Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Feel confident in your smile!

If you are looking to enhance your smile, Dr Helen provides a range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. The procedure can range from simple alterations, through to a complete smile redesign.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Welcome to Dr. Helen’s Dental & Implant Studio, based in East Prahran, Melbourne. We are dedicated to providing a caring and gentle experience, of the highest standards and attention to detail. Dr. Helen will work closely with you on your custom treatment plan, ensuring your care is of the utmost priority.

If you’ve ever considered cosmetic dentistry, Dr Helen offers everything you need.

Porcelain Veneer Transformation
Porcelain Veneer Before & After
5 Star Rated Dentist

5 Star Rated Dentist

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design

A Permanent Solution

A Permanent Solution

All about Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is available to anyone who wishes to enhance the look of their smile. This can range from simple alterations, through to a highly bespoke, complete smile redesign.

We use a combination of techniques, that include dental veneers, gum recontouring, reshaping and bonding, orthodontics, teeth alignment and whitening, restorative crowns and bridges, and even dental implants.

If you are unhappy with your smile and are looking for subtle improvements, wanting to replace outdated or broken dental work, or are having problems with the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth, a smile makeover could be the answer for you!

If you would like to change anything about your smile from colour, shape or position of your teeth, then it is worth booking in for a smile design consultation with our smile makeover dentist Dr Helen. At this appointment, your smile will be analysed by examination and digital photography. Dr Helen will then be able to advise you on the various approaches available to restore your smile.

How does Cosmetic Dentistry work?

As the first step, Dr Helen will develop a detailed and bespoke treatment plan for you.

It typically involves a range of cosmetic and restorative procedures, catering to your unique needs. The goal is to bring new confidence to your smile.

We apply a combination of the latest techniques to achieve optimal cosmetic, as well as restorative results. Preserving tooth structure, thereby increasing the longevity of your teeth and restorations, whilst at the same time achieving the finest cosmetic results.

Smile transformations are only possible through the rapid advancement in dental technology achieved over the last two decades. It is now possible to correct the most severe cases of dental damage.

So if your smile is impacting your confidence, making you self-conscious in your personal or professional life, then it may be time to book in for a consultation.

What are the typical problems faced?

A typical candidate for smile transformation will have some of the following concerns with their teeth:

  • Crooked or missing teeth
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Chipped or worn teeth
  • Gummy smile
  • Cracks, gaps and chips
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Teeth gaps
  • Discoloured fillings
  • Sagging or sunken appearance
  • Wear and tear

What procedures may be involved?

Veneers

Cosmetic veneers are thin, strong porcelain shells that can be applied over existing teeth. A procedure that can usually be completed in less than two weeks. They are first prepared for the procedure and then placed over an existing tooth. Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of natural teeth and give you the smile makeover you always desired. If you’re concerned about discolouration, chips, misalignments, or the shape of your teeth, then veneers can offer a solution. They can also be used to close the gaps between your natural teeth. We recommend the highest quality, minimal reduction porcelain veneers over traditional, more destructive versions or options. This means that your natural enamel is preserved and veneers are fully reversible and offered at an affordable price.

Bonding

We use the finest cosmetic composite materials that are directly bonded to the teeth. This is done to either replace old discoloured fillings, repair chips and cracks or to recreate a more aesthetic shape and contour to the teeth. Bonding can improve the colour of the teeth and does not normally require any tooth to be shaved down beforehand.

Tooth reshaping involves recontouring teeth that are too long, pointy, or disproportionate to adjacent teeth.

Gum or Gingival contouring also known as periodontal plastic surgery is carried out to align the gum levels to a more ideal aesthetic contour and it can also be used to correct a gummy smile.

Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth, be used to lock dentures into place, or give you a permanent replacement for all of your teeth.

Tooth-coloured fillings: A direct restoration (meaning it is placed directly into a cavity by a dentist) – also known as a filling – is one of the most common ways to restore a tooth. A tooth coloured or composite restoration will closely resemble the colour and shape of your natural tooth. It can be used as a sole option, or as a cost-effective alternative to a stronger crown to restore your tooth.

These are just some of the advanced techniques available to make your smile transformation a reality.

BOOK YOUR SMILE CONSULTATION

Your Smile Consult Includes

  • One-on-one extended consultation with Dr Helen
  • Two mouth x-rays
  • Comprehensive treatment plan
  • Full dental evaluation
  • No pressure or obligation to proceed

The Cosmetic Dentistry Process

Our patients often come in with a picture of their favourite celebrity and tell us that they want to have a smile like them. Well, the truth is, now you can. Nature is not always perfect. They too have probably undergone a corrective procedure such as porcelain veneers, orthodontic treatment or ClearPath, white fillings, or resin bonding. Dr Helen recommends the highest quality, minimally invasive, natural-looking cosmetic procedures, and has an eye for perfection. To discuss possible solutions to your discoloured, misaligned, chipped, or worn teeth, please contact us for a consultation.

