In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. We realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our patients' smiles with quick, painless, and surprisingly affordable treatments. Cosmetic dentistry services like gum grafting and teeth whitening in Mississauga are now available at Harborn Dental.
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
Replace missing teeth
Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!
Would you like a more attractive smile? Are your teeth chipped, cracked, broken, or misshaped? Are they discoloured or stained? Are there unsightly spaces between your teeth? If you answered yes to any of the above questions you might be a perfect candidate for porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the most natural looking options available to improve your smile.
Veneers are very fine porcelain shells that are placed over your natural teeth. Veneers are very resilient and more stain resistant than natural teeth. All our veneers are custom designed for your mouth and are individually handcrafted to give you a natural and beautiful smile that is unique to you. Veneers can change your whole smile, including the shape, colour, and alignment of your teeth. They are designed to cover stains, close gaps, and straighten teeth.
Expect to have a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers in a couple of visits to Harborn Dental. Call us to book an appointment.
A pearly-white smile is beautiful to look at and can greatly improve self-confidence. Many people are opting for the Zoom!® Chairside Whitening System for fast, safe, and effective teeth whitening. Zoom!® combines the newest advances in dental technology with proven chemical formulas. This ensures that the bleaching experience is painless and the results are satisfying.
There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discoloured, including tobacco use and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea, and cola. However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and greying.
There are literally hundreds of whitening treatments available in the marketplace, including take-home strips, bleaching toothpastes, and take-home whitening gels. Many take-home gels are ineffective and may not elicit the desired results.
How Does Zoom!® Whiten Your Teeth?
Zoom!® is a bleaching process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth. Zoom!® contains a hydrogen peroxide component (25%), which is the active ingredient in the gel. When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. It is these bubbles that eliminate yellowing and staining.
A mercury metal halide light is used to activate the gel and expedite the whitening process. This specialized light contains a unique infrared filter that works to reduce the amount of heat (and therefore sensitivity) on the surface of the teeth during the procedure. The internal structure of the teeth remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.
As with any whitening system, the post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of the teeth. A consultation with our dentist prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom!® can provide in specific instances. Zoom!® is only applied to healthy teeth and gums. If tooth decay or gum disease is an issue, these need to be controlled before the bleaching treatment is performed.
Enjoy a Bright Smile with Teeth Whitening
Don’t be afraid of showing your best and brightest smile. Harborn Dental offers teeth whitening services in Mississauga to help whiten your smile, so you don’t have to feel embarrassed in social situations. You don’t have to hide your smile any longer!
Teeth whitening is a simple and non-invasive dental procedure that is used to change the colour of your natural tooth enamel. Sometimes also called bleaching, it is an ideal way to enhance your smile. Many patients claim that having whiter teeth is a main aesthetic concern of theirs. We can provide a number of ways to whiten your teeth. The most popular is a home whitening system that will whiten your teeth dramatically.
Want to Whiten Your Teeth? Come to Us for a Consultation
Tooth whitening only works on natural enamel and not on implants or false teeth, so it is vital to book a consultation to evaluate the replacement of any old fillings or crowns that you might have. Any replacements that are needed will be done after the bleaching so that they can match the colour of your newly whitened teeth. As tooth whitening is not a permanent procedure, a touch-up may be needed every few years or so, more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Your results will vary depending on what method you choose and the level of discolouration present in your teeth. Our experienced team can let you know whether you are a candidate for teeth whitening services in Mississauga and then recommend a good treatment method.
The at-home teeth whitening method offers Mississauga residents a way to whiten their teeth while at home. It usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, we will make a mold of your teeth with which we will fabricate custom clear plastic trays. Then, at the second appointment, you will try on the trays to ensure proper fit. Adjustments will be made as necessary.
The trays are worn with a special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the level of staining and your desired level of whiteness. Tooth sensitivity is normal during the time you are whitening your teeth, and it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
We also offer in-office teeth whitening services in our Mississauga dental practice. Using the Zoom!® whitening system, the process takes roughly 90 minutes to complete and can make you smile up to 8 shades brighter.
Contact Us for Teeth Whitening in Mississauga
If you are interested in our teeth whitening services, please contact our office to find out if you are a suitable candidate for either the Zoom!® whitening or at-home whitening systems. You will receive complete care instructions for both your teeth and your trays.
Our teeth whitening methods in Mississauga are safe and proven to make a difference in the battle for brighter smiles. When you visit us, we will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your various cosmetic dental options. We also encourage you to maintain your regular dental appointments to keep your smile looking healthy and bright.
Composite Fillings (Bounding)
A composite (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and our dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth coloured, they can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth, or more visible areas of the mouth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
How Are Composite Fillings Placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, our dentist will remove decay as needed. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages when composite fillings are first placed. However, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
Exposure of tooth roots is the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the recession and help to prevent additional gum and bone loss.
Gum grafts are used to cover tooth roots or develop gum tissue where absent, due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, our dentist takes gum tissue from your palate or another source to cover the exposed tooth root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even out your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
A gum graft can reduce and inhibit further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetic of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or esthetic, you often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved gingival health – your keys to smiling, eating, and speaking with comfort and confidence.
Our dentists will ensure that they give you the best treatment available. Call us to make an appointment.