Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. Common cosmetic dental treatments include teeth whitening, dental composite and porcelain veneers.
Teeth whitening is the most popular, least expensive and most straightforward of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures. We use a product that bleaches your teeth and results can be seen as quickly as 2 weeks depending on how deep the stains are. Ask us if you are a good candidate.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that dentists can place on the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can hide chipped, and uneven teeth. For some people, having damaged or discoloured teeth can affect their confidence or self-esteem. Dental veneers can help improve the appearance of the teeth. Some teeth preparation is necessary to achieve good results, so this is not a reversible procedure.
Composite veneers are sculpted directly on your natural tooth out of a white-colored resin ( composite). They typically require minimal tooth prep, so they may be reversible in some cases. Since composite veneers are often completed in one day, patients do not need to wear a temporary veneer while their porcelain restoration is crafted. This type of veneer is easier to repair, but can stain easier than porcelain veneers.
A crown is a restorative procedure that helps reshape, resize and strengthen a tooth that has been broken or worn down by decay. Think of a crown as a type of cap that is attached to the tooth with an adhesive. They can be used to realigned teeth, fix the appearance and color of the teeth, when veneer are not a valid option.