Cosmetic Dentistry – Put Your Best Smile Forward!
A great smile is an important part of the overall impression a person makes to the world. A nice smile increases one’s appearance, confidence and self-esteem. A whiter, straighter smile can make one appear healthier and younger. Many people today are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, yet do not pursue their options to correct it because of fears such as “cost”, “pain” or “time”.
Cosmetic Dentistry here in Calgary at our Chinook Mall Family Dental Office can correct discolored, crooked, gapped or cracked teeth without braces. In most instances, cosmetic dentistry can create your new smile over the course of one or two painless dental appointments.
Dr. Stewart Charchuk has corrected hundreds of smiles over the last 15 years using cosmetic dentistry. Our “smile correction procedures” continue to be a significant and satisfying service to our patients.
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to improve the colour of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. The two most predictable and safe ways to whiten your smile are in chair whitening and take home whitening kit. The in chair procedure takes place in the dental office and only takes 60 mins. After isolating any soft tissue (gums and cheeks), a concentrated whitening gel is applied to the teeth and then activated with a special light which safely whitens the teeth. This method is convenient and is effective in having an immediate result. At home kits allow you to whiten your teeth at your own convenience at home. Special whitening trays are custom made to fit your mouth. These trays are then filled with a whitening gel and worn daily for 30 mins for approximately one week or until you have reached your desired shade. You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Veneers are thin, durable structures that improve the position, shape and color of your teeth. Veneers are a popular cosmetic options because they can make multiple aesthetic changes at the same time, creating your perfect smile.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Although the cosmetic effect of missing teeth is often of concern, the greater issue is the ability to chew food, maintain healthy gums and when teeth surrounding the gap start to drift.
Dental bridges provide the solution. A dental bridge is a procedure that uses a crown and fuses it between two porcelain crowns to fill the empty space. The crowns holding the pontic’s in place are attached to the teeth either side of the gap, replacing the missing tooth/teeth and giving you back a smile with no gaps.
A tooth crown is an important general dentistry restoration for rebuilding and protecting damaged and vulnerable teeth. Tooth-colored porcelain crowns maintain the natural, attractive appearance of your smile while restoring the full function and durability of your teeth.
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. It is time to stop feeling self conscious about your smile. At Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic, Dr. Charchuk and his team utilize the most advanced dental technology and state-of-the-art equipment, we are dedicated to achieving a natural and aesthetic smile for our patients.