Our smiles are the best expressions of who we are and how we feel about ourselves and others. A smile displays confidence, competence, and accomplishment Yet many people avoid smiling because they are concerned about imperfections in their teeth.
The art of cosmetic dentistry can address these concerns. We can enhance your smile using modern, specialized, highly effective treatment procedures. Our skills with various cosmetic techniques enable us to brighten stained or discolored teeth, straighten mis-aligned teeth, even replace poorly formed or missing teeth. In fact, most procedures designed to enhance appearance also improve oral health.
An expert cosmetic clinician, uses state-of-the-art dental technology to design customized, beautiful smiles that fulfill the unique wants and needs of each of his patients. It opens doors and removes obstacles to professional and social success. Don't let your teeth stop you from smiling!
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry includes any procedure that improves the beauty of your smile. This can include a variety of techniques, from reshaping a tooth that is too long to capping a number of teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry can
- brighten dull teeth
- whiten stained teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- repair chipped teeth
- mask metal fillings
- straighten crooked teeth
Bonding is a process in which tooth-colored composite resin (soft plastic) is applied to the tooth surface, then hardened and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding generally requires one visit..
A specially trained, cosmetic dentist can sculpt special tooth colored materials and bond them to your teeth to fill cavities and strengthen fractured or chipped teeth. The bonding material can also be used to replace unsightly silver fillings. The bonding material can be blended to duplicate surrounding tooth colors and texture, making them virtually impossible to detect from your natural tooth.
Veneers are thin, semi-translucent laminates made from porcelain or composite, and permanently bonded to the front of the tooth surface. Dental veneers are usually placed over the front teeth.
- To allow changes to colour and shape of the teeth.
- Teeth that are too small, too big, or have funny looking craters or bulges in them, that ruin an otherwise great smile, can have veneers placed to fix the problem.
- Spaces between teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Only a small amount of tooth is touched by the dentist.
- We can choose any colour of porcelain to make dark teeth "white".
- There are very few problems at all with veneers, because they don't change colour and are very strong
- Glues that stick the veneers to the enamel are exceptionally strong and durable.
Time, smoking, coffee and coke are just a few of the things that cause your teeth to yellow and discolor. Bleaching can whiten your teeth, removing stains caused by coffee, tea or tobacco, or improve the color of yellowing teeth Several teeth whitening options are currently available in Cosmetic Dentistry. You can get your teeth the whitest and brightest they can be. In-office power whitening techniques utilize state-of-the-art technology to activate special whitening compounds that are applied to the surface of your teeth. In-office procedures can provide you with a whiter, brighter smile in less than an hour. Other treatment options include an in-home, or overnight whitening gel. The special gel is applied to the inner surface of a custom fit tray and simply worn during the day or overnight. In a period of a few weeks your teeth will be whiter and brighter.
We can provide you with a custom fitted bleach tray which allows you to bleach your teeth at home.
Cosmetic contouring is a technique which modifies the shape of your teeth and gum line, correctly proportioning your teeth to each other. Smaller teeth can be made to appear larger and larger teeth, smaller.