COSMETIC DENTISTRY TREATMENT

AT GUNITSKIY FAMILY DENTISTRY 

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Among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, bonding can repair chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps, change the shape of teeth, or be used as a cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings.

Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color or shape compared to crowns, 

Dental implants -- replacement tooth roots which are made of titanium (shown at far left) -- provide a strong foundation for the attachment of permanent or removable artificial teeth (crowns)

 

Smile Makeovers is a combination of dental techniques can be used to achieve a great smile.

Tooth whitening

Dr. Gunitskiy uses a professional tooth whitening system, which has excellent results. This system is safe, effective and produces visible results in less than a week. It is very easy to use.

Dr. Gunitskiy will take impressions of your mouth to make a tray which fits your mouth. The patient lines the tray with the whitening gel provided and wears it at night. The process normally takes between 1 week and 10 days, after which time you will have lighter, whiter teeth to smile about.

White fillings

White fillings are an alternative to amalgam (silver coloured) fillings in the back teeth. The fillings themselves blend in with the natural colour of your teeth making them almost invisible.

White fillings combine strength and aesthetics. White fillings can be used for cosmetic repairs in the front teeth and sometimes as an alternative to veneers or crowns.

If the decay is not too extensive, Dr. Gunitskiy can remove it and restore the tooth with a white filling.

Most silver amalgam fillings can be safely replaced with white tooth coloured fillings.

Dental decay occurs when the enamel and dentin of a tooth become softened by the acid producing bacteria found in plaque and tartar, producing a cavity (hole).

Veneers Overview

Ceramic veneers are the best, efficient and quickest solution to brighten and straighten your smile

 
What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-made shells applied over the teeth to improve its appearance. These wafer-thin products can be made from dental porcelain or composite resin. Dental Veneers are used to treat front teeth that are discoloured, stained, chipped or slightly misaligned. The shade is matched precisely to your teeth to create a natural appearance.  They are attached to the front surface of the tooth. Dental veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond, very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Veneers are also used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be used to bring it into line with the others.

What problems do dental veneers fix?
  • Discolored Teeth -- either because of root canal treatment; 

  • Stained teeth ​

  • Worn down teeth

  • Chipped or broken teeth

  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth

  • Gaps between teeth

  • Crossbite: when you bite down your lower teeth stick out a bit more than your upper – in some cases, this can be corrected through veneers

  • Invisalign: You can do a combo of both Invisalign and veneers to make teeth more perfect.

 

 
Are Veneers right for me?

If you have cracked, dull or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for veneers. They have the added benefit of longevity and a proven ability to enhance the appearance of the mouth, smile and other facial features that are better supported by properly shaped teeth.


To determine if you are a candidate for dental veneers, Dr. Gunitskiy will schedule a preliminary consultation during which your oral health will be evaluated and all available treatment options discussed.

 

If you and Dr. Gunitskiy decide that veneers are the best option, the next step involves a thorough review of treatment for veneers to look and fit correctly.

Why porcelain veneers?
  • It can give your teeth a natural-looking appearance

  • It is resistant of stains

  • It can last 10-15 years

  • It is the best solution for dull, unevenly shaped and discolored teeth

  • It can bring back your once lost confidence, so you can smile proudly and confidently

 

A beautiful smile feels great and can increase both your confidence and well-being

Care for Veneers

Brush and floss just as you would your regular teeth. Practice proper daily brushing, and use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Consider limiting coffee and other stain-inducing foods.

Keep in mind that veneers will need to be replaced at some point, no matter how well you take care of them. But proper oral hygiene will help them last as long as possible.

Crossbite: when you bite down your lower teeth stick out a bit more than your upper – in some cases, this can be corrected through veneers

Invisalign: You can do a combo of both Invisalign and veneers to make teeth more perfect.

Crowns

Dental Crowns are used to restore teeth that are weak because they are heavily filled, discoloured, broken or misaligned.

Crowning involves removing some of the tooth surface and fitting a colour matched ‘cap’ with the appearance of a natural tooth over the damaged or crooked tooth. Crowns can be used for front and back teeth, and may be made from either porcelain, gold alloy or a combination of both. Crowns can not only improve the appearance of teeth but are considerably stronger and more durable than larger fillings.

Dental crowns are also used to protect a tooth that undergone a root canal treatment and can be used to hold a bridge firmly in place.

 

Bridges

Dental bridges are used instead of a denture to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Conventional bridges, which comprise of one or more adjacent teeth, are prepared the same was as a dental crown. As with a crown, the colour of the bridge is matched precisely to the existing teeth and the whole structure is cemented on permanently in one piece.

A dental bridge, as opposed to a denture, is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or where the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base.

There are a number of reasons for replacing missing teeth. Appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side.

A gap can affect your bite, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can cause food to get trapped in the gap causing decay and gum disease.

 

Cosmetic Dentures

Replacing lost or missing teeth benefits for both health and appearance.

A complete or full cosmetic denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Without support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak. A cosmetic denture, unlike crowns and bridges, can be removed and replaces lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a normal diet and smile with confidence. A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. The base of a cosmetic denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and made to match your natural teeth, which is especially important in the case of partial dentures.

Over time, your dentures may become loose and not fit as well as they used to. If you don’t feel your dentures fit as securely as they used to or if they are visibly worn, get in touch with Dr. Gunitskiy to discuss your options.