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Cosmetic Dental Makeover

Considering a makeover? We can talk you through the options and introduce you to one of our trusted experts.

A cosmetic dental makeover is a big decision to make. If you’re planning a makeover to your teeth, or a whole new smile, you need to partner with a professional who you trust completely. The investment can be significant. Getting cosmetic dental treatments is a totally different experience to getting essential or emergency dental treatment. It's probably affected you in many ways and been something you've wanted for a long time. It’s important to do your research to make the best and most informed decision. At Lumino, we have a team of highly-experienced and qualified cosmetic dentists throughout our practices. They have enhanced the lives of thousands of Kiwis just like you. They're all highly regarded by their peers in the industry, within New Zealand and internationally.

Types of cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth, mouth and jaw. It can also be used for reconstruction, due to accident or injury. Each situation is unique. You may be wanting to correct a simple issue you’ve lived with for years. Maybe you want an extensive cosmetic makeover to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

It’s best to meet with your dentist or specialist to discuss your concerns and all the options available to you. Cosmetic dentistry can involve a number of different treatments including:
Teeth whitening
• Replacing amalgam fillings with white fillings
• Teeth straightening, with Invisalign® or orthodontic treatment
Crowns and veneers
Implants and bridges

Benefits of cosmetic dentistry

A cosmetic dental makeover can enhance your teeth, smile and overall appearance. It can do more than that too. Cosmetic dentistry can help improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. There are a number of reasons to consider a cosmetic makeover. Early dental development, poor oral health and gum disease can result in problems that affect the appearance of your teeth and smile. These factors can also impact on the function of your teeth, mouth and jaw.

Injuries and accidents also play a role. You may have damaged teeth, broken teeth, or missing teeth. This may impact on the surrounding teeth. It may be you have lived with compromised teeth and smiles for many years before deciding to see a dentist or specialist and considering the options available for you.

Get prepared

When you book at one of our dental practices for a cosmetic dental makeover, you most likely have a lot of questions and want to know the process involved. That’s understandable. It’s useful to think ahead about what your dentist or specialist will need to know to guide you on your journey. Generally, your dentist or specialist will ask you about your medical history and then thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, throat, sinuses, ears, nose and neck. You may also need an x-ray.

Your dentist will ask you some questions, such as:

  • What are hoping to achieve?
  • What are you happy about?
  • What are you unhappy about?
  • What's your biggest concern?
  • How has this issue affected you?

Think about your answers to these questions before your appointment. Being prepared can speed up the process.

Have questions?

It really depends on the type and extent of cosmetic treatment you decide on. To achieve your desired result, you may go for one simple treatment, or a series of treatments. It’s best to see a dentist or specialist to discuss what you’re hoping to achieve and the possible course of action. Your dentist talk you through it all. When you book online, simply select an appointment for dental makeover.

There are a number of options available to enhance your smile, depending on the condition of your teeth and what you’re hoping to achieve. Some cosmetic dentistry treatments include teeth whitening, crowns and veneers, bonding, orthodontic treatments and implants. Talk to your dentist or specialist about your concerns and your treatment options.

There are lots of options available. The best place to start is by visiting your dentist to discuss what you’re hoping to achieve. They can talk to you about the various treatments and what would be best for you. Some options available include cosmetic bonding, veneers and crowns, dental implants and bridges. In some cases, it may be as simple as teeth whitening and improved oral health habits.

Good oral health habits and regular appointments with your dentist and hygienist are a great place to start if you want whiter teeth. If you think you want to treat yellow teeth, there are various teeth whitening options available. These range from home treatments to entire cosmetic makeovers at your dentist. We recommend that you start by talking with your dentist. By understanding what you’re hoping to achieve, they can outline the best options for you.

We get it. We’re New Zealand’s largest group of dentists so we’ve seen more scared patients than any other dental practice in the country. For most people who are scared about visiting the dentist it’s because they’ve had a bad experience in the past. Relax. Our gentle and compassionate dentists understand how you feel. Whether you’re anxious or worried about experiencing more pain or the potential cost of the treatment, the best thing to do is to let us know how you feel. Making sure you feel comfortable is part of our job.

Sometimes, reconstructive cosmetic dentistry is required to repair damage to your teeth and mouth. And sometimes, problems you’re experiencing with your teeth can be prevented by taking good care of your oral health. That means a combination of at-home dental care and building a great relationship with your dentist.

We recommend daily healthy habits and regular visits to the dentist. For optimum oral health:
• Practice good oral hygiene habits at home including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day
• Book hygiene visits with an oral hygienist or oral health therapist twice each year
• Book routine exam and x-rays visits with your dentist once each year

The Lumino Dental Plan is a cost-effective way to ensure your oral health is given the priority it deserves. It’s an affordable ongoing subscription plan that keeps you on top of your oral health. We know that when you look after your oral health properly with regular preventative care, you’ll be less likely to need to see a dentist in an emergency. You’re also likely to spend less money at the dentist over time.