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Cosmetic Dentistry

A Healthy Smile is a Beautiful Smile

Cosmetic dentistry refers to diverse dental treatments designed to enhance the overall look of your smile. Many people want to correct the appearance of teeth that are unevenly spaced, chipped, cracked, or discolored. If you have ever covered your mouth when you laugh, or declined to smile for a picture, you might be wondering how Dr. Alter can help you smile with confidence.

As our understanding of health and wellness increases, people are taking better care of their teeth than ever before. Increased attention to oral care is reflected in the improved dental health of our patients. With the basics taken care of, more and more people are turning their attention to improving the aesthetics of their smiles.

At Family Dentistry in Leaside, we provide the latest cosmetic treatments that will make a noticeable difference in the look of your smile, in a lot less time than you think. Using digital photographs along with a proven technique to analyze your smile, we can show you what your new smile will look like before we start treatment. Some of the more popular cosmetic treatments performed in our office include:

White Fillings – Today, silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured fillings to give you a more natural look. Made of tooth-coloured composite resin material, these fillings are designed to match your existing teeth and provide you with a smile that looks fresh and natural. Bonding this resin to your teeth provides a tighter seal making the restored tooth stronger than ever before.

Teeth Whitening – This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to enhance your smile. Your beautiful, pearly-white smile can be restored with simple tooth-whitening procedures performed in Toronto, ON. The effects are long lasting and can help you brighten a smile dulled by aging, food and drink stains, or fluorosis.

Bonding – This simple, painless and affordable procedure has many uses, including repairing chipped teeth, closing spaces between teeth, and reshaping and covering badly stained teeth. We can bond composite resin material directly to your teeth.  In just one visit, you will leave our dental office in Leaside with a beautiful new smile.

If you are missing teeth or have dark or discoloured teeth, your smile can be transformed using porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, or implants:

Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. The veneers allow us to change the colour and/or shape of the teeth. They are one of the best cosmetic solutions dentistry has to offer for improving the appearance of teeth.

Crown and Bridge – These cosmetic choices are custom-made to fit each patient, thus providing an aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting solution for missing and/or damaged teeth. A dental crown or cap is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped restoration that is fitted over the prepared surface of a damaged tooth to recapture the appearance and function of the tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is attached securely to the existing teeth on either side of the gap.

Partial Crowns – Also known as inlay or onlay fillings, partial crowns made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting cosmetic solution for “filling” teeth that are decayed or structurally damaged, or when there is not enough original tooth left to hold a filling. Whereas dental composite fillings are molded in real time within the tooth during a dental appointment, partial crowns are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by Dr. Alter.

Dental Implants  – An implant is a threaded metal cylinder, surgically placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The dental implant is essentially a substitute for the root of a missing tooth and acts just like the root of a natural tooth would. An implant can often be placed immediately into the root socket the moment a tooth is removed. By connecting a poorly fitting denture to an implant, we can give you back the confidence to eat and smile in public once again. Implants feel strong, secure, are long lasting, and can bring your smile back to life!

Please call us today at (416) 485-5485 so we can explain how a few small, yet simple changes can make an amazing difference in your life!

We love when you SMILE with CONFIDENCE!