A dental sealant is an acrylic-like material that helps shield out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of back teeth. We base our diagnosis and recommendation for dental sealants on the patient’s susceptibility to tooth decay and how the teeth were shaped when they originally formed below the gum. Though there is no specific age at which sealants are indicated, our cosmetic dentist will recommend that the best time to apply them is when the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear.
Creating dental crowns and veneers to match to nature’s brilliance has always been one of the most difficult challenges facing cosmetic dentistry. Fortunately, this challenge is lessening and some would even say being eliminated by modern technology. Today, we have wonderful porcelains often using brand names like Davinci and Empress but offering fantastic brilliant luminescent crowns and veneers. In addition, we now offer computer color matching directly in our office. Vita Dental has developed a wonderful new product. The Vita Easy Shade Compact is utilized in our office and is a modern day computer color spectrometer allowing accurate color matching in the comfort of the dental office.
Silver and gold fillings used to be your only choices for fillings, especially for back teeth. Today, silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored fillings for a much more natural look.
It takes two appointments to restore your teeth with a crown. That’s because a crown is custom-crafted in a dental laboratory to precisely fit your tooth.
You can think of porcelain veneers as the false fingernails of cosmetic dentistry. They are custom made “shells” bonded to the front of discoloured, uneven or damaged teeth to create a bright, healthy smile.
An all-porcelain bridge is a non-removable appliance used to replace up to four adjacent missing teeth. They are custom made to fit each patient, thus providing an aesthetically pleasing, long lasting solution to missing and/or damaged teeth.
Upper or lower dentures usually are the best solution for persons with no teeth. In situations where many teeth are missing, but the remaining teeth are stable and healthy, a removable partial denture may be recommended.
Dental Implants (Implants)
An implant is a metal cylinder, surgically inserted into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. A crown or modified denture may be attached to the implant.
Bonding, the application of a tooth coloured plastic (composite resin) on stained or damaged teeth, can make a dramatic change to the colour and/or shape of your teeth in only one office visit.
If you’re looking to brighten a tarnished smile, whitening could be the answer.