A smile can be attractive, a primary asset to a person’s appearance. So,we at Aspen Dental aim to create a positive change to the teeth and smile of an individual to make it look both natural and dramatic.
The primary focus of the treatment is to improve colour, position, shape, size and alignment of the teeth so that they may look much straighter, aligned, lighter and brighter to enhance the beauty of the face and lips. It helps to gain a new sense of self confidence.
Improving a smile may require a combination of treatment options such as bleaching/ whitening, reshaping the gums, and using bonded materials as veneers (resin or porcelain) or crowns, done by our experts at Aspen Dental.
Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest ways to improve the smile. In which a whitening gel is applied on the front surface of the tooth by protecting the surrounding soft tissue with gingival barrier, giving a whiter, brighter and pleasing smile.
Dental veneers are of two types direct and indirect.
A tooth-colored, putty-like material (composite), which is a durable plastic filling material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with a laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Once cured (hardened), the composite material will be checked for bite and polished to perfection.
Composite veneers can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth.
Direct Veneers may be easiest, fastest and most economical solution for an unhappy smile, however, direct veneers are not as strong as indirect veneers and may need to be touched up from time to time.
This is the case of direct veneers done to treat discoloration and caries by Dr. Gagandeep Kaur (cosmetic dentist & endodontist) at Aspen Dental.
Indirect Dental Veneers
These are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a .5 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin porcelain shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Indirect veneers provide a permanent solution for the crooked smile and can last for years if good oral hygiene is maintained including brushing twice and flossing once each day.
Gingivectomy/Gum reshaping is a cosmetic treatment designed to improve the way gums fit around the base of the teeth. Also known as gum contouring,
this treatment can lengthen teeth and create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing gum line as in the picture below.
A dental crown
Also called a cap, fits over the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together; they can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic.
Inlays and onlays, also called indirect fillings, are made from porcelain. Inlays differ from normal dental fillings as dental fillings are molded into cavity after removing the decayed part and done in only one dental visit. However, inlays and onlays are created in a dental
laboratory and bonded into place by the dentist in the cut cavity space. Inlays and onlays preserve as much healthy tooth as possible and are an alternative to crowns.