In order for you to feel comfortable and confident proceeding with total teeth replacement, Dr Helen provides all the information you require to put your mind at ease.

During your initial consultation, Dr Helen will examine your current condition and discuss your requirements and options. Together with planning, this is a crucial part of the process in achieving an outcome you desire.

First, we analyse your smile with digital photography. Additionally, Dr Helen creates a temporary mock-up of your teeth so that you can visualise the results based on the option you choose. The ultimate goal of creating the mock-up is to help you make the best decision, knowing that the outcome will be exactly what you desire from your smile makeover. We also have the latest software so you can see a visualisation of your results before deciding to proceed.

Are you ready to see your beautiful smile once again? Dr Helen can help restore your smile with a complete smile transformation and teeth replacement.

Smiling Patient

About Dr Helen

Meet Dr Helen

Dr Helen’s work has restored the smiles of countless patients, even the ones who had lost all faith in their teeth.

She opened up her East Prahran Studio in 2008 after working across regional Victoria and gaining broad experience in emergency, surgical and cosmetic dentistry.

Her aim is to always provide gentle care with the highest quality outcomes for patients. From the first consultation, right through to post-op care, she ensures she is there for every patient.

Dr Helen

Meet Dr. Helen

Meet Dr Helen
Before & After Smile Transformation
Michelle's Experience

Meet Donna, our latest smile make over patient

Donna always wanted a natural, bright and beautiful smile. Donna’s teeth were already white, and she was happy with her gums displaying on smiling, but she disliked the gaps between her teeth and the fact that they were worn down.

After having 9 porcelain veneers, Donna is thrilled with her new smile.

Meet Donna
Before Smile Makeover

Before

After Smile Makeover

After

The smile is first analysed with digital photography and converted into a trial of your smile that can then be reproduced in the mouth and amended until perfect, before the final result is created. This way you can make sure you are completely happy with the desired changes and we can make sure the changes are in complete harmony with your jaw and joints.

Question & Answers

Please click on the FAQ links below to view.

If your question is not answered below you can contact Dr Helen directly with your question by filling out our enquiry form here.

Do You Want Whiter Teeth?

When you flick through the celebrity magazines, do you notice how many movie stars have gleaming white smiles? Do you ever wonder how they do it? It’s probably because they have undergone a treatment to have their teeth whitened. No-one’s teeth are perfect. We could all do with a little help here and there. Even if you don’t have the desire to walk down the Oscars red carpet, whiter teeth will give you a confident and attractive smile.

There are two types of whitening treatments available: take-home and in-office. I usually recommend take-home whitening to our patients; I believe it is the most successful method with the most consistent results. About seven years ago, I used this method myself, with very satisfying results. Take a look at my smile on the sign outside our office when you’re next here.

You can learn more about whitening in the “Treatments” page of our website. If you’d like to discuss whether whitening is appropriate for you, please call us on 9510 5597.

4 Questions on Dental Veneers

I’ve heard of veneers without tooth reduction. Can anyone have them?

With the majority of cases, tooth reduction is not necessary for the placement of veneers. However, in certain situations, minimal tooth reduction will facilitate a more aesthetic outcome.

Are porcelain veneers permanent? Are they replaceable?

Porcelain veneers adhere firmly to the enamel of your teeth. With good maintenance and care, they rarely come loose and can serve you for many years before you need to consider having them replaced. Keep in mind, the benefit of no preparation veneers is that they are fully reversible.

Will they look natural?

Not all veneers are the same. You might’ve seen people who look like they have unnatural smiles. Manufacturing veneers is an intricate and time-consuming process. A skillfully crafted veneer will replicate all the details of nature, minimise decay, and preserve your tooth. Our top technician will craft your high-quality veneers, which can only be distinguished from natural teeth by a qualified professional and we offer them at an affordable price.

How long does it take?

It takes two to three appointments, two weeks apart, to make porcelain veneers.

Do you offer payment plans?

We sure do! Check out some of the options here or schedule a consultation with us today by contacting the studio at (03) 9510 5597. We can give you a comprehensive treatment plan with all costs and figures and provide you with the most appropriate payment plan options based on your individual needs.

PAYMENT PLANS

We offer a range of payment plans and options for all of our services. These include DentiCare, MacCredit and MiFund, with options up to 30k. There are even options to apply to use your super.

DentiCare
MacCredit
MiFund
Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
Australian Dental Association

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

GENTLE & CARING

GENTLE & CARING

We offer the latest in pain-free procedures. Sleep dentistry also available.

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

Dr. Helen provides all implant treatments in-house, including general anaesthesia and surgical procedures.

PERSONALISED CARE

PERSONALISED CARE

Dr. Helen looks after you from the first consultation to the final result, guiding every step of the process.

FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

We use the highest quality 100% Australian products for beautiful,
long-lasting results.

EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

We apply the latest in dental research, techniques and technology.