Cosmetic dentistry is the process of enhancing the appearance of your teeth.
Many people choose cosmetic dental procedures if they have unsightly stains and chips in their teeth, or if they have a few teeth missing. There are numerous solutions to these issues, but it is critical to understand what each procedure entails and when they should be used.
Below we will take a look at a few examples of cosmetic procedures that can be used to aesthetically enhance your smile.
Teeth whitening is perhaps the most well-known cosmetic dental procedure. This procedure can be carried out at home or in an office. However, it is recommended that it be done in a dental office to ensure an adequate colour change.
Tooth whitening uses bleaching agents and occasionally a light, to make teeth appear brighter and whiter. Tooth whitening should only be used by people who have healthy mouths and no gum recession. Tooth whitening can cause sensitive teeth, so it is not advised for people who already have tooth sensitivity or are suffering from gum disease.
When a tooth is unsightly due to length, chips or stains, a veneer is a viable option for addressing the issue. Veneers are porcelain shells that fit perfectly over the original tooth and provide a cost effective option to enhance the appearance of your smile.
When veneers are properly placed with care and bonded onto your teeth by a dentist, they can stand the test of time and last for years if properly maintained.
Implants can be used to replace missing teeth. An implant will insert an artificial root into the jaw bone, preventing bone loss caused by missing roots. To complete the procedure, a natural-looking porcelain crown is placed on top of the artificial root. The implant treatment plan provides a permanent replacement option for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
The above services and many more, are available to you at DS Dental. Come by either of our locations in Oakville or Burlington to receive a free smile analysis. We will help you determine what cosmetic options are suitable for you to enhance your smile. Contact DS Dental today.