Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
As opposed to general dentistry, which focuses on preventative measures and treatment of oral diseases, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth, gums and smile. Its services are purely elective, and rather than solely improving your oral health like traditional dentistry, it boosts your self-confidence by allowing you to achieve the smile you have always desired.
How do I choose a Dentist?
Choosing a Dentist is the most important step in achieving your aesthetic goals. By settling for a less skilled dentist, you risk disappointment with the final results. Most importantly, you want a skilled and experienced dentist, with reputable credentials and schooling, who will guide you in making the right procedural decisions.
What causes tooth discolouration?
From birth, our teeth have a porcelain-esque, protective shell. Through the natural course of aging, staining agents like coffee and red wine, acidic and sugary foods, and smoking, causes the enamel to wear away, revealing the yellow dentin below. We provide many in-office and take-home Tooth Whitening solutions.
What is so special about Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an instant fix that can address numerous cosmetic issues, such as tooth discolouration, gaps between teeth, and chipped teeth. Since they are a thin ceramic shell bonded to your teeth, Porcelain Veneers prevent future damage and staining.
What can be done about missing teeth?
For many years dentures were the only solution to missing teeth. Thankfully, dentures, which look and feel unnatural, are now an antiquated solution. Depending on where your tooth loss is and the extent of tooth decay, Dental Implants or Dental Bridges are ideal solutions. Only a consultation will determine the best method of treatment for each individual patient.
Can smokers undergo Cosmetic Dentistry procedures?
Since smokers have an increased risk of periodontal disease, many dentists will restrict smokers from undergoing most cosmetic dentistry procedures. Additionally, smoking limits the ability of tooth whitening procedures to be effective. Finally, dental implants are off limits for smokers, as smoking increases the risk that osseointegration will be unsuccessful.
Can children or teenagers have Cosmetic Dentistry procedures performed on them?
Just like adults, teenagers may want a more aesthetically pleasing smile for a boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. Many factors can influence a child’s smile, such as medication causing tooth enamel discolouration, tooth fracturing from a sports injury, or dissatisfaction with the growth of teeth.
Options are available, and at your child’s initial consultation, Dr. Fialka-Eshenko will determine whether he or she is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.