Better smile, better life

Article written by: Dr Seerone Anandarajah

The importance of having a winning smile should not be underestimated when it comes to confidence and sucess.

Not happy with your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can change your life. A person’s smile can affect their self-esteem and social behaviour. If someone is not happy with their smile they can become self-conscious and inclined to hide their teeth by avoiding laughing, smiling and even talking. This may affect social and professional interactions and possibly result in the development of a withdrawn demeanour.

The benefits of a good-looking smile are highly valued and not to be underestimated. Cosmetic dentistry is the ultimate mixture of art and dental science. The latest restorative technologies, materials and techniques are utilised to improve the beauty and health of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is used to create harmony and balance between the teeth and
soft tissues. A clear understanding of the interactions between colour, tooth and facial proportions is required to successfully enhance a smile. Ideal treatment is influenced by various factors including the biological cost to the teeth, longevity of the treatment, operator skill and ability, the extent of aesthetic improvement and patient preference.

There are many ways we can give patients a youthful, attractive, natural-looking smile. Treatment may involve closing gaps between front teeth with advanced tooth-coloured translucent filling materials, straightening teeth with orthodontics, whitening and brightening teeth to remove unwanted discolouration, or possibly more complex procedures where the shape, position and colour of your teeth are changed with the use of all ceramic crowns and veneers. Dental implants can make you feel confident about smiling again by providing
new teeth that look and feel natural. Not only can dental implants be a great long-term, fixed and more conservative alternative to dentures or bridges; they can also be used to stabilise dentures. An amazing ultra-conservative procedure called enamel microabrasion may be used to permanently remove defects within the enamel structure of teeth. In combination with tooth whitening, brilliant results can be achieved.

Most people who are embarrassed about their smile have gone through life hiding their teeth and not being all they can be. Cosmetic dentistry treatment can change someone’s life. Just some of the benefits include improved confidence and self-esteem; improved oral health and general wellbeing; improved facial appearance; improved comfort, and improved speech.

The results we are achieving at Casey Dentists Townsville are making lives better for people of all ages. As the latest addition to the practice in Aitkenvale, I am excited to have joined this vibrant, knowledgeable team where we strive to continually provide dentistry of the highest quality.