Cosmetic dentistry: bleaching, bridges, etc.

An image of a young lady smiling. Please consult your dental professional regarding any of these treatments.

What are some of the ways I can improve my smile?

  • Brushing and flossing  your teeth are the most important things to do to ensure your teeth last a lifetime.
  • Regular dental check-ups ensure a healthy mouth.

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What is bleaching?

  • Bleaching can whiten discoloured teeth.

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What is bonding?

  • Bonding is a type of plastic filling material used to repair minor tooth chips, or close gaps between the front teeth.

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What is a dental bridge?

  • A bridge is a permanent replacement for missing teeth that are cemented to the natural teeth on either side of the space.

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What is a crown (cap)?

  • A crown (cap) is a permanent covering made of special material that is cemented over a single tooth and it fits like a thimble over your finger.

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What are dental implants?

  • Implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that are surgically placed into the jawbone.

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What is orthodontics?

  • Orthodontics is a method used to move teeth into position using one or more appliances such as braces or retainers.

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What is a partial?

  • A partial is a removable replacement for missing teeth, which are held in place by metal clasps that are attached to the teeth on either side of the space.
  • They need to be removed when sleeping and to be cleaned.

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What are veneers?

  • Veneers are permanent thin porcelain “shell” that are cemented to the front of the teeth.

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