What is a cosmetic dental treatment?
A cosmetic treatment is used to improve the aesthetics of natural teeth.
A “composite” is a tooth coloured restoration used to restore cavities or chipped teeth. Dr Fearon travelled to Milan to study advanced composite techniques under the tutelage of the world renowned Dr Lorenzo Vannini.
When a tooth to be restored is in the “aesthetic zone”, ie whenever a tooth is visible in the smile, or near the front of your mouth, we utilise tooth-coloured restorations that give you a natural smile.
Tooth coloured materials are more biocompatible than metal amalgam fillings and offer a far more robust finish. Our tooth-coloured restorations are composed of high strength, optimum quality composite materials, in a large variety of shades to maximise aesthetics.
Tooth whitening is a cosmetic procedure where staining or discolouration in teeth may be lifted by the application of chemical gel to the tooth surface.
Teeth whitening can be carried out either in the dental surgery (zoom whitening) or (at home by the patient). Dr Fearon had published a lecture widely on the topic of tooth whitening and is very happy to provide advice to patients. Under normal circumstances, the first improvement is noted at 1-3 days and most courses of bleaching are complete by approximately 2 weeks. Although a slight relapse in the bright colour occurs at circa 18 months, it is very quick and easy to “top up” the colour again by simply applying bleach overnight for 1-2 nights.