At Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, we want to help you make your smile even more beautiful and offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services in Sidney to do just that. Whether you are simply looking to whiten and brighten your smile or you need missing teeth replaced, our team is here for you. Continue reading to see the services we can offer you.
Veneers are lab-processed porcelain restorations used to improve the appearance of teeth. They only cover the front surface of the tooth, which is visible in your smile, so that minimal tooth structure is lost.
Crowns are used to help stabilize a tooth which is otherwise prone to breaking due to a large filling, root canal or fracture. They are also useful for improving the aesthetics of teeth which cannot be improved by veneers or fillings.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The teeth on either side of a space are altered to fit crowns and a pontic (false tooth) is attached between the crowns to span the gap. More and more people are opting for implants in these situations because an implant is easier to keep clean and it doesn’t involve the crowning of neighbouring teeth.
An implant is a titanium post which becomes fused to your bone and functions as the root would in a natural tooth. If a single tooth is missing, a crown is then fabricated and secured to this titanium post and the unit functions similar to any other tooth. This is advantageous since no adjacent teeth have to be touched to replace this missing tooth! If multiple teeth are missing, multiple implants can be placed, or a denture can be made, which attaches to the implants, resulting in a huge increase in stability and retention of the denture. No more dancing teeth!
There are many advertised methods of whitening teeth, but not all of them are equal. Over-the-counter products purchased at a drug store, such as whitening toothpastes and white strips, will provide a small amount of whitening, but most people expect results which cannot be delivered by these products. The best methods for whitening teeth are either professionally prescribed white strips, custom-tray methods or in-office Spa-Dent whitening. We offer all of these methods and will help you choose the one which best fits your lifestyle.
Complete and partial upper and lower dentures are a removable option for replacing multiple missing teeth. They can be stabilized by anchoring them to implants. This helps to eradicate “dancing teeth.” We offer both complete dentures, to replace all teeth, and partial dentures, to replace just a few teeth that are missing.
We offer multiple alternatives when selecting a filling material, to allow patients a choice in terms of material composition, cost and longevity. These alternatives include composite fillings (white fillings), amalgams (silver fillings), gold or porcelain inlays/onlays, and glass ionomers.
If you’re ready to improve your smile, give us a call and ask us about our cosmetic services