Residents of the Moonee Ponds VIC area ask, “What is Cosmetic Dentistry?”

All dentists are trained in preventive techniques and restorative procedures, and holistic dentists add a layer of whole body wellness to their philosophy. For the dentists at Smile in Style in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds VIC, re-establishing a patient’s personal confidence by fixing a “broken” smile is possibly our most rewarding mission. We accomplish it by explaining what cosmetic dentistry is, what options are available, and designing a customised treatment plan that matches the patient’s goals, budget, and lifestyle.

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Any dental treatment specifically for the purpose of improving your appearance might be referred to as cosmetic dentistry. However, at Smile in Style, we believe that a healthy mouth is naturally attractive, and that every dental procedure involves an aesthetic element.

Basically, cosmetic dentistry treatments fall into these four categories:

  1. Adding material – cosmetic bonding, tooth coloured resin fillings, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, porcelain crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
  2. Removal of natural structure – enameloplasty, which is re-shaping teeth.
  3. Structure-neutral treatment – teeth whitening.
  4. Orthodontic care – moving teeth into proper alignment.

What are the benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?

In verbal and non-verbal human interaction, your mouth is usually a focal point. The quality of your smile and your willingness to use it convey a sense of confidence and sociability that helps you bond with others. If you feel that your mouth is unappealing, you may refrain from smiling, causing others to doubt your friendliness and trustworthiness. It also impacts on how you see yourself.

However, when you are confident with your beautiful smile, you smile without even thinking about it.

Smiling is healthy. The act of using the muscles necessary to create a smile causes the release of endorphins that make you feel happier – so it is actually impossible to fake a smile. Blood pressure lowers and stress is released from the neck, shoulders, and forehead.

A good-looking smile is hygienic, too. Crooked teeth create spaces that trap food debris, leading to cavities and gum disease. Straight, even teeth are easier to keep sparkling clean. Studies also show that when you invest time and money into cosmetic dental care, you are more likely to take pride in keeping your teeth clean and your mouth healthy, and maintain regular check-ups.

There is so much to be gained through cosmetic dentistry. Call Smile in Style’s Moonee Ponds VIC office at 03 8400 4104 or reach us in Sunbury at 03 8001 6021. We’re ready to discuss your dental concerns. We offer a comprehensive examination so that we may develop an individualised treatment plan for you that will meet your needs and have you smiling.


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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.