What are the options for restoring your smile?

Most people wish to have a beautiful smile but are unaware of the types of aesthetic rehabilitation available.

You may want to restore your smile for many reasons, for instance, if you are dating, meeting new people, looking for love and want to present a perfect smile in family photos with your grandchildren. You want to look natural. You may want to age gracefully. Your smile is what you are remembered for. Cosmetic dentistry is the anti-aging secret Baby Boomers prefer to use over any other method.

 

Advances in the dental industry mean that cavity prevention techniques and other modern practices available today are far more innovative than what they were decades ago.

When it comes to restoring a smile (also known as a smile makeover), there are many options including porcelain veneers, full mouth reconstruction using implants and porcelain crowns as well as non-invasive veneers. Many patients find themselves interviewing cosmetic dentists to try to figure out which smile makeover is best for them without quite understanding the difference between the options.

Oral health

As many of us over 55 still have our teeth, we experience a range of age-related oral health issues that come from a lifetime of wear and tear on our teeth. Sensitivity is one issue typically faced, especially for those of us who have been brushing their teeth too hard. This leads to receding gums and worn-down tooth enamel. Illnesses related to age can also impact tooth and gum health with medications and antibiotics staining teeth. Chronic diseases that require medication can also lead to a dry mouth which increases the risk of bad breath, cavity-causing bacteria and periodontal disease.

Restorative Dental Options

With people living much longer and oral health services much improved compared with past generations, it means we can keep our natural teeth for longer, and we want our teeth to stick around, too. In the past, people simply resigned themselves to the fact that they would need dentures past a certain age, but today there are many long term alternatives available in restorative dentistry.

Thankfully we no longer live in a time where pulling teeth is the only option to any oral health issues. Restorative dentistry allows for the repair and reversal of oral health problems at any stage. Teeth require just as much care as the rest of your body and while many people visit the doctor for routine check-ups, cancer screenings and colonoscopies, taking the time to visit the dentist and address any dental problems is just as imperative for your health.

The range of options for restorative procedures are varied and can tackle a myriad of problems.

  • For those dissatisfied with yellow or grey teeth, there is in-surgery or at-home teeth whitening.
  • For broken, chipped or maligned teeth, porcelain veneers and crowns offer natural-looking and effective repairs.
  • For missing teeth, dental implants or bridges offer an alternative to dentures. Partial dentures are also an option, depending on your circumstances.

If you suffer from damage, missing, misaligned, discoloured or unappealing teeth, then a full mouth reconstruction might be the right solution for you. Professor Jim Ironside is meticulous when it comes to creating the perfect smile.

Why choose Professor Jim Ironside?

Ironside Advanced Dentistry provides full mouth reconstructions tailored to your needs. Professor Jim Ironside is a prosthodontist; a specialist in the restorative techniques required in cosmetic dentistry. As such, he is the most qualified person to coordinate and conduct any smile restoration. Professor Ironside believes no smile is too difficult to transform. We involve you throughout the entire process of designing your new smile. We let your needs drive the entire process so you will attain the look you desire. As Sydney’s preferred prosthodontist, Professor Jim Ironside can help.

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