How Can Dental Treatments Make Me Look Younger?

ModelWhen it comes to rejuvenating one’s facial appearance, most people don’t think of going to their dentist. However, with the right dental treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, you can address common signs of aging and turn back the clock. At The Paddington Dental Surgery, our dental team offers a variety of solutions that can enhance the look of your smile. For patients wanting to achieve a younger-looking facial appearance, a dental facelift can reverse unwanted changes caused by aging. Using porcelain veneers, the dental facelift process can address concerns such as the following:

  • Thinning lips
  • Stained, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Hollow-looking cheeks
  • Wrinkles

By enhancing tooth size and shape, veneers can help restore youthful facial contours that have been affected by lax facial muscles and worn-down teeth. To learn more about the dental facelift and how it can help you reverse the effects of aging with incredibly natural-looking results, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

What to Expect in a Smile Makeover

A Smile Makeover is designed to help each patient achieve their cosmetic goals when they have more than one dental concern they would like to address. At The Paddington Dental Surgery, we tailor this procedure to suit the needs and desired outcome of each person. With so much versatility, many patients wonder what the “typical” Smile Makeover is like. The truth is, it can vary. That said, there are a few common experiences for most patients.

All Smile Makeovers begin with a consultation. During that appointment, our experienced dentist will evaluate your dental needs, discuss your concerns, and develop a customised plan that includes the treatments that can help you obtain a beautiful and healthy smile.

In most cases, patients will need at least two office visits to complete their Smile Makeover, with several more often necessary depending on which procedures they select. For instance, teeth whitening can be completed in a single visit, and porcelain veneers usually can be completed in two. Invisalign®, however, generally takes several months to see the final result. The number of techniques used and the complexity of your program will inform the projected treatment length.

As with any treatment, we want you to feel confident and informed from day one. Therefore, we will review the expected timeframe of your plan with you during your initial consultation. Any changes to that estimate will be discussed with you as well, should the need arise. After all, when it comes to a Smile Makeover, you’re the boss.

Want to learn more about this procedure? Contact us today to schedule an in-person consultation.

What Is a Smile Facelift?

We use a number of different terms to refer to our customised procedures, including Smile Makeover, full mouth reconstruction, and Smile Facelift. Each treatment is designed to achieve a specific set of goals, and the right one for you will vary based on your unique characteristics and desired outcome. During your initial consultation, our team can help you determine if one of these procedures is right for you.

A Smile Facelift is a treatment that can rejuvenate a patient’s appearance without the need for cosmetic injectables. In addition to enhancing the look of the smile, a Smile Facelift can also revitalize the face by addressing underlying issues within the oral structures. The primary technique used in a Smile Facelift is the placement of porcelain dental veneers. This method can improve a wide range of dental concerns, including staining, gaps, chips, discolouration, asymmetry, and more. Veneers can also be used to add length and fullness to the teeth, helping to compensate for changes in facial volume that occur with the natural process of aging.

If this procedure sounds like something that could help you obtain your goals, talk to us today to schedule a consultation.

Do I Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

It can be hard to tell which dental treatment is right for you—not every concern is easily diagnosable by the average person (in fact, most are not). And sometimes you arrive at the dentist to discover one treatment is not enough to achieve your desired outcome. If you have two or more conditions you would like to address, full mouth reconstruction may be right for you. While the name can make the procedure sound like a major overhaul, in many cases it simply means combining two or more techniques to optimize the health, function, and beauty of an individual’s oral structures.

Full mouth reconstruction can be as uncomplicated as repairing cavities and treating minor gum disease. The treatment plan can also be more complex, involving dental implants, oral surgery, and orthodontics. Each procedure is customised to suit the needs and goals of the patient, and we will walk you through every stage of the plan so you can feel as comfortable and confident about the process as possible. Our extensively trained dentists are experienced in a wide array of advanced techniques, and we will never push you to accept a treatment you do not need. What we can do is help you identify which approaches will restore your smile and offer improved oral health.

