When the photographer says “smile”; as a dentist we can help yours to be at its picture-perfect best! When you have a dazzling smile it can ignite a room and project an image of self-assurance and esteem.
Recent advances in cosmetic dentisty and materials offer dentists exciting alternatives such as aesthetic recontouring, gingival resculpting, porcelain veneers and invisible orthodontics (Invisalign). Your dentist can utilize each of these techniques to help you obtain the healthy, stunning smile that you have always wanted.
Sadly, many people avoid smiling because they are concerned about imperfections in their teeth. The art of dentistry has grown exponentially over the last few years. Cosmetic and restorative procedures are more comfortable than ever and the array of high-tech services and materials that are now available can help dentists to create beautiful, natural looking smiles that can transform your appearance into a dazzling smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer the exclusive domain of the rich and famous. Today, it is an attainable dream for the average Canadian who wants to look and feel their best. Many of the smiles you admire on other people were created through skilled cosmetic dentistry. If you were not born with a perfect smile, you may still be able to have one.
Your first step should be a cosmetic consultation with a dentist. You will begin to discover how cosmetic dentistry can help to produce dramatic results for you. Together with the dentist, you can evaluate your smile and review your goals and options for treatment. The dentist will show you a portfolio of previous smile makeovers that will help explain some of the transformations that they have been able to obtain for their patients.
Here are a few examples of the types of cosmetic procedures that are popular:
- Quick and simple professional tooth whitening can change the brightness of your teeth.
- You can correct the colour, alignment, size and shape of your teeth with long-lasting porcelain veneers and crowns that offer beautiful results.
- Fillings made of composite materials or porcelain that looks virtually invisible when finished.
- Cosmetic bonding is a rapid cosmetic solution that improves the appearance of stained, gapped, chipped or unaligned teeth and will last for a several years.
- Missing teeth can be replaced with precision dental implants that look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
Ask yourself what you would change about your smile if it were within your budget, there was no discomfort, and a there was a minimal time requirement involved. Now, consider the benefits you might gain from these improvements in terms of social, business and personal confidence.
Who would have thought that making your smile the best it can be can help improve the quality of your life? A bright and attractive smile can build confidence and as well, healthy teeth and gums can improve your overall physical health. That is what you call a winning smile!
Yours for better dental health,
Dr. Arvind Kataria D.D.S.