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Cosmetic Care

Porcelain Veneers

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular and sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatments that aim to improve the overall appearance of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are made out of wafer-thin custom-made shells that are meant to give your natural teeth a new shape, look, and colour. This treatment can give you a new sense of confidence when you smile because it can address a comprehensive array of dental imperfections. We may suggest porcelain veneers to make cosmetic improvements that include:

  • Straightening the appearance of mild tooth misalignment
  • Lengthening short or worn teeth
  • Concealing small gaps between teeth
  • Covering minor chips and cracks in teeth
  • Brightening and whitening the appearance of deeply stained or discoloured teeth
  • How are porcelain veneers applied?

    There will be an initial consultation with the dentist to discuss the outcome you are aiming for and whether veneers are the right option for you. After that, the dentist will remove about a ½ millimetre enamel from your tooth to make space for your veneers and the dentist will then create a model or impression of your tooth.

    The model will be sent to a dental lab that will be in charge of making your custom-made porcelain veneers. After several days, the dentist will check if the veneers fit your teeth. Lastly, your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for installation and the veneers will finally be applied and bonded with your natural teeth.

    Teeth Whitening

    Teeth whitening is done to give teeth a whiter and brighter appearance. It is achieved by removing stains on your teeth or bleaching them to change their colour. Discolouration of the teeth is typically caused by poor or improper oral hygiene and by drinking beverages such as coffee, tea, or wine that have the capability of staining your teeth. Tobacco or cigarette smoking is also a major contributor to tooth discolouration.

    To achieve whiter teeth, we offer advanced teeth whitening options that can help address your concerns and give you an improved, bright smile. We provide in-office teeth whitening where a whitening agent or bleach will be left on your teeth for the duration of your treatment. We also offer some other treatments depending on the overall condition of your teeth. We may also provide you with take-home kits that will contain home teeth whitening options. Remember to always consult your dentist first for the right teeth whitening treatment for you. Visit our office today for a consultation!

    Composite Bonding

    Composite bonding is the most commonly used and preferred type of dental bonding by a lot of patients because it uses a soft plastic substance (composite resin) that matches the colour of the natural tooth. The main purpose of the composite bonding is to enhance both the structure and function of the damaged tooth.

    The process involves the application of the resin onto the damaged or affected tooth layer by layer with the purpose of creating natural-looking results and then hardening it using a high-intensity light. They are among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures and they can be done in a single visit.

    One of the biggest advantages of cosmetic bonding is the speed and relative ease of the procedure. Cosmetic bonding can generally:

  • Reinforce and reshape damaged teeth
  • Mask discolouration on the tooth surface
  • Achieve cosmetic improvements while conserving natural tooth structure
  • Close gaps between teeth
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