Cosmetic Dentistry

Here at Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane we believe in striving for perfection when it comes to your smile.

There are many issues which can be solved with our cosmetic treatments which include:

Veneers

Smiling is one of the most important communication skills a person can utilise to generate personal and professional success, and veneers are one of the easiest ways to achieve a perfect smile in as little as two appointments. If you have noticed your teeth yellowing, or if you have multiple issues that you would rather fix in one go then veneers are for you.

At Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane our porcelain veneers can boost your smile-related confidence for over a decade. Veneers are custom made to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile tailored specifically to you. This is a great cosmetic procedure to create a permanent pearly white grin, all within a few visits to our Brisbane dental practice.

Porcelain veneers by Dr Kristina Cain, laboratory work by Peter and Paul Pty Ltd

Veneers before and after shots

Veneers Before and After

Veneers can be used to conceal and improve a number of smile issues:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Gaps or unwanted spaces between teeth
  • Asymmetrical teeth
  • Teeth that are too long or too short
  • Crooked teeth (that do not require orthodontic attention)
  • Teeth with weakened enamel (which can absorb coloured food and drink like red wine)

During your initial consultation we will assess your personal needs, examine the health of your teeth and gums and discuss the desired result you wish to achieve.

The Veneers Procedure

To begin, the surface of the teeth receiving veneers are lightly buffed removing a small amount of enamel (0.5 – 1.0mm). Removing enamel prevents your teeth looking oversized, and helps create a strong bond with the porcelain veneers. Removing enamel will not affect the strength or function of your teeth.

An impression mould of your teeth will then be prepared and used as a template to create your porcelain veneers, ensuring a perfect fit and alignment with your gum-line, creating a very natural looking smile. During a second appointment your veneer will then be seated in place and secured with dental ‘cement’ which is a long-lasting bonding solution. They will be adjusted for comfort and ideal fit with your surrounding and opposing teeth, before being polished to a natural lustre. We may also recommend receiving teeth whitening in conjunction with veneers for a cohesive and realistic look.

Benefits of Custom Veneers

  • Stain resistance
  • Increased strength
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Natural results
  • Long term solution
  • Can restore functionality of teeth
  • Comprehensive solution to a range of problems

How do I make my veneers last?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is just as important for the longevity of your new veneers as it is for your natural teeth. Although veneers are porcelain, they are still bonded to your natural teeth, which are still susceptible to decay and gum disease. Visit our Brisbane dental practice on Queen Street for outstanding oral healthcare advice and for thorough dental check-ups and hygiene appointments.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a treatment that can make a dramatic difference to your appearance.

Even if you have other cosmetic problems with your smile, a take-home or in-practice whitening procedure will improve your smile.

90% of people view a person’s smile as one of their most attractive features, and teeth whitening is a great way to enhance your overall appearance for virtually instant effect. You may also find that teeth whitening may even overshadow and distract from other problems with your smile. Although you may have teeth that are perfectly aligned, they may have lost the luminosity they once had, leaving you a little disheartened and self-conscious about your smile. With Teeth Whitening at Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane you can make the most out of a straight smile and smile proudly.

Discolouration is the leading reason why patients undergo teeth whitening. Factors that can lead to dull coloured teeth include:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Red Wine
  • Food Colouring
  • Ageing
  • Medications
  • Smoking

At Refresh Dental Spa, we have sourced the most effective and safe methods of teeth whitening, to create a rejuvenated radiant smile. These include:

  • Take-Home Tooth Whitening
  • In-Practice Tooth Whitening

Custom-made whitening trays are moulded from high quality acrylic and shaped to fit the contours of your teeth and gums precisely, preventing any gum irritation. Take home teeth whitening treatment can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades and last between one to two years depending on your lifestyle.

In-Practice Zoom Teeth Whitening Brisbane

At Refresh Dental Spa we offer one of the best tooth whitening treatments on the market: Zoom WhiteSpeed.

There are many reasons why we use Zoom Whitespeed, such as:

  • It is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to 8 shades
  • It’s a 90 minute treatment
  • It minimises teeth sensitivity
  • It has 100% greater light intensity for optimal results

This means that you will be able to benefit from a high quality, rapid treatment with astounding results in one appointment.

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Although teeth whitening is a safe procedure, some people may experience mild sensitivity to hot and cold, and this should last only a short time after treatment. If your sensitivity does not subside, contact our practice for advice.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Brisbane

Take-home teeth whitening is a popular treatment for individuals who would prefer to whiten their smile in the comfort of their own home. This treatment will involve the use of two custom-made whitening trays which will be created based on a mould taken from your smile. You will then be able to apply your own whitening solution to each tooth groove so that you can have an even white smile.

