Same Day Dentistry

Porcelain Veneer

 

CAD/CAM technology uses a digital technique to produce Ceramic Crowns, Ceramic Veneers and in general all Porcelain restorations, out of ceramic blocks in one visit only. CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing.

Why Would I need a Porcelain Veneer or Crown?

 

Porcelain Veneers or Crowns are to protect your teeth structure, improve aesthetic or function of your teeth. there are couple of reason you might need or want a Porcelain Veneer:

 

  1. Cosmetic: your teeth might not look the way you want them too. They might not be as white as you want them to, as beautiful or aligned as you wish. Porcelain Veneers will solve that problem as it like ceramic jacket put on your teeth to make it look perfect.
  2. Functionality: your teeth might be broken or lost its structure during the past due to trauma, acid erosion or Root Canal Treatment and the functionality of the compromised. placing a Porcelain Veneer or Crown on them can improve the structural durability of the tooth.
  3. Alignment: One or few of your front teeth might not be aligned and you might want to have them all straightened with Porcelain Veneers in one day rather than going through long process of orthodontic treatments.

 

 

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How does Same Day Veneer Work?

We prepare the Porcelain Veneers or Crowns with our CAD/CAM system.

CAD/CAM Dentistry includes:

  1. We first take digital impressions of your teeth to make sure we provide you we the best Porcelain crown or Veneer necessary.
  2. We design the Porcelain Veneer or crown on the computer based on the scans we made earlier and the cosmetic aspects of what you would like to achieve.
  3. We mill or 3D print the desired Porcelain Veneer or Crown with our CAD/CAM machine using the best full ceramic materials available.

 

What is the best material of choice? Is it Australian made?

 

We mainly use VITA materials, for our Full Ceramic Crowns or Hybrid ( Ceramic + Polymer ) for more strength and conservation of tooth structure. There is also Zirconia , E-max and so many other ceramics you can request.

 

Would it be the same color of my natural teeth?

 

We check the shade of your natural teeth visally , with our shade guide manually and digitally.

  1. Visually : At Gorgeous smiles check what color your teeth are under natural light based on our dental experience.
  2. Manually: By using our Ceramic Shade Determining Model we pick the shade of your natural teeth.                              Vita
  3. Digitally :  We use Vita EasyShade V to digitally determine the color of your teeth, Vita EasyShade V is the latest technology in shade determination which eliminated all other mistakes.   That is why at Gorgeous Smiles our Porcelain Veneers look exactly same as your real teeth.

 

 

At Gorgeous Smiles the Porcelain Veneers are Made and Cemented on your teeth on the same day, Yes, rather than waiting 3-4 weeks we will get your Porcelain Veneers or Crowns ready only in couple of hours!

Four Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

Smiling as a work out?

We all heard that old expressions that :  it takes more muscles to frown than to smile,so you should smile to conserve energy! This is not true as It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown. The true expression should be “smile to burn calories”but smiling does much more for your health than just a wor-out for your face.

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Here is four ways smiling benefits your overall health:

 

1.Reduces Pain

Smiling will cause release of Endorphin, Which is our bodie’s “Happy Hormone”.Endorphin will work as a natural painkiller that has no side effect. It is interesting to know that the smile itself will cause the release of Endorphin not the mood you might have wile smiling.

Your brain is so hard wired to associate smiling with release of Endorphin that even fake smiling will get you the benefits of this magical happiness hormone.

2.Reduce Stress

Endorphin also relieves stress.A  2012 study examined how rapid human’s heart rate can go back to normal after performing a stressful task. One group was instructed to hold a pencil between their teeth to force a smile and the other was instructed to hold the pencil between their lips to forces a neutral expression. The subjects with the biggest smiles recovered the fastest.

You can literary “Fake it till you make it”, our brains react to smile in such way that even smiling for no reason can make you happy.

 

3. Boosts Our Immune System

Your cells can go through cancer induced mutations due to stress. The more you smile the cummulative effect can prevent these mutations and increase your immunity toward them.Relieving stress and tension by smiling can have a profound impact on your health, It can make you more resilient against illnesses and diseases.

 

4. Increases Longevity

If you smile every chance you get it can make you live up to seven years longer. Smiling can add to you life span .

 

 

 

As adults, we average almost tewenty smiles per day, while children will light up with a smile 400 times in that same day! Imagine the health benefits if we could start smiling like we did when we were children? Some people keep their smiles to themselves because they aren’t happy with the way their teeth look, but we can help you get and keep a smile you dreamt of at Gorgeous Smiles.

 

Swimmer’s Ear or shall we say Swimmer’s Tooth!

