Cosmetic dentists receive the same basic training that all dentists undergo. The differences is that they specialize in procedures intended to enhance the appearance of the teeth as well as correct some underlying issue. Many different procedures fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, but here are three that are among the most common.
Whitening treatments are capable of lightening the color of the teeth. Between some of the beverages people consume and foods they eat, it’s possible for the teeth to take on a dull appearance as the years pass. The situation is made worse when tobacco products are used, or if the patient does not have the most diligent attitude toward brushing and flossing.
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A dentist will administer a whitening treatment in one of two ways. There is the option of receiving a kit that can be used at home. These are prescription strength, which means they are stronger than the kits you can purchase at a local supermarket or drugstore. The dentist will have you administer the treatments at home, taking care to follow the instructions to the letter. After you complete the first round, the dentist will want to examine your teeth and determine if another round is in order.
The other option is to undergo more intense treatments in the dental office. Your teeth are monitored closely during each treatment, and the dentist will assess the results. This is often the best way to go, since it’s easier to stop the treatments before your teeth take on a shade of white that’s a little too bright.
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Bonding is a wonderful way to restore the look of teeth that have worn down, sustained damage like chipping, or experienced some kind of decay. The bonding material fills in and around the tooth. Once it sets, the dentist can sculpt the material so that the tooth appears to be perfectly formed. It’s possible to shade the composite bonding material so it’s the same color as the rest of your teeth. This procedure also happens to be one of the most affordable solutions for damaged teeth.
Veneers and Crowns
There are times when bonding will not be enough. In this scenario, the dentist will likely recommend a combination of veneers followed by crowns. Chipped or cracked teeth can be treated using this combination. It’s also possible to restore the appearance of a tooth that is decayed and recently filled using composite filling.
The veneers fit over the front of the teeth and adhere to them. The crowns make it easier to shape the top area of the tooth and make sure it looks natural. If a cavity was present, the crown also helps to hide the filling from view. With the right approach, the tooth will look as if it never sustained any type of damage.
Are you happy with the way your teeth look? If not, you need the services of the best dentist in Markham. Schedule a consultation today and talk about different methods for improving your smile. You may be surprised at how many different options would work and what a difference they would make.
Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.
Everyone here is very friendly and provides excellent care. I received a full exam on my first visit, and everyone took time to answer my questions and ensured I felt comfortable the entire time - exactly what you want when visiting the dentist. I highly recommend Markham Smile Centre for anyone looking for great dental care.
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It's been a while since I've been to a dentist but I'm trying to get back on track with health in general. Overall it was great going to Markham Smile Centre! The receptionist (I believe she was Kim) was friendly. The hygienist, Ying, was attentive and gentle during the cleaning; x-ray tech (forgot her name, sorry!) was great too. Dr. Sara Riad explained things with good detail. Looking forward to going back!
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Since I was little, I have always hated going to the dentist... Its always uncomfortable and unpleasant. These days, visiting the dentist isn’t so bad! Dr Jason, Rory, and the lovely staff at reception make the experience 100x better. I have had absolutely no issues with the gum graft and cleanings that I’ve gotten done here. Everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful, even when I’m calling in or emailing a hundred questions :). I would highly recommend Markham Smile Centre.
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