A beautiful smile is important. It’s a personal and professional asset. Above all it’s important to your self-image to feel good about the person that you see in the mirror, and having an attractive smile can make a big difference there. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry gives us many options for improving the appearance of your smile. Almost any complaint you may have about the appearance of your smile can be corrected, often with several different approaches.
If you would like to learn more about the options for improving the appearance of your smile, please call 613.271.7091 today for an appointment with Kanata cosmetic dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.
Why Your Smile Matters
Our teeth have many functions. They bite and chew, of course, but they also help with speech, and they help to support proper breathing. And looking attractive is one of them. Your smile is an essential form of nonverbal communication, and studies have shown that it is especially important in pluralistic nations like Canada where people could not traditionally assume a common language, so relied heavily on smiling.
Having a more attractive smile can make a big difference in your life. A smile is one of the most important factors in interpersonal relationships. It’s also vital in professional situations–a more attractive smile can improve your hiring chances and get you a higher salary offer. But most importantly, your smile can help you feel good about yourself, so that you enter every situation with confidence.
Customized Treatment Plans
Dr. Stevens is dedicated to offering each patient a comfortable, comprehensive, and, above all, customized dental experience. During your initial consultation, we will not only perform a complete exam of your teeth, we will listen to your personal feelings about your smile and help you define your goals. Then we will design a custom treatment plan that meets those needs, either using a specific dental procedure or a smile makeover built from a combination of treatments.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do
Cosmetic dentistry can address most common concerns people have about the appearance of their smiles. This includes:
- Discoloured teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
- Small or poorly shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Missing teeth
In fact, we usually have multiple options for treating each of these.
Discoloured teeth are usually caused by surface stains. Teeth whitening can remove surface stains. For teeth where staining comes from within, veneers or crowns can achieve the desired whiteness level.
Chipped, Cracked, or Worn Teeth
If your teeth are damaged, we first want to check if you might have a bite problem like TMJ. Then we can repair damage using bonding, veneers, or crowns.
Small or Poorly Shaped Teeth
Sometimes small teeth are just covered by overgrown gums, so laser contouring can improve the appearance. Other times, you might have retained baby teeth or congenital conditions like peg laterals that we might want to build up with bonding, veneers, or crowns.
Smile gaps (diastemas) can be attractive, but if yours bothers you, we have several ways to close them. If your teeth are not too large, we can close the gap with bonding or veneers. With large teeth, orthodontics like Invisalign are recommended.
Crooked or Crowded Teeth
If your teeth are crooked or crowded, we might be able to straighten them with veneers or crowns. This can also correct discoloration and concerns about the shape of teeth. Other times, orthodontics like Invisalign or Controlled Arch braces are recommended.
We have many options for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges work in some situations. Dental implants are a more versatile solution, and can work for any number of teeth, including the All-on-4 solution for replacing all teeth at once. The Denture Fountain of Youth® is also a solution for replacing all teeth at once.
Looking for a Beautiful Smile in Kanata?
If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile in or around Kanata, ON, please call 613.271.7091 today or book an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.