Do you frequently feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? You are not alone. It is rare to have a perfect smile, and this is when cosmetic dentistry could assist you. Here at Lethbridge Dental Clinic, we have some exciting treatments that can help to perfect smiles and which include professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
In-chair teeth whitening is completed using Philips Zoom laser whitening. During this procedure, we protect your gums and lips and paint your teeth with professional strength whitening gel. It is activated using a special laser and quickly penetrates your tooth enamel. Afterwards, your teeth will look several shades brighter.
Alternatively, we can provide Pola Day whitening kits that include custom trays and professional strength whitening gel that is safe for home use. You can use the trays in the privacy of your own home once or twice a day from just 15 minutes a time. Your teeth will brighten by up by a few shades after two weeks or so.
A porcelain veneer consists of a very thin shell of porcelain custom-made to fit over the tooth. Usually, it is necessary for our dentist to prepare the tooth, removing a minimal amount of its surface to create enough room for the veneer. The veneer is made in a dental laboratory and is bonded onto the tooth surface, creating a natural yet more cosmetically appealing appearance.
Porcelain veneers will mask teeth, hiding small imperfections such as chips or cracks, or teeth that are too small or which aren’t an ideal shape. They are also useful for hiding teeth that are internally stained, and which will not respond to tooth whitening treatments. It is possible to have just one or two porcelain veneers or to opt for multiple veneers hiding most or all the teeth visible when you smile.
Some people will choose to have a teeth whitening treatment or porcelain veneers, but sometimes the two treatments are successfully combined or may be used with another procedure like Invisalign.
Get in touch with us today to book an appointment with one of our qualified cosmetic dentists.