Modbury Medical and Dental

Smile Makeovers / Dental Facelift

The Premier Modbury Medical and Dental – Whilst some people are content with their smile, there are also people who are unhappy and dislike their smile. This unhappiness, of course, can have devastating consequences on how people feel about themselves and behave around others.

However, this feeling of unhappiness is not something a dental facelift or smile makeover can’t fix.

With a dental facelift, a smile that has always caused an inward frown can be improved. A smile makeover usually requires the application of one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. These include white fillings, teeth whitening, veneers, Lumineers, dental caps, crowns or bridges.

People badly in need of tooth restoration due to chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth can benefit from a smile makeover. It will not only improve a person’s smile but also restore the muscles that control jaw movement to their natural position.

And since dental facelifts focus on the aesthetics of dentistry, they may take into consideration every patient’s hair colour, facial features and skin tone, as well as the appearance of the teeth, gum tissue and lips.

A dental facelift or smile makeover can resolve or improve concerns involving one or some of the following:

  • Teeth alignment
  • Colour of the teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Damaged, cracked, chipped or uneven teeth
  • Aging or unattractive features
  • Short, long or disproportionate teeth

Before a smile makeover treatment or dental facelift is performed, the dentist must assess the patient’s oral health status first. This includes examining the teeth, gums, underlying support structure and bite or occlusion to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure.

Cosmetic dentists sometimes use imaging software designed to give their patient an idea of how they would look after their smile makeover is complete.

The cost of a smile makeover or dental facelift depends primarily on which treatments are necessary to achieve the patient’s goals.

General Dentistry

General dentistry is focused on the prevention of dental disease, which is why most dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventive. By emphasising the importance of oral health and hygiene, general dentists help people avoid the progression of dental problems.

Therefore, the primary aim of general dentists is to ensure their patients practise oral health care, as well as diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth.

Most dentists in Australia are actually general dentists. Those who take extra training in a particular practice area become specialists, like orthodontists, who specialise in treating crooked teeth, bad bites and poorly aligned jaws, and endodontists, who specialise in treating the interior of teeth.

During a routine visit to a general dentist, the patient undergoes a thorough examination of the mouth, a professional cleaning, and a discussion on their dental health. If the dentist detects the presence of tooth decay, they would recommend their patient to have their affected tooth filled.

A general dentist also provides the following assistance and services aside from routine preventive measures:

  • Giving detailed at-home oral hygiene instructions and preventive treatments
  • Providing necessary restorative services, such as fillings and treatment for dental trauma and missing teeth like dentures, dental crowns or bridgework
  • Administering more advanced treatments, such as orthodontics, root canal therapy and dental implants
  • Cosmetic procedures that include teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers
  • Addressing general or related health concerns that affect oral health, such as diabetes or pregnancy complications

Patients need to discuss their dental concerns in detail with their dentist. They should also ask all their questions during consultation to cover important matters such as the diagnosis, dental fees, recommended dental procedures, and the risks and benefits of each.


People with significant tooth loss – whether because of injury, tooth decay or periodontal disease – can benefit from dental implants if they prefer these over dentures or dental bridges.

Dental implants are replacement teeth roots that are meant to fuse with the jawbone. They provide a strong, durable foundation for the attachment of fixed or removable replacement teeth, which are made to look like natural teeth.

These provide several advantages to other dental appliances or tools, including the following:

  • More natural appearance
  • Better speech quality
  • Comfortable (without the fear of falling off like dentures)
  • Superior comfort and permanent bond
  • Ease and efficiency when eating
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Better long-term oral health
  • Strength and durability
  • Convenience – no need for messy adhesives

People who make good candidates for routine dental extraction or oral surgery may be considered for dental implantation. They should have healthy gums and adequate bone tissue to hold the required implants in place.

However, heavy smokers, as well as those with chronic disorders like diabetes or heart disease and patients with other serious medical conditions require special evaluation.

Dental implants have a very high success rate, although this can vary depending on the location of the implants. With proper care and commitment to practising good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, dental implants can last a lifetime.

“The Modbury Medical and Dental offers more than just dental services.”

i-CAT Technology

Considered to be the cone beam industry standard, i-CAT technology has revolutionised the 3D radiography landscape. It gives dental professionals access to a faster, safer and more predictable method of obtaining 3D images of the teeth and facial bones.

Through the use of i-CAT® Scan technology, dentists can get a clear and accurate panoramic X-ray of their patients’ face, jaw and teeth. This allows them to make more accurate diagnoses and ensures more efficient and targeted treatment planning.

An i-CAT® Scan takes less than five seconds to conduct, thereby protecting patients from overexposure to radiation, although i-CAT® Scan itself produces a lower dose of radiation compared with older similar technology.

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Modbury Dental Clinic

966 North East Road,
Modbury, SA, 5092

Phone: (08) 7226 3559