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Dental Crown – When and Why is it Needed?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Dental crowns in Sydney
A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” or “crown” that goes over a damaged tooth in efforts to restore its shape, size, strength and improve appearance. Crowns cover the entirety of the tooth and the best material is usually porcelain or metal depending on various factors, but other materials can be used. Crowns are used to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Crowns come in all shapes and sizes, and can be used on children and adults for baby teeth and adult teeth for a variety of medical reasons. They have even been used for cosmetic reasons, to cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth, or purely cosmetic. 

Professional Teeth Whitening vs Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening

Monday, March 16th, 2020

foods to avoid to protect teeth
A great smile can be of enormous value to you both commercially and personally. A great smile will not only enhance your appearance but it will give you greater confidence.

Teeth whitening has become big business. As consumers, you are looking for quick and convenient ways to whiten your teeth. You hope that chronic problems like yellow stains on teeth can be fixed from a tube. The products that you find on supermarket shelves contain hydrogen peroxide which is a highly efficient whitening agent. But many of those products do more damage than good. They can cause tissue burns, tooth sensitivity, and if they’re used with a firm hand or a hard bristled brush, they can affect the enamel on your teeth. Either way they don’t offer much in the way of protection from tooth cavity.

What Foods to Avoid With Porcelain Veneers

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

foods to avoid to protect teeth
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Porcelain veneers in Sydney are so popular because they are a painless and efficient way to hide stained, crooked or damaged teeth. They are not only durable, but they can be made to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth for a big confident smile. You only have to check out our website and view some of the porcelain veneers before and after photos for proof.

You can maintain a relatively normal diet with porcelain veneers. Most foods are ok to eat but not all foods. It can vary a little from person to person, but generally speaking the principles are the same. You will for a short time, be wearing temporary veneers. With temporary veneers you need to be far more careful than you do with permanent veneers. For instance, you can eat steak and other meats with permanent veneers depending on the cut of meat or chicken. It would be best to avoid both foods with temporary veneers.

ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign: How to Choose Between the Two

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

healthy and sparkling teeth
Metal braces, and the discomfort and inconvenience that with them, are very much a thing of the past.
Today there are numerous options to straighten your teeth. None of them require your orthodontist to reach into your mouth with a pair of pliers for their regular tightening or the smoothing of a piece of metal that had caused an ulcer because it had been rubbing against your cheek or gum.

The best and most effective options are Invisalign clear braces or Clear Correct in Sydney. Because both of these options are comfortable and barely noticeable they have become increasingly popular among adults. How much clear aligners cost is insignificant for many adults compared to the benefits. Adults are using invisalign or ClearCorrect because the confidence they gain from a healthy, straight smile is great for business and works wonders in their social life. Many adults claim that Invisalign and ClearCorrect have been one of the most significant transformations in their lives.



Tips on Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Sparkling smile with dental implants


Technically, dental implants are a form of cosmetic dentistry. If you have broken, chipped, permanently discoloured or loose teeth then dental implants will boost your confidence and have you smiling again in no time.

But to say that high quality dental implants are purely cosmetic is incorrect. Dental implants are functional as well as cosmetic. Dental implants are used to replace missing or loose teeth and poorly fitting dentures. They enable you to chew again; they prevent gum recession and bone loss and if you have had missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit then they can change the shape of your face. They will certainly have you smiling for plenty of reasons. (more…)

Is it Better to Get a Dental Crown or a Filling?

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

A dental crown procedure is often the best solution to preserve the life of a tooth. If you have a dentist that you’ve been seeing for a long time then no doubt you will trust their opinion and give then the go ahead. However, if you go to a dentist for the first time and he or she has a cursory look at your teeth and immediately recommends a crown, you should take a deep breath and have the conversation about alternatives.

If you are still not satisfied then leave, do your research and if necessary seek another opinion. Crowns may well be the best option but they are an investment and you should be sure you investigate other tooth restoration options before you spend your money. If you are looking for another opinion then come and see us at Cosmic Smile. We will provide you with honest and professional advice on whether a crown is required.

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A crown is most commonly used when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Generally speaking, crowns are good. They are a tooth-like covering placed over an existing tooth to protect it and to make sure you don’t compromise the health of your other teeth and the health of your gums. It strengthens, restores and improves the appearance of a tooth. People often choose a crown to cover a badly discoloured or broken tooth.

Dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. Their lifespan depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown is exposed to and how much attention you pay to your oral hygiene and diet.

This occurs when you have a cracked tooth. Unlike a broken tooth, a cracked tooth cannot be repaired. In fact in the case of a cracked tooth you may use a crown as a temporary solution. Longer term you may need root canal and then a crown or an extraction. A misdiagnosis might occur if you have craze lines in your teeth. These won’t require action but they may appear like a crack. In some cases a long crazed line might be the precursor to a crown. You should double check the diagnosis before you spend the money.

Obviously a filling is suggested if it is not going to dominate the entire tooth. Modern dental fillings are made of much more durable material than old fillings. However, if an old filling is covering about two thirds of your tooth it could be that you will need a crown to keep the tooth. If a new filling is so large it compromises the structure of the tooth then maybe a crown is a better option. An old filling will eventually give up. Of course, with such little tooth remaining it might develop a crack and therefore you will require a crown anyway. It’s a decision only you can make but a crown may be the only way to preserve the tooth.

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