Beautiful, Brighter And Healthier Smiles
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a host of dental treatments designed to enhance the overall look of your smile and correct chipped, cracked, discoloured, and unevenly spaced teeth. If you’ve ever covered your mouth when you laugh, or declined to smile for a picture, you might be wondering how you can smile with more confidence.
At Mount Joy Dental we provide the latest cosmetic treatments that can make a noticeable difference in the look of your smile, and in a lot less time than you think. Through the use of digital photography and a proven technique of analyzing your smile, we can plan out cosmetic corrections to meet your expectations before we begin treatment. Some of the more popular cosmetic treatments performed in our office include:
Dental Sealants – A dental sealant is an acrylic-like material that helps shield out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Though there is no specific age at which sealants are indicated, often we will recommend that the best time to apply them is when the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear.
White Fillings – Today, silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured fillings for a much more natural look. Made of a tooth coloured resin material, these fillings are designed to match your existing teeth and provide you with a smile that looks clean and natural. With this resin compound bonding to your teeth, the seal is tighter and the restored tooth can be stronger than ever before.
Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to enhance your smile. Your beautiful, pearly white smile can be restored with simple tooth-whitening procedures. The effects are long-lasting and can help you brighten a smile dulled by aging, food and drink stains, or fluorosis.
Crown & Bridge – Crowns and bridges are cosmetic choices custom made to fit each patient, thus providing an aesthetically pleasing, long lasting solution to missing and/or damaged teeth. A dental crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped restoration that is fitted over the prepared surface of a damaged tooth to recapture the appearance and function of the tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is usually attached securely to the existing teeth on either side of the gap.
Bonding – Bonding is a simple, painless and affordable procedure that has many uses, including: repairing chipped teeth, closing spaces between teeth, reshaping and covering badly stained teeth. The direct composite bonding procedure usually is completed in one dental visit.
Veneers – Veneers offer a virtually painless way to repair crooked, chipped or misshapen teeth. They can also be used to cover badly stained teeth and to smooth out an uneven smile. Veneers are made of porcelain and are custom-fitted to your teeth. The process of fitting and bonding veneers to your teeth can be completed in as little as two visits.
Inlays/Onlays – Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your our doctors.