If you are unsure which treatment is the best for you please make an appointment with Refresh Dental so that we can evaluate your smile, lifestyle and your budget.

Soft-tissue Laser (gummy smiles)

Do you feel nervous about your gums showing when you smile?

A gummy smile means that the ratio of gum to teeth is not ideal for appearance. You may feel self-conscious when you look in the mirror or when you smile because you feel that too much gum is showing, or too much gum is covering your teeth. The gummy smile laser (or soft tissue laser) can sculpt your gums so that you feel more comfortable when you smile.

A gummy smile can be caused by two things:

  • Excess gum tissue (genetic)
  • Overactive muscle movement in the upper lip (which exposes more gum)

And here at Refresh Dental Spa in Brisbane we can help you transform your smile so that your appearance is improved.

Laser technology is an alternative for dental surgery

Lasers are one of the greatest advancements in dentistry. They offer non-invasive treatment for a range of conditions such as:

  • Gummy smiles
  • Sterilisation and treatment of periodontal pockets and periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Healing of ulcers
  • Pathology

Before and After gum laser

The procedure itself is efficient at reducing the amount of visible gums by physically removing and reshaping areas of gum that cover the teeth, making it ideal for gums that are more apparent due to genetics.

For your comfort you will still be able to receive local anaesthetic so that you can be completely relaxed throughout treatment. Many patients prefer laser technology as it does not require the use of scalpels, which means that recovery time is significantly reduced and you do not require any sutures. You will also not have to go through the vibrations of a dental drill which many patients can find painful or uncomfortable.

Laser treatment for gum disease

Laser technology can also be used for the treatment of periodontitis (gum disease). This condition is developed when tooth decay progresses and infects the gum and soft tissue area. This can result in gingivitis (the preliminary form of gum disease) and full blown gum disease which cannot be cured once contracted. The condition can, however, be managed with the use of our soft tissue laser which eradicates bacteria on application.

Muscle relaxants for gummy smiles and dentofacial aesthetics

If your upper lip recedes and exposes your gum when you smile then you may benefit from a muscle relaxant instead of a soft laser treatment. This procedure will reduce the action of the muscle, while still allowing you to smile. Dentofacial aesthetics are about transforming the area of your appearance that extends beyond your smile. This can include anywhere on your face including your lips and your eyes, as your face is the frame for your smile. To find out more about how the muscle relaxant procedure works please view our dentofacial aesthetics page.

Quick Straight Teeth

Do you have minor or moderate crowding / spacing of your teeth? We can help!

At Refresh Dental we create beautiful smiles and can assist with minor or moderate teeth crowding with the “Quick Straight Teeth” system.

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What is the Quick Straight Teeth System?

The Quick Straight Teeth system is an affordable clear solution to achieving straight teeth. Clear braces are fitted to straighten your teeth in a quick and comfortable way.

The removable appliances and clear fixed braces are all made of transparent materials and are nearly invisible in the mouth giving you the ability to get affordable straight teeth fast but without ugly, bulky braces. Most people will be unable to tell you are wearing Quick Straight Teeth, invisible braces, making teeth straightening, discreet.

Quick Straight Teeth are the most affordable, comfortable and effective way of straightening your teeth to give you a perfect smile. The invisible braces work by only concentrating on the front 6 to 8 teeth. Quick Straight Teeth braces for teeth can correct mild to moderate problems quickly, making it more affordable than similar options and more agreeable to patients to get straighter teeth and affordable braces cost.

The QST clear braces or their removable aligners are worn for a period of 4-24 weeks. The aligners can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Quick Straight Teeth clear braces are a great alternative to traditional braces costing little time and money, making them affordable to all.

Follow Up Treatments

After the initial appointment and fitting, we will schedule 4 weekly follow up appointments to check teeth are moving as desired.

Pricing

When compared to other clear aligner treatments, the Quick Straight Teeth system is moderately priced, making it a perfect choice for any patient seeking minor orthodontic treatment.

For more information or to book an appointment please call the friendly team at Refresh Dental Spa.

These cosmetic solutions can address the following common issues which can compromise the appearance of your smile:

  • Discolouration (dark, brownish stains)
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Worn teeth (such as stubby teeth caused by grinding/bruxism)
  • Worn enamel (often caused by acidic or sugary foods or age)
  • Mild crookedness
  • A gummy smile

If you suffer any of these conditions please take a look at our treatment options.

Complete the Picture

Frame your smile with refreshing facial injectable treatments.

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April 19, 2014
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