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The 5 Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Dr. David Osborne

Dr. David Osborne

Whether it’s for a teeth whitening treatment, a porcelain veneer or a dental bridge, people all across Edmonton rely on cosmetic dental procedures to perfect their smiles and boost their confidence. Indeed, thanks to modern dentistry you can create the smile you’ve always wanted, and with recent advancements in modern dental technology and techniques, cosmetic procedures are becoming more commonplace and more affordable. Here are five common cosmetic dental procedures that you should know about.

Teeth whitening is one of the oldest and most common cosmetic dental procedures in the world. Once reserved for the wealthiest members of society, teeth whitening is now accessible to all and is considered routine. You can whiten your teeth with the help of toothpastes, rinses, at-home treatments or, for more noticeable results, during an in-office treatment at your dentist’s office.
A dental bridge is a removable dental apparatus made up of false teeth attached to a metal frame that clips on to the surrounding natural teeth. Dental bridges provide a natural-looking way to restore the look and feel of your natural smile when you’re missing several teeth.
Veneers are designed to fit over the surface of a tooth to correct its colour or appearance. Most veneers are made from an extremely thin layer of either porcelain or resin and are bonded to the front teeth for maximum durability. Applying veneers are a highly effective way to create a flawless, but natural-looking smile.

A crown is essentially a cap that fits over top of an existing tooth and is designed to improve the tooth’s appearance and functioning. Crowns are an excellent option if you have a broken, misshaped or abscessed tooth.

Dental implants are typically used to replace missing teeth. They’re a great alternative to partial dentures and offer greater stability than dental bridges. Implants get inserted directly into the jawbone and fitted with a crown for an artificial tooth that looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth.   

If you’re interested in restoring or improving your smile with the help of a dental bridge, teeth whitening or another type of cosmetic dentistry procedure, visit Heritage Dental Centre in South Edmonton today. Our warm and welcoming dental clinic can help you and your entire family achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to learn more.  

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Dr. David Osborne
Dr. David Osborne
Part Owner of Heritage Dental Centre Edmonton with over 5 years experience.