Available Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Improving your smile doesn’t only boost your confidence, but it can also ensure you have strong, healthy teeth. While taking care of your teeth regularly can help to maintain a healthy smile, there are some situations where a cosmetic dental procedure can be an effective solution. Whether your teeth are misaligned, misshaped, chipped, stained, broken, discoloured or have gaps, a cosmetic dentistry procedure can fix it. Here are some of the options available.
Also referred to as teeth bleaching, this is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Teeth are usually susceptible to staining due to diet, medication and smoking, among other factors. Teeth whitening aims to restore the natural appearance ofteeth by giving them a lighter shade. This procedure is oftenperformed after cleaning the tartar, plaque and other debris from the surface of each tooth.
This procedure involves adhering (bonding) tooth coloured material to the affected tooth. It’s mainly used to repair a broken, cracked, chipped or stained tooth. The procedure can also be performed if you have excessive space between your teeth or tofill small cavities in teeth. It essentially covers the damage and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth. Although it can last for a long time, the material may wear down, become stained or chip over time.
Veneers are thin custom shells made from porcelain or resin material. They cover the front part of the teeth and can improve the appearance of dental conditions such as:
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Permanent stains
- Chipped or worn teeth
Also referred to as caps, dental crowns fit over and replace the entire tooth. The crown takes the size, shape and appearance of the complete damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can protect a weak tooth from cracking, completely cover a misshaped tooth, cover a dental implant, or hold a dental bridge in place. Crowns are usually made from ceramic, resin or metal. Although they can be an expensive form of cosmetic dentistry, crowns can last for a long timewhen they’re taken care of well.
This cosmetic dentistry procedure involves the removal or contouring of some of the enamel in your tooth to reshape it. The procedure alters the shape, length or position of your tooth. The process is not painful and results can be immediate. This form of cosmetic dentistry can be used to correct overlap, crookedness and irregular teeth.
You can opt for dental implants to replace missing teeth. The process involves the dentist inserting a screw into your jaw, which acts as a support for a crown. As the healing process progresses, the implanted screw is anchored securely to the jaw.
Braces can be used to improve jaw positioning, correct an irregular bite and improve the look of crooked or crowded teeth. Braces work by applying pressure in order to reposition teeth. For this procedure to work, you’ll need regular visits to the dentist to have the braces tightened. After wearing the braces for the prescribed time, a retainer is then inserted to aid your teeth in retaining their new position. An alternative to braces is aligners, which are removable when eating, flossing or brushing.