Aesthetic Dentistry


Cosmetic Dentistry is more popular than ever, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. Our Moss Vale dentists have a wide array of tools and techniques at their disposal for improving the look of your smile. 

Before deciding to undergo any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it’s important to know the benefits and risks and what you can expect during the process. 


Teeth Whitening 

Over time, teeth can become stained or discoloured, especially after smoking, taking certain medications, or consuming foods and beverages such as coffee and tea. While there are many DIY ways to whiten your teeth, it’s important to note that whitening your teeth is a chemical process. It uses a specialised bleach called carbamide peroxide. So, whether you have it done in a dental surgery it is the same ingredients involved as the DIY kit at home. However, it’s important to note, the strength of the ingredients differs significantly. So, if you want a longer-lasting more consistent whiter look a tooth bleaching from your dentist works best.  

Using a chemical process, our Moss Vale dentists can bleach your teeth in one of two ways: in-office teeth whitening procedure or provide you with a take home teeth whitening system. 

Use our checklist to determine your suitability for teeth whitening. 

Porcelain veneers 

These custom shells, typically made of porcelain, cover the front sides of the teeth to change their color and/or shape. Veneers last longer than bonding and provide a superior appearance. They are less expensive than crowns. Veneers can improve teeth that: 

  • Have spaces between them 
  • Have become chipped or worn 
  • Are permanently stained 
  • Are poorly shaped 
  • Are slightly crooked 




Sometimes called caps, crowns completely cover a tooth, restoring a normal shape and appearance. You may need a crown to: 

  • Cover a misshapen or discoloured tooth 
  • Protect a weak tooth 
  • Restore a broken or worn tooth 
  • Cover a tooth with a large filling 
  • Hold a dental bridge in place 
  • Cover a dental implant 
  • Cover a tooth that’s had a root canal procedure 


Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic materials. Because crowns are costly, dentists usually suggest them only when other procedures can’t produce a pleasing result. 

Enamel Shaping and Contouring 

Enamel shaping and contouring involves removing or contouring dental enamel to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dentists may combine this process with bonding. 

Often used to alter the length, shape, or position of teeth, reshaping and contouring can correct: 

  • Crooked or overlapping teeth 
  • Chipped and irregular teeth 
  • Minor bite problems 


Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, bridges are used to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination. Our Dentists anchor them onto surrounding teeth after preparing them for crowns. Then a false tooth joins to the crowns and the bridge is cemented onto the prepared teeth. Only your dentist can remove a fixed bridge. 

The success of your bridge depends upon its foundation. So, remember that oral hygiene to keep remaining teeth healthy is particularly important if you wear a bridge. 

Dental Implants 

Implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. You can get an implant to replace a tooth. Or two or more implants can provide a stable support for replacing several teeth. 

For more information about crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges or dental implants visit our general dentistry page 

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.”
– Christie Brinkley


And who doesn't like friendship and peace?

Heck, Christie also had great taste in musicians, too, don't you think?

A great smile can transform your appearance instantly and dramatically.

From a quick polish to more sophisticated makeover or implants, the team at Dr Patrick Meaney & Associates can help give you the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Dr Patrick Meaney & Associates can assist with:

  • Bleaching
  • Gentle Solutions for Tired Smiles
  • Enameloplasty
  • Implants
  • Oral Rehabilitation
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Reconstruction
  • Replacement Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Smile Analysis & Enhancement
  • Tissue Contouring & gingivoplasty
  • Whitening


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Moss Vale NSW 2577

(02) 4869 3111

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