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Improve your confidence with your smile

What are the characteristics of a great-looking smile? While not all people are born with a perfect smile, traits such as straightness, cleanliness or brightness may come to mind. Thanks to changes in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can alter the smile they were born with into a smile they are happy with.

General dentists are capable of performing a range of cosmetic procedures to make patients' smiles better. These processes vary from slight changes to major repairs, altering flaws such as yellowed, chipped, misshapen or absent teeth.

Cosmetic procedures

Cosmetic procedures can include bleaching, veneers, crowns, reshaping and contouring. Bleaching is a frequent and popular procedure that is implemented to whiten teeth and can be used by a dentist in the office. See: Whitening Treatments

Dentists can also use a range of methods to amend misshapen or crooked teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or plastic that are placed over the front of teeth, and bonding is the use of tooth-colored material to fill gaps or alter the colour of teeth. Tooth reshaping or contouring are used to change the length, shape or position of teeth.