Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry can help improve your smile!

Your smile is your best first impression. It speaks before you even say a word! Many patients report that cosmetic dentistry has made them feel more confident, changed their outlook about life, made them more ready to smile and even resulted in career advancements.

We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, comfortable and surprisingly affordable treatments.

Cosmetic dental treatments can:

  • Change the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth

  • Eliminate unattractive spaces between teeth

  • Improve or correct the way your teeth come together

  • Change the colour of discoloured/stained teeth

  • Enhance the look of gummy smiles

  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth

  • Replace missing teeth

  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments

Types of cosmetic dental treatments:

  • Teeth Whitening

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    Many factors, including dietary habits (drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine) and certain medications, affect the whiteness of your smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration, while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance. For a brighter, whiter smile without the wait, we offer Opalescence Boost, an in-office, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour.

    Opalescence Boost features a unique, chemically activated formula that allows your dentist to whiten your teeth without the bothersome heat or ultraviolet rays of a light. Opalescence Boost also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which help to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.

    Opalescence Boost offers results in less than an hour. The dentist-supervised, in-office procedure is safe and effective, and offers a brighter, whiter smile after just one appointment.

    Opalescence Boosts features a unique syringe to syringe mixing system, which ensures its freshness and delivers an evenly mixed product. With its distinct red color, Opalescence Boost eases placement and removal.

    Here’s How it Works

  • Smile Makeovers

    A smile makeover requires skill, precision, and artistry

    What would a magnificent smile do for you? Would it give you more self-confidence? Would you smile more? Would you make a better first impression? Would you be more outgoing and fun-loving? That is exactly what a smile Makeover will do for you!

    Porcelain veneers are a popular option for patients who have cosmetic problems with their teeth. They can correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. By placing glass-like ceramic porcelain on the surface of teeth, Dr. Glenn McKay at Rockwood Dental in Mississauga, Ontario can provide you with bright, straight, and natural looking teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are affixed to the front of teeth to provide a clean, bright, healthy looking smile.


    A life-changing new look is as easy as LUMINEERS. No pain. No temporaries. Just a perfect, attractive smile that lasts—and a confident, new outlook on life. Lumineers are the painless way to bring out the beautiful, natural, permanently white smile in you.

    Highly durable and ultra-thin, LUMINEERS are porcelain shields that bond directly to your existing teeth for a natural-looking, attractive smile.

    Because removal of sensitive tooth structure is not required, your teeth are preserved behind your new, white smile. And that white smile is proven to last over 20 years!

    To learn more about what porcelain or Lumineer veneers can do for you, call or email us today to schedule your personal consultation.

  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery (Laser Dentistry)

    Cosmetic gum surgery, or periodontal plastic surgery, can correct almost any deformity or gingival problems preventing you from having a beautiful smile.

    Cosmetic gum surgery is beneficial in cases where there is excessive display of gums or where there is gum recession. In short, it involves the management of gingival defects and deformities that may be preventing you from having the smile you always wanted. Among these are:

    • A “gummy” smile
    • Uneven gum line due to “short” teeth or receding gums (“long” teeth)
    • Lost or “collapsed” gums due to missing teeth
    • “Black holes” between your teeth, crowns, bridges, or implants
    • The exposure of un-erupted teeth

    The gum tissue is like a frame that provides form and shape to the top of your tooth. A less than attractive smile results when the integrity of the gum is compromised or the actual gum between your teeth becomes weak.

  • CEREC Restorations

    CEREC means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth. CEREC stands for the capital letters in Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

    With CEREC, Dr Glenn McKay at Rockwood Dental Office in Mississauga, Ontario can use strong, tooth coloured ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.

    Why is CEREC better for patients?

    A big reason is that the restoration of your tooth can be performed in a single office visit, usually in about one hour. With CEREC there’s no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab. That means you won’t have to come back for a second visit and wear a temporary crown in between the first and second visit. So it saves you time and trouble.

    The next and even more important reason is that the restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-coloured ceramic material. It’s metal-free—no silver fillings to discolour your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.

    Also, CEREC restorations are chemically bonded to your tooth, so Dr. McKay can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

    Dr. Glenn McKay can use CEREC technology for more than just crowns and fillings. CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration. Chipped or discoloured front teeth can be repaired with beautiful CEREC ceramic front crowns or veneers. Using metal free materials that are the closest to your natural enamel, CEREC gives you the highest quality restorative care.

    Ask us about how you can benefit from this exciting single-visit CEREC dentistry technology!

  • Crowns and Bridges

    Porcelain Crowns
    When a tooth is weakened due to trauma, large fillings, root canal treatment or decay, a crown can be used to restore it to its optimal health and function. A crown is porcelain or gold-coloured covering that is permanently placed over an existing tooth. It can be used to add strength, correct the bite or improve the overall appearance of a tooth as part of a smile makeover.

    At Rockwood Dental, Dr. Glenn McKay and associates also offer CEREC Same-day dental crowns, that look just as natural and durable as your own teeth.

    Dental Bridges
    Achieving a natural looking and realistic smile after tooth loss is possible with dental bridges. A fixed bridge is required when replacing one or more missing teeth. It is permanently cemented to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth.

    The benefits of a fixed bridge include restoring the natural bite, preventing opposing and adjacent teeth from moving into the space, improved chewing function and an enhanced appearance. A dental implant is an alternative treatment to a fixed bridge.

  • Cosmetic Bonding

    Cosmetic bonding is an inexpensive technique that Dr. Glenn McKay and Associates can use to do beautiful things for your smile. It is applied directly to the tooth, then cured and polished to its final hardness with a light.

    Bonding is available in different shades, toughness, and translucencies so that, with the proper artistic eye, it can match the natural colour of your teeth. It can be used to close tooth gaps, fill cavities, or eliminate spots, chips, and discolorations.

  • White Fillings

    Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. After decay is removed from a tooth, a filling is used to give strength back to the tooth.

    Silver fillings have been used reliably for many years. Typically, silver fillings are placed on back teeth because they are an economical, strong and provide a lasting restoration for most cavities.

    New Tooth-Coloured (White) Fillings
    Today, White fillings are an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth colour. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth.

    White fillings are most commonly used for:

    • Cosmetic reasons because they look more natural
    • Patients who are concerned about mercury contamination
    • Patients with sensitivity to heat or cold:
      • -the composite resin doesn’t conduct temperature changes as fast as silver or gold

    Cosmetic Dental Procedures-White Fillings

Rockwood Dental Group

For over 25 years, we have served Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton residents with general, cosmetic, restorative, implant and sedation dentistry. This year we are growing yet again to enhance your dental experience and provide additional dental services by our in-house periodontist and dental surgeon.

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