Cosmetic Dentistry

We can make your dream smile a reality

Teeth aren’t just for chomping, they’re for saying ‘I do or ‘welcome to world new baby’ or ‘thank you, you’ve made my day’. We want you to be able to smile with confidence, whether it’s for a big event, or just day-to-day. From whitening to braces, and crowns to smile makeovers, Warragul Dental Care has options to suit every individual mouth and budget. If it’s a flawless smile you’re after, then look no further.

Teeth whitening

We’re all guilty of it. A glass of wine here, a curry there…and before you know it your teeth aren’t looking as pearly-white as they used to. That’s where teeth whitening can help. It’s quick, non-invasive and instantly effective – the perfect treatment for a last minute ‘touch-up’ before a big event, or just to help you smile with more confidence.

Before we undertake any teeth whitening treatment it’s really important that we thoroughly examine your teeth. The whitening gels are very powerful and, if applied to damaged or decayed teeth, can cause irreversible harm. If you’re new to the Practice you’ll probably need a comprehensive check-up to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy enough for teeth whitening.

If you’re considering teeth whitening why not book a free consultation with one of our practitioners. We’ll check your suitability and discuss our great range of treatment options in more detail.

Home whitening – $349

Home whitening is a great, safe option for those who prefer to do all the fiddly bits in the comfort of your own bathroom. Once we’ve prepped you and explained how it all works it’s over to you.

Home whitening offers you:

  • Long-lasting effects
  • A gentle approach for reduced sensitivity
  • The ability to tailor the brightness of the whitening to suit your tastes
  • Custom made trays to take home and ‘top-up’ your teeth before special events or whenever you feel like a brighten
  • Quick results! See a difference in 2 weeks

In-chair whitening – $399

In-chair whitening is easy, quick and gives instant results. So if you’re after a quick fix before that big event on the weekend, this is the one for you.

In-chair whitening involves:

  • One simple appointment
  • Careful administration by a dental professional
  • Instant and effective results – perfect for last minute touch-ups

Platinum whitening package – $599

This package is the crème de la crème of teeth whitening and delivers all the zing, bling and brightness of a Hollywood A-lister. You’ll love your teeth so much you’ll be smiling 24/7 and signing autographs on your way down Smith Street.

The platinum package:

  • Will get your teeth as bright as they will naturally go within 2 weeks
  • Includes both home and in-chair whitening
  • Offers you custom-made trays to take home. Just fill the trays up and dial up the brightness whenever you like.
  • Is super quick! See results in just 2 weeks

Whitening for life

If you’ve invested in teeth whitening, we’ll make sure your smile stays white and bright.

Every time you come in for your 6 month preventative care appointment, you’ll receive a FREE tube of whitening gel to maintain your whiter smile*

*Offer available to take-home and platinum whitening patients

 

Straight teeth in 6 months

The team at Warragul Dental Care are delighted to offer fast-track braces. In just 6 months you can have straight teeth and your dream smile. They’re the perfect option for a special event that you’ll want to remember forever. Come in and see the team for your free consultation and to find out more information.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are semi-transparent ‘shells’ that cover the teeth at the front of your mouth (the ones that show when you smile). You may be considering veneers if you have discoloured, chipped or crooked front teeth that are affecting your confidence to smile. They only require a small amount of your natural tooth to be removed, which makes them a great option if you’re not too keen on extensive dental work.

Our veneers are custom-made, fit perfectly over your teeth and are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. Veneers are a purely cosmetic procedure and won’t affect the health of your tooth or mouth.

We’ll usually need two appointments to create your veneers. In the first appointment we’ll clean your teeth and take an impression, or a mould. We can then create perfectly tailored veneers from the impression, which we’ll fit to your teeth on your second appointment. The veneers will last around 10-15 years if you take good care of them. We’ll give you cleaning advice and tips to keep them in the best condition possible.

