Do you have cracked, misshapen, or damaged teeth that make you hesitant to smile? Dr. Christy Natsis and Associates offers general and cosmetic dentistry in Pembroke, Ontario to restore your teeth to normal appearance and function. Contact us today.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If the condition of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious, then you may be reluctant to smile. Cosmetic dentistry is helpful for teeth that are broken, chipped, discoloured, stained, malformed, crooked, worn, abraded, pitted, widely spaced, or uneven. Depending upon the extent of the damage, a cosmetic smile makeover can be accomplished in various ways:
Direct Fillings: Using tooth-coloured composite resin bonding, we restore the appearance and function of damaged or diseased teeth. This procedure can be accomplished in a single appointment.
Porcelain Veneers or Crowns: Porcelain veneers employ a thin shell of porcelain similar to a press-on nail to improve the look of damaged teeth, while crowns provide full coverage. These restorations are fabricated with the help of a dental laboratory and require 2 appointments.
Have your teeth become dull or discoloured because of tobacco, coffee or tea, or other factors? Dr. Christy Natsis and Associates offers teeth whitening options that can be performed in our office or at home.
In-office: This process usually takes 45 – 60 minutes per session and requires 1 to 2 sessions. Our dentist or hygienist will apply a whitening agent to your teeth, which is allowed to remain in place for the duration of the appointment. To enhance the process, we occasionally use a heat source or high-intensity light source.
At home: Teeth whitening at home requires the application of the whitening solution to a custom-formed tray or mouthguard made specifically for you. The trays are placed in your mouth and left there for a predetermined length of time.
Some of the teeth whitening products require a short duration application twice daily for up to 2 weeks. Other products are recommended for overnight use for up to 2 weeks. The duration depends on your initial tooth shade and your desired goal.