grind or gnash your teeth, either awake or during sleep) and TMJ dysfunction.
Because cosmetic dentists have advanced knowledge of facial anatomy, they’re qualified to deliver muscle relaxant injection treatments. These injections in your jawline can help to relax the jaw muscles, so you’re unable to grind your teeth.
By blocking the chemical signal that your brain sends to your jaw muscles, this treatment temporarily relaxes them. Your jawline may also become slimmer. This treatment can help prevent further damage happening to your teeth. These muscle relaxant injections will not affect your ability to chew food and last between 3-6 months (time varies from patient to patient).
Muscle relaxants are also an excellent pain-free option to treat ‘gummy smiles’. A small injection of muscle relaxant can reduce the overall display of gums. Injections are often an initial solution, before looking at more complex surgical options such as a gingivectomy or gingivoplasty.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a debilitating condition that can result in:
- Jaw pain and impairment
- Muscle spasms
- An inability to open your mouth fully
- Earaches, tension headaches and migraines
TMJ dysfunction can be effectively treated using muscle relaxant injections.
Our team of highly trained dentists can also treat your fine lines and wrinkles with anti-wrinkle injections. This popular anti-ageing solution can help reduce the signs of the natural ageing process, fatigue and stress.
A dental crown restores durability, strength and aesthetics to a tooth. For patients with an unsightly or badly damaged tooth, a dental crown covers the tooth above the gum line like a cap. While dental crowns give your tooth a more attractive appearance, they can also strengthen a weak tooth that’s vulnerable to cracking. Dental crowns may also be recommended for patients after their root canal therapy.
The types of dental crowns offered at Aria Dental include:
- All ceramic crowns
- Porcelain bonded to metal crowns
- Gold crowns
Dental bridges cover the gap between missing teeth with a natural, permanent fixture. While dental bridges aren’t so popular these days, your cosmetic dentist may recommend you have a dental bridge if dental implants aren’t an alternative.
Dental bridges can be used to secure teeth in place on either side of a gap and are often used in conjunction with dental crowns. This option won’t be used if your adjacent teeth are healthy. Aria Dental creates all our patient’s dental bridges in-house, ensuring the dental bridge is the exact shape, colour and size and will fit your teeth.
Socket preservation is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves using a bone graft before your dental implants are put in place. This treatment is usually done straight after your tooth has been extracted. It’s important that socket preservation is done at this time because bone can resorb quickly. This can make placing your dental implants quite challenging. Aria Dental’s highly trained dentists’ have patients travelling from all over Western Australia to our Perth clinic for socket preservation procedures.
Teeth and Gum Health
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve the health of your gums and teeth. Aria Dental has a number of highly trained and experienced team of dentists. Before you choose a cosmetic dentist, we suggest you evaluate the following information:
- Find out what dental experience and credentials the cosmetic dentist has, including additional training and years of dental experience in special interests like dento-facial aesthetics
- Read online patient reviews on Google, and ask to see recent before and after photos of their patients
- Make sure you feel at ease with the cosmetic dentist and in the dental clinic during the initial consultation.
For patients who feel anxious or stressed about dental treatments, Aria Dental offers stress-free sleep dentistry options. And with our luxurious waiting room and recovery room more akin to a Gold Class airline lounge, you’ll feel like you’re in a 6-star day spa, not a dental clinic. Book your cosmetic dentistry dental appointment at Aria Dental.
Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.