Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone deserves to be happy with their teeth!

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth from concealing small imperfections to a full ‘smile makeover’.

From simple teeth whitening to improve colour and shaping to closing spaces, to more advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain crowns and veneers and replacing teeth, a smile makeover can be truly life-changing to the person receiving it.

Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, many people are unaware that through advancements in cosmetic dentistry, they can have the kind of smile they have often admired. And dentists have a wide array of tools and techniques at their disposal for improving the look of your smile. Using the latest techniques, including teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, porcelain crowns, tooth-coloured inlays and porcelain laminate facings, we can give you the kind of smile that you have always wanted.

There are many options available to help you achieve the smile you would like. At Spring Orchid Dental our experienced dentist will discuss with you entire options and help tailor your personal treatment plan that provides the best outcome related to your individualised goals.

Before deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to know the benefits and risks and what you can expect during the process. Make sure you’re clear about what it will cost, how much experience your dentist has with the procedure, and whether any special maintenance will be needed afterward.

All it takes is an initial consultation to discuss what you would like done, a thorough explanation of what is involved including costing. The latest techniques are comfortable with long-lasting, natural-looking results that can make a dramatic difference in your appearance.

AFTER COSMETIC RECONSTRUCTION

Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite.

When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness as normal.

If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office so we can schedule an adjustment appointment. It is normal to experience some hot and cold sensitivity. The teeth require some time to heal after removal of tooth structure and will be sensitive in the interim. Your gums may also be sore for a few days. Warm salt water rinses (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling. A mild pain medication (one tablet of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin) every 3-4 hours) should ease any residual discomfort.

Don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll quickly adapt and be speaking normally. You may notice increased salivation. This is because your brain is responding to the new size and shape of your teeth. This should subside to normal in about a week. Daily brushing and flossing are a must for your new dental work. Daily plaque removal is critical for the long-term success of your new teeth, as are regular cleaning appointments. Any food that can crack, chip or damage a natural tooth can do the same to your new teeth. Avoid hard foods and substances (such as beer nuts, peanut brittle, ice, fingernails, or pencils) and sticky candies. Smoking will stain your new teeth. Minimize or avoid foods that stain such as coffee, red wine, tea and berries.

If you engage in sports let us know so we can make a custom mouthguard. If you grind your teeth at night, wear the night guard we have provided for you. Adjusting to the look and feel of your new smile will take time. If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know. We always welcome your questions.