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  • YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO

    smile makeovers & cosmetic dentistry

    dentalboutique.com.au 76 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn VIC 3103

  • What is a smile makeover? 3

    Teeth whitening 4

    OVER THE COUNTER WHITENING WARNING!

    Porcelain veneers 5

    WHAT ARE VENEERS?

    Invisalign 6

    INVISALIGN: THE CLEAR ALTERNATIVE

    Dental implants 7

    Porcelain crowns 8

    Gum contouring 9

    Dental bonding and tooth-coloured fillings 10

    Five rules to avoid disappointment and overpaying for cosmetic dentistry 11

    RULE 1: DO YOUR RESEARCH

    RULE 2: HAVE A DISCUSSION

    RULE 3: TRIAL AND TEST

    RULE 4: CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT

    RULE 5: BUILD IT TO LAST

    Dental Boutique 12

    Examples of our work 13

  • YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SMILE MAKEOVERS AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY | 3

    What is a smile makeover? You might have heard the term smile makeover before; perhaps on a TV show or in a magazine. This variety of dentistry has become quite popular in recent years!

    Each and every person’s smile is unique, meaning every person’s smile makeover is different. The treatment or treatments you undergo will be carefully chosen to help achieve your desired outcome, while also taking your colouring, facial structure, and overall smile aesthetic into consideration.

    Procedures which can be included in a smile makeover can include:

    Tooth whitening: To brighten your entire smile.

    Porcelain veneers: To give your teeth a new shape, colour and front surface.

    Invisalign and orthodontics: To straighten your smile.

    Dental implants: To replace missing teeth and fill gaps in your smile.

    Porcelain crowns: To give weakened teeth a new lease on life.

    Gum contouring: To reveal more of your pearly whites.

    Dental bonding: To make small repairs such as filling gaps and chips, or covering stains.

    Tooth-coloured fillings: To replace old amalgam fillings.

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    Teeth whitening A whiter and brighter smile is one of the most common things on our patients’ wish lists. Our teeth can discolour for a whole myriad of reasons including foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, chocolate and wine, as well as tobacco use, medications, and even ageing.

    At Dental Boutique we offer ZOOM! teeth whitening, with both in-chair and take-home varieties available.

    The ZOOM! in-chair system is highly effective; in fact, it can whiten your smile by up to eight shades in just one appointment. Because it’s performed by one of our highly trained dentists in a clinical environment, it’s also extremely safe.

    If in-chair isn’t an option for you, we’re also able to provide you with take-home whitening kits to be used in your own time.

    If you’re undergoing multiple treatments including whitening, we’ll recommend it is performed first so other restorations can be done to match your whiter, brighter smile.

    OVER THE COUNTER WHITENING WARNING!

    Many stores now offer teeth whitening kits, and the prices can be quite tempting! A word of warning though; these kits come with a one-size-fits-all mouth piece which will likely not fit your teeth. This can mean the gel isn’t properly in contact with your teeth, and can leave you with patchy results. These kits generally also contain a weaker whitening agent which won’t provide the same results you can enjoy if you see a dentist for your whitening treatment.

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    Porcelain veneers Veneers are the secret weapon behind many dazzling Hollywood smiles. They can transform an average smile into a show-stopping smile, and help to strengthen cracked or weakened teeth.

    WHAT ARE VENEERS?

    Veneers are essentially a thin, yet very strong porcelain ‘shell’ which is attached to the outside of your tooth, providing a natural and consistent look.

    Before the veneer is attached to your tooth, a small amount of your existing tooth will be shaved away to help provide a consistent result. We will also colour match your veneers to blend perfectly with your existing teeth.

    Issues veneers can address:

    ( Chips and cracks

    ( Discolouration

    ( Gaps and spaces between teeth

    ( Asymmetrical teeth

    ( Shorter teeth

    ( Crooked teeth which don’t require orthodontic treatment

    ( Teeth with weakened enamel

    This procedure will be performed over two appointments to allow time for the restoration to be milled and perfectly match your unique smile.

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  • YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SMILE MAKEOVERS AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY | 6

    Invisalign Modern advancements have made orthodontic treatment a lot less obvious than it used to be; in some cases, almost invisible! If you’ve wished for a straighter smile, but put it off thinking you’re too old, or the treatment options are too obvious, we have great news for you. The discreet orthodontic options on offer at Dental Boutique will have you smiling with reckless abandon in no time.

    INVISALIGN: THE CLEAR ALTERNATIVE

    IInvisalign has truly revolutionised the orthodontic industry. Through the use of a series of super-thin and custom-made medical grade plastic aligners, Invisalign is able to straighten your smile without the use of any wires or metal brackets. You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next. One of the greatest things about Invisalign is the fact it’s removable; no dietary restrictions here! Simply take them out to eat, then brush your teeth and put them back in once you’re done. The key to the success of Invisalign is your compliance; if you’re leaving your aligners out for too long, you won’t get the results you want. So long as you are wearing them for the minimum time each day, your treatment will stay on track. Dental Boutique is proud to be a Platinum Elite Invisalign provider.

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  • YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SMILE MAKEOVERS AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY | 7

    Dental implants A lost tooth or teeth no longer has to mean you are left with a gap in your smile, or require dentures. They’re essentially permanent, and they work and look exactly like your natural tooth.

    Dental implants work by replacing the root of a missing tooth with a bio-compatible titanium rod. This titanium rod closely mimics your natural tooth root. A porcelain crown is then attached to the dental implant. This crown will be created just for you in a colour closely matching your natural teeth, meaning nobody will ever know you’re missing a tooth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime!

    This isn’t just a solution for one missing tooth though; one dental implant can support multiple crowns, or you can even replace an entire arch of teeth using the revolutionary All-On-4 technique. This treatment makes slipping dentures a thing of the past!

    Dental Boutique is pleased to be able to offer patients the following dental implant options:

    ( Single dental implants

    ( Multiple dental implants

    ( All-On-4 dental implants

    Dental implants procedures are performed over several appointments.

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    Porcelain crowns Do you have a tooth which is seriously damaged or decayed on the chewing surface? A porcelain crown could be the answer to saving your tooth!

    Sometimes a filling just isn’t enough. A dental crown can be used to cover the entire tooth, preserving its root and prolonging its life. Dental crowns can be permanently cemented to any tooth in your mouth, and can be an excellent solution for replacing a large metal filling which has become old, and threatens to crack the tooth.

    Your dental crown will be made specifically for you using high-grade porcelain which is colour-matched to your existing natural teeth so it blends in seamlessly.

    If you require a dental crown, this procedure will be performed over two appointments to allow time for your crown to be milled and perfectly suit your smile.

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    Gum contouring Do you wish your smile showed more of your teeth and less of your gums? This treatment could be for you.

    A “gummy smile” can be a source of embarrassment for some people who feel their teeth look too short, and almost child-like.

    Gum contouring involves gently removing this excess gum tissue. It is quicker and easier than you may expect, and involves minimal downtime. The results of this procedure are instantly visible, and can make a massive difference to your smile!

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  • YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SMILE MAKEOVERS AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY | 10

    Dental bonding and tooth-coloured fillings Dental bonding utilises a tooth-coloured material to correct minor defects with your smile. This substance can also be used to fill holes left in your teeth by decay, and is often referred to as “white filling” or “composite filling”.

    Common defects which can be a