Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular as more people want straight, white teeth. And for good reason: an attractive smile enhances confidence and self-esteem.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
A beautiful smile is defined by bright teeth that are straight and in good overall condition. Cosmetic dentistry aims to correct flaws in appearance.
A variety of methods can be used, alone or in combination, to help you obtain or restore a smile that truly reflects who you are.
Popular cosmetic dentistry treatments
When recommending treatments to restore the appearance of your teeth, we will always take into account your needs, objectives and budget. Here are 4 procedures that can help enhance your smile.
Veneers cover slightly damaged or discoloured teeth and can enhance the size and shape of a tooth. Think of a veneer as a thin shell (usually made of ceramic) that is secured to the visible side of the tooth with cement, much like an artificial nail.
Veneers are durable and good-looking permanent restorations that preserve the structure of your teeth.
A crown is used for the same reasons as a veneer, but in cases where the affected tooth needs to be reinforced. It consists of a hollow artificial tooth, which is placed over the natural tooth, much like a hat.
Crowns are made using a high-precision manufacturing process that provides comfortable, durable and attractive results.
Crowns are a less conservative option than veneers, but they are a good choice for restoring teeth that are broken, heavily decayed or have undergone a root canal.
Tooth enamel isn’t always naturally white. For people who aren’t comfortable with the natural colour of their teeth or who notice discolouring, bleaching [Link to: blanchiment] is a simple and effective method to achieve a bright, healthy-looking smile.
Various teeth whitening techniques are available. When used under the supervision of a dentist, they are safe and offer quick results.
Although orthodontic treatments are primarily used for functional reasons, they can make a big difference in the way your smile looks.
Invisalign allows you to improve your smile without anybody knowing.
These cosmetic treatments, and others not mentioned here, can help you regain your confidence and leave you smiling from ear to ear.