Modern cosmetic dentistry procedures include a great way to undo the damage that teeth-staining foods and beverages have created – teeth whitening. This procedure is easily accomplished in our New Westminster office, and it can be supplemented at home with teeth whitening kits.
Our Cosmetic Dentists Create Great Smiles with Invisalign®
When your teeth are misaligned, it affects your ability to bite and chew food as well as making you feel uncomfortable when smiling. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® straightens your teeth with near invisibility that makes you feel great during the whole process. Instead of metal brackets and arches, your dentist provides a series of clear aligner trays that gently move your teeth into their new positions.
Our Cosmetic Dentists Create Great Smile Makeovers
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to take your smile to the next level, while enhancing your oral health. Our dentists can improve the overall appearance of your teeth, giving you the smile makeover of a lifetime. Your smile makeover will take into consideration the aspects that you like and don’t like about your existing smile, and it might involve several cosmetic procedures, including composite fillings, implants, crowns, bridges, and teeth whitening.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Whenever a tooth has been severely damaged, it’s essential to get it repaired as soon as possible so that your dentist can save the tooth. If a composite filling isn’t going to be enough to restore the tooth’s viability, a dental crown is used to do so. First, any existing decay is removed, and then the tooth is built up so that it can support the crown. Not only can this procedure help to enhance your ability to bite and/or chew (depending on where the crown is placed), but it also helps to promote a prettier smile.
Cosmetic Dental Bridges
Once a person begins to lose teeth, smiling becomes a self-conscious act. In fact, for some individuals, even the act of speaking can become uncomfortable. Dental bridges can remedy that situation, eliminating the embarrassment of having one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges make use of adjacent teeth to support the false tooth. Porcelain bridges can be matched to the patient’s existing tooth color, creating a seamless appearance that makes everything look natural.
A porcelain dental veneer is a thin, strong ceramic “facing” that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth in order to change its colour and shape. Sometimes a veneer is applied to a single “out of place” tooth to make it match the surrounding teeth. In other situations, several veneers are placed in order to achieve a complete smile makeover!