In existence for over 30 years, dental veneers are still not commonly understood or utilized by many dental patients in Vancouver.
While most people have heard of whitening teeth with bleach treatments, they are not aware that they are being exposed to the bleaching alternative almost daily. In fact, dental veneers are worn by actors, models and professionals and play a huge roll in the cosmetic dentistry industry.
|“Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.”
Dental veneers are similar to acrylic fingernails, where a replacement is shaped and placed on the natural nail. Veneers are made of a thin layer of custom-made porcelain or composite material, which are then placed over the natural tooth.
However, unlike an acrylic nail, veneers are incredibly tough. Patients with dental veneers are still able to bite into carrots, eat fudge, or enjoy anything else they would normally. Dental veneers are completely sealed against the natural tooth, lasting for several years without regular maintenance.
While professional teeth whitening may have a few limitations, veneers are used to solve a variety of oral health issues. Bleaching is typically used only to lighten teeth, without the ability to change the position, size or shape of teeth.
Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.
Dental veneers also allow you to keep much of your natural tooth, which is always ideal. Veneers are custom-made to cover just the front and biting surface of your teeth, which leaves the back area untouched.
Don’t forget, if you are interested in any cosmetic dentistry solutions from 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre, it is incredibly important to maintain proper oral health.
For more information on dental veneers, or to book an appointment at our Vancouver dental clinic, contact us today!
Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly more accepted for patients thanks to popular reality shows that focus on dramatic smile makeovers. Dental patients in Vancouver are beginning to understand how easy it is to create their ideal smile with the available cosmetic dentistry solutions.
|“Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver, BC has come a long way in providing smile correction. Dental patients can benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.”
We are often asked questions about what a cosmetic dentist can accomplish at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre, and many patients are surprised at all the smile correction solutions we provide.
One popular cosmetic procedure is “gummy smile” treatment or correction. A gummy smile occurs when a large section of gums appear when the patient smiles or laughs. In some cases, there will be more gum area visible than teeth.
Patients complain about their “gummy smile” because they seem to resemble an adolescent, with prominent gums and small teeth. Generally, this smile comes from genetics, which causes the typical gum development to stop early, leaving teeth shorter than they should be.
A gummy smile correction can be treated in a few different ways. First, patients with less severe or moderate gum problems can be treated by lifting the gums and utilizing dental veneers. This “gum-lift”, similar to a face-lift, sculpts the gums to a natural height, allowing veneers to be affixed to the teeth to allow for a beautiful, new smile.
Second, for severe gum disproportion, treatment can include the physical breaking and repositioning of the upper jaw. This can require a healing time of up to two months and the jaw will be wired shut.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver has come a long way in providing smile correction. Patients at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre are able to benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry in Vancouver or to book an appointment, contact the expert team at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre.
Many patients at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre are still confused about the relatively new Invisalign technology, we are frequently asked: Does Invisalign work? Is Invisalign for adults or teenagers? What are hidden braces?
|“Invisalign can help you fix crowding, spacing issues, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Soon, you will have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile!”
Today, more and more teenagers and adults are being introduced to the innovative Invisalign technology. Patients who are seeking an invisible, aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth are looking for a alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment.
How does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign utilizes an innovative, 3-D computer imaging system, which works to create a complete, customized treatment plan for each patient. You will be able to see your initial position of your teeth, along with the final preferred position.
From there, the team at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre work to create a series of custom-made aligners, which work to move teeth gradually over a two-to-three week period. After this set, the aligner will be replaced until you reach the desired teeth position.
Why should I invest in Invisalign?
More and more adults and teenagers are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces for a variety of reasons. Due to the fact that Invisalign is removable, you are able to eat or drink whatever you like during treatment. In addition, patients are able to brush and floss teeth without trouble, allowing for better oral health.
So, does Invisalign work?
Yes! Invisalign can work for you to correct a wide range of dental or orthodontic problems. At 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre we can help you fix crowding, spacing issues, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Soon, you will have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile!
To learn more about Invisalign options from 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre contact us today.