Here are some facts about porcelain veneers to consider:

  • As we have to remove some of the tooth the procedure is not reversible
  • We can offer a local anaesthetic to patients when preparing and inserting the veneers
  • It usually takes around a week to make your veneers
  • In between your first and second visit your teeth may be more sensitive to hot and cold, this will get better once the veneers are in place
  • Once your veneers are in place they are extremely strong and will cope with most of your normal daily life, however, we recommend avoiding things like cracking nuts with your teeth and chewing on bones.

How to care for your Porcelain Veneers

Once the veneers are on they’re pretty tough as long as you care for them properly. We’ll give you one-to-one advice on maintenance during your visit, however as a quick overview this is a good start:

  • Normal services are resumed once they’re in place so carry on brushing and flossing as usual!
  • You may feel some sensitivity to hot and cold foods when they veneers are in place. This is usually due to the amount of enamel left on your tooth. The sensitivity should get better after a few weeks but if not, give us a call and we’ll have a look.
  • If you’re a jaw clencher, let us know. We might need to make a night guard to reduce the stress on your teeth and help keep the veneers in great condition.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges are used to strengthen decayed or broken teeth, or for cosmetic reasons to make your teeth look great. Fitting them is a simple process that will improve both the health and appearance of a tooth or teeth and how you’re able to use them, for example, they can help you eat certain foods more easily.

What is a crown?

A crown is literally a cap that fits over the tooth. They’re often needed when a tooth has become weakened or decayed, fractured or has had a root canal. The crown is used to strengthen and protect the tooth it covers and improves its overall appearance. We use a few different materials to make the crown (porcelain, metal and a mix of both). The materials we choose will depend on the strength of your tooth and how you want it to look once it’s finished.

Fitting your crown

You might think we’re crazy for saying we’re excited about fitting crowns but the truth is, we just love our technology! Warragul Dental Care are the only dentist in the area to offer crowns within 1 appointment. Yep. You heard right. We’ve invested in the most cutting edge technology (it’s called a CEREC machine) to let you walk out with your brand new crown in just 1 appointment.

In the old days you needed a messy impression, had a numb mouth, a temporary crown for up to 3 weeks (which could fall out) then another visit, and another injection to fit your new crown.

Now we just whisk you in, prepare your tooth, take a 3D scan, plug it into our whizzy computer and it makes a crown there and then. And if you’re lucky Dr Anand will let you watch it being made (his favourite part). The best part is that after 1 appointment it’s done and dusted, so you can spend more time on the fun stuff and not on more visits to the dentist.

We’re delighted to offer this fantastic service – our patients are always amazed at the speed of the service, especially compared to the old fashioned method. With just 1 injection and 1 appointment you can walk away feeling confident that your custom-made crown will last for the long-term.

Bridges

When you have all 32 teeth sitting perfectly in your mouth everything makes sense. But what happens when one goes missing? Things might start to shift, your bite goes off a bit making it hard to eat and your teeth don’t look as great as you’d like. That’s where a bridge can help. It sounds as simple as it is! We pop a crown on the two healthy teeth either side of the gap and use them to hold up the ‘bridge’ over the gap. Then a false tooth is dropped in.

The procedure for making a bridge is very similar to making a crown. We use the same materials and we’ll need at least two appointments to get it fitted correctly. Once you have a bridge it will require some special care when brushing and flossing. We’ll chat about it at your appointment to make sure you know how to keep it in tip-top condition.

Smile makeovers

We know that some occasions call for a great smile and we can help you achieve that smile. Whether it’s making your teeth whiter, straighter or closing up gaps – our expert clinicians will work with you to find the best way to achieve your dream smile.

If you’re not sure which treatment is best for you just call our team and book in for a free consultation. We’ll talk you through all the options available and check your suitability for each treatment.

From little tweaks to more comprehensive treatments, we can perform a range of cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth, gums and bite. We can:

  • Replace old discoloured worn our fillings and crowns
  • Repair broken teeth
  • Close-up gaps between your front teeth
  • Straighten your teeth

Free Cosmetic Consultation

We want to be the ones to make you smile. Call one of our friendly team at Warragul Dental Care today on 03 5623 5588 to book your free cosmetic consultation.