Cosmetic Dentistry in Dunedin
One of the things we love at Bell Hill Dental is the response of our patients when they first see their renewed smile in the mirror after we’ve completed a cosmetic dental procedure. Sometimes it’s just restoring the colour of a single darkened tooth, or it can range up to a full smile makeover. No matter the scale, improvements in your teeth puts a smile on our faces just as much as it does yours.
We aim to keep your smile looking as natural as possible while giving you all the options to improve your smile. This can be as simple as replacing silver amalgams with tooth-coloured materials, veneers, restorations or even full-mouth reconstructions where significant tooth wear shows when you smile and, in the most severe cases, can contribute to a collapsed appearance in a person’s face. You don’t have to accept being embarrassed when you smile. Dr Elaine Neill can work with you to develop a plan to restore your smile to its full potential.
Cosmetic Services at Bell Hill Dental
The initial step to journey into cosmetic dentistry is to ensure a solid foundation, which we will confirm with a thorough exam followed by any maintenance or interventions that should occur first. This could consist of routine cleaning, periodontal (gum) work, fillings or other methods to address tooth decay. Then Dr Neill and her dedicated team will help you decide which cosmetic procedures will provide you with the best results.
Porcelain and Composite Veneers
We may recommend a dental veneer if your front teeth show flaws such as discolouration, chips, gaps or unevenness. These thin ceramic shells custom-fit to your teeth effectively replace flaws with a smooth, stain-resistant surface. With proper care and prevention, veneers will last for many years without degradation.
We also offer affordable chairside composite veneers as a minimally invasive alternative to ceramic or porcelain veneers.
Tooth-coloured fillings are often the simplest and most cost effective way of improving aesthetics. For patients, the main difference between silver and white fillings is how they look. From a dentist's point of view, composite fillings are both versatile and aesthetic. Additionally, in many cases, tooth-coloured fillings require removing less healthy tooth structure for a more conservative approach to dentistry.
In addition to filling cavities, composite, tooth-coloured fillings offer a solution to reshape the teeth with minimal preparation. This can provide an affordable, cosmetic solution to chipped and misshapen teeth.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Dunedin
Teeth whitening is a quick and effective way of getting those pearly whites sparkling. However, over time our teeth darken with the natural aging process and with our lifestyles, such as smoking, tea, coffee and wine stains.
At Bell Hill Dental, we have several different teeth whitening options to suit your budget and your timeframe. We offer our in-house “Boost” whitening, where after a ninety-minute appointment, you will see immediately whiter teeth. We also provide a range of take-home whitening kits of differing strengths, where you can complete the whitening process at your own pace. Teeth bleaching is a safe and effective way to restore a more youthful colour, with no damage to your teeth, when monitored by a professional dentist.
Restorative Dental Services
Bell Hill Dental can also offer other more extensive restorations where a tooth is completely fractured or too damaged for a veneer or tooth-coloured filling to address. Dr Neill may provide you with a dental crown that acts as a full-cover cap for your tooth. If a tooth is too diminished to support a crown, one or more dental implants can be permanent tooth replacements also.
Book an Appointment with Our Cosmetic Dentist in Dunedin
Whatever your individual challenge, the team at Bell Hill Dental is dedicated to providing you with optimised and personalised approaches where your wishes and priorities are always respected. To learn more about your options, you may call our dental clinic at any time and arrange an appointment in Dunedin. We look forward to serving your needs, both immediate and for years to come.