Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s smile, teeth or gums. A combination of lifestyle and personal factors can result in teeth changing in appearance over the years. Changes in appearance of teeth can be caused by:
- Staining from foods and drinks
- Staining from smoking
- Use of antibiotics in children which can lead to permanent colour changes in adult teeth
- Inherited traits: a family history of gaps, crowded teeth, stains or blotchy teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Broken, cracked or discoloured fillings
- Discoloured or unnatural looking porcelain crowns with black margins
- Discoloured teeth due to metal fillings
- Uneven tooth length due to tooth grinding
- Overgrowth of gum tissue which leads to short teeth or a gummy smile.
Depending on the problem, the cosmetic solution can be very simple and inexpensive or could be more involved.
Cosmetic dentistry can involve: A combination of some or all of the below.
Professional cleaning of teeth.
Carefully cleaning of all teeth removing soft bacterial plaque, or hardened plaque that became tartar and some stains. For patients that have sensitive teeth we can help using a Pro-relief paste or Oralqix which is a gel application around gums to make your cleaning more pleasant.
Whitening of teeth
Reinvigorate your smile with Tooth Whitening!
Take the first step in feeling good and looking great with brighter, whiter teeth in less than two hours. Tooth whitening is considered the easiest, safest and most common cosmetic dentistry treatment.
We offer In Office or at Home Whitening.
Tooth coloured fillings, crowns and veneers.
We offer Porcelain restoration for Crowns, Veneers and Onlays/Inlays through our lab technician.
Also available in Gold, PFM or Zirconia through our lab technician.
Direct bonding is a restoration done in composite resin matching your existing shade of teeth.
Upper and lower impressions are taken to create a model for the dentures required. The impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory for a full or partial denture.
Full denture can be with characterization and different types of teeth can be chosen.
Partial denture can be bilateral or unilateral.
Materials can be selected are acrylic, Valplast or CrCo frames.
Can also be made with different types of materials, such as Zirconia, Porcelain fused to metal, Gold or Porcelain.
Procedure to replace a missing tooth inside your mouth requiring a fixed restoration.
More information on this subject under “Implants”.