WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED WITH A SMILE MAKEOVER?
These days, cosmetic dentistry can work wonders on a smile. Even in the most challenging cases Dr. Pasha and his team can craft a smile makeover treatment plan to produce a better smile.
The colour of your teeth can be changed through teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or crowns. Teeth whitening is the most accessible and conservative cosmetic dentistry treatment. Other procedures may be needed if there are extreme colour changes that can’t be achieved through whitening.
There are also instances where structural concerns like a tooth’s condition and shape must be considered before a proper whitening treatment can happen. For example, patients with tetracycline staining, the result of consuming a particular antibiotic in childhood, may need more than just a simple bleaching procedure to correct the colour of their teeth. This is where Dr. Pasha’s experience and expertise comes into play.
Dr. Pasha can adjust the alignment of your teeth with orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. Each treatment has its pros and cons, and their involvement is evaluated on a case by case basis. As the patient, your input on your comfort level with proposed treatments, as well as cost implications, is essential.
Orthodontics are the ideal treatment for tooth alignment, as they don’t affect the structure of your teeth. However, in some cases orthodontics may have to be combined with other procedures to optimize function and aesthetics. Tooth alignment concerns often arise purely from a tooth’s positioning, but in some instances the tooth’s shape may need to change to accommodate the final treatment.
There are many options for replacing teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth, and the location in the mouth, different variables need to be considered when making decisions on design and materials to be used.
Dental implants and implant restorations are common ways to deal with missing teeth. Implant techniques, and the technology used, have been around for years, making the dental implant a far more accepted procedure than in the past. In other instances, conservative bridges, like a Maryland bridge, may be used to replace teeth for transitional or longer term periods.