More Than Just A Great Smile!
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Achieve a different smile with our laser gum depigmentation procedure
There is nothing but smiles from both our lovely staff and patients inside the Aesthetic Laser Dentistry practice. We promote a healthy and comfortable atmosphere throughout our dental clinic
We believe in good oral health and have a love for technology! That’s why we are an advocate for utilising the latest technology to provide you with the best service and outcome possible
Our expert team with over 40 years of dental experience helps deliver the most comprehensive care under one roof, we look forward to achieving your smile goals
Our mission at Aesthetic Laser Dentistry is to show the world that an experience at the dentist does not have to be unpleasant and can be a place of comfort during your stay
Interest free payment plan options available. The seamless application process is arranged by our team helping you achieve your perfect smile today
If your gums are healthy but have always been brown or black, it’s most probably due to a high concentration of melanin. You’re more likely to have dark gums if you have dark skin. Melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour, is also found in gum tissue.
A high level of melanin in the gums (gingival hyperpigmentation) doesn’t mean you have a medical problem, but many people with dark gums choose gum depigmentation treatment to get pink gums to enhance their smile.
Depigmentation of gums – also referred to as gum bleaching – can be achieved through different types of treatments, with scalpel, tissue freezing techniques, or laser.
Gum bleaching with cosmetic laser dentistry vaporises a thin layer of gum tissue and destroys cells that produce melanin. The new tissue that grows during healing tends to be pink rather than black or brown. The procedure takes 20 to 45 minutes, and you can expect to be able to eat and speak normally straight after treatment. Full healing usually takes about two weeks. Laser gum depigmentation can last 20 years.
Conventional surgical gum depigmentation
Darkened gum tissue can be removed with a scalpel. Initial results tend to look good but may not last. Cells that produce melanin can sometimes get back into your gums, causing more dark pigmentation.
Gingival graft gum depigmentation
Gingival grafting to treat dark gums involves taking tissue with no pigmentation from the roof of the mouth and transferring it to the gums. This doesn’t remove the dark tissue but conceals it.
Cryosurgery gum depigmentation
Cryosurgery entails rapid freezing of gum tissue with tetrafluoroethane (TFE) gas to facilitate pigment removal. It’s been shown to produce results lasting for several years.
If your gums have always had a darkened appearance, gum depigmentation is an effective cosmetic option provided your gums are healthy.
Gum bleaching is not a suitable treatment when a medical condition such as periodontitis (gum disease) has altered the colour of your gums. If you suspect you may have gum disease, see your dentist as soon as possible. As with gum depigmentation, you can also get laser treatment for periodontal disease.
We love our patients, and we are happy to hear that they love us just as much!
Thank you so much for having me in today Dr James! The team was amazing, they made feel sooo comfortable and my teeth are normal super sensitive so honestly a 10/10 experience. Be sure to check them out!!
I have never been a huge fan of going to the dentist but James made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout the whole procedure. It was relaxed and I never felt rushed. I am glad I have found a dentist I can connect with and I'll definitely be coming back for my check-ups.
So thrilled with my experience with Dr James. He is a perfectionist and made sure I was completely happy with my new veneers. I broke my 2 front teeth when I was 8yrs and no one has ever been able to make them natural until now. They are just perfect and I have so much more confidence. The staff are all so lovely and caring, I honestly couldn’t recommend these guys enough!
Had an amazing experience at this dentistry. The staff were very friendly and Dr James was polite, detailed with explaining what was happening and made me feel very comfortable, regardless of my fear of visiting the dentist. I will definitely be using this place as my local dentist from now on.
I have been to quite a few dental clinics in my lifetime and can admit to being fussy at times, however at last I can finally say ive found a clinic that I would be more than happy to go back too. My experience with Dr James B was phenomenal, I was treated with care, respect and professionalism. Ive been to plenty of dentists before and its simply been a chore for both me and them (I wont name names), giving no real reason to go back to the same dentist. Dr James has been the first dentist to show an interest in me as a patient and as a person, taking me through every step of the plan and procedure I had to undergo.
My son is a little anxious boy and was really scared to go to the dentist. Dr T was amazing with him and took special care to keep him comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr T to anyone who is nervous about seeing a dentist. The best experience.
What an experience. Met Dr Philip Hand to see my child, what an amazing person, been through so many doctors that would just be like you had a bad luck, for the condition of your child, nobody cares. Without even explaining of my daughter condition, he offered his help and handful of best contacts in Melbourne to help me and my girl. He is not only the best dentist he has the hands to help others. Thank you God for meeting a Doctor like Philip Hand, my self Aneta and Aurora will be forever grateful
Amazing cosmetic dental practice, couldn't ask for more! Dream smile and lips achieved
The team at Marriot and Hand were simply amazing. Dr Hand was very knowledgeable and explained everything about the treatments and why it was necessary. Karen was warm and open to all sorts of questions. I never felt rushed. As someone that has not been to a dentist for many years, it was time to face the music - I found them extraordinary professional and caring. Their service was so good I felt like I was catching up for a coffee with a friend rather than a visit to a dentist office. I'll look forward to my next appointment
Fantastic Staff! Experienced Hygienist and Dentist. Great location with private carparking.
After my MCHN suspected the cause of my son's breastfeeding issues was a tongue and upper lip tie, I went to see Dr. Philip Hand. He was one of the more reasonably priced dentists for this procedure. He was very friendly and put me at ease right away. He took the time to examine my son thoroughly and had a great manner with him. He obviously does his job properly and is not just out to get money, as he told me that neither tie was significant enough to warrant cutting. He noticed tightness around his facial muscles, though, and referred me to an oesteopath who has managed to solve the issue. This dentist knows his stuff, is friendly, and if it hadn't been for him, my son would not be feeding properly. Highly recommend him.
A passionate team
Aesthetic Laser Dentistry have a passionate team of dentists, oral health therapists/hygienists and dental nurses who are dedicated and experienced in their role.
Your smile is an investment worth putting your trust into our patient-focused dental team. We will ensure your smile makeover journey and beyond is a relaxing experience with our caring staff who look forward to meeting you at our Melbourne clinic