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Cosmetic dentistry, Veneers and whitening



Cosmetic dentistry is the general term used to describe dental treatment that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/ or bite.

It focuses on improving your smile.

Your general dentist can usually undertake these treatments and where necessary, you may be referred to a specialist for more complex and specialised care.

It is our aim here at DC Dental Clinic to help you achieve your aesthetics goal. Our focus is to help you achieve excellent oral health with healthy teeth, functional occlusion (bite) and a confident smile.



It is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth.

A crown is used to restore the shape, size, strength, and improve the appearance of a tooth. The aim is to return the tooth to its original form and function.

Preparated molar tooth for dental crown placement. Medically accurate 3D illustration


Series shots of dental veneer placement and installation on the tooth.

A veneer is a thin shell of material, either made of porcelain or composite resin (white filling material), that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. The veneer is colour-matched to the natural tooth enhancing the shape and form of the tooth, to improve the aesthetics of the tooth.

It can be used in treatment of a single-tooth or multiple teeth, with the aim of transforming your smile.

 Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of: 

  • Chipped front teeth
  • Stained or discoloured front teeth that are not treatable with bleaching
  • Worn down teeth
  • Diastema or gaps between teeth
  • Peg-shaped or misshapen tooth



A bridge is a dental prosthesis that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is constructed of an artificial tooth; the pontic; joined to the adjacent teeth or dental implants.

A bridge will span the area where tooth or teeth are missing.  It is permanently fixed to the adjacent teeth; either to the natural teeth or dental implants that surround this space.  The natural teeth or dental implants that support the bridge are called abutments. Depending on the type of bridge, natural abutment teeth may be reduced in size to accommodate the bridge to fit over them.

Dental bridge of 3 teeth over molar and premolar. Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth treatment


Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth. There are many causes of discolouration and it is best to discuss this with your dentist followed by a thorough check up to determine the cause of discolouration and if whitening is the right treatment for you.

There are many over-the-counter treatments available in the market but these products can be less effective and riskier. The Australian Dental Association advises that only registered dental practitioners have the expertise to assess whether bleaching is safe for you, to recommend the most appropriate technique and materials, and to provide treatment that meets safety and quality regulations.

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