Cosmetic Dentistry Services Edmonton
Cosmetic dental procedures improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Creating Your Smile
If you are considering a cosmetic enhancement of your smile, a thorough discussion of your concerns is important. Whether you wish to improve the color, or shape of your smile, there are many options available. These include: teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and crowns, and cosmetic injectables.
Teeth whitening is a non-permanent method of changing your tooth color. The advantages of whitening your teeth are, that it is non-invasive and typically painless. Patients with stained teeth or those with fluorosis staining may find whitening particularly beneficial. Tooth whitening can be done in the comfort of one’s home (take home kits) or, for more rapid results, at the dental clinic.
Whitening is achieved by applying a peroxide based tooth whitening gel to your enamel surface in a careful and controlled fashion. There are a number of in-office systems available at Lewis Estates Dental Centre, including ZOOM™. Regardless of whether you choose to whiten your teeth at home or in the dental clinic, the results are similar. The fundamental difference between both is how fast you achieve whitening; in office whitening occurs faster than home-based whitening. The good news is that almost any tooth color can be whitened, but the darker the color, the more difficult it is to achieve a change in tooth color. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, contact us for a consult.
Porcelain veneers and crowns offer a more permanent option of changing tooth color, and the shape of your smile. Veneers are wafer thin applications of porcelain that are pigmented to blend in to the color of your teeth, whether natural or whitened. They are applied and cemented to your tooth surface. Veneers can be applied in combination with crowns, and usually after whitening. If you are considering a smile enhancement, contact us for a thorough dental examination and smile consultation.