Feel good about your smile and improve your confidence with our cosmetic dentistry services. Based in North Bay, the staff at Lakeshore Dental Care strive to improve the appearance of your teeth. The treatments we carry out are completed to a high standard using quality equipment, trusted products, and procedures.
Teeth naturally darken with age. However, staining may be caused by various foods and beverages such as coffee, tea and berries, some drugs such as tetracycline, smoking, or a trauma to a tooth. There are various teeth whitening options available, including in-office and at-home bleaching.
Bonding is a treatment that can be used to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured, discoloured or to reduce gaps between teeth. It can also be used to build up older looking teeth to make them appear younger. For this procedure, a dentist uses composite resin (a soft plastic material) that will either match or enhance the colour of your tooth. Several layers of resin are applied to each tooth and each layer is hardened under an ultraviolet light. Final steps include shaping and polishing the resin material. Bonding is an option for people of all ages.
Veneers are strong, thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. They are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth. With a bit of contouring, veneers may also correct slightly crowded or overlapping teeth. If your teeth have discoloured with age, a veneer may improve their appearance. To prepare your tooth for a veneer, a very thin layer of enamel is removed (or filed down) and an impression of the tooth and gums is made. A temporary veneer is fitted over the tooth until the permanent one is ready. On your next visit, the dentist will remove the temporary veneer and cement the permanent one to the tooth. The veneer will closely match the colour and shape of your natural teeth.
Invisalign is a form of braces that use clear tray aligners that put pressure on specific parts of your teeth to move them into a better position. They’re made of Invisalign’s own blend of plastic, and manufactured in their own facilities based on molds of your mouth. To get Invisalign, you first need to have a consultation with your dentist. They’ll look at your smile, your overall oral health, and take impressions of your mouth. Then, Invisalign makes their aligners unique to your mouth for a custom fit. Your dentist creates your overall treatment plan and serves as your partner in getting the results you want.