• Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Many people with dull, chipped or crooked teeth will hide their smile and it often influences their confidence.

    Our team can assist you with obtaining the bright, white, straight smile you deserve!

    We have several treatment options, that will address your unique problem:
    Crowns & Veneers | White Fillings | Tooth Whitening | Botox® | Orthodontics.

  • Crowns & Veneers
  • Crowns & Veneers

  • Dental Crown Treatments At Durrheim And Associates Dental Clinic In Marlborough NZ

    Crowns are full cover porcelain restorations, used to replace or strengthen our own tooth structure. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.

    Think of a crown as a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth. They can be made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of both. Full Porcelain crowns are preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth. They are metal-free and strong.

    Crowns are also likely needed after root canal treatment to protect the remaining tooth structure from breaking.

    A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false fingernail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth. Based on your needs, we can adjust the shape of your veneers to make your teeth look aesthetically better, and or closer together. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.

    For a single stained tooth we can also match the precise shade of porcelain to give it a lighter appearance and help it fit in with the surrounding teeth.

    Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

  • White Fillings
  • White Fillings

  • White, or tooth-colored, fillings have been a preferred method of filling teeth for decades. These fillings are an excellent option for filling a small cavity, replacing a small old mercury or composite filling, and repairing an otherwise healthy broken tooth.

    After the decayed area of your tooth has been removed, white fillings are fitted which are made from a compound of glass or ceramic materials plus resin. The colour of these fillings can be matched closely to the natural colour of your teeth, ensuring they are highly discreet.

    Just like your natural teeth, white fillings can stain over time, so your dentist will give you appropriate aftercare advice.

    Get more details on white fillings and its alternative, porcelain fillings, on our Restorative Dentistry page.

  • Tooth Whitening
  • Teeth Whitening

  • Teeth Whitening At Durrheim And Associates Dental Clinic In Marlborough NZ

    Teeth discolour over time due to pigmentation from what we eat and drink and the lifestyle we have. Together with the more senior we get in life, it will become a visual problem for some. Teeth can also discolour from medication during, and after tooth development.

    If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider.

    We assess the type of staining your teeth have. A custom tray is made to fit perfectly over your teeth and a bleaching agent, which is inserted into the custom tray that transfers it onto your teeth, will have a whitening affect on you teeth. The custom bleaching tray is kept long term, and you can bleach in future as needed by purchasing the bleach only.

    With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependant on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.

  • Botox
  • Botox®

  • Botox Treatments At Durrheim And Associates Dental Clinic In Marlborough NZ

    BOTOX® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein, Botulinum toxin, which in very low doses relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. Treatment is simple and nonsurgical and smooths the deep, persistent lines between your brows that developed over time.

    Botox® decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, can cure certain types of migraines, improve the aesthetics of a gummy smile, help reduce the discomfort associated with grinding or clinging disorders and, in some cases, can even cure a grinding problem.

    Recommended age group is for people aged 18 to 65.

    Within days, you'll see a marked improvement, which may continue to improve for as long as a week and should last up to 4 months, after which lines gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics

  • Orthodontics is an effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite.

    It is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into a particular position. With advances over decades, treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable today than it was in the past.

    We are providers of Fastbraces® orthodontics and also have a specialist Orthodontist visiting our practice to provide conventional Orthodontic treatments.