COSMETICS


VENEERS

Veneers can dramatically improve your smile to the one you have always wanted!  Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve colour and shape.  Veneers can also be used to close gaps in teeth, repair worn ones, improve the colour and increase the length of misshaped teeth.  

Procedure:

  1. The dentist will first perform a consultation with the patient to decide the right smile for you.
  2. To prepare the teeth the dentist will roughen and shape your natural teeth.
  3. Then impressions will be taken of your teeth to create exact moulds.
  4. Next your moulds are sent to a dental lab to prepare your veneers which can take 1-2 weeks.
  5. Once the veneers are made, you are brought back into the office to have them permanently bonded to your natural teeth.
  6. Finally the dentist will clean and polish your new veneers.


CROWNS

A crown, also known as a cap is an artificial cover that is placed on a restored tooth that has been structurally, compromised by cavities, large fillings, cracks, or root canal treatment. You can choose from several different types of crowns such as; porcelain fused to metal, full metal, gold, all porcelain, or composite crowns.  Crowns are normally a two appointment procedure.
            
Procedure:

  1. The dentist first makes you comfortable by numbing the site.
  2. Next the dentist prepares and reshapes your tooth by removing dentin and enamel to allow room for the crown.
  3. Then an impression of the tooth is taken and is sent to the dental lab to have a crown made.
  4. Your dentist will then make a temporary restoration for the prepared tooth till the crown comes in.
  5. About 1-2 weeks later your crown will be ready.
  6. The temporary restoration is removed, site cleaned.
  7. The crown is placed on the tooth and the fit and bite is checked.
  8. Once everything fits properly the crown is permanently placed.
  9. Finally the crown is cleaned and polished.

 
COSMETIC CONTOURING

Cosmetic contouring is a conservative approach to making minor changes in a person’s smile. Sometimes a patient may have a small chip or uneven grooves in their teeth. The dentist simply contours the teeth to make them even while maintaining a natural look. Then the teeth are smoothed and polished to return them to their original lustre.

 
ONLAYS

Dental onlays are used to protect the surface of the tooth unlike a crown that covers the entire tooth. An onlay protects the biting surface of a damaged tooth so that the tooth doesn’t break. They are also used to build up worn teeth, broken teeth, and replace very large, broken or decayed fillings. Depending on the need an onlay can be made of gold, porcelain or resin. Onlay appointments normally require two trips to the dentist.

Procedure:

  1. The dentist first makes you comfortable by numbing the site.
  2. Next a rubber dam is placed on the tooth which keeps it dry and clean.
  3. The dentist then removes the decay from the tooth.
  4. An impression is taken of the tooth so that the onlay cast can be created to fit your tooth exactly.
  5. A temporary restoration is placed on the prepared tooth until the lab can make a permanent onlay.
  6. Once you come back for the next appointment the temporary restoration is removed.
  7. The onlay is then fitted to your tooth and the bite is checked.
  8. Once the dentist knows it is a good fit then the onlay is placed permanently.
  9. The final step, the dentist polishes the tooth.


INLAYS

An inlay is similar to an onlay except it is for a much smaller surface. The size and shape of an inlay is like a filling however, the inlay is moulded and constructed in a laboratory. Due to the custom fit, two or more appointments are needed to ensure the perfect fit. Inlays are the finest type of restoration you can have.  Inlays are commonly made of porcelain or Gold depending on the situation.

Procedure

  1. The dentist first makes you comfortable by numbing the site.
  2. A rubber dam is placed on the tooth which keeps it dry and clean.
  3. The dentist removes the decay from the tooth.
  4. An impression is then taken of the tooth so that the inlay cast can be created to fit your tooth exactly.
  5. A temporary restoration is placed on the prepared tooth until the lab can make a permanent inlay.
  6. Once you come back for the next appointment the temporary restoration is removed.
  7. The inlay is then fitted to your tooth and the bite is checked.
  8. Once the dentist knows it is a good fit then the inlay is placed permanently.
  9. The final step, the dentist polishes the tooth.


BONDING

Dental bonding provides the dentist with the ability to close spaces between the teeth, whiten stained teeth, or lengthen misshaped teeth. The bonding is created with an enamel-like material that is applied to the site and is hardened then contoured to the shape of the tooth. Bonding can be used for a single tooth, or to your smile as a whole. Bonding is also applied to chipped or worn teeth to provide strength and improve esthetics altogether. Bonding can improve your smile and the final result is beautiful and natural looking teeth.  Bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers.

 

WHITENING

Home whitening kit

Natural teeth become darker with age as the enamel breaks down and is more transparent giving teeth a yellowish colour. Teeth can also become stained from foods and drinks such as coffee and wine or even smoking. Home whitening is a quick and simple way to get a brighter smile in as little as 1 week. Custom-made trays are designed by your dentist specifically for your mouth and a take home solution is provided which allows the patient to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.  The take home gel solution contains peroxide that is to be placed evenly in the trays. The patient can wear the trays overnight or for a few hours during the day. Complete results are typically seen within 14 days.  Alternatively the entire procedure can be completed in our office saving you time and getting you that brighter smile faster.