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. If you have 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.
At KW Dentistry we provide the latest cosmetic treatments that can make a noticeable difference in the look of your smile, in a lot less time than you think. Through the use of digital photography and a proven technique of analyzing your smile, we can plan out cosmetic corrections to meet your expectations before we commence treatment. Some of the more popular cosmetic treatments performed in our office include:
White Fillings – Today, silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured fillings for a much more natural look. Made of a tooth coloured resin material, these fillings are designed to match your existing teeth to provide you with a smile that looks bright and natural. With this resin compound bonding to your teeth, the seal is tighter and the restored tooth will be stronger than ever before.
Teeth Whitening – This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to enhance your smile. Your beautiful, pearly white smile can be restored with simple tooth-whitening procedures performed in office or as a take-home kit. The effects are long-lasting and can help you brighten a smile dulled by aging, food and drink stains, or fluorosis.
Crown and Bridge – These cosmetic choices are custom-made to fit each patient, thus providing an aesthetically pleasing, long lasting solution to missing and/or damaged teeth. A dental crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped restoration that is fitted over the prepared surface of a damaged tooth to recapture the appearance and function of the tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is attached securely to the existing teeth on either side of the gap.
Bonding – This simple, painless and affordable procedure has many uses, including repairing chipped teeth, closing spaces between teeth, reshaping and covering badly stained teeth. The direct composite bonding procedure is usually completed in one dental visit.
Veneers – Are a simple way to repair crooked, chipped, or misshapen teeth. They can also be used to cover badly stained teeth and to smooth out an uneven smile. Veneers are made of porcelain and are custom-fitted to your teeth. The process of fitting and bonding veneers to your teeth can be completed in as little as two visits.
Partial Crowns – Also known as indirect fillings, partial crowns made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage when there is not enough tooth structure for a filling. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, partial crowns are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by our doctors.
Dental Implants – An implant is a metal cylinder, surgically inserted into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The dental implant essentially replaces the root of the missing tooth and is acts as a natural tooth root would. Implants feel strong, secure, are long lasting, and can bring your smile back to life!