Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth and enhancing a person's smile. At South Kitchener Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to help our patients achieve the smile they've always wanted.
Fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by cavities or decay. We offer tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Our dental team can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that allows the dentist to reshape or repair your smile using composite resin. Cosmetic bonding is particularly ideal if you’re insecure about the appearance of your smile or want an affordable alternative to invasive and more costly procedures such as orthodontics or veneers. With bonding, chipped or uneven teeth can be repaired easily and affordably, restoring your self-confidence. Additionally, bonding is often completed in a single visit and doesn’t require any anesthetic!
Veneers are another popular cosmetic dentistry service we offer. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including stains, chips, and gaps between teeth. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long-lasting smile.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options to help our patients achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Crowns and bridges are additional cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Crowns are used to restore severely damaged or decayed teeth, while bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Both crowns and bridges can be customized to match the natural color of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years; however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
At South Kitchener Dentistry, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile. That's why we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to help our patients achieve the smile they've always wanted. Whether you're looking to correct a chipped tooth, brighten your smile, or replace missing teeth, we can provide the personalized care and attention you need to achieve your dental goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.