What is a Cosmetic Dentist?
A cosmetic dentist can truly have the ability to change a person’s life. Our experienced cosmetic dentists are passionate about the positive impact our cosmetic dentistry work has on the day to day lives of our clients. A beautiful smile not only brightens a room but also increases confidence. Using state of the art technology and advanced techniques, we create the smile that you want with long-lasting and outstanding aesthetic results.
At Platinum Dental, we endeavour to provide the very best in cosmetic dentistry, by offering a wide range of treatments to produce the perfect smile. We specialise in enhancing, restoring and correcting your smile, by listening to your requirements and ensuring you make the best decision regarding your dental health.
We take pride in continually exceeding patients’ expectations with our combination of excellent clinical skills and five-star customer service. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the latest in technical excellence.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
A dental crown is a professionally manufactured cap that is placed over a natural tooth (or implant) to help restore its appearance, shape, and function. Crowns can be tinted to match the colour of a patient’s natural teeth and are used to protect your teeth from further damage or infection.
A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain that is placed over the front surface of a tooth to change the tooth’s appearance. A veneer can be used to improve the colour, size, and shape of single or multiple teeth. They can be applied to correct the appearance of discoloured teeth and unsightly gaps between teeth.
Professional teeth whitening uses a medical-grade hydrogen peroxide gel that gently whitens the shade of teeth. Our take-home whitening kit can brighten tooth colour by up to 10 shades throughout treatment.
The enamel of a tooth can be re-contoured to eliminate the appearance of minor cracks and chips. Contouring can also be done to make small changes to the shape of your teeth to provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile to our patients.
A thin sheet of porcelain is placed over multiple teeth to repair minor, aesthetic issues such as discolouration. This ensures that the teeth match the colour of your enamel.
Porcelain fillings are used instead of metal fillings to provide a more aesthetically pleasing result when holes and cavities are restored.
Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a tool that allows the dentist to digitally manipulate a photograph of you smiling to create a straighter, whiter, and a more beautiful looking smile.
While orthodontics is often required for oral health issues, it is also a popular choice for those wishing to undergo a cosmetic change to their smile. We offer of traditional braces and removable clear aligners (Invisalign).
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist
Be diligent in your research into finding the right cosmetic dentist for you. Cosmetic Dentistry is not a specialised field. Research your dentist and see what cosmetic qualifications they have. Many dentists claim to be ‘cosmetic dentists’ but this term is used in a casual manner without any regulation over clinical skill sets, knowledge and artistry. Dr Victoria Lane has completed a Masters in Cosmetic Dentistry from the highly prestigious Kings College, London, making her one of the few dentists in Australia with this formal qualification. You wouldn’t go to a standard doctor for heart surgery so why should you go to a standard dentist for your cosmetic work?
If you are not sure which treatment is right for you, we can help you to visualise the result with a Digital Smile Design to achieve the smile you desire. By taking photos of your smile, our dentists can digitally design your ideal smile and produce a ‘try-in smile’ to show you exactly how you will look after your planned cosmetic treatment.
Why choose Platinum Dental?
Choosing the right Cosmetic Dentist is essential if a patient wants to receive the best results. “Cosmetic Dentist” is not a protected phrase in Australia. Any dentist fresh out of university is free to call themselves an expert in cosmetic dentistry, and many do. This means that the standard of cosmetic dentistry in Australia varies greatly from dentist to dentist. The reality is that few dentists have the qualifications, skill, or experience to provide the standard of service you would expect when spending thousands of dollars to improve your smile. So it is essential that you ask your dentist about their cosmetic qualifications and for examples of the work they have previously done.
At Platinum Dental, we have the most qualified cosmetic dentist in the whole of the Newcastle and Hunter region. Dr. Victoria Lane is the only dentist in this area who has achieved a Masters in Cosmetic Dentistry from Kings College, London (the gold standard qualification, worldwide, for cosmetic dentists). You will always be in safe hands at Platinum Dental for your cosmetic dental needs.
When you choose a dentist to perform your cosmetic dentistry, you are entrusting that dentist with your smile. For your smile makeover to be everything that you want it to be, requires a strong partnership between you and your dentist as you strive to achieve the same goal. Always select a dentist that you trust and feel comfortable with and be free to ask questions and trust your instincts. We often see patients who are upset at cosmetic work they received previously, at other dental practices, because their dentist ignored their concerns from the start.
Know how the results will look before starting treatment
You wouldn’t spend thousands of dollars on a car without trying it, so why would we do that with teeth? At Platinum Dental, we offer our patients Smile Designs and “try-in” models so they can see precisely how their cosmetic treatment will look at completion. It’s just one of the many ways we distinguish ourselves from general dentists that claim to be cosmetic experts.