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Blog by Dr. Gilbert Lee | October 12th, 2017


Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic DentistryWe are inundated everyday with Hollywood's images of the perfect smile. There is a reason that Hollywood's elite are sporting their dazzling, pearly whites. Studies show that a radiant, confident smile empowers us socially and in business relationships. It is one our most important physical attributes. So why are so few of us are satisfied with our smile?

Not long ago radiant smiles were either nature's gift or affordable to only a select few. Those days are gone. With advances in dentistry anyone can have a beautiful smile with minimal investment. Have a look at some of our smile makeovers. For most of us, simple inexpensive changes will have a dramatic effect. Usually the principle complaint of individuals is the colour of their teeth. Discolouration can result from wine, coffee, food, nicotine, age, genetic predisposition, exposure to high levels of fluoride at an early age and other factors.

Whitening

Whitening is a quick, easy, painless and inexpensive solution that will transform your smile. Healthy teeth can often be whitened through home or in-office treatments but should be supervised by your dentist. In severe cases other options may be considered such as bonding, veneers and crowns.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Whitening
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Bonding

In Bonding, tooth-coloured resin is applied on the affected teeth. This process successfully solves more than colour issues. Bonding can correct for worn, cracked, chipped or widely spaced teeth as well.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding
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Veneers

Veneers offer another solution. Veneers are like a "jacket" for your teeth. A thin, tooth-coloured, porcelain jacket is sculpted for the front of each affected tooth. This allows your dentist to change the colour and the shape of each tooth if required.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Veneers
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Crowns

In cases where the tooth is weak, Crowns are often the desired solution. Crowns cover all sides of the tooth and provide structure. Today's crowns are tooth coloured and can not be distinguished from natural teeth. They can also correct for tooth misalignment. See more photos of crown and bridge work.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Crowns
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Inlays

For many of us a hearty, head tilting laugh exposes a mouth full of metal fillings. We are conscious of previous dental work and limit or cover our smiles. Modern dental techniques now allow you to change all that through the use of Inlays. Inlays are toothcoloured fillings which can be matched to your specific tooth colour. Often, existing metal fillings can be easily replaced with these new ceramic versions at little expense. The choice is yours.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Inlays
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