Fillings, Bonding and Veneers in Darwin
At Casuarina Square Dental Care, our focus is on providing high-quality dentistry and an exceptional experience to every patient.
One of the ways we do this is by using durable dental materials and working with the top dental laboratories in Australia to ensure comfort and beauty when creating dental restorations. Our goal is also to help you achieve a healthy smile.
By using tooth-coloured restorations, we can help create attractive smiles whilst improving both health and function.
We’ve compiled a list of common questions below to help you make informed decisions about your oral health. We also welcome your call to our Darwin dental clinic.
- What are composite resin fillings?
- What is dental bonding?
- What are veneers?
- Am I a good candidate for veneers?
- How can I find out more about tooth-coloured fillings, bonding and veneers?
What are composite resin fillings?
Composite resin is today’s material of choice when a dental filling becomes necessary. Unlike metal amalgam fillings used in the past, composite is directly bonded to the tooth, providing additional strength and durability.
We customise composite fillings to match the shade of existing teeth and more naturally complete the appearance of smiles than the metal fillings used in the past. Composite fillings can be placed by removing less tooth structure than metal amalgam restorations, which protects the integrity of teeth.
We also refer to these as tooth-coloured fillings at our Darwin dental clinic.
What is dental bonding?
The same composite resin material that used for tooth-coloured fillings can also work for cosmetic dental bonding. It is ideal for repairing minor issues with the smile, and we can usually do the procedure in just one visit to our Darwin dental clinic. We can fix issues such as:
- Small gaps or spacing between teeth
- Roots exposed due to recession
- Size discrepancies
- Small chips and fractures
- Misshapen teeth
Bonding is a durable and cost-effective way to repair teeth as we can typically complete treatment in one appointment. It offers excellent longevity and can last for many years with the right home care and regular check-ups.
What are veneers?
If you have healthy teeth and gums, but you don’t like the way your smile looks, there are several different options available for you. Veneers might be the answer if you have damage, discolouration, misalignment or other issues with your teeth. Unlike professional teeth whitening, which can only make your smile brighter, veneers at our Darwin dental clinic can dramatically change the way your smile looks. Veneers are a way to cover up flaws with your smile—and the entire process takes only a couple of visits to the dental clinic.
Veneers can cover up bleach-resistant stains, chips, cracks and gaps in your smile. If your teeth are misaligned, but you do not want to undergo orthodontic treatment, veneers can give you a straighter smile.
These ultra-thin tooth covers are attached to the fronts of the teeth that show when you smile. Because some of the tooth surface needs to be removed to make room for the veneers, these are a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Many of the celebrity smiles you may admire are likely the result of dental veneers.
Am I a good candidate for veneers in Casuarina?
If your teeth and gums are healthy, you might be a good candidate for veneers. Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment often suitable for camouflaging the following dental issues:
- Teeth that are stained and resistant to teeth bleaching
- Teeth that have small gaps
- Teeth that need lengthening
- Teeth that have small cracks or chips
- Teeth that are misaligned
Veneers are easy to care for—and no different than caring for your natural teeth. Use common sense and avoid biting into anything that is not food or using your teeth as a tool. Simply brush and floss as you always have, and stay current with visits to your Darwin dentist for check-ups and cleans.
How can I find out more about tooth-coloured fillings, bonding, and veneers?
If you have one or more teeth in need of repair, our dentists can discuss your options for repairing your teeth and restoring your smile with durable and natural-looking tooth-coloured restorations.
We are confident you will appreciate the beauty and function tooth-coloured restorations provide for many years to come. At your Darwin dentist, our goal is that you will be proud to share your smile with the world. If you are ready to make a change, call to learn more and arrange your next appointment.