Cosmetic Dentistry at Lawrence Park Dental
If you’ve ever covered your mouth when you laugh or declined to smile for a picture, you might be wondering how you can smile with more confidence. While general and restorative dentistry is great for maintaining and restoring the health of your teeth, patients seeking to alter the beauty of their smiles should ask about cosmetic dentistry in North York.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a host of dental treatments designed to correct chipped, cracked, discoloured, and unevenly spaced teeth to enhance the overall look of your smile. Some of the more popular cosmetic treatments performed in our office include:
Veneers are strong, thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. They are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth.
With a bit of contouring, veneers may also correct slightly crowded or overlapping teeth. If your teeth have discoloured with age, a veneer may improve their appearance.
Veneers can also be used for cosmetic reasons instead of crowns, which are more often used for badly damaged or decayed teeth. The tooth enamel needs to be ground down slightly in order to accommodate the veneer.
Veneer preparations frequently require the use of local anesthetic and, depending on colour and shade, may take more than one appointment to complete.
Using the latest knowledge and technology, at Lawrence Park Dental we can design a smile to match your individual features and personality meeting all your esthetic needs.
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for over one or two decades.
Crowns serve a dual function of being restorative as well as cosmetic. These tooth-shaped caps are placed on top of the tooth, completely encasing the visible portions at and above the gum line. Crowns restore appearance, shape, and strength to a weak tooth, while protecting it from further damage.
Crowns or veneers?
Both porcelain crowns and veneers offer positive benefits. In terms of cosmetic value, a veneer is a good intermediate option between the affordability of bonding and the reliability of a crown. Porcelain material is particularly natural-looking and stain resistant. Veneers also require far less shaping and structural alteration than crowns.
However, crowns are a very reliable solution to both cosmetic and restorative issues. Not only can they cover severely discolored, misaligned, or chipped teeth, they support and protect already damaged teeth.
Dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, such option is nearly always worth a solid try.
It is easy and safe! Your customized whitening trays will be ready for you to pick up within one week. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear trays. With only two applications for one hour per day, or during the night while you sleep, our special whitening agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Dental whitening is a very safe procedure for your dentition. It’ll not damage your healthy enamel or existing dental work. If used as directed, it’ll provide you an economical and safe option to improve your pearly smile.