How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Dental Health?

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Dental Health?
December 1, 2019

Our teeth are strong and can last for a lifetime. However, certain factors such as dental disease and accidents can cause the teeth to crack, discolor, decay, and misaligned. These dental problems not only affect your dental appearance but can alter your dental structure. Is there a solution? Yes, cosmetic dentistry.

At South Simcoe Dental Care, we offer various cosmetic dentistry, but before you decide to come for a cosmetic dentistry procedure, it is important to schedule a consultation to understand what the procedure entails, the types of treatment we have, and how they can benefit you.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe different procedures that improve your gum and teeth appearance. These treatments can change the shape, color, position, size, and alignment of your teeth.

Although a general dentist can perform minor restorative procedures, cosmetic dentistry falls under the prosthodontic department and should be performed by a licensed prosthodontist.

The Different Cosmetic Treatments We Offer

Our dentist will perform a dental assessment and evaluation and recommend any of the following treatments:

1. Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent dental solution for replacing missing teeth. The implants, made of titanium, act as roots for the artificial teeth.
Although dental implants are effective and provide a long-lasting solution, they are not for everyone. You need to have enough jaw bone to be able to support the implant. If you don’t have the recommended bone density, our dentist will perform a bone graft to promote bone growth.

The implants are surgically fixed on the jawbone, and as a result, you may experience pain, discomfort, gum irritation, and swelling. These side effects last for a few days and can be treated with ice and pain relievers.

2. Teeth whitening

A white and bright smile is an indication of better oral and overall health. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening to help you restore your teeth appearance.

Our teeth whitening procedure, Spa Dent, uses a whitening gel and advanced LED technology to remove stains from your teeth. We offer both in-office treatment that takes an hour and at-home whitening kits. The in-office treatment results will be immediate while it may take up to three days to see positive results using at-home kits. Regardless of the teeth whitening treatment, you choose; you will get the best results.

3. Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses composite resin (plastic) to fix fractured, cracked or decayed teeth. The tooth-colored composite resin filling can also repair discoloration. Bonding can be done in one dental visit and are affordable, but on the downside, they are not permanent and are subject to chipping, and discoloration.

4. Veneers

Dental veneers are hard and thin shells designed to replace the tooth enamel. These restorative dental treatments are used to mask dental problems such as chipped, cracked, and gaps.

Porcelain veneers are well tolerated by the gum, have a natural look, are durable and easy to maintain. However, on the downside, dental veneers are irreversible because once the enamel is grounded down it will not grow back. You will need to use dental crowns even when you decide the change the dental treatment.

Yes, they are long-lasting (on average, they can last for 15 years) but the veneers will need to be replaced after some time.

5. Enamel shaping and contouring

Enamel shaping is a treatment used to repair mildly crooked teeth. It changes the shape, size, length, and surface of the teeth.

6. Braces

Dental braces are a restorative treatment used to correct crooked and misaligned teeth. A variety of solutions are available from traditional braces to Invisalign that can align your teeth to the desired shape.

Make an Appointment

Whether you have chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth, we have the right treatment for you. However, you need to come for a dental assessment first before you choose a treatment.

Besides cosmetic dentistry, we also other services such as emergency and family dentistry (ideal for your whole family) sedation dentistry and Spa Dent. So, schedule an appointment with South Simcoe Dental Care for a dental transformation. We will examine your dental health to determine which treatment is ideal for you.

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