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Improving Your Smile: Even Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Improving your smile is increasingly on people’s radar, and for good reason. Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference to the appearance of your teeth. You can improve your smile without spending a fortune. Tsawwassen Place Dental works with patients to make sure their smile makeover fits into their budget.

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14% of Canadians have bought a tooth-whitening product at least once.*

Even small changes can make a big difference to the look of your teeth, and some can be completed reasonably quickly. These procedures include white fillings, dental bonding and tooth recontouring and teeth whitening.

White Fillings

Tsawwassen Place Dental uses white tooth coloured composite fillings to repair teeth damaged by dental decay. If you still have amalgam or silver fillings in place, then replacing these will help to brighten up your smile as amalgam creates dark coloured areas in the mouth, making it far more obvious that you have fillings. All types of fillings have a limited life, and replacing them will not only help to improve the appearance of your teeth, but will also help to protect your oral health. If you have composite resin colored fillings right in the front of your mouth that have been in place for several years they may have become stained. Replacing them is a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Dental Bonding and Tooth Recontouring

This white composite filling material can also be used to bond your teeth and to hide small cracks and chips and to create a more pleasing appearance in a process called dental bonding. At the same time teeth can also be slightly recontoured if necessary, a procedure that removes a tiny amount of tooth enamel to reshape the tooth.

Teeth Whitening

This is an extremely popular and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure, and it’s up to you whether you choose to whiten in our dental office, or if you prefer to whiten in the privacy of your own home. It’s quickest to whiten in our office, but choosing to whiten at home gives you more control over the whole procedure, and afterwards you’ll have the custom-made whitening trays to use again at a later date when your teeth begin to revert to their natural colour.

If you are interested in exploring cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth then it’s best to talk to our dentist about the best way to do so. Discussing which aspects of your smile you’re most unhappy with will enable us to provide you with a treatment plan tailored to your requirements.

Visualizing Your New Smile Ahead of Time

Committing to making changes to your smile might seem daunting, but Tsawwassen Place Dental has Smile-Vision(R). This is a low-cost and painless way to see how your new smile will look, using digital photography. The benefit of this system is that you will be able to see exactly how a procedure will affect the appearance of your teeth so you can decide whether or not you wish to go ahead, or if more extensive treatment is required to get the look you’d really like. Each treatment can be pre-planned in this way, enabling you to have realistic expectations as to how your new smile will look, and of course it is fun to get a sneak preview.
 

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* Source: Pollara Public Opinion Survey 2007
 

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