Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Overhaul Your Smile

Your North York, Toronto, ON, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gharai, has numerous solutions for discolored, chipped, or irregular-shaped teeth. For these issues, she provides a range of procedures, including teeth whitening, bonding, dental implants, and dental reshaping.

Teeth Whitening

There are two available options for this treatment: in-office procedures and take-home kits.

Teeth whitening is a great option to improve that gorgeous smile you already have, however, taking good general care of your teeth is just as important. Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure that you keep the appearance of your teeth for a longer period of time:

  • Quit smoking and chewing tobacco; they stain your teeth and cause oral diseases
  • Think about reducing the intake of staining beverages such as coffee and tea
  • Maintain a healthy oral regimen consisting of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once

Bonding

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, can be accomplished in one visit and fixes issues such as chips, cracks, fractures, and decays, while also aiding teeth that are discolored, stained, and misshapen. The procedure may take about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your cosmetic dentistry needs.

Your Toronto dentist will clean your teeth to ensure that they're plaque-free. Then, your teeth will be etched with an acidic gel that will open the pores on the teeth's surface. Finally, the dentist will rinse the etching material with composite resin that matches the color of your teeth before hardening it in place with a curing light to finalize the new shapes.

Dental Implants

This tooth loss treatment creates stability, strength, and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace missing tooth roots. The dentist then seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur. After this period, your dentist then re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw, and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Some advantages of dental implants include:

  • Restoring one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth
  • Restoring your bite and chewing function
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place
  • They can last a lifetime

Tooth Contouring and Reshaping

Tooth contouring and reshaping are simple cosmetic procedures that will save you plenty of time and money as well as give you a more confident smile. They help fix many teeth issues like crooked or crowded placement, pits and grooves in the enamel, and chips, cracks, and fractures.

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Have you considered cosmetic dentistry? Our North York, Toronto, ON dentist, Dr. Gharai, can help you get the smile you want! Call (416) 491-8621 today!