Cosmetic Dentistry in a Single Appointment
If your smile has seen better days, call and schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Sturm & Associates.
Cosmetic dentistry does not have to take six months to a year. In fact, there are some procedures, such as cosmetic dental bonding and professional teeth whitening that take one dental appointment.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is often preferred as it is less invasive than dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Essentially, bonding is reversible while crowns and veneers are not because some of the enamel needs to be removed for a perfect fit.
While cosmetic dental bonding is less expensive than less conservative treatments, it isn’t as strong and will stain easier than other types of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Cosmetic dental bonding in Yorkville is a process that repairs chipped and cracked teeth. Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates may also use cosmetic dental bonding for small fillings and to fill small spaces between teeth. However, that’s not all, cosmetic dental bonding, when used with enamel shaping, can actually make teeth longer or shorter.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding Process
If you and your Toronto cosmetic dentist determine you are a good fit for bonding, a color is chosen from the shade guide that best matches the tooth.
Once the color is picked, a conditioning liquid is put on the tooth or teeth. This makes for a strong and secure bond.
Once the tooth or teeth are etched, the resin is applied and molded to look like the natural tooth. After the resin is applied and your cosmetic dentist in Yorkville is satisfied, the bonding is cured with a light or laser before being polished to perfection.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Sturm & Associates offers patients two types of teeth whitening. Same day and take home custom trays. Some people prefer both methods as the trays keep teeth white in-between chairside whitening treatments.
Professional teeth whitening lighten teeth up to 10 shades and because your cosmetic dentist in Yorkville monitors the process, you won’t have to worry about too much, if any, sensitivity.
It’s important to note that both chairside and customized take home whitening trays won’t work for everyone. If you have badly stained teeth from medications or too much fluoride teeth whitening may not be a good fit.
People who have dental restorations won’t have good results either. If you have stained or old dental restorations talk to the team from Sturm & Associates about repairing or replacing your veneers or cosmetic crowns.
Professional Teeth Whitening Process
Chairside whitening takes about an hour and a half to complete. Your dentist will first protect your gums before applying a whitening gel to your teeth. Used to activate the lasers, the gel contains medical grade hydrogen peroxide.
After your dentist takes a mold of your teeth, you will receive a set of whitening trays that you will take home with a prescription whitening gel. Take home trays take about two weeks for optimum results.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Toronto
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Yorkville, call and schedule a consultation with Sturm & Associates today.