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Your Smile

Smile Design/Makeover

As social creatures, humans smile in almost every daily interaction. Whether we like it or not, teeth are an important piece of how people perceive us. We want to make smiling something that you absolutely love doing!

How do I get started?

During the first visit, our main focus is to get a comprehensive idea of what you are looking for in your smile. We will take all necessary records including models, photos for optimized planning and discussion. We will ask you the right questions to inspire a plan of action so that the fun of re-designing your smile can begin. This will be the start of our collaboration to achieve a result that you will love.

The next step, we prepare the teeth. We then insert a mock up of temporary teeth that our trusted laboratory will have designed based on our detailed discussions. This is a crucial part of our process, as it allows you to get a real-time in mouth experience of what your final restoration will look like. 

You will wear these temporary teeth for a few days, where you can nit-pick every single detail of your smile. You will then see us again, where we will make final adjustments based on our expertise and all of your concerns and desired modifications. 

Final appointment, we bond your ceramic restorations and you walk out with your custom designed smile that is unique to you!

Teeth Whitening

At District Dental we know how important a gleaming white smile is — and even though you may have cared for your teeth properly for years, you may have unsightly staining from tea, coffee, or other drinks or foods. As we all know, time and cost can be a factor when it comes to dentistry. That’s why we’ve perfected the ultimate take home whitening kit!

Our custom made whitening trays are designed to fit your unique teeth and allow a precise amount of whitening gel to stay on your teeth. Our gel is comprised of safe (properly supervised) hydrogen peroxide — which acts as an oxygenating agent that penetrates deep down into the structure of the tooth, washing out lodged debris and stains.

A common side effect of whitening is tooth sensitivity. This could mean staging the whitening process in order to avoid any significant discomfort.

Please note that a dental exam is very important prior to getting your whitening trays, as there are several factors to consider which can affect the safety and success of your treatment.

METAL-FREE FILLINGS

You’ve probably heard the buzzwords, “metal-free fillings”. But do you understand why? What is the alternative?

Metal fillings inherently require more tooth removal and more aggressive tooth preparation design. Over time, the metal can settle and put outward pressure on the tooth. These two effects make metal fillings notorious for causing fracture lines and weakening the tooth over time. We’re not even talking about the staining effects of the metal, making the teeth look dark and unaesthetic.

Another way of addressing this question is focusing on the advantages of white (composite) fillings rather than talking about the negative effects of metal fillings. In contrast to metal, white fillings usually require less tooth removal for small/medium-sized cavities. Also, unlike metal fillings, the filling material is chemically bonded to the tooth. These two factors make the teeth significantly stronger in the long run, and lower the risk of un-restorable fractures. Modern composite materials, if used appropriately, have the ability to restore teeth to look completely natural.

PORCELAIN VENEERS

To put it simply, a tooth veneer is a less than 1mm thick shell of porcelain that is chemically bonded to a tooth to make veneer and tooth as close to one entity as possible. Depending on the case, it is often a minimally invasive procedure when it comes to the amount of tooth structure that is removed, but has a profound effect on the appearance of a tooth. 

When you think of veneers, you typically associate it with the idea of a beautiful smile. There are many tooth conditions that can diminish the esthetic appearance of your teeth. These include: staining, worn down/chipped teeth, hypo-calcified or “weak” enamel, spacing between teeth (diastemas), crowding of teeth, malformed or peg like teeth, inward angling of teeth. Each person is different and presents with a unique set of conditions to varying degrees. Before we recommend veneers to you, all indications and counter indications will be considered and explained to give you a long lasting and truly satisfying result.

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