Hi, my name is Maheer. My job is to help you get to your desired smile, with the least amount of dentistry as possible. I believe the best way to achieve this is to go slowly at the start, so we can take the time to really plan where we are heading. Thanks to the huge advancements in dental technology, we can now plan the final result we wish to achieve with your smile, which will allow us to get there with minimal time sitting in the dental chair.

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AESTHETIC DENTISTRY
BY DR MAHEER

Discover Dr. Maheer Shah’s innovative approach to aesthetic dentistry, emphasising minimal intervention for natural, beautiful smiles in a comfortable, patient-centred environment.

VISIT ME AT AZURE DENTAL

Visiting Dr. Maheer Shah at the new Azure Dental clinic offers a unique experience in dental care. The clinic emphasises Dr. Shah’s philosophy of achieving your desired smile with minimal dentistry. It focuses on advanced dental technology and thorough planning for efficient and effective treatments. Patients can expect a careful and patient-centric approach, ensuring comfort and precision in achieving their dental goals.

OUR RESULTS

There has been huge advancements in aesthetic dentistry over the past decade. In the past, the only options were aggressive cosmetic options which would typically involve cutting the teeth down to make room for thick metal ceramic crowns. These would never match the colour and textures of the natural tooth perfectly, as the optical light properties would contrast with those of the natural teeth. Also, these destructive procedures would leave the teeth very compromised decades later, making it difficult for the next dentist to produce a good result when it came time to change the old restorations.

We now know that as soon as we put a drill to a tooth we weaken that tooth by 40-60%. This means we have to change the ways we are saving teeth as the methods of the past are no longer the best way to do things.

Fast forward to now where we can create beautiful smiles without ever touching the drill to the tooth. This is what is called a minimal invasive smile makeover. Thanks to digital technology we can now see the final design of the smile virtually, before any treatment begins. This means no surprises and complete confidence that the treatment plan will meet your desires

OUR RESULTS

The evolution of aesthetic dentistry over the last decade has transformed the way we enhance smiles, moving from aggressive, tooth-compromising methods to techniques that prioritise the preservation of natural tooth structure. Previously, cosmetic dentistry often meant resorting to procedures that involved significant alteration of the tooth for metal-ceramic crowns, which could not perfectly replicate the appearance of natural teeth and weakened them over time.

Today, the focus has shifted towards minimally invasive approaches, leveraging digital advancements to plan and execute smile makeovers without the need for extensive drilling. This not only conserves the tooth’s strength by avoiding the reduction of its structure by 40-60% but also allows for the precise visualisation of the expected outcomes before any physical work begins. Such progress ensures that patients can look forward to achieving their desired aesthetic results with minimal risk and complete confidence in the treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although very similar, the difference between cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry comes down to the philosophy.

Cosmetic dentistry is about cutting teeth down and replacing them with what is meant to be ideal and perfect. What we often see is toilet bowl white porcelain teeth with shapes with no character to them. It is like a copy and paste smile. This is the stereotypical ‘Hollywood’ smile look.

Aesthetic dentistry focuses on mimicking nature and enhancing what is already there. Rather than trying to make everything perfect and the same, we are trying to improve upon what is already there and fill in the missing pieces. The final result is a smile that is uniquely your own, and one that can be maintained for years to come, without compromising your health and well-being over the years to come

From experience, I have found that it takes about 3-6 months for my patient’s to feel like their new smile is their own. Similar to any other aesthetic surgery, there is a period where the natural tissues heal and the new work integrates with the person and their body.

Due to the detailed planning process we undertake before starting any treatment, we can create an accurate picture of what our final result will look like. This removes the unpredictability and uncertainty that came with cosmetic dentistry 10-20 years ago, which will help you feel more confident in what your final smile will be.

Thanks to advancements in engineering, materials and digital technology, we are now able to replicate the look and properties of natural teeth. In the past, metal had to be used to give strength to the tooth restoration. However metal does a poor job in replicating the colour & optical properties of a tooth, so materials had to be designed to hide the greyness. This gives the unnatural that is common with traditional cosmetic dentistry.

Natural teeth are very different and complex, and light is able to pass through them, which creates a different texture to a metal restoration. Modern ceramics copy this texture very closely, making smiles and teeth look natural and allow us to seamlessly blend the restorations with the natural teeth.

No, I am a dentist with a special interest in aesthetics. An orthodontist is a dentist who has taken a Masters degree, to focus solely on aligning teeth and improving bites. They cannot perform other dental procedures such as crowns and root canals.

I am currently studying a graduate diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics. This is one of the most in depth training programs available for dentists in Australia, which follows strict government regulations.

This course enables me to align and position teeth to create beautiful smiles. If the smile issue is related to the bite and alignment of the jaws, this falls outside of the scope of what is possible with clear aligners, and I may need to refer to an orthodontist.

In the past, dental materials were not always safe. For example, all silver fillings were made of 50% mercury, which has a long list of health effects. This is why we must take extra precautions when removing these materials from the mouth.

