Teeth whitening, crowns, bridges
Are you looking for ways to improve your smile? Depending on your unique situation, bonding and veneers from Kanata North Dental Office may be a viable option. Through a comprehensive oral exam, we will determine and discuss the cosmetic options available to you.
Bonding is one of the procedures available to treat several dental conditions. It is a simple plastic resin that is applied to the teeth and cured with high-intensity light. Depending on the work to be done, bonding can be completed within a single appointment.
When is Bonding Recommended?
The procedure is simple. Dr. Assad applies a light abrasive to the tooth or teeth to create a rough surface to which the resin will adhere readily. The resin is then applied and cured with a high-intensity light in just a matter of minutes. Dr. Assad then shapes the resin to obtain the desired result.
The resin comes in many shades that will match your natural teeth colour. You can also select a colour to lighten your teeth. If you choose bonding, you should know that it will stain with time if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, red wine or cola.
Bonding is quite affordable and will last for ten years or longer with proper brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist.
Change the shape, size, length or colour of your teeth with veneers from Kanata North Dental Office. Veneers are a cosmetic option that will improve the look of your smile and make the dentition appear more regular.
A veneer is a thin shell that is placed on the front surface of a tooth. It can be made from composite or more often from porcelain which is more stain resistant.
When is a Veneer the Right Choice?
Veneers are an option for the following situations:
Veneers have a very natural look and are well tolerated by gums. They are an excellent solution for teeth stained by tetracycline for which whitening methods won’t work.
The process for applying veneers is divided into three steps.
At the first appointment, Dr. Assad will discuss your objective and proceed to an examination which includes X-rays. We will then determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
The second appointment consists of preparing the teeth. It involves removing a thin layer of enamel of the same thickness as the veneer. Dr. Assad will then make an impression of your teeth to make the veneers. He will also place temporary veneers on your teeth.
At the third and final appointment, your actual veneers will be placed. The veneers are first placed on the teeth with water or glycerine to check their fit and colour. The colour can be adjusted with the shade of the cement. Dr. Assad will then prepare the teeth to ensure maximum adherence. Next, he will apply the dental cement on the veneers and place them on the teeth. The cement is cured within minutes with a high-intensity light. The process is completed with final touch-ups.
Conventional veneers can easily last for ten years or more. You should note that the process is irreversible.
These new veneers have many benefits for patients, including:
In most cases, you can walk out with your improved smile within one hour!
No matter what type of veneers you choose, they can only be applied over healthy teeth and gums. People who suffer from clenching and grinding are not natural candidates for veneers and should discuss other treatments with Dr. Assad.