Ballarat Central, Victoria -
Smile Creative, a dental practice in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, is helping to clear up concerns and confusion raised about dental veneers recently in the news and on social media.
Dr Karishma Wijeyesinghe is the Principal Dentist at Smile Creative in Ballarat Central. She explains, "there is rising demand for veneers, which may be from the influence of celebrities and reality TV stars. I've noticed a number of ‘procedure gone wrong’ videos surfacing online that raise concern for the safety of patients."
Dr Karishma continued, "One thing these stories have in common is they have had far too much tooth enamel removed during the procedure, which is not recommended."
A woman in North Texas is even planning to file charges against the company that offers cheap at home kits for snap on veneers because of the nightmarish experience she went through for using one of these DIY veneer kits. The adhesive for the custom gum mouthpiece for veneers stuck to her real teeth and a dentist had to grind it away some of her front teeth to finally get it off. It was a very painful experience for her because she could not be given anaesthetics so that she would be able to inform the dentist if some of her teeth are being affected by the grinding. She couldn’t eat or drink anything for some time and had to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. She is planning to pursue legal remedies against the company that had produced the DIY veneers kit.
A dental veneer is a thin layer of material to cover the front of the teeth to enhance their appearance by bonding them to the teeth to cover any imperfections like stains, chips, etc. Dr Karishma Wijeyesinghe from Smile Creative points out that they will only use quality materials for veneers, and they have the professional knowledge and experience to properly place the veneers, which means such mishaps will never happen when they provide the veneers.
Dr Karishma says, "If veneers are performed by a qualified and experienced dentist, they can be considered a safe procedure.”
Smile Creative is highly equipped and designed with a specific focus in cosmetic dentistry and she has extensive experience working with patients who need veneers. Dr Karishma recommends, "Each patient's individual needs will play a role in determining their veneer costs and that there are many other factors that can impact the total price tag such as the type of material used and how many teeth require treatment in order to a long lasting and truly aesthetic result."
Dr Karishma Wijeyesinghe explains how they do things differently, “Here at Smile Creative, we believe communication and planning is the key to the best possible outcomes. We have an in depth discussion with you so that we understand your story and what you would like to achieve. We collaborate with laboratory technicians and master ceramists who also analyse your photos, videos, x-rays and 3D scans before creating your new teeth. And then we show you what your new teeth will look like in your mouth with a Smile Test Drive that lets you literally wear your new smile before any treatment is done. If you’d like any changes, you can let us know before treatment, which allows us to make any necessary modifications and empowers you to have confidence in the direction we’re headed.”
Those who would like to know more about the services provided at Smile Creative can check out their website or contact them on the phone or through email, or they can simply visit Smile Creative in Ballarat Central.
Smile Creative is a dental practice in Ballarat with a special focus on cosmetic dentistry owned by dentist Dr Karishma Wijeyesinghe.
602 Mair St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
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