Modern materials have been created to mimic the chemistry and biology of the natural tooth. Modern ceramics are the safest dental materials to ever be created (apart from gold). They leach no toxic chemicals and bond securely and intimately with the tooth, making it close to impossible for bacteria to accumulate. There are no documented or known side effects of dental ceramics in the mouth.

No! There is mild discomfort at the start of your aligner journey which is easily overcome once the teeth start moving. Some mild sensitivity is noticeable after brightening procedures.

All composite bonding/contouring procedures are done with no local anaesthetic, as no drill touches to the tooth. And because we have focused on alignment, all veneers are prepared to remove a very minimal (typically half of one millimetre) amount of tooth structure.

In the past, a lot of tooth structure was removed for cosmetic dentistry which would result in pain, sensitivity and often teeth dying from the trauma of the drill.

Although very similar, the difference between cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry comes down to the philosophy.

Cosmetic dentistry is about cutting teeth down and replacing them with what is meant to be ideal and perfect. What we often see is toilet bowl white porcelain teeth with shapes with no character to them. It is like a copy and paste smile. This is the stereotypical ‘Hollywood’ smile look.

Aesthetic dentistry focuses on mimicking nature and enhancing what is already there. Rather than trying to make everything perfect and the same, we are trying to improve upon what is already there and fill in the missing pieces. The final result is a smile that is uniquely your own, and one that can be maintained for years to come, without compromising your health and well-being over the years to come

From experience, I have found that it takes about 3-6 months for my patient’s to feel like their new smile is their own. Similar to any other aesthetic surgery, there is a period where the natural tissues heal and the new work integrates with the person and their body.

Due to the detailed planning process we undertake before starting any treatment, we can create an accurate picture of what our final result will look like. This removes the unpredictability and uncertainty that came with cosmetic dentistry 10-20 years ago, which will help you feel more confident in what your final smile will be.

Thanks to advancements in engineering, materials and digital technology, we are now able to replicate the look and properties of natural teeth. In the past, metal had to be used to give strength to the tooth restoration. However metal does a poor job in replicating the colour & optical properties of a tooth, so materials had to be designed to hide the greyness. This gives the unnatural that is common with traditional cosmetic dentistry.

Natural teeth are very different and complex, and light is able to pass through them, which creates a different texture to a metal restoration. Modern ceramics copy this texture very closely, making smiles and teeth look natural and allow us to seamlessly blend the restorations with the natural teeth.

No, I am a dentist with a special interest in aesthetics. An orthodontist is a dentist who has taken a Masters degree, to focus solely on aligning teeth and improving bites. They cannot perform other dental procedures such as crowns and root canals.

I am currently studying a graduate diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics. This is one of the most in depth training programs available for dentists in Australia, which follows strict government regulations.

This course enables me to align and position teeth to create beautiful smiles. If the smile issue is related to the bite and alignment of the jaws, this falls outside of the scope of what is possible with clear aligners, and I may need to refer to an orthodontist.

In the past, dental materials were not always safe. For example, all silver fillings were made of 50% mercury, which has a long list of health effects. This is why we must take extra precautions when removing these materials from the mouth.

Modern materials have been created to mimic the chemistry and biology of the natural tooth. Modern ceramics are the safest dental materials to ever be created (apart from gold). They leach no toxic chemicals and bond securely and intimately with the tooth, making it close to impossible for bacteria to accumulate. There are no documented or known side effects of dental ceramics in the mouth.

No! There is mild discomfort at the start of your aligner journey which is easily overcome once the teeth start moving. Some mild sensitivity is noticeable after brightening procedures.

All composite bonding/contouring procedures are done with no local anaesthetic, as no drill touches to the tooth. And because we have focused on alignment, all veneers are prepared to remove a very minimal (typically half of one millimetre) amount of tooth structure.

In the past, a lot of tooth structure was removed for cosmetic dentistry which would result in pain, sensitivity and often teeth dying from the trauma of the drill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although very similar, the difference between cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry comes down to the philosophy.

Cosmetic dentistry is about cutting teeth down and replacing them with what is meant to be ideal and perfect. What we often see is toilet bowl white porcelain teeth with shapes with no character to them. It is like a copy and paste smile. This is the stereotypical ‘Hollywood’ smile look.

Aesthetic dentistry focuses on mimicking nature and enhancing what is already there. Rather than trying to make everything perfect and the same, we are trying to improve upon what is already there and fill in the missing pieces. The final result is a smile that is uniquely your own, and one that can be maintained for years to come, without compromising your health and well-being over the years to come

From experience, I have found that it takes about 3-6 months for my patient’s to feel like their new smile is their own. Similar to any other aesthetic surgery, there is a period where the natural tissues heal and the new work integrates with the person and their body.

Due to the detailed planning process we undertake before starting any treatment, we can create an accurate picture of what our final result will look like. This removes the unpredictability and uncertainty that came with cosmetic dentistry 10-20 years ago, which will help you feel more confident in what your final smile will be.

