Cosmetic Dentistry South Edmonton
Have you ever considered improving the appearance of your smile?
Even a smile that is healthy can have flaws that diminish its beauty. Chips, cracks, misalignments, and discolourations can all reduce your self-confidence and your self-image.
Scheduling a cosmetic consultation at Orchards Dental in South Edmonton will allow you and our staff to review your concerns and discuss your goals. We can then recommend the cosmetic procedures that will be the most appropriate for you. We offer numerous options for improving your smile at Orchards Dental, and we will work with you to choose the options that will best help you achieve your goal!
Some of the cosmetic procedures Dr. Dennis George Anithottam might recommend include:
Porcelain Veneers South Edmonton
Veneers are a versatile treatment option that can conceal a number of common cosmetic flaws. Whether you want to camouflage a single discoloured tooth or you’d like to completely change the appearance of your smile, veneers can be a great choice.
We can use veneers to:
- Repair chips and cosmetic cracks
- Help teeth look properly aligned
- Improve the appearance of discolourations
- Elongate teeth that are short or worn down
- Blend in teeth that are unusually shaped
- Minimize the appearance of gaps between your teeth
The procedure for porcelain veneers is conducted by applying thin veneers above the surface of the damaged tooth. The benefit of veneers over other cosmetic dentistry procedures is that they cover the entire front surface of the damaged tooth. Veneers can conceal multiple imperfections of the tooth all at once. Veneers are a great solution if you want a better smile in a shorter time period.
Veneers can help most patients looking to improve their smile however there are some cases where Veneers may not be an option for you. These include:
- Extensive tooth decay
- Severely damaged teeth
- TMJ disorder
- Gum disease
- Bruxism (risk may be decreased with a protective nightguard)
Contact Orchards Dental to learn more about porcelain veneers at our South Edmonton dental clinic.
Porcelain Veneer Benefits
Porcelain Veneers provide many benefits including
Covering chips, cracks, and discolouration: Porcelain Veneers can fix small cosmetic issues when smiling or talking. During your initial consultation at Orchards Dental Dr. Dennis will be able to determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain Veneers may also be recommended to close small gaps between your teeth. If you are dealing with a fragile tooth, then a dental crown may be the best option to help restore the tooth to its natural strength and appearance. Either way Dr. Dennis and the team at Orchards Dental will be able to find the perfect solution for your smile.
Porcelain Veneers require minimal enamel removal: Once enamel wears away it is gone for good and the benefit with veneers is they only require a thin layer to be removed. Porcelain Veneers only need to be bonded to the front of your teeth versus dental crowns and dental bridges which must fit over a tooth or multiple teeth. This means your dentist would have to remove more enamel for a crown versus a veneer.
Porcelain Veneers can help prevent tooth discolouration: By watching the foods and drinks that you consume and practising good oral hygiene you can help your veneers last for years. Porcelain Veneers will be what sees the most contact with the foods and drinks you consume. This is great in protecting your natural teeth, but you should always treat your veneers with care. For example, if your bite down on a piece of ice to hard it could cause your veneers to chip. Taking care of your porcelain veneers could help them last up to 10 years.
Porcelain Veneers help gain confidence: Porcelain Veneers require more than one visit to our South Edmonton Dental Clinic. In the initial visit we remove as much enamel as required so the veneers do not look large and bulky and to create space for the veneers. Impressions of your teeth are sent to a lab to create a set of veneers. During this time temporary veneers will be placed to protect your teeth. When placing your actual veneers, they will match the colour of your natural enamel. The veneers will be adjusted to, so they look and feel natural.
Porcelain Veneers are low maintenance: Porcelain Veneers are stain-resistant, but you should still brush twice daily and floss to maintain good oral health. Regular dental appointments with Dr. Dennis and Orchards Dental is the best way to ensure your veneers stay pearly white. Another great benefit with porcelain veneers is that they are non-porous and can resist stains and cavities compared to your natural tooth enamel. This means minimal effort is required to maintain porcelain veneers.
Dental Crowns Edmonton
Crowns will help improve the look of your smile and can also help reduce pain and prevent further damage in any injured teeth you have. Dental crowns may be right for you if you deal with the following
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Tooth decay
- Tooth has a root canal
- Large and fractured fillings
- Cosmetic enhancement
Crowns are an effective option if the flaw you are troubled by is also affecting the function of your tooth or the alignment of your bite. Since a crown fits over your entire tooth, it can be used to hide serious discolourations and damage.
Your crown will be customized to fit well with your bite and the colour of the crown will be matched with nearby teeth to blend in nicely with your existing dentistry.
There are many different options available for dental crowns. Porcelain crowns are the most common choice as they match your teeth. Dental crowns are great for their durability and because they can last many years. Over time you may need to eventually replace your dental crowns. Dr. Dennis and Dr. Merry Anithottam will take impressions of your current teeth to create a mold. The mold will be a temporary crown until your new crown has been manufactured by a local dental laboratory. We follow the Alberta Fee Guide for crowns!
What are Dental Crowns?
Over time, your teeth can get damaged, and it might be time to consider dental crowns for your damaged teeth. Damaged teeth can happen for a variety of reasons including tooth decay, injuries, or just use over time which can cause your teeth to lose their shape and size. Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over your damaged teeth. Consider dental crowns as a fitted hat that restores your damaged tooth's strength, size, shape, and appearance. Dental Crowns are cemented into place on your tooth and cover the visible portion of the tooth.
