What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental treatment that focuses on the appearance of your smile and teeth. Whether it is a minor imperfection or something that needs more attention, cosmetic dentistry can help.
A cosmetic dentist specializes in enhancing your smile with different aesthetic procedures such as dental bonding, teeth whitening, dental veneers or porcelain veneers, and dental implants to shape, whiten, fix, or replace missing teeth.
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Help You?
Not only is cosmetic dentistry important if you want the perfect smile and a natural look, but it is also important for your dental health. Missing or cracked teeth can lead to other serious dental issues like receding gumline, tooth sensitivity, and health issues like heart disease if left untreated.
Cosmetic dental treatments can help you if you have one or more of the following issues:
- Missing teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Stained teeth from coffee, tobacco, or other foods
- Gapped teeth
- Asymmetrical/oddly shaped teeth
- Natural teeth that need strengthening
If you are looking for a Saskatoon dentist that offers cosmetic dental corrections, Wheatland Dental is here for you!
Wheatland Dental in Saskatoon SK
At Wheatland Dental, we are committed to enhancing your oral health by providing the best quality dental care that dentistry has to offer. We offer a range of dental services to help any patient that walks in our doors. Educating our patients is important to us. We want you to be able to make the best, educated decision about your oral health with your dentist.
Meet Dr. Adam Stenerson
Dr. Stenerson has been practicing dentistry since he graduated in 2013 with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan. He is part of several dentistry associations and is also an Invisalign provider. Dr. Stenerson believes in thorough preparation using the most up-to-date and innovative solutions, educating his patients on oral health, and helping them make well-informed decisions.
If you are looking for a dental office that offers quality cosmetic treatment options in Saskatoon, check out our team at Wheatland Dental.
Cosmetic Dental Services
We offer a full range of cosmetic dental services at Wheatland Dental. Our Saskatoon dentist is highly trained in the different cosmetic treatments to give you the best smile with realistic expectations. Our dentist will sit down with you and go over your expectations and complete detail of your treatment plan for whatever procedures you need.
We offer the following cosmetic procedures:
Professional Teeth Whitening
If your natural teeth are stained and look less than pearly white, no worries, our dental team at Wheatland dental is here to help! Teeth can become stained for many reasons such as:
Genetics: Some people are genetically predisposed to having thin enamel that can make teeth appear less white.
Age: Our enamel can thin as we age, which exposes the darker layer of the teeth, making them appear discolored.
Smoking: If you are a smoker or a former smoker, the tar and resin in cigarettes can stain your teeth.
Food/Drinks: Certain foods and drinks like coffee or red wine are likely to stain teeth.
We offer trays for take-home professional options for your teeth whitening needs. You only need a single visit to obtain whichever option you desire, and the rest you can do at home following the step-by-step guide.
Porcelain Veneers (Porcelain Veneers)
Dental veneers are made from a porcelain material to create custom-made shells that cover your teeth. Dental veneers are used to either fix the shape of a tooth or match the shape of a tooth they are replacing. Dental veneers can also be used for whitening purposes for teeth that may not be able to be whitened.
The placement of porcelain veneers is a cosmetic procedure typically used for simple cosmetic issues of the teeth. It is done by removing just a tiny amount of enamel to bond correctly to the teeth.
Whether you have a tooth that needs to be removed or are already missing teeth, it can be concerning to you.
Having a missing tooth can cause many concerns such as:
- Self-esteem issues with your smile
- Functionality and being able to chew properly
- Bone resorption
- Shifting of the other adjacent teeth
Dental implant treatment involves a series of steps to have a dental implant placed to replace the missing tooth. The dentist will first create an abutment (the titanium post that will act as the root) and a crown to allow you to have a replacement tooth. Next, your dentist will ensure that the surrounding teeth are all proportionate to the area and that your bite is correct once the dental implant is completed.
Though dental implants cannot decay, gum disease can still occur, so it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and visit the dentist for regular check-ups.