Cosmetic Dentistry: Achieve Your Perfect Smile
Having a beautiful smile is important no matter who you are. It’s never too late to brighten up your smile. At Sonata Dental, Dr. Lawrence Lai, General Dentist, offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solutions to help you mask the appearance of dark, discoloured, or irregularly shaped teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services:
Invisalign orthodontics offer a lifestyle friendly teeth straightening option. Invisalign clear aligners are discreet and designed to be comfortable. They are also removable, making meal-times, flossing and brushing easier. If you have mild to moderate teeth crowding, or minor cosmetic complaints about your teeth, Invisalign may be a good option for you. Invisalign treatment usually takes at least one year and may take longer depending on the complexity of your case. Sonata Dental offers Invisalign treatment starting a baseline cost of $3,900.
Dental veneers are a dramatic cosmetic treatment that can significantly enhance a patient's smile. These thin porcelain shells are bonded onto the front surfaces of your teeth, covering them completely and concealing all defects behind them. All of our porcelain veneer cases include a customized wax up, so that you can get a good idea of what results will look like before treatment. This gives you the opportunity to adjust your design towards your desired results.
Normally, veneers require preparation of their destination teeth in order to not appear bulky. Sonata Dental offers Emax dental veneers, which cut out the expense and hassle of tooth etching due to their remarkable thinness. Emax pressed ceramic veneers are durable and look no different than traditional veneers when installed. Over time, as with any type of veneer, you may have to replace one or more due to normal wear and tear.
Tooth coloured materials (similar to white fillings) can be used to cover minor discrepancies such as chips or gaps in your teeth. In many cases, numbing or adjusting the tooth isn’t even necessary. Bonding can sometimes break if you bite down on something hard, but it also can pack a lot of cosmetic enhancement into a small treatment.
If you feel your smile is overshadowed by too much gum tissue, Dr. Lai offers gum recontouring to help improve the look of "gummy" smiles. The treatment goal is to show more of your teeth and less of your gum when you smile.
At Sonata Dental, we offer teeth whitening services specially tailored to your individual smile goals. Once your custom trays are fabricated, you can maintain your preferred whitening level in the comfort of your own home! Dr. Lai will fully instruct you how to use your custom-made take-home trays with your bleaching product.
One of the common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity, which usually subsides within hours of your application. A potential safeguard is choosing a lower concentration of whitening agent, or to shorten your time whitening.
New Smile Design
A new smile design is the process of enhancing your smile through one or more cosmetic procedures such as veneers, crowns, dental caps, porcelain bridges, and teeth whitening. When planning your smile design, Dr. Lai also takes into account your overall facial appearance, including your gums, lips, skin tone and hair colour. Our team works diligently to achieve your desired results, and encourages you to express your goals and vision for your new smile design.
Give Sonata Dental in Airdrie a call today to schedule your next cosmetic dentistry service.
At Sonata Dental in Airdrie, we are committed to helping you restore your smile every step of the way with restorative dentistry treatments.