Cosmetic Dentistry

Our practice offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options to provide each patient with individual dental care to achieve our goal of improving or maintaining the appearance of your smile. There are several options available to you and we will work together to create your smile makeover. Below are links to a few of the most popular options available to you.

Bonding

Composite bonding can work wonders for your smile. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and the texture of your teeth, gaps between teeth can be closed, spots and discolorations can be eliminated, and your self-confidence can be enhanced through the improved appearance of your smile.

The dentist will match the shade of your existing teeth and then tooth-colored composite resin is applied to the tooth much like a filling procedure. The procedure is sometimes referred to as bonding because an adhesive agent is used to actually bond the resin to the tooth structure.

The resin is hardened (cured) with a light and then shaped, contoured, and polished to give a cosmetic and natural appearance. Bonding is the least expensive cosmetic procedure and can be completed during a single dental visit.

Composite bonding is excellent for small defects in the teeth -- spots, chips, or gaps between teeth. For smile alterations involving an entire tooth or multiple teeth, porcelain is the material of choice. Please call us at 905-605-5501 if you have any questions.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening can be done at home or in the dental office. The dentist will often take a photo of your existing tooth colour to monitor your progress and compare the new lighter shade of your teeth throughout treatment. Tooth whitening is a procedure that can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stain or discolouration caused by aging, certain medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Tooth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis.

In-office treatment can brighten your teeth several shades. Using a special, light-activated whitening gel, this procedure is a quick and convenient way to achieve the smile you've always wanted. At Aberdeen Dentistry we are happy to provide you with Beaming White - Advanced Whitening.

For in-home whitening, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then make custom mouth trays to fit your teeth. The dentist will give you a supply of whitening gel (usually containing hydrogen peroxide) that is applied to the tray and then you will be instructed to wear the tray for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as excess material can contact your gums and cause irritation.

Both in-home and in-office bleaching can cause increased tooth sensitivity in some people. this is a normal side effect and usually subsides a few days after the whitening treatments have been completed. Whitening procedures should be avoided if you are pregnant.

Please call us at 905-605-5501 to discuss all of your options!

Veneers

Veneers are routinely used to cover teeth which are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers are used for many of the same reasons as bonding but they involve a different procedure. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm thickness. First, the dentist will prepare your tooth and then take an impression of the prepared tooth, possibly place a temporary filling in the space, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to have the veneers fabricated.

The veneer is then cemented into place. Although veneers are more expensive and time-consuming than bonding, they are less expensive and conserve tooth structure when compared to crowns. Typically veneers are difficult to stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.

Please call us at 905-605-5501 to discuss all your smile makeover options!