Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. A healthy, confident smile is a reflection of your health, your mood, and your personality. However, very few people are born with a naturally dazzling smile. If you are self-conscious about teeth that are stained, discoloured, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned or have gaps between them, then modern cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Whitening, or “tooth bleaching”, is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. Whitening is a safe, fast and easy process that is effective for almost everyone. While many whitening options are now available, including over the counter products, dentist-supervised treatments are the most predictable and permanent method to brighten discolored teeth.
Porcelain Veneers. Like a fake fingernail, porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells, roughly the thickness of an eggshell. They are bonded to the front (visible) surfaces of your teeth and customized to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. Requiring minimal reduction, porcelain veneers can often be completed without anaesthesia, and are a very conservative way to dramatically improve the appearance of discoloured, misshapen or uneven teeth.
Invisalign offers a discreet and effective alternative to traditional metal braces, for those considering treatment to correct mild to moderate crowding in adults. A series of virtually invisible, removable aligner trays are utilized to gradually straighten your teeth. Each aligner has a small amount of movement programmed into it, and aligners are changed every 2 weeks. Most cases can be completed in 5-9 months. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Crowns. Commonly used to restore badly damaged posterior teeth to full strength and function, esthetic porcelain crowns can also be used to beautify and strengthen anterior teeth that have been previously compromised by the presence of decay, wear, old fillings or root canal treatment. Advances in materials science and laboratory technology have ushered in a new generation of esthetic crowns that are so natural in appearance that they indistinguishable from the real thing.
Bonding, gum recontouring and tooth reshaping are additional tools in our cosmetic dentistry toolbox.
Smile makeover. A customized, comprehensive treatment that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Using any combination of the above techniques and methods, modern cosmetic dentistry can help you look and feel your best. Your new smile will change the way you look at the world… and the way the world looks at you!
– Marilyn Monroe