Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
March 7, 2019

Cosmetic dentistry is a true specialty, and Dr. Michael Laureola at South Simcoe Dental Care in Bradford, ON, provides numerous ways for his patients to improve both aesthetics and self-confidence. How can he help your smile?

The key to a beautiful smile

Good oral health is the foundation to a great smile; once that’s established, you can move on to enhancing tooth color, shape, size, amount of exposed gum tissue and more. In fact, these enhancement options are what cosmetic dentistry at South Simcoe Dental Care in Bradford, ON is all about!

The Consumer Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry reports that teeth whitening remains the most requested aesthetic service in the dental industry, and at South Simcoe Dental Care, we offer this popular service. Dr. Laureola also offers Spa Dent light-activated whitening, which safely brightens stained enamel by several shades of color! The powerful peroxide gel works to combat dull and discolored teeth due to aging, poor oral hygiene, dark foods and beverages.

Another popular service is composite resin bonding; this procedure is relatively inexpensive when compared to porcelain veneers or crowns. Dental bonding utilizes a glass and acrylic mixture to correct enamel defects such as:

  • Surface pitting
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Small gaps

Cured with a special light, your dentist adds resin to the pre-sanded teeth, layer by layer, and then trims and sculpts it for a natural shape and bite. Some teeth only require a mild contouring and polishing with fine grit sandpaper and other small dental tools.

For more extensive cosmetic problems, Dr. Laureola may suggest refinishing the front side of flawed teeth with porcelain veneers, and tooth-shaped laminates singly-crafted from high-quality dental ceramic. Color-matched and natural-looking, veneers enhance smile aesthetics and also reinforce tooth structure.

Finally, if you’ve lost enamel due to decay or oral injury, tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns combine the best of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The fillings are made of composite resin and are every bit as durable as your natural enamel. Porcelain crowns cover damaged teeth from top to gum line, restore dental implants or attached fixed bridgework to neighboring healthy teeth.

Learn more

Think about how you’d like your smile to change and then schedule a personal cosmetic dentistry consultation at South Simcoe Dental Care. We’d love to help you reach your smile goals! Call the office in Bradford, ON, today at (905) 778-9339.

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