Cosmetic Dentistry in Oakville
Cosmetic dentistry is the term used to describe what dentists may do to improve your appearance. But don't be misled, the improvement in your appearance often leads to improvement in your overall physical and mental health.
What does cosmetic dentistry involve?
Often, patients perceive that their teeth are crooked, chipped, stained, or too dark, leading to a smile that's just not right. Cosmetic dentistry aims to correct, repair or cover the imperfection(s) improving the appearance of the patient's smile and their self confidence.
Some cosmetic procedures include...
Bleaching and Whitening: stains on the surface of teeth can usually be 'lightened' though cleaning. Stains within teeth themselves, may be removed through 'whitening' using either in-office or take-home treatments.
Bonding: bonding is a process by which a tooth-coloured resin is attached to teeth so that the tooth colour or shape is changed. Bonding can also be used to repair fractured teeth or to 'straighten' misshapen teeth.
Orthodontics: orthodontic procedures involve the use of special wires, brackets, and braces to correct crooked or poorly aligned teeth that cause problems with biting.
Porcelain Crowns: porcelain crowns, or caps, are used to protect teeth that are too damaged for a simple filing to solve. They are also used on teeth adjacent to a bridge procedure and after a root canal. They are matched to the shade of the natural teeth, making them both functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Porcelain Veneers: porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells which, like bonding, are used to change tooth colour or shape, as well as to 'straighten' teeth.
Tooth-coloured Fillings: tooth-coloured resins are bonded to affected teeth to fill the space of a cavity. These fillings are far less visible than traditional amalgam (silver coloured) fillings and are able to withstand everyday forces associated with chewing.
If you're looking for that perfect smile, or even just a 'slight' improvement, discuss your smile with our team in our dental practice in Oakville, Trafalgar Village Dental. Help may be a lot closer than you think!