Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

At Canberra Dental Care we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry options.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening is an easy, conservative, safe and cost effective way to whiten teeth. It is now one of the most popular Cosmetic Dentistry treatments available.

At Canberra Dental Care, we use a combination of whitening treatments. This including in-office and at home whitening trays to ensure that the best possible results are achieved for our patients. many of our patients combine tooth whitening with other cosmetic procedures. These include crowns and bridges. Bridges and crowns cannot be bleached. Because of this our patients often start to use the bleaching trays.

We all want to have beautiful white teeth but as we grow older the outer tooth (enamel) absorbs stains from tea, coffee, red wine and cigarette smoke. No amount of brushing or polishing will remove these stains; the only way is to whiten. This is because the discolouration is not simple on the surface.

Teeth whitening should be provided and supervised by a well trained dental surgeon rather than using kits bought over the counter or by professionals other than dentists. We take care of the whole mouth and not just the teeth. We attend to any minor sensitivity that may arise from this procedure. Because teeth are our business we have seen a lot of them. One this we can help with is working out when enough is enough. While we all like to have white teeth, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

At home

With the home bleaching method we take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. From this we make custom-made trays that hold the whitening gel. Because the trays are custom-made they are very comfortable and re-usable. You keep the trays and only need to buy the top up gels for future home whitening. We stock the gels at Canberra Dental Care.

Make an appointment today to discuss your tooth whitening needs.


Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth coloured porcelain shells that are custom made to bond to the front surface of teeth. As the name suggests they are placed over the existing teeth to create a layer over the existing tooth to enhance its appearance. Porcelain veneers are excellent for treating chipped, discoloured or misshaped teeth, especially in front teeth. They are often the ideal option for improving shape, length, size and tooth colour. The colour is matched to the surrounding teeth so the new surface blends into the existing smile.

Porcelain veneers are a more conservative option than a crown as it requires less preparation of the tooth. The key difference between a crown and a veneer is that for a veneer to be fitted the underlying tooth has to be strong and healthy.

The popularity of porcelain veneers is continually escalating. This is due to their ability to enhance both the functional and aesthetic nature of your smile.


Want straighter teeth, fast?

Invisalign® Go is a new innovative system available from Invisalign® at Canberra Dental Care is now offering this treatment to patients.
Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world. Invisalign® Go uses the same removable and almost invisible clear aligners as conventional Invisalign® to straighten your teeth. It involves a system to apply gentle pressure and move your teeth into alignment. Because of the technologically advanced Invisalign® software and 3D printing system all the aligners are precisely designed as a custom fit for you.

Why choose Invisalign® Go?

Invisalign® Go is quick with some patients achieving results in as little as 3-6 months.
The system is designed for aesthetic straightening of the front ten teeth only. Therefore it is much cheaper than conventional Invisalign® or braces which also look to correct bite issues with the back teeth.
Invisalign® aligners are removable unlike conventional braces, making it easy to brush, floss, eat and drink throughout treatment. Because the are removable, you can take them out for special occasions.
Visible results from as early as the first month of treatment.
Lifestyle friendly, the aligners are virtually invisible and a snug fit meaning very few people will even notice them. Comfortable to wear for an active lifestyle with no wires or brackets that can cut your mouth.

Invisalign® Go is perfect for aesthetic changes and straightening crowded front teeth or closing gaps. It also works well for treating relapse in people who have had previous orthodontic treatment but no longer have retainers and the teeth have now shifted. For those who have more complex orthodontic issues we will recommend referring you to an orthodontic specialist.

What is the first step?

An initial FREE consultation where we will take photos and can assess if Invisalign® Go is an appropriate treatment for you.
Should you wish to proceed, we recommend taking a full jaw/ OPG x-ray of your mouth to ensure there are no other underlying dental issues present.
When we receive the ClinCheck plan you return for another appointment. At this next appointment we review the virtual 3D plan and to ensure we are both happy. We can then go ahead and ask the Invisalign® lab to construct the aligners.


Book now to chat to one of our dentists about the cosmetic dentistry options available.