Friday, June 15th, 2018
Do your teeth look shorter than you think they should? Does your smile look “gummy” and disproportionate? If you answered yes to these two questions, you might want to take advantage of a cosmetic procedure referred to as a gum lift or gingivectomy. If you want to find out more about how a gum lift can give your smile a boost, continue reading.
What Is a Gum Lift?
A cosmetic procedure, the gum lift reshapes the patient’s gums so that they appear more even and expose more of the teeth. A gum lift is recommended when an overgrowth of gum tissue covers too much of a tooth’s surface.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Going to the dentist has changed over the last few decades. In the past, patients visited their dental provider for cleanings, fillings, braces, extractions, and dentures. Today, while people can still go in for those procedures, they can also take advantage of a wonderful array of new developments in cosmetic dentistry, a field that promotes a more beautiful smile along with better oral health.
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer used only by the rich and famous. Every day, ordinary people choose to have cosmetic dental treatments carried out to boost their confidence and improve the appearance of their smile. Some cosmetic treatments also have practical benefits, such as reducing discomfort in the mouth.
Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign braces
Crooked teeth can have a big impact on your confidence. They can also cause discomfort, particularly when eating. Invisalign braces can gradually reposition your teeth to give you a straight, regular smile. These clear plastic braces are almost invisible, so you do not have to feel self-conscious during your treatment.
Friday, April 6th, 2018
Cost of Root Canal Vancouver
Questions about the cost of dental procedures are amongst the most common questions asked at a dental clinic and one of the first thoughts that pop into one’s mind when the phrase ‘root canal’ is mentioned by a dentist. “How much is this going to cost me?”
Generally, root canal costs are the lowest for the teeth in the front and increase in cost as you proceed towards the back teeth. The back teeth are generally more difficult and time consuming to treat, thus increasing the overall cost of the root canal procedure.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
What is the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist?
There are a multitude of dental fields that are in existence today, with the two most popular fields being cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry.
In the majority of instances, patients that require dental work such as checkups, general cleaning procedures or basic and preventive procedures, typically visit a general dentist who is skilled in providing such services.
Thursday, March 29th, 2018
What are dental implants?
Dental implants, also referred to as a fixture or an endosseous implant , is a surgical procedure that involves using the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis. Simply stated, a dental implant is an “artificial root” (typically made of titanium) that is implanted into the jaw bone (upper or lower).
When are dental implants used?
The goal of implant dentistry is to replace a missing tooth or teeth, by providing a fixed solution. This solution has many advantages over traditional approaches such as the use of dentures.
Not only do dental implants look incredibly natural, but also, they are extremely strong and stable and require little maintenance (occasionally, that may require tightening or potential replacement do to natural wear).
When considering dental implants, once must look at the advantages.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Why and when is gum surgery required?
There are two reasons that an individual may consider gum surgery. One reason is for cosmetic purposes and the other is out of necessity due to disease or other medical, gum related issues.
There are actually several different types of gum surgery that an individual may require if a gum disease is present. A gum disease is also referred to as periodontal disease. One of the most common causes of gum disease is a result of excessive bacteria buildup in the mouth. Also, Certain factors such as medications and chronic illnesses can make someone more susceptible to gum disease even if he or she follows a thorough oral care routine on a daily basis.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
The antisocial condition of halitosis is a common one. And an awkward one; it’s very difficult for us to smell our own breath as we get used to it over time. Unfortunately, this means you have to be informed of this unpleasant odour by someone who is (hopefully) close to you. Have a feeling people are shying their nose away from you when you’re speaking to them? A good trick is to lick the inside of your wrist and let the saliva dry; if it presents an odour that smells a bit off, high chances are you need to freshen up that breath.
Friday, February 16th, 2018
What is a Dental Onlay?
A dental onlay is also known as a partial crown, and is a restorative treatment that will address problems with the bite surfaces (cusps) of a tooth. Where a filling would be used to address issues inside the tooth structure only, and a crown would be used to cover all surfaces of an entire tooth, a dental onlay is something in between. A dental onlay will act like a filling for the outside of the tooth, and like a cap or crown, however it is not a full crown, as it is only applied to the bite surface
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Teeth Whitening has been gaining immense popularity over the last few decades, in fact it’s one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in Canada. With advances in dentistry, and a desire by most of us to improve our looks and smiles, teeth whitening is an affordable procedure that can completely change the way you look!