Cosmetic Dentistry Toronto
Cosmetic dentistry means treating your teeth and creating a natural looking smile. This is achieved by using materials that are tooth like such as composite resin and porcelain to replace missing tooth structure. Restorations like veneers and crowns can not only replace the missing tooth structure that was damaged by decay but they can change the shape, colour, size, and position of the tooth.
Dental bonding is a dental procedure in which a dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) and cures it with visible, blue light. This ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance of teeth. Tooth bonding techniques have various clinical applications including operative dentistry and preventive dentistry as well as cosmetic and pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, and orthodontics.
In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated. Full veneer crown is described as "A restoration that covers all the coronal tooth surfaces (Mesial, Distal, Facial, Lingual and Occlusal)". Laminate veneer on the other hand is a thin layer that covers only the surface of the tooth and generally used for aesthetic proposes.
Why a veneer?
They can be used to:
- correct a discoloured tooth caused by root canal therapy, medication, excessive fluoride, or large resin fillings.
- fix teeth that have sustained wear and tear.
- fix chipped, broken or fractured teeth.
- also correct misaligned teeth, uneven teeth, or misshapen teeth.
- fix gaps between the teeth.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Whitening or" bleaching" is a process that removes the internal stain. Stains can be due to one's genetics, aging or simply chemicals that you are exposed to daily like coffee, tea, smoking, and red wine. A weak bleaching agent is used to remove the stain from the pores of the tooth. Custom trays are made that allow you to do this in a safe fashion in the comfort of your home. The procedure takes 10-14 days or nights after which you will see a brighter and whiter smile. We also offer in office bleaching.
Why do teeth turn yellow?
As your teeth age, the enamel on your teeth becomes more porous, allowing for more staining. Eating and drinking acidic foods can also speed up this process. Smoking, red wine and coffee contribute to yellowing of your teeth.
We offer take home and in-office professional whitening options to make your smile whiter, look younger and give you the confidence to smile big. The take home kit is simple, quick and effective while you sleep or while you are preparing a meal.
Here’s how it works.
Custom trays are made that allows the gel to contact the tooth surface.
The gel breaks down and releases oxygen into the teeth's dentin (the main hard part of the tooth) and enamel, bleaching away stains without affecting the structure of the teeth. You can see changes within 3 days but will take 10-14 days for full effect. Alternatively you can do the in-office treatment which provides changes in one hour to speed up the process.
Our team is committed to professional excellence and working with you to achieve optimal individual oral health.
- Increase Health
- Increase Happiness
- Feel Better
- And never hide your smile again :)