With the speed of today’s world, dental patients want instant results. How can you get a bright smile quickly, painlessly and easily?
|“Have an upcoming wedding, job interview or important party to attend? Snap on Teeth are the quick, inexpensive and non-invasive way to instantly create a “Hollywood Smile”.”
Introducing, Snap on Teeth—the cosmetic dentistry solution custom designed to fit directly over teeth in order to create a beautiful new smile.
Have an upcoming wedding, job interview or important party to attend? Snap on Teeth are the quick, inexpensive and non-invasive way to instantly create a “Hollywood Smile”.
This quick fix is a great idea for patients who are curious about cosmetic dentistry, but do not wish to commit just yet. 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre is able to determine whether or not you will be able to endure permanent cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers or Zoom! Whitening, as well as provide patients with a preview of what a permanent cosmetic dental solution will look like.
Snap on Teeth are not an ideal solution for everybody; patients with protrusive or removable teeth may not be good candidates. Additionally, always remember that Snap on Teeth are temporary, and may require replacement.
Be sure to discuss your ideal smile with a cosmetic dentistry expert at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre before committing to any permanent solutions.
Contact us at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre to book an appointment or to learn more about Snap on Teeth.
These days, CEOs aren’t fretting over their fine lines, but are more interested in the state of their smile. Executive Esthetic Dentistry is cosmetic dentistry for executives at a high-level, but differs from what a model or actor would pursue when it comes to their teeth. Here at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre in Vancouver, we can offer you dental procedures that will give you the smile you deserve to help achieve your work and business goals.
In a recent Forbes magazine article, executive smile makeovers were a prominent feature. Even though these types of makeover aren’t all that trendy, they are getting more media attention in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures. Having a smile you can be proud of gives you the self-confidence you need to succeed in the business world.
Executives also want a natural smile which will work to make them look younger. Business is turning into a more competitive field worldwide which has even Japanese executives turning to cosmetic dentistry. Even though everyone is unique, achieving a great executive esthetic smile has common threads that people share.
Many executives like being at the center of everything, but they seem to be more subtle when choosing a new smile. The look executives lean towards is natural and youthful–a step above their actual smile. With advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures from 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre, your smile will help you appear younger, and give a more professional appearance when dealing with clients or prospective clients.
Because corporation presidents and CEO’s are generally older, teeth bleaching alone is not effective enough. Stains have become implanted on the tooth after being built up over the years and cannot be whitened. Executive restorations for patients at our dental clinic in Vancouver are more successful when veneers or crowns are used. These cosmetic dentistry procedures be utilized depending on how much healthy tooth a patient has and whatever their desired outcome may be.
One great thing about cosmetic dentistry is the ability for dentists to make each procedure individual and customized for every unique patient. A unique smile makeover is possible because of recent advancements in dentist technique and smile design, dental materials used, and laboratory expertise.
Whatever your smile makeover aspirations, 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre in Vancouver can help you create the smile you’ve been looking for. Give us a call today to make an appointment.
It has come across our attention at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre that many aging patients are concerned about losing teeth as they grow older. The truth of the matter is that there is no reason for senior citizens to lose their teeth other than because of oral disease.
Your perfect smile can last you a lifetime, if you take proper care of it.
The aging generation is now one of the fastest growing populations in North America. Most dental professionals are seeing that these citizens are keeping their teeth healthy, allowing for a natural smile with no need of dental implants or dentures.
However, a natural smile that lasts a lifetime is only possible with proper oral health care—which typically requires an annual visit to the team at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre.
“We have found that seniors take longer breaks from visiting the dentist,” says Dr. Abbas Tejani, “it seems as if they stop caring because they don’t think their oral hygiene matters anymore.”
Proper oral health care is essential for older people for a multitude of reasons. One of which is dry mouth, which slows down the production of saliva. Often seen in elderly patients, dry mouth can be harmful because saliva helps to prevent tooth decay by washing away food particles and eliminating acids. Luckily, a dentist can fix dry mouth.
