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The Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry in Perth

Everyone wants a big beautiful smile and when our teeth are chipped, discoloured, deformed, crooked or missing, we lose our confidence and are more reluctant to show off our chompers. And apart from affecting our confidence, it can also affect our oral health, particularly if chipped or missing teeth are left untreated.

Cosmetic dentistry can make substantial improvements to our teeth and smile once we have achieved good oral health. So depending on the complexity and severity of the problem, referral to a cosmetic dental specialist may be your best course of action. Read on to find out your cosmetic dental options.

The Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry

With the development of technology, cosmetic dentistry has become even more affordable and efficient. And as consumers become more aware of their options, many are choosing cosmetic dentistry to treat their oral health. In fact, it was projected to become a major trend in Perth and across Australia by 2020 according to recent research by MarketsandMarkets, with their report citing several factors driving the rise in the market, including:

  • Rising purchasing power
  • Rising demand
  • More acceptance among consumers for modern technology in the dental field

Ageing Population, Ageing Teeth

A major factor directly contributing to the rise of cosmetic dentistry in Australia is the ageing population. One of the consequences of ageing is the loss of teeth due to dental caries and a rising likelihood of periodontal disease. What the report noticed was that the Baby Boomer generation have become more concerned about their appearance than previous generations and therefore many are more willing to spend money on replacement teeth that look and perform better.

Nowadays, many are choosing modern implants such as dental implants over traditional dentures that are easier to manage. And it is thanks to the use of innovative technology that is improving the quality and ease of accuracy at which these implants can now be customised that is attributed to their rising popularity.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry describes a range of dental procedures that can restore or replace chipped, discoloured, deformed, gapped, crooked or missing teeth. So aside from the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic dentistry, leaving your teeth as they are without the proper help needed to restore their longevity will eventually impact your health.

In fact, if your teeth are crooked or broken, or your gums are impeding good dental hygiene, you may be looking at long-term issues such as gum disease and irregular mastication, which can lead to jaw problems, teeth grinding and the breakdown or the resilience of your teeth. Two types of cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at St John Dental include:

Porcelain Veneers

One of the cosmetic options where minor changes are required, porcelain veneers are excellent for covering teeth that cannot be whitened or have become stained from trauma. They can also be used to close small gaps and cover crooked or chipped teeth.

For natural looking veneers, Perth clients recommend St John Dental. We assess the underlying structure of your teeth to ensure your gums, roots and enamel are all strong and healthy enough for long-term veneers. Then, pieces of porcelain and fixed over your front teeth.

Teeth Whitening

As we get older and our diet changes, our tooth enamel starts to lose that sparkly look and feel, eventually making way for micro-cracks that gradually begin to discolour. At St John Dental, our teeth whitening techniques work on extrinsic and intrinsic straining, which respectively appear on the outside and inside of the teeth.

The Preferred Choice for Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are unhappy with the current state of your teeth, St John Dental offers professional cosmetic dentistry procedures in Perth. We provide a wide selection of dentistry services to help you with stained teeth, irregular formation of teeth and bad fillings. Our cosmetic dental care includes:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Fillings
  • Bridgework
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Gum restructuring

Our highly skilled cosmetic dentists are experienced in the world of dentistry which is why St John Dental is the preferred choice. Our team stays on the cutting edge of reconstructive dentistry and incorporates new developments by using state-of-the-art equipment.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Perth, have a chat to our team at St John Dental today.

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