Dental Veneers & Laminates
Oddly spaced and discolored teeth can ruin even the most perfect smile and make everyone a bit self-conscious. If you find yourself admiring other people’s ‘pearly whites’ that line up perfectly while yours don’t, then dental veneers or laminates are your ticket to self-confidence.
Laminates open up a world of opportunity to customize and rectify flaws, so you can proudly flaunt your best smile. They can tackle a wide range of defects, both natural and circumstantial, like:
Gaps between teeth
Discoloration and stains
Mal-positioned or slightly crooked teeth
Oddly-shaped, cracked or chipped teeth
Fractured and split teeth
Teeth with multiple or prominent fillings
Browning from tobacco or other substances
Naturally dark teeth
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates are thin, custom-made material shells that look exactly like a human tooth. They can be colored and shaped to replicate your original teeth and correct any visible defects, so you get natural-looking results, and you can confidently flash your best smile!
At Bright Smile Dental Clinic, our expert dentists are armed with the knowledge and the experience to offer you the best-in-class dental veneer and laminates. Dental veneers don’t just alter the shade and physical appearance of your teeth. They can change the appearance and create the illusion of better arch-placement for a cleaner look. Our dentists carefully sculpt a precise replica of your teeth in wax and use it to create a model for correcting their shape and color to make a temporary dental veneer. The temporary veneer is used to fine-tune the design to your preference.
To apply the dental veneer, the tooth or teeth are first carefully cleansed with specific chemicals so they can form a strong bond. Once the surface has been prepared, a special cementing material is applied between the tooth and veneer, which is hardened by a beam of light.
Before, During and After Maintaining the Veneer
The procedure for fitting dental veneers and laminates needs an adjustment period that takes some patience. It is typically followed by a post-procedural appointment of 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure, and some aftercare tips that you should follow carefully. Our expert dentists will be at hand, to guide you through every step of the procedure, and help you understand the process as well as the after-care instructions.
Dental veneers are the ideal choice to brighten up your smile and cover any aesthetic flaws in your teeth. In fact they’re much cheaper and less invasive than other orthodontic treatments. In as little as three sittings, you can completely change the way your teeth look, and face the world with a flawless smile. Our dentists have world-class experience that will help you regain your confidence and captivate people when you flaunt your spotless teeth, so make an appointment at the Bright Smile Dental Clinic and fix up your smile!
Does your smile create an immediate impact on people you meet, impressing them with your radiance, happiness and warmth? If you need to think a little before answering that question or your response is in the negative, then it’s definitely time to make your smile brighter and healthier!
At the Bright Smile Dental Clinic, our team of experienced dentists can make your smile more radiant, with effective whitening procedures designed specifically for your teeth. We’ll study the root cause of your discoloration and then recommend a lightening regime that works best for you.
Why Do You Need to Consider Tooth Whitening Procedures?
There is a misconception many of us share, that teeth get yellow only through factors like neglect, irregular care and tobacco use. The truth is that as we age, our adult teeth gradually become yellow or stained due to a variety of commonplace reasons. They could be discoloured by antibiotics, genetics or certain acidic foods, and sometimes naturally have a more gray shade due to early tooth decay or illness while the tooth was forming.
At our state-of-the-art clinic, we bring you the best dentist-supervised systems, which will not only remove stains, but also help in restoring lost tooth structure and create a more pleasing smile.
How Does it Work?
Custom-fitted whitening trays are used in one of the techniques offered, where a lab technician creates uniquely-designed trays to hold the whitening solution against the enamel of your teeth. This has become one of the most popular treatment options for our patients, who report amazing and long-lasting results.
We also offer the best whitening systems, chairside bleaching/in-office bleaching, and home bleaching or night guard bleaching, which will give you a painless experience with satisfying results. In this procedure, the dentist applies either a rubber shield or a protective gel to your gums. A specially designed light then works with the gel to penetrate your teeth, helping break and remove any discoloration. This treatment requires only one visit and is therefore a quick, safe and effective way to whiten your teeth.
