Cosmetic dental procedures aim to improve the appearance of your teeth. Various techniques can be used individually or jointly. Cosmetic dentistry differs from dental rehabilitation, which aims to restore your teeth’s functionality.
Cosmetic dentistry and wellbeing
How important is a smile? Several studies have shown that your smile plays a key role in your overall health and mental wellbeing.
Smiling helps draw oxygen to your brain cells, stimulates blood circulation and releases endorphins to help you relax. A smile can also make you look more attractive, seductive, convincing and friendly.
A beautiful smile helps boost confidence and self-esteem and reflects good overall health. This is why cosmetic dentistry is so important for many of our patients.
Whitening tooth enamel is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure. Although many so-called whitening products are readily available, we advise patients to use professional treatments for quality results.
At Clinique dentaire Dre Catherine Morin-Houde, we provide in-clinic or dentist-supervised at-home teeth whitening treatments.
Installing crowns or veneers
Veneers cover the visible portion of teeth that are slightly damaged or discolored. They can also be used to reshape a tooth. Veneers can be made of composite resin or porcelain and are considered a conservative procedure.
A crown is shaped like a little hat and is used to completely cover a tooth. Although crowns can serve a similar purpose as veneers, they are most often used to restore a tooth with a cavity or fracture.
Orthodontics is sometimes used for purely cosmetic reasons like closing an interdental gap that doesn’t affect occlusion.
For patients with cosmetic concerns, Invisalign-type transparent aligners are a good option.
If some of your teeth have loosened or are looking longer, a gum graft can help make your smile beautiful again.
At Clinique dentaire Dre Catherine Morin-Houde, our professionals will assess your needs and recommend the right cosmetic dental procedures to get you smiling again.