Cosmetic Dentistry Options | Cosmetic dentistry in Edmonton
Very few of us were born with picture- perfect smiles. In fact, many of the celebrities who have gleaming, perfectly aligned smiles have had much cosmetic work done. Today, most of these procedures are common and affordable enough that they are attainable for the average patient.
A beautiful smile portrays confidence, assertiveness and healthy self-esteem. If you have trouble with how your teeth look- things like broken and chipped teeth, yellowed teeth, receding gum lines or misaligned teeth- you may be hesitant to show off your smile. Over time this might cause you to lose confidence in your appearance.
If you want to enhance the look of your smile, but aren’t sure where to start, we can help you decide on a treatment plan to fit your budget and desired outcome. We provide cosmetic dental services to treat a wide variety of issues.
Inlays, onlays and crowns can be used to reinforce the strength of the tooth, as well as enhance color. Porcelain veneers can be placed on top of the teeth to rejuvenate their appearance as well as protect the natural tooth below. Bridges and dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. We also offer professional teeth whitening to remove signs of staining and fluorosis for a whiter smile. In our office, teeth whitening is done by first creating impressions (molds) of your teeth to make custom soft plastic trays. The trays are worn with special whitening gel solution inside either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. This methods yields far better results than over-the-counter whitening products.
In cases where the teeth are all intact, just misaligned, orthodontic treatments may be necessary to shift the teeth into their correct place. Illuminada Dental proudly offers the Invisalign system, which is a discreet method of shifting teeth using custom- made clear plastic aligners. The Invisalign system offers the results of braces, without the hassle or inconvenience of wearing braces.
Making the decision to embark on cosmetic dentistry is a personal one. The first step is to come in for a consultation, in which your dentist will evaluate the dental issues present and give you an estimate of what works needs to be done to achieve your desired outcome. Often times patients are surprised to find out that they require less work than they thought they did, and that the corrective procedures we offer are easier and less invasive than they imagined. Call us today to book a time to come in and discuss cosmetic dentistry options available.
I didn’t know that inlay, onlays, and crowns could also affect the color of a tooth! That is good to know! I have been meaning to improve my smile, maybe a crown is a way to go for me.