If you’re already self-conscious about your smile, traditional braces that attract even more attention to your teeth may have held you back from improving your alignment. That is, until now!
Our office offers Invisalign® as an alternative to traditional braces in Etobicoke. Invisalign involves custom-fitted, removable trays that are changed about every two weeks; progressively straightening, aligning and improving your smile. The Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually unnoticeable to those around you. However, others will notice that you smile more often!
Depending on your individual situation, the Invisalign procedure usually takes about a year; but the results are undisputable. There are other advantages to Invisalign beyond the aesthetic nature of the treatment:
If you’ve been avoiding straightening your teeth due to the nature of traditional braces, ask us about Invisalign on your next visit.
If your teeth have lost their pearly white, healthy appearance; you are not alone. Aging, diet, injuries and many other factors cause teeth to dull and yellow. At East Mall Family Dental we offer teeth whitening in Etobicoke.
With the rise of personal appearance television programs, teeth whitening has become a popular dental procedure. Whitening is a mild bleaching process that restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour. It is very safe under the supervision of a dental professional. At East Mall Family Dental we have trained professionals that know the safest procedures to have your teeth whitened in Etobicoke.
The results from whitening can last for as long as a year – and with touch-up treatments (at home) every few months, results can last even longer. Touch-ups are especially useful for patients who drink beverages that are prone to stain teeth: such as coffee, tea and red wine. Other reasons for tooth discolouration include:
Some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity or mild gum sensitivity during treatment, but these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days after the treatment is finished. Feel free to ask East Mall Family Dental about professional tooth whitening in Etobicoke, as well as over-the-counter agents. Together, we can compare treatments and determine which solution will be most effective for you.
Bonding can lighten any stains on your teeth, close up minor gaps and correct awkward-looking crooked teeth. Bonding itself is a composite resin filling placed on your teeth. Composites are the materials used for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the colour and reshaping of teeth. Bonding has become a common procedure and can usually be completed in one short visit.
The bonding procedure starts by first applying a thin coating on the front surface of your teeth to which the bonding material is applied. Bonding material can be sculpted, coloured and shaped to provide just the look and feel you want.
Next time you’re in East Mall Family Dental, ask a dentist if bonding can improve your smile. It may be just the solution you’ve been seeking.
Do you have silver fillings in your smile? Do they cause you to hide your teeth when you speak? Are you allergic to metallic filling?
Amalgam or metallic fillings were the standard practice until recently in dentistry. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. These filling materials made the filled cavity completely obvious and sometimes corroded and leaked, blackening the silver and often the tooth itself.
White or composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings. Cosmetically, white fillings are stain-resistant and colour matched to your natural tooth – making the fillings almost invisible.
If you’re unhappy with the silver in your smile, talk to us about white fillings. East Mall Family Dental can replace your amalgam fillings with natural looking, comfortable composite fillings.