Where is the line between Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry?

The state-of-the-art restorative dentistry techniques of today mean that it’s near impossible to know where to draw the line between cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Here at Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast, we believe that this is a great thing. This is because restorations are now about more than just restoring the function, they are about restoring the function subtly while taking the time, care and technology to match the restoration to your natural teeth. This is because most people do not want anyone to know that they have received restorative treatment, experienced a dental injury or have lost a tooth due to periodontitis. This is why we use the highest quality restorative materials to ensure that whatever smile secret you want to keep remains a secret with us!

Do you have a smile secret that not even you know about?

Lots of the time people require restorative treatment because they failed to notice a problem such as dental disease early in its course. This then results in irreversible damage that can be done to the teeth because of decay, enamel erosion and even alignment issues that have gotten out of hand. This can then beckon a number of possible treatments including endodontics (root canal) and even extraction if the decay has gotten beyond salvaging. If this occurs the team at Advanced Dental Care Clinic can rejuvenate your smile with a dental implant while taking the utmost care to ensure that the restoration stays our little secret.

We perform full-smile makeovers to rehabilitate your smile and confidence

A smile makeover is not as simple as just performing dental implant surgery and being done with your smile. Here at Advanced Dental Care Clinic, we take into consideration every tooth and the relationship between them which includes the proportions, the colour and the shape which all make a difference to how your smile looks. To begin a smile makeover we go through the 6 factors which contribute to a good smile.

  • Size and Golden Proportion
  • Canted Midline (when the centre line of the front teeth do not align with the middle of the face)
  • Axial Tilt (the tilt of the teeth towards the centre of the mouth)
  • Lip Line vs. Incisal Edge of Teeth
  • Extra Hard Tissue Guidelines
  • Soft Tissue Conditions

These factors all work together in harmony to create an aesthetically pleasing smile. You can still have a nice smile with imperfections, however, if you are receiving restorative treatment then it’s a great time to fix other cosmetic issues and completely reform your smile for a flawless grin. When we begin a smile rehabilitation or smile makeover we first begin by treating the cause of any problems (decay). Then we fix and restorations that are necessary to restore the natural appearance of your smile. Finally, we can then enhance the look of your smile with whitening treatments or veneers which are one of the best ways to correct proportional discrepancies in the mouth.

Contact Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast today, where restoring your smile is our number one priority.