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What is Cosmetic Dentistry at The Hillside Smile Dental Care?
While general dentistry is directed towards the dental health of the teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of the teeth, mouth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly rapid form of dental care acquired by both men and women of all ages in contemporary society. Improving the natural smile through cosmetic dentistry enhances an individual’s personal appearance both internally and externally affecting their confidence and self-esteem in a positive manner. We at Smile Dental Care perform subtle to major changes to improve a person’s smile by offering various techniques to treat discolored, chipped or missing teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is initially acquired to improve the overall appearance of the teeth, mouth and smile allowing our patients to select the cosmetic services they desire.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures are available at The Hillside Smile Dental Care?
The Hillside Smile Dental Care offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including: laser teeth whitening, cosmetic crown and bridges, veneers and white fillings with bonding and reshaping. We offer cosmetic restorative benefits such as dental fillings; of a porcelain or composite material, that are relatively similar to the colour of the patient’s teeth so that patients are able to maintain the natural appearance of their teeth and smile. Most patients do not undergo cosmetic dentistry simply for the ‘want’ for cosmetic improvements but rather select it as a necessity for treating underlying dental issues. Today, technological developments have established durable cosmetic dental treatments with our practicing dentist utilizing techniques that preserve natural tooth structure and coloring depending on patient needs.
What treatment options are available within Cosmetic Dentistry at The Hillside Smile Dental Care?
The Hillside Smile Dental Care currently offers cosmetic dentistry treatments for;
Dental Veneers: made commonly from porcelain or resin composite material and most commonly used to treat teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped or broken, teeth that have gaps between or small misalignments. Veneers are a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of the teeth and to give off a straighter smile.
Laser Teeth Whitening: most commonly requested by patients to treat stained teeth (e.g. from coffee, tea or smoking) and involves an in-office procedure where bleach is applied to each tooth with heat being generated by a laser allowing for quick results.
White Fillings: procedure in which a composite white filling is used to treat tooth decay by drilling a small hole within the affected tooth. White fillings are highly requested upon due its natural color being similar to that of natural teeth color thereby enabling a pleasant overall appearance of the mouth, teeth and smile.
Cosmetic Crown and Bridges: both crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic with a crown being utilized as a cap to cover a damaged tooth and bridges being used to replace gaps for one or more missing teeth. Both crowns and bridges of porcelain and ceramic material are highly utilized due to their matching color to natural teeth there by giving a natural appearance to the teeth and smile. Whether or not patients undergo cosmetic dentistry, it is essential to maintain oral hygiene and we advise patients to brush and floss their teeth daily to ensure continued dental health.