As we age, our teeth lose the brilliant whiteness that implies good dental health and youth. The unsightly stains associated with tobacco, dark liquids, and other factors can leave us feeling less-than-confident about our smiles. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this dental problem: cosmetic tooth whitening. Our practice provides convenient, take-home tooth-whitening programs and in-office ZOOM! tooth whitening to our patients.Take-home Tooth Whitening
These kits contain a customized tray that is made from custom moulds of your teeth and whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide. The patient usually wears the trays and gel for approximately thirty minutes two times per day until their teeth have reached the desired shade.FAQs Is whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. It is not recommended to children under the age of 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.How long do the results last?
To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily along with regular professional cleaning. Occasional touch ups with the specially designed touch up kits help keep your teeth their brightest. These touch up kits can be purchased at the office. It should be noted that tooth whitening treatments have no effect on the artificial materials used for bonds, veneers, or capped teeth.Take your first step to feeling good, looking great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it to yourself! Call our office today to schedule your bleaching appointment! (A cleaning is recommended prior to the whitening session)
Cosmetic bonding is a simple process of bonding tooth coloured resins to the tooth to improve its appearance. This cosmetic dental treatment is suggested to reshape chipped tooth, decayed tooth, discoloured tooth and to fill gaps between teeth. Unlike dental veneers cosmetic bonding does not require mould and can be performed in a single visit. The process is minimally invasive. Shade guides are used by cosmetic dentists to match the colour of resin with tooth colour. Care should be taken not to bite on hard items such as nails or pens. Smoking cigarettes consumption of dark coloured fluids like tea, coffee and cola can discolour the resin so these practices should be avoided.
Porcelain Veneers are artistically designed custom thin porcelain layers that are bonded on to teeth to create straight, healthy looking teeth without the use of orthodontics. It is usually a 2 visit procedure. During the first visit the dentist removes a small amount of the enamel & takes an impression, which is sent to our highly qualified technicians who design the Custom Veneers. It usually takes 7-10 days for the Veneers to be back. During this period the patient wears temporary Veneers that are custom crafted by the dentist.
Our office also specializes in the Revolutionary No shots, No drills and Painless Lumineers. Call our office to find out if you are a candidate for this revolutionary procedure for enhancing your smile.
Crown lengthening is a process of reshaping the soft gum tissues and bones in order to expose more of natural tooth/teeth. Crown lengthening can help change a gummy smile. Depending on the complexity of the condition dentists set treatment plans for cosmetic enhancement. Sometimes simple scalpels may be sufficient to remove excess gum tissues and improve the smile. In other cases where there is a cavity below the gum line dentists may remove some portion of the supporting bone structure to restore the tooth and contour the gum tissues accordingly.
Dental crowns protect the natural tooth and improve the appearance of the smile. Porcelain can be shaped to mimic the appearance of a natural crown which is why it is highly preferred in cosmetic dentistry. The crowns look very natural. They have a characteristic of translucency which is why they are bright giving them an esthetic edge. They can be used to protect damaged tooth, severely decayed tooth or discolored tooth. Their bio-compatibility is another added benefit. These crowns are more likely to be used when restoring front teeth.
Smile makeover involves a comprehensive approach towards improving aesthetics of the smile. Use of veneers, Lumineers ,crowns and implants can help improve a smile. Dentists perform thorough examination of teeth and gums to arrive at a treatment plan. There are a number of cosmetic procedures that may help achieve the most attractive smile. Smile makeover is hence a combination of different dental procedures which are aimed at making the smile more attractive.