Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Catherines, ON
Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Your smile communicates a lot about yourself. When you are confident about your smile, you smile with confidence. If problems with your smile, from minor flaws to major issues, are keeping you from feeling your best about the way you look, contact us today.
In the past we had few options to improve teeth that were stained or crooked. Today, times have changed and we now have a wide range of cosmetic dental techniques that can enhance almost any smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is a blending of art and science. With a focus on esthetic results and using a variety of the latest restorative techniques and materials, we can improve your smile to give it a more pleasing experience.
Some of the conditions that may be helped by cosmetic dentist are:
- Diastemas (spaces between the teeth)
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or washed-out fillings
- Cracked or leaking fillings
- Permanently stained or discoloured teeth
- Crooked or poorly shaped teet
To address these conditions, our St. Catherines cosmetic dentistry team uses any or all of the following techniques.
We use a porcelain veneer when a portion of the front surface of your tooth needs a “face lift.” Similar to composite bonding, veneers are attached directly to the existing tooth structure. We treat the surface of the tooth with special conditioner to prepare it to receive the veneer. A tooth-coloured liquid bonding material is then applied to the tooth surface, to help the veneer adhere. Veneers are also used to cover stains and close spaces between teeth.
A composite resin filling may be used when only a small amount of tooth structure needs replacement. Composite bonding is one of the most versatile and affordable ways to aesthetically restore a multitude of cosmetic problems.
To begin a bonding procedure, we treat the tooth with a special enamel conditioner to roughen the enamel surface and allow the bonding material to adhere. A composite resin is then applied and shaped to match the contour of your natural tooth. The surface of the composite is then restored to the tooth’s natural shape and polished to achieve a natural lustre and appearance.
Due to a variety of causes, teeth tend to stain and “yellow” over time. We can help you whiten and brighten graying or yellowed teeth. We examine your mouth and recommend the best treatment for your specific needs. We can perform teeth whitening in our St. Catherines office or provide a take-home treatment, which we monitor to make sure you obtain the best results.
Many dentists and patients today favor restorations using natural looking, tooth-colored composites or porcelain.
We can also replace your old gray fillings with a more natural looking composite. These replacements can be for both medical and aesthetic reasons. If your old fillings are cracking or loosening, for example, we can use the newer, more aesthetically pleasing materials when we replace them.
Crowns and Bridges
A full crown is usually indicated when a tooth had root canal treatment, when a substantial amount of tooth structure has been lost, or when a tooth is cracked or broken. We place a crown on a tooth where there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. A bridge spans a space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. We replace the missing teeth with custom-designed replacement teeth, which are anchored by crowns to existing healthy tooth structure.
Addressing a variety of cosmetic and functional problems, this specialized branch of dentistry deals with straightening teeth and altering bone growth. Through the use of specially designed and fitted appliances, constant gentle pressure is put on the teeth, causing them to move into a desired position.
Now adults and children can benefit from new advances in orthodontic treatment. Your total cosmetic care may include a combination of orthodontics and cosmetic restoration treatment. Our goal is to recommend the best possible treatment for your unique cosmetic and functional needs.
Contact our St. Catherines Dental Office Today!
At Fourth Avenue Dental, our team wants to see you smile with confidence. You should have the smile you’ve always wanted and we can help. Call our cosmetic dentistry team today at 905-688-1661 or reach us on the web.
We’re here for you!