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What are the most popular cosmetic dental treatment options?

Posted May 31st, 2018

What are the most popular cosmetic dental treatment options?

At Sheppard Yorkland Dental in North York, our dentists provide a variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile, and improve your oral health as well. Here are the most popular treatments we offer.

1. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive, simple way to improve the appearance of your smile. Our teeth whitening options include custom teeth whitening kits and in-office bleaching services.

2. Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin strips of porcelain that are placed over the teeth to change their colour, shape and size. They can help make teeth look more symmetrical, and cover up chips, stains and discolouration.

3. Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that replace missing teeth. They are capped with dental crowns to fill the spaces in your smile. Dental implants are not just cosmetic. They can help improve your ability to speak and chew, and prevent the remaining natural teeth in your mouth from shifting out of position.

4. Orthodontics (Invisalign)

Orthodontic treatments, like braces, straighten your teeth to improve their appearance and function. Straight teeth look nice, of course, but they also make it easier to eat and speak, and are easier to clean than uneven teeth are. Invisalign clear orthodontic aligners are a great orthodontic treatment choice for those with concerns about the aesthetics of metal braces.

5. Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental technique whereby a composite resin is shaped and molded onto the teeth to give them a straighter, whiter appearance. Bonding is an effective solution for chipped or gapped teeth, and for stained teeth and fillings.

6. Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are both dental restorations that can improve the appearance and function of your smile. An inlay fills the space in between the cusps at the centre of the tooth's surface. An onlay is similar, but covers one or more cusps, and sometimes even the entire biting surface of the tooth.

7. Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, strength, and appearance.

8. Gingival Contouring

Gingival contouring, also known as gingival sculpting, is the process of reshaping the gum tissue around the teeth for people who have a gummy smile (an excess of gum tissue around the teeth).

9. Dentures

If you are missing teeth, dentures are a cost-effective way to regain your smile. Dentures are essentially removable replacements for missing teeth that look just like natural teeth.

10. Tooth Re-Shaping

Tooth reshaping is a cosmetic technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth, for a more even, symmetrical look.

If you are interested in any of the above cosmetic dental treatment options, please contact our North York dentists to book a consultation today!

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