The vision of a dental practice starts at the top. Leading by example, Dr. Bryan Stein has made (and continues to make) a serious commitment to two key facets of patient care in his office: continuing education and technology. For all of the office’s dental services, the team has at their disposal the latest technologies, and the most up-to-date information. Both of these components have a direct and positive impact on the cosmetic dentistry care we can offer to our patients.
Procedures that fall under the category of “cosmetic” can boost your confidence by giving you whiter teeth, filling in spaces, gaps or cracks or even reshaping your teeth. One of the most important contributions of new technology in this field is in making a beautiful smile both easy and affordable to achieve.
Here are some of the treatments we can offer you:
A dental veneer is a porcelain overlay that is custom fit and bonded to each tooth. The process can be used to straighten the appearance of crooked teeth, repair chipped teeth, cover teeth that are badly discoloured, or disguise misshapen teeth. It is a practically painless process that can be completed in as little as 2 office visits and gives the patient a perfect smile.
The main use of a crown is to cover (usually) a single tooth that is cracked, contains a large filling or is otherwise damaged. The crown not only improves the appearance of the tooth, but also provides extra protection. Porcelain is the most popular material because it looks so natural, blending perfectly with the other teeth.
In the case of crowns, the benefit of the latest technology is that it permits us to take an impression of the subject tooth and mill a new crown in a matter of minutes – no longer do we wait days for a new crown, and require patients to make multiple visits!
If your smile is not as bright as it once was because of missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the best solution. A bridge is a set of replacement teeth that is held in place by the neighbouring healthy teeth.
It greatly enhances a smile, while also ensuring that the healthy teeth do not drift out of place over time. Once anchored, the bridge remains in place and is cared for in the same way as your natural teeth, with proper brushing & flossing, and regular dental checkups.
Sometimes all it takes to make you want to show off your smile is brighter teeth. One of the easiest and fastest ways to enhance your appearance, teeth whitening can be accomplished by a variety of methods, whether in our office with laser technology or in the comfort of your home with an at-home custom kit. Whichever means you choose, you can enjoy the long-lasting effects at a very reasonable cost.
If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.
Why is cosmetic dentistry so popular these days? Because a perfect smile makes us feel great about ourselves, and gives us a reason to share our smile with the world. Contact us today to learn more.
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