While your dental health is important, the look and function of your smile can be just as vital. That’s why we offer cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry generally refers to any dental work that improves the appearance of a patient's teeth, gums and/or bite. Bridle Post Dental’s cosmetic procedures include crowns and bridges, extractions, bonding, veneers, teeth whitening and dental implants. Markham residents can benefit from cosmetic dentistry in a number of ways. Not only does cosmetic work provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile, but some procedures like crowns, bridges and dental implants can help improve your bite and keep teeth from shifting out of alignment. Learn more about the cosmetic dental procedures we offer:
While extractions are sometimes necessary to remove a diseased or damaged tooth, they can also be useful in correcting a patient's bite. If you have a tooth that is poorly positioned in your jaw, it can lead to pain as well as crooked-looking teeth. Having the problem tooth extracted is an easy way to help straighten out your teeth and relieve pain, though this must be monitored closely after the procedure as too much shifting can lead to other problems.
A dental implant is a surgical component of cosmetic dentistry, connecting directly to the bone of a patient's jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis, such as a crown or denture. These prosthetics can be either permanent or removable, depending on the individual wishes of the patient.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns completely cap or encircle a tooth or dental implant, often needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. These crowns are attached to a patient's tooth using dental cement, covering the visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line. This can help to restore a tooth's shape, size and strength as well as improve its appearance.
Dental bridges are false teeth, fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in areas left by missing teeth. This procedure will improve the look of your smile, giving you natural-looking and healthier teeth.
Bonding and Veneers
The bonding process involves applying an enamel-like dental composite to a patient's teeth, sculpting it into shape before hardening and polishing it. This can help to restore the look of damaged teeth and cover up any cracks or discolouring.
Veneers are also used to cover up discoloured teeth that may not respond well to traditional whitening treatments. They can also be applied to close gaps in a patient's teeth. Depending on the procedure, tooth reduction may be necessary—your dentist will explain if this is necessary during your initial appointment.
Teeth whitening or bleaching is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. While many over-the-counter whitening solutions are available, dental-supervised treatments remain the recommended procedures for lightening discoloured teeth. If your teeth have been yellowed by years of coffee-drinking, tobacco use or some other cause, cosmetic whitening can give you back the brilliant smile you've always wanted.
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