Cosmetic dentist in London and Mount Bridges Ontario
Get cosmetic dental treatments for discolored and crooked teeth in London and Mount Bridges Ontario
Cosmetic dentistry deals with the overall esthetics of your teeth. Are any discolored or misaligned teeth affecting your self-confidence and ability to function in your field at 100%? Then a cosmetic and restorative dentist is the solution to your predicament. Just visit us at our clinic in London and Mount Bridges Ontario to get that perfect Hollywood smile that you have been wanting for so long!
We offer the following services for cosmetic dentistry:-
– Smile designing
– Full mouth rehabilitation
– Teeth whitening/ bleaching
– Teeth straightening
– Dental veneers/ laminates
– Enameloplasty/teeth reshaping
– Gum surgery
– Composite bonding
– Inlays and onlays
– Combination of crowns, veneers and implants
Frequently asked questions-
1. How is Teeth whitening/ bleaching done?
Discolored teeth can be bleached by in-office bleaching performed by your cosmetic dentist and can also be done at home by use of whitening strips, gels and toothpastes. However, in office bleaching gives intense, quicker and longer lasting effects as compared to at-home bleaching methods. Your dentist may also prescribe you bleaching gels which you can use at your home by yourself at your convenient time.
2. What are Dental veneers/ laminates-
Dental laminates is prescribed when the bleaching is unable to produce the result on discoloured teeth. Dental lamintes are very thin wafer like coatings which are custom made for each tooth and then bonded to them; also reshaping them so as to merge with your tooth completely. These are made up of sturdy material called porcelain and will provide you with a perfect smile which has become popular now days as Hollywood smile.
3. What is the cost of a veneer?
A single veneer will cost you anywhere between 1000-1250$.
4. What are instant veneers?
Unlike porcelain veneers which require a certain amount of drilling of your tooth surface, instant veneers don’t require altering your tooth surface at all. The process is very simple which involves just the application of a composite resin, the same material used in tooth colored restorations, to the tooth surface; which is then light cured, shaped and finally polished to match your adjacent teeth exactly. The process hardly takes half an hour and is more cost effective than getting porcelain veneers since those are made in a dental lab. But the only drawback is that it can handle only simple cases of discoloration and gapping.
5. What are temporary veneers?
Temporary veneers are the clones of your permanent ones until you get them. Since permanent porcelain veneers take time to get fabricated in the lab, these temporary ones are placed for the time being so that you know the exact look and feel of permanent ones before hand and thus you know what to expect.
6. Are veneers permanent?
Veneers can last for a long time if taken care of properly. Visit your dentist regularly and avoid foods that cause discoloration such as coffee.
7. What is Enameloplasty?
Sometimes the reshaping of tooth is done by re-contouring the outermost layer of your tooth which is called enamel. It’s an extremely simple and non invasive procedure which is used to change the length, shape and size of a tooth.
8. What is the use of a Gum surgery in aesthetic dentistry?
If your gums are very prominent in your smile, gum surgery is the solution. It’s done to reshape the gums to provide a better and esthetic smile line.
9. What is Composite bonding and when is it used?
Gaps between teeth can be conveniently closed with help of composites; which are tooth colored, plastic like material and they hard set on exposure to ultraviolet light. It’s also popular as filling material in front teeth and even in the back ones so that they are not at all visible when you eat or talk unlike silver amalgam fillings which are not only visible but also tarnish with time.
10. What are Implants and how are they used?
These are typically screw like structures made of titanium metal predominantly and can be used for a variety of purposes; most common being, replacing a single or multiple missing teeth without disturbing other teeth in your oral cavity and supporting complete or partial dentures so as to avoid any discomfort which is commonly associated with conventional dentures like getting displaced while eating or speaking.
11. What are Inlays and onlays?
Also known as indirect restorations, these are done in an extensively damaged tooth where a typical filling is not sufficient to provide the strength needed for mastication. Inlays are smaller in size and lie within the central area of teeth whereas onlays may cover one or more of the masticatory/ chewing surface of the tooth.