Cosmetic Veneering & Teeth Whitening
Dental veneers and teeth whitening are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments to get the smile of your dreams. Call the friendly team at Camira Dental today to inquire about cosmetic veneers and teeth whitening at our clinic, located close to Brisbane in Ipswich.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers
There are two types of cosmetic veneers, porcelain and composite. At Camira Dental we offer both types and are happy to consult you on the best alternative for you, but here are the essential differences:
Getting porcelain veneers involves some tooth preparation. All our porcelain veneers are manufactured in a local dental lab (Twin Towns Dental Laboratory). Then, they're fitted at the clinic by one of our skilled dentists.
Porcelain veneers offer the best aesthetic result. Getting porcelain veneers involves two visits to the dentist, and temporaries are made to wear between the visits.
Composite veneers are constructed on-site at our clinic. They look great and are hand-made by the dentist using cosmetic filling material.
Composite vs. porcelain veneers - what's the difference?
Composite veneers are the cheaper and faster option, as only one visit to the dentist is required. They look good and last 5+ years but will stain particularly in smokers.
Porcelain is the more expensive option and requires two visits to the dentist, but it lasts much longer. At Camira Dental, we have had cases where porcelain veneers lasted 25+ years. Porcelain is also much more stain-resistant and looks the best – it gives you the Hollywood smile!
What to expect on your visit
If you suspect you might need to visit the dentist, whether for a regular check-up or a specific problem, the first step is to give us a call. Our friendly dental assistants can help you with most inquiries, booking you in for a further consultation or treatment.
When you come in, your dentist will have a discussion with you about your needs and propose treatment. At Camira Dental, we take pride in telling the truth about patient needs, never engaging in up-selling.
You’ll get an upfront quote on the full cost of treatment before starting. If needed, it’s possible to prioritise treatment to spread out the cost. We won’t start any treatment without your verbal consent to proceed with the plan.
We use innovative pain-free techniques, providing gentle care. If you have sensitive teeth or a fear of the dentist, don’t hesitate to let our team know. We’ll do our best to make you feel comfortable during your visit.
Teeth whitening is a popular treatment nowadays, but we highly recommend getting it done at a professional dentist. The trays sold over the counter invariably won’t fit well and therefore allow the bleaching gel to wash away from your teeth. At our clinic, you’ll receive a bleaching guard that fits snugly to your teeth, ensuring the results are as even as possible.
At our clinic, we do in-chair teeth whitening that gives an instant result. The in-chair treatment is done using a stronger bleach and a bleaching light, but it must be followed up with some tray bleaching. The procedure is more expensive than tray bleaching alone and can lead to more sensitivity.
Our teeth whitening treatment process
1. Dental check up
We always kick off tooth whitening treatment with a thorough dental check-up. This is to ensure your teeth are suitable for tooth whitening – there are some conditions where the treatment is not appropriate.
2. Taking teeth impressions
Next, we make an impression (mould) of your teeth to ensure the bleaching guards fit accurately onto your teeth.
3. In-chair treatment
The initial in-chair treatment is done with a stronger bleach and a bleaching light. Some patients may skip the in-chair treatment and move right onto at-home treatment.
4. At-home tray bleaching
To follow up the in-chair treatment, we’ll send you home with your individually fitted tray and tooth whitening treatment. A typical routine is to wear the bleaching trays for 1-2 hours a day for a few weeks, but your dentist will give you individualised instructions. It’s important you follow the instructions given to you by the dentist and don’t wear the bleaching guards too much.