What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Options & Procedures

4 Different Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Wanting to achieve your perfect smile? Tarneit Dental Care has a range of cosmetic dental procedures to correct whatever issues arise. Whether you want to brighten your teeth or cover chipped teeth, our team of professional dentists will be able to help you find confidence in your smile.

Our team will go over the procedure in depth and use digital animation software to give you an understanding of what to expect and show how your teeth will look afterwards. Let’s look at a few procedures we offer.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth become discoloured for a variety of different reasons. Diet (including drinking of coffee & tea), age, and poor dental hygiene. Teeth whitening services protect your teeth enamel, reduce sensitivity, and can whiten your smile by six to eight shades. All completed in chair, whitening will remove tooth stains, spots, and blemishes. Treatment is tailored to your needs. Most patients attend two to five appointments, which last approximately an hour each, to achieve desired results. An active whitening agent is applied to your teeth. While the agent breaks down it allows more oxygen to enter the surface of each tooth therefore brightening it. Typically, the treatment will last for at least six months.


Dental veneers are a thin layer that is placed over an individual tooth. They are available in a range of materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, and a composite resin material. A fantastic option for chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. Each veneer is custom made in different materials and shapes to fit over or bond to your teeth in a way that looks completely natural. They are an excellent alternative to crowns as they are a more conservative approach and are easier to customise. Veneers are great to repair small fractures or reshape teeth.

Porcelain veneers are the most expensive, but look the most natural and will need the least amount of maintenance over time. Porcelain and ceramic veneers can involve a few trips to the dentist including tooth preparation, temporary veneer placement, and permanent veneer placement. Composite veneers are more affordable and easier to install. In a single visit the tooth is prepared and the filling material is applied in layers through bonding.


Implants are perfect if you’re missing teeth. Dental implants are available for a single tooth, or many. They are permanent and integrated directly into your jaw bone. The implant is made of ultra strong titanium with a crown of ceramic, porcelain, or precious metals. A fantastic alternative to dentures as they are more comfortable, secure, and reliable.


A dental bridge is used as an option when a patient cannot support a dental implant. The bridge is attached to two adjacent crowns to replace a single missing tooth.

The list of cosmetic dental procedures we offer continue. We also offer bonding and reshaping, gum lifting, and straightening. There’s many ways to correct your teeth and bring out your confidence.

Tarneit Dental Care Can Take Care Of All Your Cosmetic Dental Needs

If you’re looking into any cosmetic dental treatments to achieve your perfect smile, Tarneit Dental Care’s friendly team is ready to provide advice and consultations. Give our dental clinic a call on (03) 9749 4491 to begin the road to smile confidence now.