QST orthodontics with ceramic brackets, was used to correct these misaligned front teeth and prominent canines. The result is an improved, more harmonious smile.
Tooth enamel can sometimes be affected with white or brown spots within the tooth substance. These enamel defects arise while the tooth enamel is being formed and are intrinsic to the tooth substance. Cleaning and brushing will not remove these spots. If small, they are not noticeable. But if large enough, the affected tooth can appear to be unclean or decayed.
Removing these defects could involve drilling them out and placing a filling material in the tooth. However, at the Melbourne Smile Clinic, we want to take a conservative approach and treat the tooth enamel with a re-mineralising agent that can ...
Composite resin has been used to modify and improve the shape of the 4 front upper teeth (upper incisors) to close the midline spacing (diastema) and create a more esthetic and harmonious smile.
To repair this broken incisor, Dr Yew used direct composite resin bonding to give an instant result which blended in with the natural enamel of the tooth. Composite bonded fillings can be done in one visit and can give an aesthetic and seamless result for front teeth.
Composite resins can be directly bonded to teeth to improve their shape and contour for a more harmonious smile. In this case, the misshapen and chipped front teeth (as circled) have been recontoured by direct composite bonding to give a seamless finish and more harmonious smile.
This patient was unhappy with the appearance of their two upper central incisors. These teeth had some old composite veneers and fillings which were poorly contoured and discoloured. Furthermore, they looked dissimilar from each other. After home-bleaching to whiten the teeth, new ceramic veneers were placed on the teeth to achieve a result our patient was happy with.
This damaged canine was successfully restored with a single ceramic veneer.
The natural smile was carefully studied first in order to recreate the natural shade and contour of the natural tooth so that the veneer blends into the rest of the smile.
The two central incisors had old resin fillings that were discoloured and poorly shaped.
These were replaced with ceramic veneers made to match the natural teeth with the right shading and contours to give a natural-looking result.
A traumatic bite led to the front teeth wearing down and chipping. To achieve this result, the bite was first corrected with orthodontic treatment. The teeth were bleached and ceramic veneers were then placed on the 2 central incisors. Resin composite bonding was then done on the other front teeth to cover the worn surfaces and mask the defects.
These worn down, discoloured teeth were restored to a natural and aesthetic state with a combination of ceramic veneers and crowns. Old fillings were replaced first to ensure the teeth were free of decay and gingival health was addressed with improved hygiene.
To replace a missing front tooth, a single implant was first placed in the bone. A porcelain crown was then affixed to the implant in order to achieve a harmonious result.