Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Improve Your Smile

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. A full, bright smile, free of cavities and gum disease, is seen as a sign of good health.

Fortunately, modern dentistry affords everyone the opportunity to achieve the most desirable smile of white, straight, smooth teeth.

It is proven that a healthy smile boosts a persons overall confidence, so it is not surprising that people with crooked teeth, missing teeth, discoloured teeth, or a ‘gummy smile’, are seeking out cosmetic procedures offered by their dentist.

At Hamilton Dental Centre, we help restore patients’ confidence by improving their smiles. We apply cosmetic dentistry procedures that help to improve the look of the gums, teeth and the overall smile.

Below, we discuss some of the most common dental procedures that can improve your smile.


Teeth whitening


Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic practices at Hamilton Dental Centre. The procedure removes tooth discolouration caused by staining, creating a whiter and brighter smile.

While there are now an abundance of over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, we recommend the use of Hamilton Dental Centre’s professional teeth whitening services.

Having your teeth whitened by a dental professional will not only achieve better results, it will also ensure minimal damage to your teeth and gums during the teeth whitening process.

Check out this professional teeth whitening blog, to learn about the different services we offer.


Laser dentistry to shape gums


Do you have a gummy smile? You don’t have to resign yourself to this fate for the rest of your life. With laser dentistry, your gums can be reshaped to achieve a more attractive smile.

This procedure involves the use of a laser to remove extra gum tissue. The procedure involves minimal downtime and discomfort. There is also minimal bleeding as the laser seals the tissues at the same time.

Lowering and reshaping the gum line can change your appearance dramatically, resulting in a more attractive smile.

Hamilton Dental Centre has its own NV Microlaser, which is a is a dental diode laser (or soft tissue laser) that can be used for many different soft tissue procedures involving oral soft tissue surgery. 

Learn more about laser dentistry here.

Tooth reshaping

Also known as dental contouring, tooth reshaping is a cosmetic technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel to change the shape and appearance of teeth.

Prior to undertaking a tooth reshaping, our dentist will conduct an x-ray to ensure the teeth are healthy and suitable for the procedure.

Then, specialised sanding tools are used to expertly contour the teeth. While the procedure involves subtle changes to individual teeth, the overall effect is a drastic change. You will have a uniform smile that you can be proud of.

Caps and crowns

Dental caps or dental crowns are custom fit dental covers that typically replace the entire biting surface of the tooth.

Dental crowns, which can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin and/or ceramics, are made to match the natural shape and size of the existing teeth.

Sometimes a dental crown will be applied over a weakened or damaged tooth, not only to give it a better appearance, but to protect the underlying tooth.

Where an individual tooth is missing completely, a metal screw can be implanted where the tooth should be, and a permanent crown placed over the top.

The dentists at Hamilton Dental Centre utilise the most state of the art equipment to manufacture crowns in-house.

This means that there is no wait time for the crown, and in most cases, it can be manufactured and fitted on the same day.

Learn more about this process in this blog which details our ‘same-day crowns’ service.

Veneers

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or composite filling material bonded to the outer surface of the tooth.

Veneers are used to change the shape, length, colour, position and surface texture of teeth.

Growing in popularity, veneers are becoming the cosmetic procedure of choice for people looking to dramatically change the appearance of their smile.

Clever application of veneers can close gaps and spaces between the teeth, fix minor alignment issues, change the overall shape and appearance of a tooth, whiten a smile by covering stained or discolored teeth, and cover chipped or cracked teeth.


Orthodontics


Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that involves diagnosing and straightening improper positioning of the teeth or jaw.

The treatments offered can help to correct crowded teeth, deep over bites, cross bites, open bites and unnatural spacing between teeth.

Orthodontists achieve realignment of the teeth by providing treatment that utilises the application of various dental appliances, such as braces or retainers.

Summary

As you can see, there are a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments available at Hamilton Dental Centre.

Whether you are interested in having one or a combination of these treatments, the best first step is to organise an appointment for a consultation with one of our experienced, highly skilled dentists.

We look forward to giving you the smile you deserve.

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