Have a question or concern about your dental treatment? Please peruse our FAQs below, or feel free to call our dental practice located near the Sutherland Shire on (02) 9526 6666 for more information.
Cosmetic dental treatments can have an everlasting impact not only on your smile but your self-esteem. Through new treatments and the very latest technology, Classic Smiles offers a variety of cosmetic treatment which will completely makeover your smile. These include tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, crowns and bridges.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of the tooth to improve the appearance of your smile. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing the colour, shape, size or length.
Porcelain Veneers involves Dr Zafiropoulos removing a thin layer of the tooth’s enamel. By shaving away some of the tooth’s enamel, which is making room for the porcelain Veneer which will cover the majority of the tooth. The purpose of this is so that the tooth does not become bulky and feel uncomfortable in your mouth. This prepares the surface of the tooth for ideal bonding.
Once the tooth is etched and shaped, we use a dental putty to make an impression of your mouth. This impression will be sent to the dental laboratory where your Porcelain Veneers will be constructed to fit your teeth. You will need to return to the dentist once your Veneers are completed to have them attached. Because porcelain has a translucent, light-reflective quality similar to tooth enamel, they look extremely natural. Porcelain Veneers are more durable and less likely to stain than Veneers made of composite.
Although Porcelain Veneers are more expensive than Composite Veneers, they are highly stain and chip resistant. Porcelain Veneers are a long-term investment as they can last from 10-30 years if they are well maintained and a reputable, highly experienced dentist conducts the treatment.
Composite Veneers require less tooth preparation and the treatment can be completed in a single visit. To create Composite Veneers, will first thoroughly clean and etch the front of the teeth to roughen the surface, making it easier to bond the tooth to the resin. Then, a composite material is applied to the front surfaces of the tooth and sculpted to the desired shape and finish. The material (resin) used is thinner than Porcelain Veneer materials, however as composite veneers require less removal of the tooth surface before placement, their appearance may be more prominent than Porcelain Veneers.
Dental crowns are restorations that ‘cap’ over a damaged, discoloured or significantly weakened tooth. By placing a crown over a tooth where its structural integrity has been compromised we can strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can also be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without the fuss of traditional braces and you can still eat and drink what you want.
There are many benefits to Invisalign that allow you to live the lifestyle you want whilst undergoing treatment…
At Classic Smiles Dental we are proud to be able to provide the revolutionary treatment of Invisalign, which comes with many benefits such as:
If you want to transform the complete look of your smile we offer dento-facial aesthetic treatments…
We take a holistic approach to your smile, and do this not only by taking into account your oral health, dental function and aesthetics, but also the overall appearance of your visage. By offering a wide range of treatments specifically used to help enhance the look of your mouth, we are able to help ensure you look and feel more youthful and rejuvenated.
Classic Smiles uses Opalescence Americans leading whitening brand. Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of the enamel throughout the whitening process, and is formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse.
Dento-facial aesthetics concern the outside of your mouth, encompassing the skin and lips…
By taking your entire visage into account at Classic Smiles Dental we can enhance the look of your teeth, gums, overall smile and the outside elements such as the skin and lips to help you achieve your perfect smile. By using treatments such as:
We are able to rejuvenate the complete look of your smile so you can achieve heightened confidence in your appearance.
Classic Smiles Dental we offer the trial smile so you can understand what to expect before commencing treatment…
Our unique ‘try before you buy’ experience allows you to witness the predicted results of your treatment prior to receiving it! Our trial smile involves a FREE cosmetic consultation where we provide a complete composite mock up that can showcase predicted results and be easily removed from the teeth.