A smile is generally the first thing you notice about someone, so why not make it your best asset. At UC Dental, we offer a take home teeth whitening kit. At your first appointment, our qualified dentist will take impressions of your teeth that are used to make your custom mouthtrays. The special whitening gel is inserted in the trays and is worn for 60-90mins per day, for 7-10days. We recommend that you have your teeth checked and cleaned prior to starting your teeth whitening treatment to ensure there are no cavities present for best results. Whitening whilst you have an existing cavity can cause discomfort. Great results occur for the majority of people, but it is important to consider any existing dental work you currently have, as fillings and crowns will not change colour.
Dental crowns are generally used to restore broken or badly damaged teeth. Crowns are also recommended to strengthen cracked or root-filled teeth. Essentially, a crown is like a cap that fits over the top of your tooth. Crowns can be made of Ceramic, Zirconia (tooth coloured metal) or Gold. Crowns can be matched to your adjacent teeth and resemble a natural tooth.
Veneers are a very thin facing that is sealed permanently to the front of your teeth to enhance their aesthetic appeal. Veneers are becoming an increasingly popular option for patients whose teeth are chipped, small, discoloured or have gaps between them.
A bridge aims to restore your smile, improve function and maintain the shape of your face by placing a crown on each adjacent tooth to the gap, with a bonded tooth in the middle. Usually made in a porcelain material, a dental bridge can be blended in with your smile to give the appearance of natural teeth.
If you have been left with a gap in your smile, a dental implant may be the option for you. Dental implants are a replacement of the root of the tooth, which provides a strong foundation for a crown (cap) to be placed, to replicate the look and function of a natural tooth. If you want to replace a missing tooth, or would like to secure your denture with a dental implant, speak with one of our friendly staff about your options.
The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance that moves the front teeth only. This is a great option for those only concerned about the appearance of their front teeth, and usually takes between 8 – 15weeks. Dr David McKenzie at UC Dental is a certified Inman Aligner technician, and has had the pleasure of enhancing the smiles of many of his patients. If you would like to be one of them, speak with one of our friendly reception team to schedule an appointment for a consultation. During this time he can assess whether you are an eligible candidate, cost and duration of treatment.