Our team is friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to offer pressure-free advice about your smile. Let’s talk.

What to Expect During Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you have more than one dental concern you would like to address, full mouth reconstruction can be an excellent way to restore your smile to full health and beauty. At The Paddington Dental Surgery, we make every effort to ensure the restoration process is as comfortable as possible while providing exceptional results. To help you prepare for your treatment plan, our dentists would like you to know what to expect.

The first step of any procedure, especially a full mouth reconstruction, is the consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss your concerns, evaluate your oral structures, and assist you in deciding which treatments can optimise your results. In most cases, your program will require multiple visits, and we may be able to begin the same day as your consultation. At this initial meeting, we will go over how many visits you can expect as well as a general timeframe for completing treatment. If you have any questions at that time or between visits, we encourage you to voice them so we can help.

If you are nervous about dental treatment, we offer sedation dentistry techniques. We understand anxiety is very common, and we will work with you to put you at ease and complete the procedure as quickly and as safely as possible.

For more information, talk to our team. We are here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

iTero® Element™ 3D Digital Dental Impressions Enhances Patient Results and Comfort

At The Paddington Dental Surgery, we are committed to providing exceptional care and comfort to our patients. With this objective in mind, we make it a priority to utilise the most advanced dental technology available, including the iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner system. Now available at our practice, this state-of-the-art platform makes it possible to eliminate messy, uncomfortable moulds that traditionally can take as long as 20 minutes to complete. With the iTero® Element™, scanning your oral structures is quick, precise, and often fun!

iTero® Element™ technology captures 3-dimensional digital impressions that can be used to accurately plan treatment for a wide range of concerns. In as little as two and-a-half minutes, our skilled dentists can scan your teeth using a small handheld applicator and show you the result on the screen in front of you. iTero® Element® also makes it possible to show you a simulated image of what your procedure can accomplish. If you’re receiving Invisalign®, for instance, you can see how gradually adjusting the position of your teeth will lead to a straighter smile.

We’re proud to offer this advanced technology to our patients, and we hope that the iTero® Element™ helps make your dental experience more enjoyable. We hope you’ll reach out to us if you would like to learn more or schedule a consultation.  

How Does Invisalign® Work?

JOM_7365An alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is an innovative teeth-straightening system that offers a more discreet and comfortable way to correct crowded, gapped, or crooked teeth. Many people wonder how this procedure can work without the need for wires, brackets, or metal. Our extensively trained dentists explain that the answer lies in the clear, removable aligner trays and AcceleDent® Aura.

When you arrive for your initial consultation, one of our skilled dentists will evaluate your dental concerns and develop a personalised treatment plan. This plan will include wearing a series of clear, removable aligner trays, which will be custom-fitted for your teeth and your ultimate alignment goals. You will wear each tray for about one to two weeks before moving on to the next aligner in the series. The trays gradually adjust the position of your teeth toward the final goal. Because of the progressive nature of the procedure, you should experience greater comfort than with metal braces. Additionally, Invisalign® is virtually unnoticeable when worn and can be removed for drinking, eating, brushing, and flossing.

Our practice also utilises AcceleDent® Aura to help accelerate treatment. This innovative handheld device uses SoftPulse™ Technology to gently guide your oral structures into their new position. By using AcceleDent® Aura for 20 minutes each day, you can speed up the results by as much as 50 percent! Together with Invisalign®, patients can often achieve the desired outcome in less time than traditional braces and Invisalign® alone—in many cases as little as 9-15 months.

Have you been thinking about enhancing your smile? Talk to us to see if Invisalign® and AcceleDent® Aura can help you obtain the outcome you’re looking for.

Will Invisalign® Work for Me?

