Cosmetic Dental Services

Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances your appearance and allows you to smile with confidence. Cosmetic dental treatments can change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth, fill in unattractive spaces between teeth, improve or correct bites, lighten or brighten the colour of teeth, repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth, and replace old, unattractive dental fillings.

Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, Summerside Dental is able to improve your teeth and smiles with minimal discomfort and treatment time.

Types of Cosmetic Services

Cosmetic dental services offered at Summerside Dental include elective procedures such as:

    • laser teeth whitening or take-home teeth whitening trays and gel
    • straightening crooked teeth with removable aligners
    • placing cosmetic dental bonding materials such as composite fillings, porcelain veneers or crowns to improve the appearance of your teeth

What are the best options for whitening my teeth?

Most of our patients achieve the best results with our 90-minute in-office laser-activated whitening.  You may prefer self-paced whitening at home, which is possible with our take-home whitening gel that requires custom-made dental trays.  Phone us at 780-665-4833 to schedule a consultation to verify whether you are a good candidate for in-office or take-home whitening.

My front teeth are worn down. What should I do?

Before your teeth can be rebuilt with fillings or veneers the underlying cause of the problem needs to be addressed — phone us at 780-665-4833 to schedule a complete dental examination.  You may be grinding your teeth habitually during the day, or posturing your lower jaw forward at night to keep your airway open while you sleep.  A 3-dimensional radiograph should be taken to see the volume of your airway, along with a sleep study to determine your oxygen levels at night.  If either a CPAP, sleep appliance or nightguard is needed then that treatment is timed in conjunction with restoring your worn teeth.

Should I get veneers or white fillings to improve the appearance of my front teeth?

Veneers are like contact-lens-thin shells covering the entire front surface of your teeth, so they are indicated for badly cracked, severely discoloured or misshapen teeth.  White fillings are smaller for rebuilding mild chips or wear facets or cosmetically altering the tooth in a reversible way — such as closing spaces or gaps between teeth.  White fillings are also less expensive and invasive than veneers are.  Phone us at 780-665-4833 to schedule intraoral camera photos to be taken for a smile analysis consultation.