What is Edmonton Cosmetic Dentistry
Edmonton Cosmetic dentistry is any dentistry work that helps you improve the appearance of your smile. There are many dental procedures that fall under this category. Some of these include teeth whitening, teeth straightening, dental veneers, dental bonding, dental crowns, inlays, unlays, and dental implants.
General dentistry is not to be confused with Edmonton cosmetic dentistry. This is when a general dentist provides the patient with oral care like teeth cleanings, fillings, and other restorative dental treatments.
At The Tooth Doctor, our dentists are highly skilled and trained to meet your general and cosmetic dental care needs. Dr. Peter Yoo is the owner and operator of this dental facility, and he is enthusiastic about helping the families in Edmonton and surrounding area maintain excellent oral hygiene. His goal is to help as many people as possible to save as many teeth as possible for as long as possible. However, we also know that genetics and ongoing care play huge factors in how good your oral health is. We know that things don’t stay perfect forever so The Tooth Doctor is there to help.
Edmonton Cosmetic dentistry is a huge area that we help in. Tooth discoloration and staining is one area we address on a regular basis. With teeth whitening treatment we can help you turn back the clock on your teeth and make them look renewed and more youthful. This brightens your whole look. Even if you are a coffee or wine drinker, smoker, or just have aged teeth we can bring your teeth many shades lighter.
One of the best and easiest solutions is to use our in office or take home system to achieve immediate results. In office, you will have custom fit trays made to perfectly align with your teeth. From there it is as simple as adding the hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution to the trays and then applying them to your teeth. This process can take anywhere from one to one and a half hours.
The at home bleaching option is similar in that it also uses a peroxide gel solution but the difference is you use a mouthguard to apply it to your teeth. The dentists at The Tooth Doctor will direct you in how long and intense you should treat your teeth to get the desired whitening effect.
Teeth straightening is another Edmonton cosmetic dentistry treatment that The Tooth Doctor offers in house. Invisalign is a modern approach to teeth straightening and it is becoming increasingly popular. At the dental office we make precise molds of your teeth. From there Invisalign creates a series of custom-made aligners for you that you change out every few weeks until you are finished the course of treatment.
Invisalign is faster, more predictable, and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. The other great thing about this teeth straightening system is you can use it for whitening as well. This is something you will want to inquire about with the dentist at the initial appointment. You could see amazing results in as little as six months by using Invisalign.
In a few simple steps you can have a new smile. First you meet the dentist and have your teeth scanned to make a 3D digital scan of your teeth from which a map or custom-made plan is made to take you to your new smile. The second step to make sure your aligners fit well. This is the time to also have your questions answered and to find out what you should expect on the road to straight teeth. You will also have face to face checkups booked at this time. Even though you may take six months to see the full results you will probably start to see drastic changes in a few weeks.
One of the reasons many of our clients choose Invisalign for straightening their teeth is the comfort and ease of wearing them. They still get great lasting results but do not have the issues traditional braces do. You can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. They are convenient but effective. One of the best things is they are practically invisible, hence the name. The Invisalign trays are made out of the latest materials available making them easy to pull off and put back on.
Now that we have talked about all the good things about Invisalign in straightening your teeth, we should also speak of the cons. The top drawback is that it does not treat complex issues as effectively as simple ones. It does claim to treat overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, gap teeth and crowded teeth. If you have bridgework elsewhere Invisalign may not be the right choice.
If you want the maximum results you will have to wear them compliantly which does take self discipline. There are some food limitations as well. You should avoid chewy and sticky foods as well as coffee, wine and tea. When you wear aligners your teeth can be sensitive especially right after a new set is put in. You will likely have a harder time with hard foods due to this. Although Invisalign is not painful, it can leave your teeth feeling sore.
You should answer some questions before deciding if Invisalign is right for you. Do you have a simpler issue like overcrowded teeth or is there something more complex going on in your mouth? Will you be self-conscious wearing traditional braces? Will you comply to the schedule of wearing them to get the maximum results? Can you afford them? Will you have the discipline to take care of the aligners properly?
Invisalign works permanently and can help a variety of scenarios when it comes to teeth straightening. You can have straighter teeth for a lifetime if you follow The Tooth Doctor’s recommended plan using Invisalign. Call us today to book your complimentary consultation at 780-758-6684 or visit our website at thetoothdoctor.ca to find out more information about Edmonton cosmetic dentistry. We want to help you achieve your best smile.