ABOUT AESTHETICS DENTAL
Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials placed over the front surface of teeth to improve tooth appearance. Veneers are ideal for teeth that are too small, too big, or have uneven surfaces. It is very common for people to have imperfect teeth, either oddly shaped teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, teeth with small holes in them, or an inappropriate sized tooth or teeth that have an odd appearance. Veneers solve such irregularities and create a durable and pleasing smile.
Benefit of Veneers
Typically veneers are difficult to stain and durable
Corrects the alignment of teeth "instant braces"
Brightens your smile and improve self-esteem
Has translucence and texture similar natural enamel
Closes gaps between teeth
Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
Color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter
-Example of Veneers Process
How Can I Get Whiter Teeth?
Teeth whitening is the least invasive of all dental cosmetic treatments. It is safe, fast, and an effective way to brighten natural teeth discoloured or stained by aging or chemical damage. However, depending on individual, some degree of teeth sensitivity is experienced during the treatment.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Do you have stained teeth from too much coffee/tea or smoking? Or you may be born with naturally discoloured teeth (intrinsic stains)? Teeth whitening can be effectively used to treat mild to moderate surface and intrinsic stains.
Moulds are taken of both your upper and lower jaws. This allows our technicians to customize the whitening trays to fit your teeth perfectly.
When the trays are ready, you will be given special whitening gels for home whitening. You will then be shown how to apply the gels and to do the whitening at home.
Apply and wear the trays for about 30 minutes at home for 3 to 4 weeks.
To return to our dentists for review of results in 3 to 4 weeks.
After cleaning your teeth, your dentist will apply a protective layer around your gums to protect them against a highly concentrated whitening gel.
The ‘light-sensitive’ whitening gel is then placed on the teeth surfaces after which, specially filtered L.E.D. light is then shone on the teeth to speed up the whitening process.
After 3 to 4 cycles of the whitening process (about 1 hour), you now have your new smile!
-Example of In-Office Whitening Process
1. Does this procedure hurt?
Most patients experience no discomfort, some do, however, experience mild temporary pain.
2. How white should my teeth be? How can I determine the ideal level of whiteness for my teeth?
The ideal level of whiteness varies between individuals. Our dental surgeons will be able to advise on individual cases.