Author: Dr Peter Henderson

General and Cosmetic Dental Care BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Options for improving the look for my smile

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

If you are wanting to improve the appearance of your smile, the cosmetic dentistry techniques needed depend on what the problems are. Numerous factors go into making what, in our culture, we see as beautiful smiles. Here I discuss some of them. Plaque-free teeth and healthy pink gums Red, inflamed, bloated gum – gingivitis – Read more...

What’s new in cosmetic dentistry?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Learning and advancing are a career-long process for dentists as health professionals. Personally, I find it exciting that advances in materials science and digital technology are allowing us to predictably produce smiles that enhance both dental health and aesthetics. In the past it was standard practice in cosmetic dentistry for practitioners to decide almost unilaterally Read more...

How long do porcelain veneers last?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Put simply, porcelain veneers last a very long time. Porcelain veneers – or to use the more up-to-date term, ceramic veneers – are the most durable thing of beauty that dentistry can provide for improving the appearance and function of teeth – whether it be their length, shape, proportion, surface texture, or colour and brightness, Read more...

I need a smile makeover. What’s involved?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

At Smile Solutions, I see many people seeking a “smile makeover” – men, women, people in their 20s up to their 60s and beyond. Their needs cover a wide spectrum. Some start from a moderately pleasing base, while many others come in with snaggly, worn-down or intensely discoloured teeth. The latter group have often developed Read more...

How can I improve my smile with porcelain veneers and crowns?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Interested in finding out more about porcelain veneers and crowns? Dr Peter Henderson, who has extensive experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry, answers your questions. What can porcelain veneers and crowns do for teeth cosmetically? Porcelain veneers and crowns allow us to rebuild teeth in very natural looking ways. Ways that can’t be covered Read more...

What do porcelain veneers cost?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

The cost of porcelain veneers in Melbourne varies according to individual cases and particular circumstances. Here’s a guide to how this treatment is approached and costed at Smile Solutions. First, we must ascertain that any teeth to be restored are healthy inside and have healthy roots. One or more X-rays will be taken, which for Read more...

Diabetes and oral health

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Many people know that diabetes adds to the risk of heart disease and heart attack, stroke, vision loss, infections, loss of sensation, gangrene and lower limb loss – amongst other things. Perhaps fewer people know about the implications for dental and oral health, which are as follows. 1) PERIODONTAL DISEASE (gum and jawbone disease) This Read more...

When it comes to veneers, what has changed in the last twenty years?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

I’ll talk about how things have changed for me, as I haven’t felt the need to investigate all the various fads that have come and gone; nor can I comment on how veneers may have changed for other dentists. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY With a handful of standard digital photos, I can readily evaluate your smile collaboratively Read more...