 

Have you ever experienced extra sensitivity with your teeth after a swim at the pool?Have you ever wonder what is it about water that can make your teeth sensitive? although it usually happens after a lot of swimming to notice the sensitivity.

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Chlorine: Good For Sanitation, Bad For Teeth

Chlorine in the water will protect our body from germs that can harm us in the water but if the water’s Ph is not regulated it can easily become acidic and harm our teeth.The Ph of a pool that is carefully regulated shall be 7.2-7.8 .

 

Swimmer’s Calculus: A Risk For Serious Swimmers

 

Prolonged exposure to acidic chlorine ions can cause Swimmer’s Calculus. Your saliva’s Ph is usually very close to neutral which is so important for your teeth to survive – as long as you regularly floss, brush and see a dentist for dental Scaling & Cleaning.

swimming for long can result is Swimmer’s calculus which is basically yellow or brown stained teeth. It is caused by the diluted hydrochloric acid that forms in pools with chlorine. This can also result in very sensitive teeth right after swimming as eroded teeth do not have enough enamel to protect them from sensitivity and more vulnerable dentin underneath would be exposed.

 

Other Underwater Tooth Problems

 

You might not be a big fan of private pools but enjoy snorkeling , diving and other natural water activities. Yes you do not need to worry about swimmer’s calculus but those activities come with their own dental problems.

 

Scuba Diving And Tooth Squeeze

 

Diving in the deep end of pool is enough to make us feel the pressure i9n our ears but diving deep enough in the sea can make you feel the pressure in your teeth. Barodontalgia or tooth squeeze happens when small trapped bubbles in cracks, crevices, and holes in our teeth change size due to extreme pressure. In these cases you would feel dental pain and the pressure from the bubble can even crack your teeth. It is a great idea to see your dentist before scuba diving.

 

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

 

most divers are advised to wear a mouthguard (diving mouthpiece) while diving, the one size fits all mouthpiece can be uncomfortable as you can imagine that is because everyone has a different jaw size.

aside from uncomfortableness you need to bite hard on the mouthpiece at all times to keep it in that can cause  Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), which causes jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing.

Best option would be to ask your dentist for a custom made mouthguard for diving.

 

To learn more about TMJ and treatments options watch the video bellow:

 

 

We want to make sure you have a great time enjoying all of your favorite water activities without fear for your teeth. Schedule an appointment so that we can come up with the best plan to help you avoid these common underwater tooth problems!

 

Porcelain Veneers – Why Gorgeous Smiles?

 

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Here at Gorgeous Smiles we will give you a consultation an ask you what you want to have as your future Smile? or what does your dream smile look like? We try to manage your expectations and tell you what can be done, because with every person, every smile , every case there is different results we can get.

Here is a before and after photo of Nasim our beloved dental nurse who decided she wants to have her smile changed, her teeth were broken on the edges and her smile was not what she wanted it to be:

 

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We had a consultation and advised her that she needs upper 6 front teeth Veneered at least for her smile to change, as you can see in the above photo her smile was not straight with the broken teeth she had. She also wanted whiter teeth so she picked the shade and we started preparing her teeth for Ceramic veneers. You can see the step by step video of her journey here:

 

 

 

Each tooth was shaped, scanned and designed with our fantastic 3D intra-oral scanner so we did not take any impressions / moulds (what everyone hates). each Porcelain Veneer took 2 hours to be ready so she did not need to wear any temporary veneers for 3-4 weeks, only couple of hours watching her favourite TV show on Netflix in chair while her Veneers got ready!

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The result was mind blowing, She loved her new smile and we just cannot stop looking at it!

The material we use is Zirconia, E-max, Vita Suprinity or other Australian made porcelain, We always consider patients comfort before everything , that is why we provide a Single Day Crown or Veneer appointment because nothing is better than saving so much time and being so comfortable to have your procedure done in one appointment. Feel the comfort of Single appointment Dentistry with Gorgeous Smiles.

Read more about Porcelain Veneers HERE.

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The Way You Eat Fruit Matters For Your Teeth

We all know fruit is an essential part of having a healthy and well balanced diet.It boosts your immune system, it is a perfect source of vitamins, Minerals and antioxidants. Eating fruits regularly reduces the risk of illnesses and chronic diseases.

This blog post is about when and how to have fruit not to harm your teeth.

Beware of dried fruit

Dried fruit has lost most of it water which is why it is very high in sugar content. Sugar is more concentrated in dried fruit.More sugar can cause more cavities.Harmful bacteria in our mouths consume the sugar of the food we et and produce acids as a by-product, which can cause tooth decay and resolve the mineral part of our teeth. Dried fruit has the disadvantage of being very sticky which means it stays on your tooth for longer than usual.

