Who doesn’t want a picture-perfect smile? When you want to do everything you can to have the smile that will captivate in person and create beautiful photos, you may think about cosmetic dentistry. Most people have questions about what this entails, so let’s dive in and answer a few of those frequently asked questions.
Is cosmetic dentistry just what a dentist does?
Actually, no. Cosmetic dentistry involves changing the appearance of your teeth, but not their health or function. However, basic hygiene is the first defense against decay and gum disease, which can rob you of your beautiful smile, so regular dentist visits do help you prevent a need for cosmetic dentistry procedures in the first place.
Do I need teeth whitening procedures?
Not always. Often just regular bi-annual cleanings are all that is needed to renew your smile because it will take off all those surface discolourations, including those caused by coffee, wine and tea.
What if that doesn’t work?
Your next choice is either home whitening kits or professional whitening. All too often, those home kits are ineffective either due to being of poor quality or not following the instructions very carefully. You should also not use these excessively. Your cosmetic dentistry professional can often give you an amazing whitening treatment that will far exceed the results you would get from a home kit.
I have old, ugly metal coloured fillings . . . now what?
It is an easy remedy for our cosmetic dentistry office to remove your old fillings and replace them with tooth-coloured fillings. You will be able to smile wide even if you have fillings far in back.
If you have more questions about cosmetic dentistry, such as needing to learn more about bonding, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns or other orthodontic issues, give us a call at Amberwood Dental Centre in Newmarket, ON. We can give you the picture-perfect smile you desire.