A smile is like your signature – particular, characteristic, and unique. It’s one of your most recognizable traits. While traditional dentistry tries to treat oral issues, dental cosmetics can improve your appearance and self-confidence. As your reliable cosmetic dentist in Mississauga, Rockwood Dental Associates offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments.
Whether you are looking for professional teeth whitening to give your smile a natural sparkle, or you want to improve the alignment of your teeth, you can rely on our expertise. We are here to understand your unique requirements and deliver suitable, budget-friendly cosmetic treatments. Book your appointment for our cosmetic dentistry services today and experience the difference yourself.
It is no secret that a healthy, bright and beautiful smile enhances self-confidence. It also boosts your overall oral health and promotes dental hygiene. You can benefit from cosmetic dental treatments if you want to:
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
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. To access such results, count on our cosmetic dentist in Mississauga, as we are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments:
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. Advantages of Opalescence Boost are as follows:
Opalescence Boost features a unique, chemically activated formula that allows your dentist to whiten your teeth without the bothersome heat or ultraviolet rays of 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 the syringe mixing system, which ensures its freshness and delivers an evenly mixed product. With its distinct red colour, Opalescence Boost eases placement and removal.
Here’s How It Works
A smile makeover requires skill, precision and artistry, and we offer it all at Rockwood Dental Associates. 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 can provide you with bright, straight, and natural-looking teeth. With our smile makeover services, you can get the smile of your dreams.
CEREC means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable ceramic material that matches the natural colour 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 Associates Office in Mississauga, ON 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
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 a 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 Associates, Dr. Glenn McKay and associates also offer CEREC same-day dental crowns that look just as natural and durable as your own teeth.
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 space, improved chewing function and an enhanced appearance. A dental implant is an alternative treatment to a fixed bridge.
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.
Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. After the 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, the composite resin doesn’t conduct temperature changes as fast as silver or gold. 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:
If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Mississauga, here’s why you should choose Rockwood Dental Associates: