St. James Oral Surgery, Implantology and Dental Clinic

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is fast gaining popularity and it has become one of the most sought after treatments in a dental practice.

Our lifestyle and aging process can stain and darken our teeth. Moreover, many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking. These can be effectively removed by whitening procedures such as Zoom system which safely whitens teeth an average of 8 shades. Other methods which can be used to give teeth a whiter and healthier appearance are dental veneers. Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips and cracks.

In addition to veneers, dental crowns are another option which can be considered by the patient who wants to achieve an attractive smile. These are used when teeth in question are very badly broken down, have been extensively restored, or else are severely discolored. In addition to providing good aesthetics, dental crowns also confer strength to the teeth they coven. The choice of crowns used on anterior teeth is between metal-ceramic crowns and all porcelain {Procera} crowns. Out of the two, the latter give the best aesthetic result. Dental crowns fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifull aligned, shaped teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s crowns provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past