Do you ever wish your teeth were straighter, whiter, more aligned? Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a number of safe options that can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. At Kingston Park Dental Centre, we can help you achieve a bright, healthy looking and beautiful smile. We are proud to offer a range of aesthetic treatment options including bonding, veneers and white composite fillings. Visit us today in Toronto, and we can help you determine the best option that is right for you.
Bonding is a composite resin filling placed on your teeth. Composites are the materials used for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the colour and shape of teeth. Bonding can be used to lighten any stains you may have, close minor gaps and straighten crooked teeth.
Bonding has become a common procedure and can usually be completed in one short visit. Bonding will cover any natural flaws by first applying a thin coating on the front surface of your teeth to which the bonding material is applied. Bonding can be sculpted, coloured and shaped to provide the look and feel that you desire.
Over time, your teeth can lose their pearly white appearance. Aging, diet or injuries, along with many other factors, can cause teeth to dull and yellow. Whitening is a mild bleaching process that restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy and natural colour. Under the supervision of a dental professional, it is very safe. The results from in-office whitening can last for as long as a year. With touch-up treatments at home, the results can last even longer. We use the popular light-activated Iveri system in our office, with great success and terrific results!
Veneers are customized porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are made to match the shape and size of your mouth and created at the whiteness level that you desire. To perform the procedure the thickness of the veneer is "smoothed" off the natural tooth surface and the veneer is bonded to the tooth. The result feels and looks natural. Veneers can be used to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps, whiten discoloured teeth and repair chipped or broken teeth. Sometimes no tooth structure needs to be reduced – the veneer is simply bonded on!
Amalgam or metallic fillings were the standard practice until not so long ago in dentistry. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. Metallic fillings can corrode, leak and cause blackening around the filling and the remaining tooth. White or composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings. Cosmetically, white fillings are stain-resistant and colour-matched to your natural tooth making them almost invisible.