Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions


What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry combines both science and art in order to provide a patient with the perfect smile.

How do I choose a Dentist?

If you have decided to have cosmetic dentistry to enhance the aesthetics of your smile, it is vital that you choose the right dentist to meet your needs. It is foolish to trust your smile in the hands of an unskilled, inexperienced dentist or you risk being disappointed with the results and requiring future cosmetic dental work to correct their mistakes.

Learn more by reading our Cosmetic Dentistry Questions page.

What can a Smile Makeover do for me?

smile makeover completely revamps the aesthetics of your smile. By enhancing your smile in every aspect you desire, it will provide a boost to your self-confidence and eliminate any daily embarrassment that causes you to hide your pearly whites.

What procedures can I choose from for a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover typically includes two or more of the following cosmetic dental procedures:

Each smile makeover is custom designed in order to meet all your aesthetic goals. Learn more by reading our Smile Makeovers Frequently Asked Questions.

What is a full mouth restoration?

A full mouth restoration is when both cosmetic and physiologically balanced procedures are performed in order to restore the functionality and beauty of a patient’s smile.

Can any dentist perform a full mouth restoration?

You should only entrust your mouth’s aesthetics to a highly skilled and experienced dentist. Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko can perform the procedures involved during a full mouth restoration.

Learn more by reading our Full Mouth Restoration Frequently Asked Questions.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, or instant orthodontics, are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to your teeth.

What can Porcelain Veneers fix?

Porcelain Veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Cracked, chipped or gapped teeth

  • Tooth discolouration

  • Misaligned teeth

  • Unevenly spaced teeth

Learn more by reading our Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions.

What is a Dental Implant?

dental implant is an artificial tooth attached to a surgically implanted post. It is used to replace a missing tooth or severely decayed or fractured teeth.

Who is a candidate for a Dental Implant?

In order to qualify for a dental implant, patients must:

  • Have healthy gums

  • Have enough jawbone to support the implant—otherwise, bone grafting might be necessary

  • Be an adult whose jaw bone has finished growing

To learn more, please read our Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions.

What is a Porcelain Dental Crown?

A porcelain dental crown is a porcelain “cap” placed over a tooth in order to preserve its health and functionality.

Why porcelain?

In the past, dental crowns were fabricated from various metals or a combinations of metals. While this is not only unsightly, questions have been raised regarding the future health implications of mercury dental crowns. Porcelain on the other hand, offers greater longevity and is translucent, reflecting light similarly to tooth enamel.

Learn more by reading our Porcelain Crowns Questions page.

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD/TMJ, is when the temporomandibular joint is misaligned, causing immense pain in even the most routine of jaw movements. For all of our dental procedures, we focus on creating a harmonious relationship between the hard and soft tissues in the jaw. By studying the jaw, its position, the nerves and surrounding muscles, neuromuscular dentistry is able to relieve any symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder by optimizing the jaw’s position.

Learn more by reading our Neuromuscular Dental Services Questions page.

Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko is a general dentist serving the Edmonton, Alberta area. If you have any additional questions regarding cosmetic dental services or would like to schedule a personal consultation to learn how we can enhance your smile’s aesthetics, please contact us today.