Cosmetic dentistry is the name for dental procedures that have the goal of improving the appearance of a smile. Common issues that are treated with cosmetic dentistry include chipped, gapped, missing, and stained teeth. If you are interested in making a change to your smile, contact Wheatland Dental in Saskatoon or Watrous to set up a consult appointment with one of our general dentists!
Wheatland Dental offers clear aligners from Invisalign and Clear Correct. This system of clear aligners is very effective for straightening teeth and offers the benefits of being removable, easy to maintain, and more comfortable than traditional braces.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is teeth whitening, which can produce a smile several shades whiter. A few options are available, including over-the-counter whitening and professional treatments. An in-office treatment is more often recommended by dental professionals because it helps to ensure that your teeth are whitened safely.
Both veneers and bonding are effective for covering up small imperfections such as chips, cracks, or stains in the teeth. Alignment issues can also be addressed with veneers, which consists of thin, custom-made shells being fixed to the front of the teeth. It is a quick and affordable procedure that is great at concealing flaws to produce a more attractive smile. Bonding is even more affordable and convenient, as it can be done in-office (without the need of a dental laboratory).
Dental crowns, which completely cover a tooth, can be used for a variety of reasons, including to cover a damaged or decayed tooth, to fix chips or cracks, or to cover up tooth discoloration. They can also be used as part of a dental bridge – they act as an anchor for the dental prosthetic that is used to replace missing teeth. These are a couple of the most common cosmetic dentistry services.
Another option for replacing missing teeth is with dental implants. Unlike with dental bridges, this procedure is more invasive as it requires surgery, but will result in a more stable and long-lasting solution.