Cosmetic Dentistry NZ - Veneers, Bridges & More

Cosmetic dentistry is used to refer to dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and bite. The best type of cosmetic dentistry is that which is unnoticeable to the eye but significant to the individual. At Hamilton Dental we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures using the latest methods, materials and technology. It’s a great service to give you the perfect smile makeover.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry holds the potential to significantly enhance your smile, boosting not only your aesthetics but also your self-confidence and overall quality of life. At Hamilton Dental, we are committed to providing a broad spectrum of cosmetic dentistry services, utilising cutting-edge techniques and superior materials. From subtle modifications to extensive repairs, our skilled dental practitioners can perform an array of procedures to enhance your smile. These may involve the alteration of tooth structure or gums, the addition of dental materials to teeth or gums, dental implants, dental crowns, tooth whitening, and even the alignment and reshaping of teeth.

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Enhancement of your overall appearance, contributing to increased self-confidence and well-being.
  • Structural correction of teeth and gums, serving as a preventive measure against potential future dental issues.
  • Improvement of your overall oral health.
  • Increase your quality of life, ensuring you can enjoy your favourite food and beverages more comfortably.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry in New Zealand spans an extensive range of treatments designed to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. The field has seen considerable advancements, bringing a host of options to those seeking to improve their dental aesthetics. Whether it's a subtle change or a dramatic transformation, here are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments available with links to all those offered right here at Hamilton Dental Centre.

  • Teeth Whitening: This is one of the simplest and most common cosmetic dentistry treatments. It involves the bleaching of teeth to a lighter shade to eliminate stains and discolouration.
  • Dental Veneers: Thin shells made of porcelain or composite material, veneers are custom-made to cover the front side of teeth.
  • Dental Implants: These are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is inserted into the jawbone and a crown is placed on top, replicating the appearance of a natural tooth.
  • Dental Crowns: These are used to cover damaged or highly decayed teeth, enhancing their appearance and strengthening them.
  • Dental Bonding: Also known as cosmetic bonding, dental bonding is a type of resin that is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to improve the overall appearance.
  • Invisalign Braces: These clear, custom-made aligners are used to adjust the positioning of teeth, offering a less conspicuous alternative to traditional metal braces.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

Patients are often anxious in enquiring about cosmetic dentistry because of the perceived costs involved. With improving technology/techniques and more accessible materials, costs for cosmetic dentistry are becoming increasingly competitive over time. Our dentists will be able to provide a specific quote depending on your own unique circumstances and the cost and extent of the procedure(s) you wish to undertake.

Why choose Hamilton Dental Centre for your Cosmetic Dentistry procedure?

At Hamilton Dental Centre, our team of highly skilled dentists have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Our professionals are firm believers in continuous learning and regularly participate in advanced training to stay abreast of the latest techniques and technologies in the industry. Their work is underpinned by a dedication to maintaining the highest standards of care and professionalism, ensuring that our patients receive the very best treatment possible.

Our commitment to dental care in the Hamilton area is unwavering. We believe in building strong relationships with our local community and delivering personalised dental care that meets the diverse needs of our patients. Our dental centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and our team endeavours to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to make your visit a pleasant experience. At Hamilton Dental Centre, our priority is your oral health and we are committed to delivering comprehensive and top-tier dental services to our community.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get at Hamilton Dental Centre when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in New Zealand:

What can be fixed with cosmetic dentistry?

There is a wide range of improvements that can be made to your dental appearance through cosmetic dental treatments. Some of these include the removal of unsightly tooth structures or gums, the addition of dental material to teeth or gums, dental fillings, dental crowns, straightening of crooked teeth, and dental implants, the straightening of teeth and the reshaping of teeth and the whitening of teeth.

What is tooth reshaping?

Tooth reshaping removes parts of the enamel to improve the appearance of the tooth. It can be used to correct a small chip, to alter the length, shape or position of teeth or to correct crooked or excessively long teeth. It is also known as enameloplasty, odontoplasty, contouring, recontouring, slenderising, stripping or sculpting. The procedure offers fast results and can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances.

What is tooth bonding?

Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like dental composite material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted into shape, hardened and then polished.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are false teeth, known as pontics, which are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in areas left by missing teeth. These are often known as a fixed bridge and is done to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out in the same way that partial dentures can. In areas of the mouth that are under less stress, such as the front teeth, a cantilever bridge may be used.

What are veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. Porcelain veneers are an option for closing gaps or disguising discoloured teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. Depending on the procedure, tooth reduction may be necessary.

Veneer Colour Matching Chart

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