Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever wondered how celebrities have such perfectly white, shiny teeth? In many cases, perfection was achieved at the dental office. With today's modern cosmetic dental techniques and materials, you can choose from an array of simple and painless solutions that are comfortable and esthetically pleasing. You too can have that beautiful smile!

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Over time teeth become stained from coffee, tobacco, and from natural discolouration due to age. Over the counter products do not work, as the level of bleach in these products are low. These products also have other limitations such as it has the inability to treat rotated or crooked teeth (bleach cannot go around these teeth), and over time, the chemicals in the product may cause gum sensitivity, and cost significantly more than a dentist prescribed solution.

When teeth whitening is done at our office or with our teeth whitening kit, we create a custom plastic tray fitted only to your mouth. You get to keep the custom tray, and can continue the prescribed treatments at home with the ;teeth whitening kit, which will be given to you.

Please note that teeth whitening has its limitations, as it is not a permanent solution. The bleaching works only on natural tooth enamel. If you had restoration work done, you will need to complete your bleaching regimen and then replace any restorations you may have. Doing so will ensure that the colouring will match the brilliance of your newly whitened teeth. In either case, care instructions will be given, and regular visits to your dentist will ensure that your healthy and bright smile is maintained for as long as possible.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

When you have one or more missing teeth, the best solution for you is to get a porcelain bridge. This dental appliance replaces your missing teeth and "bridges" the gap between them. The porcelain is translucent and virtually undetectable, giving you the look of natural teeth. Some patients choose to upgrade from a removable partial denture to something that is more stable and permanent. Added benefits of getting a fixed bridge are that your face shape can be maintained, your teeth will not shift, and your chewing and speaking ability will be restored.

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

To help restore the shape, size, strength and aesthetics of teeth, we use porcelain crowns, or tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over the entire tooth. The porcelain is translucent and virtually undetectable, giving you the look of natural teeth. It also serves to protect and strengthen tooth structure which cannot be restored using fillings or other treatments. You may consider getting crown work done if you have broken or fractured teeth, fractured fillings, tooth that has a root canal, decayed teeth or have large fillings in your teeth.

White (Composite) Fillings

Fillings have come a long way. You now have a choice of composite filling, which is white and blends nicely wi th the natural colour of your teeth. Composite fillings can easily repair tooth decay, cracks, chips, fractures, close the space between teeth, repair worn teeth, and cover unsightly metal fillings from previous procedures. While the tooth is numb, we will remove the decayed or undesirable portion, clean the area and then fill it with the composite filling. If the affected area is near a nerve, special medication will be applied.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent laminates that are bonded to teeth and are used to correct or improve the spacing, shape or colour of your teeth. The composite material bonded to your teeth maintains its brilliance, and gives the appearance of attractive, natural looking teeth.

Gum Reshaping

Some people have a "gummy" smile and show too much of their gums. For cosmetic reasons, we can lengthen short teeth by reshaping or contouring the gums, so you will no longer feel self-conscious about your smile.

Sometimes, as well, a tooth is broken below the gum line, or we have difficulty accessing a cavity. The contouring of the gums will allow for a better foundation for the crown and/or for the deep filling to take place.

If you are a candidate for gum reshaping, we would be happy to go over the procedure with you and answer any questions that you may have.

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. There are a variety of dental procedures that will help you achieve a beautiful smile.

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