Cosmetic Dentistry* From An Award-Winning Midtown Dentist
According to an old adage, a nice smile has the ability to “warm hearts and open doors.” When meeting someone for the first time, the smile is one of the first things we notice. As a society, we have always valued having whiter, brighter, and straighter teeth. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry* in Toronto, we regularly hear how important these aspects of a smile are to our patients.
Keeping good oral health is very important as it boosts self-esteem and has also been correlated with success in patients’ dating and work life. Insecurities related to the physical appearance of your teeth can contribute to lower self-esteem and a poorer quality of life. Everyone has the right to be happy, and cosmetic dentistry* provides each patient the opportunity to feel more confident with their smile.
What is cosmetic dentistry*?
Cosmetic dentistry* is the combination of art and science working together to enhance your smile. Ranging anywhere from minor touchups to larger oral improvements, a great cosmetic dentist* will have a wide variety of procedures in place to enhance your smile. Your dentist should be able to reshape and reinvigorate your smile while improving your long-term overall oral health.
Types of cosmetic dentistry* procedures
With every mouth offering a unique set of challenges, you need to find an experienced cosmetic dental office in Toronto that will provide all of the following cosmetic dental services:
Tooth bonding is typically treated in a single appointment and includes repairing slightly chipped, crooked, or discoloured teeth. It is a cosmetic process that uses composite resin to better the appearance of a tooth. With an annual average of roughly 2.6 million bonding procedures performed, it is the most popular dental procedure due to its quickness and affordability.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made, and perfectly matched porcelain shells that are placed right over your natural teeth. They are not as invasive as other surgical techniques and are very easy to maintain. Veneers are also built to last longer than most other procedures. They fix teeth with spaces between them or those that have been permanently stained, misshapen, or slightly crooked.
Commonly referred to as “caps,” crowns are designed to completely cover a tooth, giving it the shape and appearance of a normal tooth. Often, crowns are used to protect a weaker tooth, fix a broken tooth, cover a dental implant, or cover discoloured and misshapen teeth.
Often called a “fixed partial denture,” bridges can be best used to replace one or more missing teeth. Problems such as drifting, decaying, and altering of your bite can be caused by the empty spaces created by a missing tooth. As the name of the procedure implies, a bridge is put in place to connect the gap between the missing teeth.
Contrary to bridges that use the surrounding adjacent teeth as anchors, dental implants can be surgically implanted into the jawbone. Dental implants are meant to be a long-lasting and attractive way of replacing a missing tooth.
Common among smokers and coffee drinkers, discoloured yellow teeth are made white again after seeing a cosmetic dentist*. Many people seek over the counter bleaching and whitening products but should be well aware of the many risks and side effects that can be associated with them. Only an experienced dentist will be able to assess and find the best teeth whitening process to enhance each patient’s individual smile.
Other Cosmetic Services
Other procedures include: laser dentistry, cold sore removal, alternatives to braces like Invisalign, and the ability to help you overcome and recover from jaw pain and headaches.
The benefits of cosmetic dentistry in Toronto
Positive oral health contributes to better overall mental and physical health. Given the benefits cosmetic dentistry* provides, you will find that a great smile is always worth the investment.
- Enhanced self-esteem
Gone are the days of closing your mouth during photos. Only 20% of people conceal their teeth when posing for a photograph. With a confident new smile, you will be flashing those pearly whites more often and you won’t have to hear people ask you to “smile properly” for photographs.
- Improved Oral Hygiene
When your teeth are not aligned properly, you can experience flossing and brushing challenges that are unique to the contours of your mouth. After straightening your teeth, you can brush and floss with confidence knowing you are properly cleaning all the areas of your mouth. When the infrastructure of your teeth is aligned properly, cleaning is made easier, in turn, reducing the number of trips to the dentist.
- Prevent further discomfort
While straightening your teeth can improve oral hygiene, it can also prevent other more pressing dental issues over time. Common problems such as having an “overbite” where your upper teeth protrude over your lower teeth could increase the chances of your teeth becoming broken or chipped.
Misaligned teeth can put added stress on your surrounding jaw and cheekbones that will lead to chronic headaches and jaw pains if not treated by a dentist. If you delay realigning your misaligned teeth or leave a missing tooth alone for too long, you could experience tougher challenges in realigning properly aligned teeth. Cosmetic dentistry* in Toronto will provide you with the ability to speak, eat, and socialize free of any pain or discomfort.
- A better smile can open doors
Three out of four adults living in North America believe that a better smile can have an impact on their professional prospects. Despite the progress we have seen over the past decades in fair hiring, studies still show that more attractive people are likely to get more promotional opportunities over others in the workplace. While we know hard work, intellect, and loyalty should be the determining factors, employers prefer to hire those who are able to take care of themselves. A nice set of clean teeth will help communicate that well.
Dr. Judy Sturm’s Toronto Cosmetic Dentistry* Services
As previously mentioned, cosmetic dentistry* offers many advantages as it boosts your confidence, health, and quality of life. No matter the condition of your mouth, Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates in midtown Toronto is ready to provide you with the healthy smile you deserve.
With over 25 years of experience, a wide offering of cosmetic dental services, and a steadfast dedication to helping each patient find their new smile, our office has received recognition for our efforts. One example is the “Best Dentist in Toronto” award received in 2017, 2014, and 2012. This was voted on by the readers of Now Magazine.
During your first visit, our team will assess your unique needs and begin to design the smile that will serve you both functionally and aesthetically.
Contact us today
If you find yourself covering up your teeth because you’re not confident with your smile, then it’s time to book your first appointment today. Once you experience the care and quality that every patient receives at our cosmetic dentistry* practice in Toronto, you will discover the many new reasons to show off your new smile.
Dr. Judy Sturm, your cosmetic dentist* in Toronto
* In Canada, Cosmetic Dentist in Toronto and Cosmetic Dentistry in Toronto are not designated dental specialties.