Cosmetic Dentistry in Edmonton
Helping patients restore confidence in their smile through comprehensive cosmetic dental services.
Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. From subtle changes to major repairs, Dr. Li and her dental care team can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Dr. Li can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring.
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Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain glued to teeth to recreate the natural look of teeth. Porcelain dental veneers also provide strength comparable to natural tooth enamel.
Porcelain veneers are recommended in cases where patients experience:
- Teeth discoloration which does not respond to whitening/bleaching
- Poor shape and/or contours, e.g., small peg-shaped tooth
- Gaps between teeth
Crowns can recreate the entire shape and contour of teeth. Dental porcelain has physical specifications very close to teeth enamel, both strength and esthetics. Therefore porcelain crowns are an excellent choice to recreate the form and function of a damaged tooth. They can be designed to make a very natural and esthetic appearance.
Porcelain crowns are ideal for patients looking to improve:
- Durability. Porcelain crowns are reliable and long lasting when properly cared for.
- Appearance. Porcelain crowns can be altered to match the color of your surrounding teeth, providing a natural appearance.
- Compatibility. Porcelain is a safe material and a great alternative for patients who have allergies to certain metal components.
A porcelain bridge is a treatment alternative to dental implants. Much in the same way that dental porcelain can create natural and esthetic veneers and crowns, it can also be used to make dental bridges to replace missing teeth and restore a patient’s smile.
Porcelain bridges can help:
- Improve your ability to chew food
- Maintain the natural shape of your face
- Prevent adjacent teeth from moving out of place
- Improve speech that may be inhibited by missing teeth
- Fix irregularities in your bite
Tooth discoloration can be caused by dental caries, food, smoking, medications, aging, and other causes. Not all discolored teeth can be whitened, but a skilled and trusted cosmetic dentist can help you understand your options. Dr. Li will determine the cause of your discolored teeth and give you recommendations.
If your teeth cannot be whitened, you still have the option of porcelain veneers. Dr. Li will carefully examine your dental history and create a treatment plan that will whiten your teeth and restore your confidence.
There are three ways of teeth whitening:
- In-Office Whitening
- Custom-made trays filled with high-concentration bleaching gel
- OTC (over the counter) bleaching strips
Each method has its pros and cons, and every patient has different goals for their oral health. During your visit to our Edmonton office, Dr. Li and our care team will work closely with you to understand your questions and concerns and help you make the right decision for your health and happiness.