Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your teeth and may offer an array of benefits, such as making oral hygiene easier and boosting your confidence. These procedures can offer you more options for a healthy, beautiful smile. A smile makeover can increase your quality of life and overall oral health. The Norris Point Family Dental Clinic team focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile in terms of position, shape, size, and shade of your teeth.

Our teeth may naturally darken as we get older and their appearance can be affected by build-up of surface stains. These stains can be caused by tobacco and cannabis use, as well as consuming certain foods and drinks. Our clinic offers teeth bleaching that is capable of lightening the shades of teeth. If done correctly, teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment, but it is important to note that bleaching requires maintenance and that not everyone is a candidate. Bleaching products may not be recommended for people with multiple older fillings, gum recession, and/or dental sensitivity. There are several causes for tooth discolouration and it is important to assess what those are in order to determine if a bleaching treatment will have a desired result. It is also important to consider if you have had fillings, root canal treatment, and/or crowns, as this can affect the aesthetic outcome of bleaching treatment. To see if teeth whitening is a suitable treatment for you, please contact us for a consultation.

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Veneers are thin shells, commonly made from porcelain, that are attached to the front part of your teeth. They can be used to fix broken, chipped, discoloured, filled, or irregularly shaped teeth and improve the look of your smile. Veneers are customized and can be made in many different shades to match the surrounding teeth. The process of placing veneers on the teeth is done in several sessions and usually requires removing part of the dental enamel. While the veneer itself cannot decay, the back of the tooth is still at risk, so teeth with veneers are cared for just like your natural teeth and require daily brushing and flossing. The average lifespan of a veneer is about 10 years, but can be extended with proper care. Veneers may eventually need to be replaced as they can wear down with years of use. If you are interested in veneers, please book a consultation with us to see if they are a treatment that can work for you.

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At Norris Point Family Dental Clinic, we work closely with our patients and skilled lab technicians to achieve optimal aesthetics. Our clinic utilizes digital photography to plan the right treatment with our patients, as well as to communicate with dental labs that use innovative software for designing custom shades and aesthetic smiles.