The average lifespan of dental crowns is between five and fifteen years. This depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to and how well you follow good oral hygiene practices and mouth-related habits. Things that can negatively impact the lifespan of your dental crowns are:
- Grinding or clenching your teeth
- Eating ice
- Biting your fingernails
- Using your teeth to open items
You do not need to do anything extra to take care of your crowned teeth. But it still extremely important to understand that the underlying tooth still needs to be protected from gum disease and decay. The best thing you can do to take care of your crown is to follow good oral hygiene practices. Just like your normal teeth you should still brush at least twice a day and floss daily especially around the crown area that meets the gums. With porcelain crowns, you should avoid biting anything hard that can cause it to crack.
Contact our South Edmonton dental clinic to learn more about dental crowns.
Teeth Whitening Edmonton
Teeth whitening is a quick and affordable way to whiten your smile! You might be surprised at the difference a professional whitening treatment can make in the appearance of your smile! At Orchards Dental in Edmonton, we offer in-clinic professional whitening sessions and take-home custom tray whitening systems so you can whiten your teeth in the comfort and privacy of your home on your own schedule. The trays are made from impressions of your teeth so they fit well and help prevent product spillage or uneven whitening.
There are many different factors that can leave a stain on your teeth from what you drink and what you eat. This can leave you with a yellow smile. Dr. Dennis and Dr. Merry Anithottam will be able to restore your teeth to the desired look you want to achieve. There are many causes for why your teeth stain, and they can include
- Eating and drinking habits
- Teeth grinding
If these causes are affecting your smile then book an appointment with us today and let Dr. Dennis and Dr. Merry Anithottam make your teeth white again! * Free in-clinic whitening session with a New Patient Examination and Cleaning!
Contact our South Edmonton dental clinic to learn more about our teeth whitening services.
Teeth Whitening Benefits
People will be more drawn to you: It has been proven that when meeting new people your smile is one of the things that draws them in and leaves a lasting impression. Whitening your teeth can bring you a high-quality smile and make it easier meeting new friends. You can be sure your appearance will make a positive impact during these encounters.
Self-esteem boost: Having a brighter smile means a happier version of yourself. A vast majority of people tie their self worth with the way they look. Having whiter teeth can immediately boost the way you feel about yourself and appearance. Your smile will be glowing, and people will notice the new you.
Teeth whitening is safe: If you are considering teeth whitening with over-the-counter options you should seriously reconsider as many of these treatments can cause damage to your gums and the enamel around your teeth. Getting your teeth whitened professionally from Orchards Dental is a comfortable experience and the broader health of your mouth will be taken care of.
A brighter smile could mean a brighter future: Having a brighter more confident smile could affect the opportunities you receive in life. While it may sound vain, your appearance has a direct impact of peoples perception of you. Having a brighter smile that you are confident in can get you noticed more thoroughly in interviews and meetings and could potentially lead to more opportunities.
Teeth whitening is personal: Every persons mouth is different and must be approached with those unique needs in mind to prevent potential damage. When it comes to over the counter whitening solutions, they usually are a one size fits all whitening solution which can cause more harm then good. Getting your teeth professionally whitened by Orchards Dental you can expect a safe and secure procedure that is monitored every step of the way to ensure there are no issues and you’re happy with your decision.
Invisalign in Edmonton
Misaligned teeth aren’t just an esthetic issue; they can also impact your oral health. When teeth are twisted, overlapping, or crowded, they can be more difficult to clean. This can lead to an increased risk for cavities and gum disease.
If you have a mild to moderate misalignment, Invisalign might be a good choice for you. The translucent aligners fit over your teeth and are difficult to see, even from up close. Since you remove the aligners when you eat and also when you brush and floss your teeth, you don’t have to worry about two of the primary concerns of people who are considering orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits that come with using Invisalign. Invisalign aligners can help reduce the chance of gum diseases. If your teeth are not properly spaced or if your mouth is overcrowded, you have a better chance of getting gum disease in the future due to difficulty in cleaning areas properly and thoroughly. Now, with the help of Invisalign, if your teeth are properly positioned in the correct spots, your gums will fit nice and firm around your teeth helping create a barrier to fight infections.
One of the biggest benefits of using Invisalign is the confidence boost our patients receive who may have dealt with overcrowded or crooked teeth most of their lives. You should not have to be hesitant to smile, laugh or eat in front of others because of your teeth. Invisalign treatment will take your crooked or improperly spaced teeth and shift them to their proper positions. With Invisalign as an option to help correct your teeth, there should be no reason to hide your smile anymore. Let Invisalign help straighten your teeth so you can be confident in yourself when interacting with others, smiling, laughing, talking, or eating without worrying about your teeth.
If you are worried about dealing with pain, then Invisalign is a great option. Invisalign aligners are easy, quick, and painless compared to traditional braces. Braces usually require the same amount of time to correct your teeth as Invisalign aligners but in most cases, braces do take longer to correctly position your teeth. Invisalign is a non-invasive procedure that is the more comfortable option compared to other methods. If you are worried about the unappealing wires and brackets that come with traditional braces, then Invisalign is the comfortable and convenient teeth-straightening solution.
Our average cost for upper and lower Invisalign treatment with Vivera Holding Retainers is $4750.00.
We offer free, no-obligation Invisalign consultations with Dr. Dennis. Call now to book!
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, let us know! Call today and schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Dennis George Anithottam. He will examine your teeth and take your oral health and your goals into consideration to help you decide on the best course of action.
We’d love to help you have a healthier, more attractive smile!