What is cosmetic dentistry and how can it improve my smile?
Our dentist's can perform a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile—from subtle changes to major repairs. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discoloured, chipped, misshapen, or missing. Our team can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn teeth, or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include teeth whitening, bonding, caps, crowns, veneers, and reshaping and contouring.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a common and popular chemical process used to lighten teeth. Some people get their teeth whitened to make stains disappear, while others just want a brighter smile. Discolouration, which occurs in the enamel, can be caused by medication, coffee, tea, and smoking. Discolouration also can be due to your genetic make up or simply from ageing.
What is tooth bonding?
Bonding is the use of tooth-coloured material to fill in gaps or change the colour of teeth. Bonding lasts several years and often requires only a single clinic visit. Bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restoration. When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is used to fill small cavities, to close spaces between teeth, or to cover the entire outside surface of a tooth.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are placed over the front teeth to change the colour or shape of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces; on teeth that are chipped, discolorued, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced, or crooked; or on teeth that already have large fillings placed. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that are cemented over the front of your teeth. Veneers are used to treat some of the same problems that bonding is used to treat. Veneers also are an alternative to crowns.
How can I straighten my teeth?
Straight teeth are attractive teeth. They’re also healthier teeth because they’re easier to clean. If you are unhappy with crooked teeth, we can help you straighten them with orthodontics. And we don’t have just one option, we have multiple orthodontic treatments to help you achieve the smile you desire in a way that won’t interfere with your life, matches your style, and fits in your budget.