Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile can increase self confidence and overall life satisfaction.
With age teeth darken or yellow and show signs of wear, cracking, or chipping. These obvious ageing signs result in smiles that lack vitality and are dull. A “Smile Makeover” can completely rejuvenate a person’s entire face and make them look 10 to 15 years younger often in just two weeks.
We thoroughly evaluate the shape, size, and alignment of the teeth, lips, gum tissue, and facial features of each smile makeover client. An extensive series of digital photographs is taken so as to predictably design a smile that is customized to suit the
individual and is aesthetically pleasing. We use only the strongest most natural looking porcelains and the finest dental labs available. The result: a uniquely beautiful smile to be proud of for many years.
Virtually everyone desires a bright, beautiful, youthful smile. An American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey found:
- More than 92% of adults agree than an attractive smile is a social asset.
- 88% say they always remember a person with an especially beautiful smile.
- 74% agree that an unattractive smile endangers career advancement.
- 85% agree an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to members of the opposite sex
What is a veneer?
|A translucent porcelain shell|
|A dramatic improvement|
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to a tooth to improve its colour and shape. A veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth. Veneers can be used to :
- Close gaps in teeth
- Repair broken or chipped teeth
- Whiten dark, yellow, permanently-Stained or Discolored Teeth
- Straighten Crooked Teeth
- Improve gummy smiles
- Overall smile enhancement
How do we restore teeth with veneers?
It takes two or more appointments to restore teeth with veneers. During the first appointment, we shape and roughen the teeth. We then take impressions of your teeth, which we use to make precise working models of your mouth. It's on these models that we artistically craft veneers to fit the prepared teeth.
During the second appointment we clean and polish the prepared teeth. Then we use an adhesive to bond the veneers to the teeth. A harmless, high-intensity light hardens the adhesive. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of the teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. The final result is beautiful and natural looking teeth
|The specially formulated bleaching gel.|
|Custom designed tray fits over teeth.|
|The dazzling result!|
Why do teeth become discolored?
Over time, your teeth darken as minerals penetrate their outer enamel layer. This darkening can be caused by foods and beverages that stain, such as coffee, colas, tea, red wine or berries. Tobacco products, like cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, can cause teeth to take on a yellowish brown hue. And the natural ageing process can also cause your teeth to darken.
We can prescribe a home whitening system, that will safely lighten these stains, giving you a whiter, brighter smile! A specially formulated whitening gel, designed to be highly effective, yet safe, gently forces oxygen through the enamel of your teeth. The process virtually erases stains and brightens your teeth, without damaging your tooth enamel or your gums.
Designing your whitening system
First, we thoroughly examine your teeth and your mouth to make sure at-home whitening is an appropriate option for you. We then take impressions of your teeth, and use the impressions to make models of your teeth. Using these models, we make a personalized whitening tray that fits tightly over your teeth, allowing us to achieve optimum results.
At home, you'll fill the tray with the whitening gel and place the tray over your teeth, keeping it in place for several hours each day. You can wear the whitening trays while you sleep, or if you prefer, you can wear them as you go about your day. Typically, you'll begin to see results in two to three weeks.
We'll monitor your progress on a regular basis, ensuring that your gums aren't becoming irritated and your teeth are whitening as desired. When the process is complete, your smile will be noticeably whiter and brighter!
Maintaining your new whiter smile
- Let us know if you experience some sensitivity during or following the whitening process; this is normal, and should subside shortly. We can suggest toothpaste that will alleviate the sensitivity
- Avoid foods and beverages that stain, like coffee, cola, tea, berries and red wine, or brush or rinse with water after consuming them.
- See us periodically for touch-ups to remove new stains
New breakthroughs in light-activated gels and high- intensity lights now make it possible to achieve a whiter, brighter smile — right here in our office .
Power Whitening quickly brightens your smile
First, we thoroughly remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth. We then apply a whitening gel to your teeth, which is activated by a high-intensity light or laser. After each tooth has been treated, we rinse away the gel and repeat the cycle several times. To minimize the small amount of gum or tooth sensitivity you may experience for a few days following treatment, we may use a rubber dam or a special protective material applied directly to your gums.
Since every case is different, we carefully evaluate your individual results. We sometimes recommend additional bleaching at home or another session here in our office.