Small improvements to your smile could have a big effect on your life.
Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that lightens your teeth naturally. There is no damage to your teeth. The whitening agent lifts stains from the inside of the tooth resulting in whiter brighter teeth. After the whitening is finished it takes about 24 to 48 hours for the enamel to harden to its original strength. During this period special care needs to be taken to not expose the teeth to new stains.
Zoom is a great 1 visit whitening system that takes approximately 60-90 minutes.
Home whitening systems are also available
Porcelain Veneers are used to make minor aesthetic improvements to the shape & colour of your teeth. Custom made thin porcelain veneers are bonded to your existing tooth. Porcelain veneers may be used to close small spaces between teeth and make teeth appear straight and provide consistent colour and shape.
Porcelain Inlays & overlays are a stronger alternative to conventional composite fillings where too much tooth structure has been lost. Your tooth restoration is milled in a shape closely resembling your natural tooth, fitted and bonded in one visit.
Porcelain Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are fitted over your prepared tooth to restore the tooth’s shape, size and function.
Porcelain bridge placement is an alternative replacement option for a missing tooth when a dental implant is not desired. Your teeth on either side are prepared for crown placement and a connected unit is milled to replace the missing teeth.
When your teeth have been severely worn, decayed or damaged you might need a full mouth reconstruction. This includes functional, neuro-muscular and cosmetic dental procedures to restore both function and aesthetics.
Most of the porcelain work at our practice is facilitated with CEREC CADCAM technology. This is a unique dental restoration product that allows direct porcelain restoration and placement using a variety of computer assisted technologies to do computer design and manufacture all porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns & bridges.
With the use of CEREC CAD/CAM technology, it is possible to provide patients with a new smile in only one appointment of approximately 75 minutes! Advantages of this procedure include the need for only 1 visit, no need for a temporary crown to be placed and no extra injections.
In cases where the use of Cerec is not indicated conventional impressions are taken & lab work is sent to a trusted lab to manufacture and fitted 7 days later.
Implants are the most sophisticated method for replacement of missing teeth. This is a permanent and fixed solution done with or without other dental specialties as your specific case needs.
Tooth contouring & bonding is a conservative, cosmetic procedure to make subtle changes to the shape and general appearance of the teeth. This non-invasive procedure is the perfect solution to small dental imperfections. This painless procedure involves the removal of tooth enamel or addition of small composite materials in order to slightly alter the shape, length or surface of the teeth.
Your Treatment Plan
It is Important to first assess the condition and health of your teeth and gums.
Each patient’s treatment needs and clinical examination is unique and completely dependent on the configuration of the teeth and gums, jaw structure and occlusion. Based on the results of your consultation with your dentist, certain procedures will be recommended as part of a treatment plan for giving you a functional, natural and beautiful smile.