About Us

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

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Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates

Porcelain Veneers Or Dental Bonding… For A Beautiful Smile?

There are many ways you can achieve a perfect smile. However, there are many ways you can make that a possibility. When it comes to replacing, renewing, or repairing damaged teeth, many people opt for porcelain veneers or dental bonding in Yorkville. Before you step into your Yorkville dental office, it’s a good idea to become acquainted with each procedure.

Issues solved by veneers and bonding

Both porcelain veneers and bonding are well-known solutions that can improve or hide the following conditions for dental patients:

  • whitening-resistant discolouration
  • chips
  • cracks that are primarily cosmetic in nature
  • widely spaced teeth
  • narrow teeth
  • short or eroded teeth
  • damage to the enamel
  • misalignments
  • unusually shaped teeth

While both options can provide similar results, there are many distinct differences between both dental procedures.

What are porcelain veneers in Yorkville?

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front part of the teeth. They are often made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not change colour or stain. Generally, porcelain veneers take at least two dental visits to apply and composite resin veneers can be done in one. Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin veneers.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding involves the use of cosmetic resin that either covers or repairs flaws. The putty-like resin is applied, shaped, and molded to your teeth before it is cured. Once the process is complete, the resin is designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural enamel of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers vs. bonding – side by side comparison

BondingVeneers
ProcessMinimum of 1 AppointmentMinimum of 2 visits
Covers up gaps between teeth and hides crooked, misshapen or stained teethYesYes
DurabilityMore prone to chipping and breaks than porcelain veneersNearly as durable as natural teeth
LifetimeCould last 3-7 years (or more if properly maintained)10-15 years or more (depending on proper maintenance)
Discolouration preventionCan occurStain-resistant
Natural lookBlend in with natural teeth for a simulated natural lookVirtually indistinguishable

As you can see from the side by side comparison, porcelain veneers in Toronto offer a distinct set of advantages over tooth bonding. They are stain-resistant, more durable, are less noticeable, and have been proven to last longer. One of the reasons bonding is still a popular option is due to its cost-effectiveness.

Porcelain veneers

Tooth bonding

Despite their differences, both cosmetic dental procedures are meant to give you a confident smile you want.

How do I know if either treatment is right for me?

Most teeth are suitable for tooth bonding. Porcelain veneers require candidates to fulfill a few more requirements. A good candidate for porcelain veneers will meet most or all of the following:

  • You generally have healthy teeth that are free from decay.
  • You don’t suffer from gum disease.
  • You do not regularly grind and clench your teeth together.
  • You have a properly aligned bite.
  • You have a healthy tooth enamel that will support the veneers.

If you are letting your misshapen, discoloured, or gapped teeth get in the way of your happiness, then it is time to book an appointment with Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates, your Yorkville dental office.

Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Judy Sturm, your midtown dentist in Toronto

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Tooth Bonding

We gave this patient something to smile about with tooth bonding. We filled in the gaps in his teeth and straightened crooked teeth.

Bonding is a versatile cosmetic dental service. In addition to filling gaps and repairing crooked teeth, it can repair chipped & discoloured teeth, and can be used as a superior alternative to fillings.

Dental bonding is popular due to having low costs compared to other cosmetic services, and the ability to be completed in a single visit. The main decision between bonding and veneers often comes down to cost versus durability.

Contact Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates to book dental bonding in Yorkville today!Image

Porcelain Veneers

Another smile dramatically changed with porcelain veneers in Yorkville! They were used to alter the shape, size, and position of this patient’s teeth, leaving her with a smile she was happy to show off.

Porcelain veneers are one of the least invasive cosmetic dentistry* services. The high-quality porcelain makes for natural looking teeth that are more durable and stain resistant than bonding or other veneer materials.

Some of the main uses for porcelain veneers include altering:

  • The shape of teeth.
  • Tooth colour.
  • Position of teeth.
  • Length of teeth.

Porcelain veneers are carefully matched to your existing teeth and facial features to create a perfect, natural looking, smile. Book an appointment for porcelain veneers in Yorkville today.Image

Dental crowns

Here’s one happy patient! Her worn down teeth were returned to their normal shape and colour with custom dental crowns. In addition to a dramatic aesthetic transformation, the crowns are also strengthening the teeth, helping to prevent further damage or discomfort.

Dental crowns are mainly used for restorative purposes. They cover a tooth, restoring them to their normal size and shape, as well as strengthening them. They are effective for both cosmetic and oral health purposes.

Fixing the shape of a tooth is the most common purpose of dental crowns. However, they may be used for:

  • Protecting teeth that are damaged, decayed, or have undergone past restorations.
  • Fixing severely stained or discoloured teeth.
  • Creating an anchor for dental bridges.

If fixing misshapen teeth is part of your desired smile makeover, click here to book a dental crowns appointment.Image

Tooth Whitening/Dental Bleaching

This patient lit up the room with a brighter, healthy-looking smile. Past staining was eliminated with our in-office teeth whitening system.

There are lot of reasons why people want to get their teeth whitened. Job interviews, getting back into dating, an upcoming wedding, or just for that extra boost of confidence. A bright white smile gets noticed and is something patients display proudly.

Professional teeth whitening removes the deeply embedded stains that brushing and over-the-counter whiteners can’t get.

Our Yorkville cosmetic dentistry* clinic offers two options for effective teeth whitening: in-office whitening or at-home whitening. To get rid of deep stains book state of the art teeth whitening today.Image

Full Smile Makeover

What a difference! Here is an example of the dramatic change that can be made with a full-service smile makeover.

Sometimes, one cosmetic dentistry* service alone is not enough to achieve the desired look. But that is no reason to despair, your perfect smile is still achievable. By sitting down for a consultation, we can determine your goals, and recommend a combination of services that will get you the smile of your dreams.

Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Judy Sturm, your cosmetic dentist* in Toronto

* In Canada, Cosmetic Dentist in Toronto and Cosmetic Dentistry in Toronto are not designated dental specialties.