Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance of teeth. Our talented team of dentists perfect smiles through cosmetic dentistry in Whitehorse by brightening, straightening, and reshaping teeth and gums. We also administer BOTOX® to enhance comfort and aesthetics.

Here are some cosmetic dental treatments that we offer: 

Teeth Whitening and Internal Bleaching

Teeth whitening formulations differ, but most teeth whitening mixtures are peroxide-based. Generally speaking, the higher concentration in peroxide, the stronger the whitening power.

Have you considered an at-home whitening kit? Think again. Health Canada considers at-home whitening kits a risk of enamel damage, sensitivity, and irritation (if instructions are not followed carefully or if the product is used for a prolonged period). Some at-home whiteners are often marketing gimmicks and won’t show results on darker, deeper discoloration.

Teeth whitening treatment is much safer and effective in the hands of a dental professional.

Internal bleaching is performed when a tooth that has had a root canal turns darker/grayer. Regular teeth whitening won’t work well in this case. Instead of applying the whitening agent on the outside of the tooth. It will be applied inside the tooth and left it there for a few days. The product is renewed until the patient is satisfied with the shade of their tooth.

Veneers

Do you want to fix discoloration, spacing, light crookedness, or the shape of your teeth? Veneers are thin, enamel-colored sheets of porcelain adhered to the front of the teeth. Veneers are an instant, stain-resistant method to disguise imperfections in the smile.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cost-effective, conservative method of improving the appearance of teeth. This treatment can effectively upgrade aesthetic issues, such as: 

  • Fracture
  • Decay
  • Spaces
  • Discoloration
  • Misalignment

Unlike veneers, dental bonding often requires minimal tooth preparation. The bonding agent does not destroy teeth but is not permanent. After a few years, the material may disappear or chip, but this does not damage the teeth themselves.

Tooth and Gum Contouring

If you are unsatisfied with the silhouette of your teeth or gums, consider contouring. Contouring is a method used to reshape and decrease the volume of these visible oral structures. The results of reshaping teeth and gums should last forever if excellent oral care is maintained.

Tooth (or dental) contouring polishes away minor imperfections of dentition. This reductive method doesn’t require prep-work and can happen in a single visit. Teeth contouring can improve the aesthetics of:

  • Irregularly formed teeth
  • Slightly overlapping teeth (such as buck teeth)
  • Pointy cuspids (or vampire’s teeth)
  • Chipped, ridged, or jagged edges

Gum contouring is a surgical procedure used to restructure the gingival tissue (gum line). For comfort and capability, we use local anesthesia and a state-of-the-art diode laser in this cosmetic dentistry procedure. Gum contouring can: 

  • Help restore gums ruined by periodontal infection
  • Diminish the appearance of a gummy smile
  • Create more proportionate gingival tissue

BOTOX® 

Botulinum Toxin (commonly referred to as BOTOX) is a protein injected into specific areas to relax muscles temporarily. BOTOX is more than anti-aging prevention and treatment. BOTOX is used both cosmetically and therapeutically in dentistry. 

When administered by a dentist, BOTOX injections can help patients in many ways:

  • Smooth wrinkles for a more youthful appearance
  • Treat conditions, like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) and bruxism
  • Restrain muscle movement in orthodontic therapy

Pre-existing dental conditions must be solved before receiving cosmetic dentistry treatments. It’s time to feel proud of the appearance of your smile. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Whitehorse by calling (867) 668-6077.

Our goal is to make your visit effective and comfortable. In order to achieve that, we will make sure you are fully informed about your dental health before you walk out of our office. Different treatment options can be confusing, but we will be there to answer all of your questions. We are dedicated to providing you gentle dental care and want to make sure you can look forward to your next dental appointment.

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