Thanks to advancements in engineering, materials and digital technology, we are now able to replicate the look and properties of natural teeth. In the past, metal had to be used to give strength to the tooth restoration. However metal does a poor job in replicating the colour & optical properties of a tooth, so materials had to be designed to hide the greyness. This gives the unnatural that is common with traditional cosmetic dentistry.

Natural teeth are very different and complex, and light is able to pass through them, which creates a different texture to a metal restoration. Modern ceramics copy this texture very closely, making smiles and teeth look natural and allow us to seamlessly blend the restorations with the natural teeth.

No, I am a dentist with a special interest in aesthetics. An orthodontist is a dentist who has taken a Masters degree, to focus solely on aligning teeth and improving bites. They cannot perform other dental procedures such as crowns and root canals.

I am currently studying a graduate diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics. This is one of the most in depth training programs available for dentists in Australia, which follows strict government regulations.

This course enables me to align and position teeth to create beautiful smiles. If the smile issue is related to the bite and alignment of the jaws, this falls outside of the scope of what is possible with clear aligners, and I may need to refer to an orthodontist.

In the past, dental materials were not always safe. For example, all silver fillings were made of 50% mercury, which has a long list of health effects. This is why we must take extra precautions when removing these materials from the mouth.

Modern materials have been created to mimic the chemistry and biology of the natural tooth. Modern ceramics are the safest dental materials to ever be created (apart from gold). They leach no toxic chemicals and bond securely and intimately with the tooth, making it close to impossible for bacteria to accumulate. There are no documented or known side effects of dental ceramics in the mouth.

No! There is mild discomfort at the start of your aligner journey which is easily overcome once the teeth start moving. Some mild sensitivity is noticeable after brightening procedures.

All composite bonding/contouring procedures are done with no local anaesthetic, as no drill touches to the tooth. And because we have focused on alignment, all veneers are prepared to remove a very minimal (typically half of one millimetre) amount of tooth structure.

In the past, a lot of tooth structure was removed for cosmetic dentistry which would result in pain, sensitivity and often teeth dying from the trauma of the drill.

Although very similar, the difference between cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry comes down to the philosophy.

Cosmetic dentistry is about cutting teeth down and replacing them with what is meant to be ideal and perfect. What we often see is toilet bowl white porcelain teeth with shapes with no character to them. It is like a copy and paste smile. This is the stereotypical ‘Hollywood’ smile look.

Aesthetic dentistry focuses on mimicking nature and enhancing what is already there. Rather than trying to make everything perfect and the same, we are trying to improve upon what is already there and fill in the missing pieces. The final result is a smile that is uniquely your own, and one that can be maintained for years to come, without compromising your health and well-being over the years to come

From experience, I have found that it takes about 3-6 months for my patient’s to feel like their new smile is their own. Similar to any other aesthetic surgery, there is a period where the natural tissues heal and the new work integrates with the person and their body.

Due to the detailed planning process we undertake before starting any treatment, we can create an accurate picture of what our final result will look like. This removes the unpredictability and uncertainty that came with cosmetic dentistry 10-20 years ago, which will help you feel more confident in what your final smile will be.

Thanks to advancements in engineering, materials and digital technology, we are now able to replicate the look and properties of natural teeth. In the past, metal had to be used to give strength to the tooth restoration. However metal does a poor job in replicating the colour & optical properties of a tooth, so materials had to be designed to hide the greyness. This gives the unnatural that is common with traditional cosmetic dentistry.

Natural teeth are very different and complex, and light is able to pass through them, which creates a different texture to a metal restoration. Modern ceramics copy this texture very closely, making smiles and teeth look natural and allow us to seamlessly blend the restorations with the natural teeth.

No, I am a dentist with a special interest in aesthetics. An orthodontist is a dentist who has taken a Masters degree, to focus solely on aligning teeth and improving bites. They cannot perform other dental procedures such as crowns and root canals.

I am currently studying a graduate diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics. This is one of the most in depth training programs available for dentists in Australia, which follows strict government regulations.

This course enables me to align and position teeth to create beautiful smiles. If the smile issue is related to the bite and alignment of the jaws, this falls outside of the scope of what is possible with clear aligners, and I may need to refer to an orthodontist.

In the past, dental materials were not always safe. For example, all silver fillings were made of 50% mercury, which has a long list of health effects. This is why we must take extra precautions when removing these materials from the mouth.

Modern materials have been created to mimic the chemistry and biology of the natural tooth. Modern ceramics are the safest dental materials to ever be created (apart from gold). They leach no toxic chemicals and bond securely and intimately with the tooth, making it close to impossible for bacteria to accumulate. There are no documented or known side effects of dental ceramics in the mouth.

No! There is mild discomfort at the start of your aligner journey which is easily overcome once the teeth start moving. Some mild sensitivity is noticeable after brightening procedures.

All composite bonding/contouring procedures are done with no local anaesthetic, as no drill touches to the tooth. And because we have focused on alignment, all veneers are prepared to remove a very minimal (typically half of one millimetre) amount of tooth structure.

In the past, a lot of tooth structure was removed for cosmetic dentistry which would result in pain, sensitivity and often teeth dying from the trauma of the drill.