If your teeth are discoloured, chipped, misshapen or missing, cosmetic dentistry can help you. People no longer have to put up with problems that make them feel self-conscious about smiling. Thanks to recent advances in cosmetic dental techniques, it is now easier than ever before to improve a person’s smile, overall appearance and oral health. Modern materials enable excellent colour-matching and a life-like appearance. Lasers have replaced scalpels, allowing greater precision and shorter healing times.
Cosmetic dentistry is an important part of overall dentistry. In some cases, people elect to have cosmetic dentistry performed in order to improve their smile and overall appearance. In others, cosmetic dentistry is chosen in order to reverse or repair a defect that, while not harmful to overall health, has a negative impact on appearance. Moreover, some procedures can improve oral problems, such as a bite.
Common procedures include:
Whitening and Bleaching – procedures used to whiten teeth.
Bonding – tooth-coloured material used to fill in gaps or change the colour of teeth.
Veneers – placed over the front teeth to change colour or shape of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discoloured, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Contouring and reshaping – a procedure to correct crooked
teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single
Which procedure is right for me?
We can help you evaluate which techniques should be used to improve your smile. Major factors taken into consideration include the overall health of your teeth and the final desired result you want. When consulting with your dentist on cosmetic dentistry options, think about these questions:
What type of maintenance will be required? What should the changes look like? What can I expect through the course of treatment?