Your smile is one of the first impressions that others have of you. It follows that many people would like their smile to be brighter and healthier. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry is more than just teeth whitening! Dentists at River Dental are capable of transforming your smile’s shape, colour, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discretely restoring decayed or damaged teeth with tooth-coloured fillings. In fact, modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve near perfect natural teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable.
Due to great strides in dentistry, cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry can overlap in a single visit. Here at River Dental our Dentists will discuss health implications as well as aesthetics at your initial appointment.
The most commonly used correction methods include veneers and bonding. These options present durable, cost effective alternatives to more expensive crowns and involve bonding a porcelain or resin material to a damaged tooth. The restoration is then sculpted and polished to the desired shape. These methods can be used to fill in cracks, even out chips, or build up worn down teeth. They can also be used to close gaps or disguise discoloured teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures.
Direct bonding is a relatively straight forward though precise procedure that can usually be accomplished in a single visit. Indirect veneers are custom made and thus stronger and longer lasting, but the process requires more time and more than one appointment. Caring for either bonded teeth or veneers will still require good oral hygiene at home and regular examinations by your dentist.