Basic Aftercare for Tooth Whitening Procedures
Once your teeth have been professionally whitened, it becomes essential to follow a good healthy and a balanced diet, to prevent further discoloration and staining. After the effort you put in to get your teeth whitened, it wouldn’t make sense to let your gleaming smile go dull again, would it?
Here are a few few tips that can help:
Cut down on sugary foods and drinks
Brush your teeth regularly for two minutes, twice a day
Visit your dentist regularly for a checkup
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or consume tea and coffee.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Your grandparents might have had a few teeth made from gold or silver, which you couldn’t help but notice whenever they smiled or spoke. Back then, advanced composites weren’t available, so dentists had to make do with materials available at hand, which was pretty much an ‘add-salt-to-taste’ philosophy.
Types of Tooth Colored Fillings
Composite – These white plastic fillings are best suited for replacing front teeth that undergo relatively lower stress. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and any cavities or signs of tooth decay are attended to, before the hole is filled-in with layers of composite resin. Each layer is then hardened using a special beam of light, before the next one is applied. The dentists at our clinic are well-versed in this cost-effective technique that delivers natural-looking results. Composite fillings are painless and much more durable than glass ionomer fillings, making them ideal for rear teeth. These direct fillings are available in in various shades and our dentist will choose one that matches the surrounding teeth.
Porcelain Filling – The most commonly used procedure by dentists around the world; porcelain fillings are preferred for their strength and long-term durability. They’re usually designed in a dental lab from an imprint of the tooth that needs to be replaced. Our dentists’ experienced technicians create the fillings out of sparkling porcelain and you’ll get new, natural-looking teeth in no time at all. Don’t get discouraged by the price, porcelain fillings outlive other materials and are very cost-effective in the long run.
Glass ionomers – Do your children need a filling to cover up the cavities and broken teeth? Well, tooth-colored glass ionomers are the best option for them. They lie below the gum line and cost about the same as composite resin, but they contain fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. Glass ionomer filling can be carried out just in one or two appointments, which is perfect for impatient youngsters!
At the Bright Smile Dental Clinic, we use the latest cutting-edge technologies with state-of-the-art tools and machinery, so you can get precisely color-matched fillings that are indistinguishable from your original teeth, and no one will know the difference. We help patients across all age-groups replace their missing teeth and return to their everyday lives, with their self-confidence restored.
After your teeth have been filled, they may be sensitive for a few days. You can schedule annual visits with our skilled dentists for regular checkups, to avoid a recurrence and prolonged dental problems in the future.
Small changes can have a big impact, and that’s particularly the case with tooth contouring. This procedure has functional benefits that range from smoothing out pointy edges to fixing minor imperfections in the bite position, but the main benefit is cosmetic. Tooth contouring can get rid of the unsightly protrusions marring your otherwise-dazzling smile.
Is Tooth Contouring Right for You?
Even tiny adjustments can improve the overall look and feel of your teeth, and dental contouring is the best way to do it. If your pearly-whites are blemished by a few teeth that are too pointy, crooked or lean toward one side, and you don’t want major cosmetic dentistry, tooth contouring is the quick, easy and pocket-friendly option for you!
How Does Tooth Contouring Work?
At the Bright Smile Dental Clinic, one of our experienced dentists will start with a thorough examination of your teeth. After a comprehensive diagnosis, our dentist will discuss the procedure with you thoroughly, so you’ll have a better idea of the result you should expect. Dental X-rays may be needed before the contouring begins, to ensure that your teeth are sufficiently healthy and disease-free.
Tooth contouring doesn’t rattle your nerves, so there’s no need for anesthetics. In most cases, only the enamel (the hard coating) is removed using a drill. Once your tooth is sculpted, it is polished to get rid of any bumps and to give it a nice shine. Our team of dentists includes seasoned contourers who can get the entire procedure done within 30 minutes.
The results are immediate and you can quickly get back out and start dazzling everyone with that charming smile!
How Painful is Tooth Contouring?
This is one dentist’s appointment that won’t give you nightmares, because it’s virtually painless. There may be some sensitivity to cold/hot food and drinks, but it disappears completely in a day or two. Since there’s no damage or trauma to heal, you can usually start eating normally right away.