At Tsawwassen Family Dental, we believe that healthy teeth are something to smile about. A lot of people are self-conscious about their teeth and instead of showing them off will actively avoid open-mouthed smiles and try to hide their teeth. We make it our priority to help people gain confidence and learn to love their smiles. Many people find that their confidence improves greatly after undergoing teeth whitening or getting damaged teeth repaired. If you would like to change the look of your teeth, whether it’s for cosmetic or functional purposes, there are a number of great options out there for making over your smile.
Over-the-counter whitening products are the most convenient and inexpensive option if your teeth just need a little pick-me-up and not a major transformation. At-home whitening strips, gels, and pens can simply be picked up at the drugstore and will remove mild surface stains from teeth.
Professional Dental Whitening
If you want a significantly whiter smile, professional whitening is the way to go. Your dentist can tell you about different options for dental whitening but, generally speaking, in-office dental whitening procedures are a lot more effective than over-the-counter whitening products.
Untreated cavities lead to poor oral health and they are also a common reason for people to feel self-conscious about their smile because the discolouration from cavities is very noticeable. As soon as you notice a cavity, visit your dentist and get it filled right away.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a great way to fill the gap(s) with a natural looking and feeling prosthetic tooth. Dental implants are attached to a titanium root that is implanted directly into the jawbone, so they feel just like natural teeth and don’t require special maintenance.
If you are missing a lot of teeth or your teeth are severely damaged, consider getting partial or full dentures. Dentures will drastically improve the way your mouth looks and functions. There are a number of different types of dentures. Talk to a certified denturist (book an appointment here!) to determine whether dentures are right for you and, if so, which type fits your personal needs.
Have Your Teeth Straightened
Changing your tooth spacing gives a whole new feeling to how your entire mouth looks and functions. Whether you are concerned about crooked teeth, gaps, or overcrowding, changing your tooth alignment will give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile and an overall healthier mouth. Traditional metal braces are one option for getting straighter teeth, but more and more people are choosing Invisalign because it is low-maintenance, invisible, and usually a shorter process.
Veneers are a way to repair minorly chipped or damaged teeth or to whiten teeth that are severely stained and require something more than surface whitening. Getting veneers can usually be done in one or two dental appointments.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite resin that covers the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are a fairly easy, quick way to completely transform the look of your teeth. Veneers do not require any kind of special care. Simply maintain good oral health habits—brush and floss twice daily—and your veneers should stay in good shape. Some people find that they have an increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages when they have veneers.
Bonding is a way of repairing minor damages such as small chips in teeth. A composite resin matched to the colour of your teeth is applied to the damaged tooth. The resin is then hardened, smoothed down, and shaped to look and feel like a natural part of your tooth.
Ready to start loving your smile? Talk to one of our dentists about the best options for improving the cosmetic look of your teeth depending on your individual needs and preferences. We’re here to help find the right procedure for you—we want to make the world a happier place, one tooth at the time.