Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry 2017-12-20T14:00:08+00:00

Have you wondered if there was a way to improve your smile? Are you self-conscious about your mouth? Is there an area of your smile that you’d like to improve? Teeth whiter? Straighter?

If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, the team at Mona Vale Dental can help you achieve those goals. We have a range of treatments to enable you to have the best smile possible, and to make sure that your smile is an asset, not something to hide.

The various options can be discussed in more detail at your Consultation, and between you and the Dental team we can find the option that is the right one for you.

VENEERS – A BESPOKE DESIGNER SMILE
They are porcelain facings that are bonded over the front of teeth to create better shape, colour, size and orientation to improve your smile.

They are great option to recreate the natural look of teeth while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.
Veneers can:
•    Mask discolorations for a brighter smile
•    Change a tooth’s color, size, and shape
•    Repair gaps in teeth or fix teeth that are chipped or broken

 STAIN REMOVAL
Our hygienist is highly skilled at removing even the darkest stains from your teeth without causing any damage to the tooth surface. As importantly, she is extremely gentle!

REPLACING STAINED OR DISCOLOURED FILLINGS
Don’t like your metal fillings? We can replace them with a white composite filling or porcelain inlays for additional strength and for a more natural look.

TOOTH STRAIGHTENING (ORTHODONTICS)
We are a certified provider for Invisalign. This treatment can straighten your teeth without the need for braces. Contact us for a consultation to see which would be the best option for you.

REPLACE MISSING TEETH
We can provide many options for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’d like an implant, a bridge or a denture. One of our team can discuss which options would be best for you to improve appearance and restore function.

TOOTH WHITENING
The quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten your teeth is by in-office treatment with Philips Zoom!

The safest way to whiter teeth!
Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a Philips Zoom trained and accredited dentist not only gives you the whitest teeth, it’s also very safe.

Up to 8 shades whiter teeth in 1 hour
Our whitening procedure has been perfected through years of experience to give you the whitest teeth in the safest possible way. Your gums are carefully protected with a special covering prior to the application of the unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down the molecular bonds making up stains on and in your teeth. The intense light of the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Whitening LED Accelerator shining on the whitening gel makes the process work even faster, improving whitening results by as much as 40%.

Zoom is the only whitening formula that contains a desentitiser to minimise sensitivity, gives you greater lustre and helps protect enamel. As a result, the Philips Zoom tooth whitening treatment has no adverse effect on existing restorations (fillings or crowns) nor does it rub away, soften, damage or weaken the enamel.

Keeping side effects to a minimum 
Some people may experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during or after treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment. The temporary sensitivity can be minimal for some while others may find it to be similar to ice-cream sensitivity. Your will be advised you on any side effects and fluoride gel may be administered to help minimise any temporary sensitivity.

At-home whitening
We also offer another option where the whitening can be done at home. This takes 10-15 days and does not produce as good a result as the in-chair option, but can be more affordable. We make custom made trays and provide you with the whitening kit to take home to achieve a beautiful white smile.

REMOVE/MINIMISE “WHITE SPOTS”
Enamel micro abrasion is a proven way to help minimise any white spots (lesions) on your teeth caused by localised decalcification, hypo calcification, demineralisation or other conditions which can cause an irregular enamel appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ’s

Is cosmetic dentistry worth it? 2017-12-20T13:08:36+00:00

A great smile goes a long way towards building overall confidence, and if you are self-conscious of your smile or your existing teeth issues, cosmetic dentistry is a brilliant way to take steps towards feeling confident and happy.

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry? 2017-12-20T13:08:05+00:00

Dental insurance generally only covers areas of cosmetic dentistry that aim to repair or restore the structure of a tooth, or conditions that affect overall oral health. If you aren’t sure what your dental insurance covers you for, feel free to speak with one of our expert staff at Mona Vale Dental.

What procedures are classed as cosmetic dentistry? 2017-12-20T13:07:46+00:00

Cosmetic dentistry covers a variety of dental treatments that aim to improve the overall look of your mouth and teeth, and improve confidence in the process. Procedures such as veneers, stain removal, teeth whitening, orthodontics and the replacement of missing teeth are all classified as cosmetic dentistry.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

What Our Customers Say

Thank you Mona Vale Dental for your beautiful service!! My children have been to 2 different dentist and always walks out scared or has throw up from Xrays so from this I can never get them back, but today from the amazing reception staff in offering them books to read or colouring pens to draw with until their turn and also the staff helping me when I have 1 in with the dentist and 2 others in the reception is just a blessing for a mum of 3 boys that loves to RUN away! But the best part of the service at Mona Vale was the amazing dentist she talked and explained to my boys what she is doing with their teeth and also going the extra mile to make the check-up fun and exciting so they are no longer scared of a dentist, they even walked out saying I am going to be a dentist with the fun bay they received.Mona Vale Dental has some amazing systems I was very scared my kids would throw up again when it was time for the X rays but no they X-ray machine was amazing and the kids found this fun having their photo taken, for me a BIG plus! They even guided me on what I should cut out of the kids diet to help keep decay away as little changes can be so helpful on the teeth! I am going to book myself and my Husband in next as the service is 5Star! So if your due for a check-up call Mona Dental today you won’t regret it at all!!THANK YOU so much Caroline for letting me know about your company this has been the best visit to the dentist ever!read more
Karena Rustia
Karena Rustia
12:42 31 May 18
Having visited Mona Vale Dental several times over the past few months I've been hugely impressed with the level of knowledge and experience of the team. I initially booked in for a 'Digital Smile Design' consult with Dr Graham. He produced a digital plan of what my teeth and smile could look like following treatment. He then 3D printed an acrylic 'shell' which he clipped onto my teeth. It showed me exactly what my smile would look like if I decided to go ahead with the treatment. No more guess work! It gave me the confidence to go ahead with the treatment and I can't wait for the final result. Thank you Alistair and team.read more
John Hubert
John Hubert
12:21 29 May 18
I have had such a huge fear of the dentist since I was very young which is why I put off going for so many years (even though I knew I needed at least 2 root canals). I can't believe what a difference a few months can make. A friend recommended Mona Vale Dental for a painful tooth I could no longer ignore. From the moment I walked in Lisa on Reception instantly made me feel at ease and I was so impressed by how the clean and modern the practice was. The first session of my root canal I wad so anxious but it only took a few minutes of Alistair and his dental nurse talking me through what was happening and singing along to George Harrison as they were working away before I realised I was onto something pretty special.A few sessions in now and I can honestly say that I am completely relaxed whenever I go in there. My fear of the dentist has totally gone and for that I cannot thank them enough.I recommend these guys for anyone who has been putting of the dentist because they are scared and even if you're not. They are highly skilled, gentle, friendly and genuine.read more
Verity Hare
Verity Hare
06:38 22 Mar 18
I took Alistair's advice and Hayley & Alistair made me up a SomnoBrux to address my Bruxism. Wish I had taken his advice a long time ago - I found the guard really easy to sleep with and am now sleeping so much better and not waking up with a saw jaw and a headache every morning. Can't thank you enough Mona Vale Dental !read more
Sharyn Nichols
Sharyn Nichols
03:56 06 Dec 17
The team at Mona Vale Dental is not just top notch but world class. Dr. Graham has made sure he's always a master of the latest techniques. The fact that crowns and overlays can be done in a single session (without waiting to send away for molds, etc) is awesome. The quality of the work is always high. I personally have a challenging medical background and the Mona Vale Dental team is phenomenal at making sure all the specifics of my case are considered. And, on top of this, they're simply a really friendly bunch. Couldn't recommend them any more!read more
Bryan Rollins
Bryan Rollins
21:15 02 Sep 17
I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology. They do an amazing job and in my opinion are one of the best for dental implants.read more
Francesco Fronzoni
Francesco Fronzoni
20:01 14 Aug 17
Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental experience.read more
Jane Lillycrop
Jane Lillycrop
11:40 06 Jul 17
Our company designed and built the new practice environment for Dr Alistair Graham and I must say that the entire team at Mona Vale Dental were a real pleasure to work with from start to finish. They were and still are wonderful clients and people. His team are so caring and whilst we were shooting a video on location for a whole day, I saw first hand how the team greeted and looked after their patients. Wow was I impressed. The place looks amazing too and I recommend anyone in the local area to make an appointment and go and feel what it is like to be treated by such great professionals in an amazing space. We wish you all the best Dr Graham and team in your new practice.read more
Levitch Design Australia
Levitch Design Australia
04:55 05 Jul 17
Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again. Dr Graham was very knowledgeable and explained all treatment options available. I am very pleased with my new crown which I watched being made while I waited. Very impressive. Thank you.read more
Penelope Hitchens
Penelope Hitchens
02:34 09 May 17