Senior citizens should also remember to maintain a regiment of daily flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste. Elderly people are likely to get cavities where older fillings have broken or where receding gums have left unprotected surfaces.
In addition, for elderly patients to maintain optimal oral health, snacks with sugars and starch should be eliminated.
Keep your smile healthy and complete with proper oral care! Take some time to contact us at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre for a check-up and cleaning today.
If you think you may have gum disease make sure you check out the top symptoms below. Do not worry, there is treatment for gum disease and your oral health can be restored. It is a good idea to maintain your oral hygiene practices as usual and then set up a consultation with one of our experienced and highly knowledgeable dentists within our practice. We care about your teeth and gums just as much as you do and strive to achieve optimal dental health with every patient that comes to see us. At 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre, we want you to feel safe, cared for and treated as one of the family.
Gum disease is a tissue infection surrounding the teeth. Periodontal disease attacks an area within the mouth called the sulcus. The sulcus is located between the gums and the teeth and when the tissue is damaged, a pocket is formed in the sulcus. There are two stages that occur when this form of disease develops. They are known as periodontitis and gingivitis. Gingivitis can be reversed as it is a milder form of gum disease, but if left untreated it can turn into severe periodontitis.
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease can go undetected for quite some time. Gum disease can be prevented with regular dental checkups and routine cleanings.
Ask yourself the following questions.
If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, contact us today to book a consultation visit.
What should I do?
Call us and schedule an appointment for an exam. Many dentists and dental practices including 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre can help stop the progression of the disease with periodontal maintenance. Do your best to maintain good oral health at home and brush, floss and eat healthy foods to maintain optimal immunity. We can help save your teeth from further damage if you get in touch with us today!
We all know how Facebook is a great social media tool for getting the word out, so we decided to create our official 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre page to keep our patients updated on all are news! Facebook creates numerous opportunities for networking and connecting with patients, colleagues, as well as friends and family. At 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre we want to broaden our horizons with regards to how we communicate with our patients.
By ‘liking’ our page and following us, you will be able to keep up with our recent news, advancements and state-of-the-art technology. You can message us directly, ask questions on our wall and inquire through our website link. We want all of our patients to have access to all of our current dental practice information.
Our team at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre understands how important social media and digital communication is important to our patients and our relationship with our patients. Communication is the key to any strong relationship and by keeping you up to date on our dental practice and services we can build a long term relationship. We understand life gets busy and we can’t always be in touch, but with our new Facebook page you can hear about what is new and upcoming at all times!
We want you and your family to stay current about oral health and hygiene practices. We also offer promotions, dental education, tips on dental health and more! Your oral health is extremely important to us as we believe a happy smile is a healthy smile. Our blog, website and Facebook page will offer everything you need to know about keeping you and your loved ones safe when it comes to dental health.
‘Like us’ today on Facebook and ‘share’ our dental practice with your colleagues, immediate family members, distant cousins and friends. We want you to keep in touch at all times, whether you have an inquiry about our services or if you just want to say hello! We are only a click away!
The time has come to hit the beach, relax on outdoor patios, host backyard BBQ’s and get away on vacation to enjoy family fun in the sun. This is also a special time to celebrate love with picnics, strolls in the park and the romance of warm summer moonlit nights. Summer is here and so is the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the lifestyle we wait all year long for!
Nothing will complement your summer fun better than a sparkling smile care of your experts at 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre. With summer weddings and family reunions on the horizon, you can dazzle your family and friends with a stunning smile that exudes confidence and joy.
Eat and drink whatever you want while soaking up the sun and we’ll do our part in keeping your smile white, bright and beautiful. All we ask in return is that you show it off every chance you get, and let your friends and family know the secret of your brilliant smile.
A gorgeous smile helps create happy memories and will ensure you look fabulous in family photos that will last a lifetime. Visit our Vancouver, BC office and tell us about your summer plans. We’ll ensure you have the winning smile to show off at every social opportunity this summer.
Call (604) 261-9304 to speak to one of our team members about how we can help get your smile “summer ready”!