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Cosmetic and functional dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Dental veneers are an excellent option for those looking to improve their smile. Small pieces of porcelain are cut to size in a dental laboratory and glued to the interior surface of the teeth, filling in gaps and harmonising the smile. In cosmetic dentistry, veneers are an alternative to crowns since they are quick to place and minimally invasive. A beautiful, head-turning smile is more than possible with dental veneers!

Reasons to get porcelain veneers:

  • A white and symmetrical smile
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Deformed teeth
  • Heavily discoloured or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or too large
  • Unwanted or uneven gaps
  • Worn or chipped teeth

How are porcelain veneers placed?

Placing porcelain veneers generally requires two visits. The first involves a dental check-up with light polishing and modelling of the teeth to be covered.
A dental impression is made to create custom-made veneers in the laboratory. Finally, you and your dentist select the shade of your veneers.

It’s during the second visit that all the magic happens! Your teeth are cleaned, and the veneers are put in place. Aesthetic and durable, they will stay put for several years to come, giving you an attractive and radiant smile

Fixed bridges

A fixed bridge is an excellent way to fill in the space left by an extracted tooth. Supported by the adjacent natural teeth, a bridge can enhance your smile in addition to improving chewing, digestion, and speech.

Although they are covered by the bridge, your natural teeth are still very susceptible to decay so impeccable dental hygiene is a must. Brushing and flossing are indispensable, as are annual check-ups and cleanings at the dentist’s office.

Reasons to get a fixed bridge:

  • Fill gap left by missing teeth
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent denture

Crown lengthening

Would you like to improve the look of your smile? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can. If you are struggling with a “gummy smile” and flashing more gums than teeth, we can help you.

Crown lengthening is a simple procedure that re-contours the gum line by reducing it. This way, teeth appear larger and the smile more attractive.

Although it is normally a cosmetic dentistry procedure, crown lengthening can reduce the risk of periodontal disease in at-risk patients.

Once the procedure is complete, the dentist applies a periodontal dressing to the treated area and prescribes pain medication as well as antimicrobial mouthwash to lessen the risk of infection. The gums heal within two to three months.

If you have any questions about crown lengthening or any other cosmetic or functional dentistry treatment, please consult your dentist.