 

Canned fruit:

Canned fruit usually is bathing in a large amount of syrup.Even those that are labeled “light” still have too much syrup for your teeth. They can cause cavities if taken regularly.If you like canned fruit as a snack, make sure it doesn’t have any added sugar or is packaged in 100 percent fruit juice.

Fruite Juice: 

fruit juice usually has a lot of added sugar in it, specially if it is packaged for children.In fact most of the fruit juice sold in shops has as much sugar as a can of soda sometimes even more!!!

On the other hand fruit juice is very acidic too.  The combination of sugar and acid can harm your teeth permanently. While acid weakens tooth enamel, sugar feeds cavity-causing bacteria and contributes to decay.

How to consume fruits?

As a general rule, try to eat your fruit fresh! Not only is it better for your teeth, but the fiber in whole fruit slows the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream, making it much healthier for your body. Of course it’s okay to have juice and dried or canned fruit every once in awhile. But remember to rinse with water after and brush and floss to protect your pearly whites!

 

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

 

 

 

What is a Same Day Crown or Veneer?

 

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At Gorgeous Smiles we do Same Day Crowns or Veneers

 

 

To do Ceramic Crowns or Veneers traditionally you need to go to your dentist,first there will be 2-3 dental Impressions (moulds) done on your teeth, this usually induces gag reflex and patients do not enjoy having their impressions done. Taking impressions can take about 15 minutes on average.

At Gorgeous Smiles we Scan your (With TRIOS Intra-oral Scanner) teeth instead of taking uncomfortable impressions we take 3D pictures and videos of your teeth with our intra-oral scanner which is as accurate as scanning 6 micrometers (6 μm ).  Read more about Ceramic Veneers and Porcelain Crowns .

 

Ceramic (Porcelain) Veneer :

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At your traditional dentist you need to have your teeth prepared and then have one or two more impressions done, you will get a temporary crown after to cover the prepared tooth and you need to wait 3-4 weeks to have your dental Crown or Veneer ready .

The main issue patients have is with the temporary crown, it can be uncomfortable, it can come out and cause sensitivity.

Ceramic (Porcelain) Crown: 

 

 

CROWN

 

 

At Gorgeoous Smiles you do not need to worry about having a temporary crown. We will send all the 3D photos and scans of your teeth to our Milling machine , it is similar to a 3D printer and will carve your crown from a Ceramic block.

 

 

 

then we will cement it on your tooth so instead of a 3 long appointments you need one and you will have your beautiful Ceramic Crown/Veneer done in one session.Watch the video bellow from one of our patients who had her Porcelain Veneer done at Gorgeous Smiles. For most patients, every dental visit represents time away from their families,work, or other important tasks, to be honest patients usually prefer to be anywhere else but at the dentist. By providing same day Dental treatment, at Gorgeous Smiles, We save our patients precious time not to mention The procedure is more comfortable and pleasant.

 

 

 

 

Zoom Teeth Whitening at Gorgeous Smiles-Melbourne CBD

Are you thinking of having your teeth whitened and you are not sure what would be best for you?

At Gorgeous Smiles , Melbourne’s State of the Art Cosmetic Dental Clinic in the CBD we do Zoom teeth whitening.

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Gorgeous Smiles offers several Teeth Whitening options, to read more about the treatment options and costs go HERE.

We are proud of our patient satisfaction rate and being a provider for Melbourne’s popular fashion bloggers and models! Our recent visitors Chloe and Paige have been kind enough to share their experience with us in a video:

 

 

Chloe is our Victorian finalist at Miss World Australia, we love her smile after the teeth whitening. there was very little sensitivity and 8 shades whiter teeth.

Zoom Teeth whitening has 4 stages. Each stage includes 15 minutes of 25% Hydrogen Peroxide Zoom gel on teeth for 15 minuted under Zoom LED Light. The result is much less sensitivity and gorgeous natural white look.

 

 

 

Paige is our Gorgeous Model from Melbourne who loved her Teeth Whitening done in chair with Philips Zoom. She is also thinking of having Porcelain Veneers done. To know the differences between Veneers and Teeth Whitening read HERE.

Ceramic Veneers are very popular and are also called “Hollywood Smile” they give you a permanent glow of whiter and straighter smile.

To ask your questions about our Teeth whitening Method call us at Gorgeous Smiles our friendly staff is more than happy to have a chat with you and walk you through your future smile! 🙂