JOM_7345 2With its discreet appearance and more comfortable fit, Invisalign® has become one of the most popular alternatives to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® can effectively address a broad array of teeth alignment issues, from crowding to crossbite to spaces between the teeth. Our experienced dentists customise treatment to suit your needs and goals. While Invisalign® is extremely versatile, this system is not appropriate for everyone. During your initial consultation, our skilled team can let you know if Invisalign® is an ideal approach for your desired outcome and unique dental concerns. In many cases, this technique can provide excellent results in less time and with greater comfort than braces.

Invisalign® can address many common aesthetic and functional dental issues, including gaps, crowding, overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. This procedure works by using a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift the position of your teeth. Each tray should be worn at all times except for when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. If this poses a problem, Invisalign® may not be right for you. In the event Invisalign® is not appropriate for your needs, we will recommend another approach that can optimise your results. We understand price can also be a factor, and you can learn more about the cost of Invisalign® here. Your safety and outcome are our highest priorities.

Dentist in Sydney Designated as Invisalign® Platinum Provider for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Dr Natalie Dumer, an orthodontic dentist in Sydney, has been awarded Invisalign® Platinum Status for the sixth year in a row.

Sydney, AU — Recently, The Paddington Dental Surgery, a dental clinic in Sydney, announced that their orthodontic dentist, Natalie Dumer, B.D.S., has been recognised as an Invisalign® Platinum Provider. Dr Dumer has received this prestigious distinction for six consecutive years now, and says she is extremely proud to continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

As an Invisalign® Platinum Provider, Dr Dumer utilises her advanced orthodontic training to treat a multitude of orthodontic issues with the clear teeth aligners. She says her patients appreciate the convenience of the removable trays, and enjoy being able to correct their teeth discreetly. Some common issues that can typically be corrected with Invisalign® include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Tooth crowding
  • Gaps between teeth

Invisalign® Platinum Provider status is awarded only to dental professionals with extensive experience with the orthodontic treatment. Dr Dumer says she is proud to hold

such a prestigious and coveted title, and hopes to continue to demonstrate excellent patient care. At The Paddington Dental Surgery, Dr Dumer meets with with her orthodontic patients to help determine if Invisalign® treatment is appropriate. If so, she creates personalised treatment plans to gradually shift the patient’s teeth into the desired position.

Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments, Invisalign® allows patients to remove the aligner trays for convenience when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing teeth. The trays are also designed to be clear when worn, allowing for inconspicuous treatment. Overall, Dr Dumer recommends for anyone considering Invisalign® to seek out a dental professional who is skilled and experienced with the treatment, such as an Invisalign® Platinum Provider.

About Natalie Dumer, B.D.S.

General dentist Dr Dumer is a graduate of Sydney University Dental School. She has achieved Invisalign® Platinum Provider status for six consecutive years, and has completed extensive postgraduate training in general dentistry, as well as orthodontic treatments. She is available for interview upon request.

To learn more about Dr Dumer and The Paddington Dental Surgery, please visit


The Paddington Dental Surgery
263 Glenmore Road
Paddington NSW 2021
Sydney, Australia
(02) 9331-2555

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(858) 200-0044

Dr Dumer Awarded Invisalign® Platinum Status for Sixth Consecutive Year

Our very own Dr Natalie Dumer has once again been designated as a Platinum Provider for Invisalign®. This year marks her sixth year in a row as an Invisalign® Platinum Provider, a coveted distinction given only to the most prolific and experienced Invisalign® providers. It is no surprise to us that she has continually earned this honour, as she is extremely experienced and skilled at working with the clear orthodontic treatment.
With her advanced training in orthodontics, Dr Dumer is able to work with patients to straighten their teeth discreetly using Invisalign®. She can assess orthodontic issues and create a personalised treatment plan specifically for each of her patients. Invisalign® is designed to treat a wide variety of issues, including crowding, gapping, overbites, and underbites. For added convenience, the clear trays can be removed to allow you to eat, drink, and brush your teeth normally.

To learn more about how Invisalign® can help you, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of Australia’s top Invisalign® specialists, Dr Natalie Dumer.

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