Cosmetic Dentistry at Dentistry on Danforth
In addition to providing preventive and restorative dental care, we offer patients a vast array of cosmetic dentistry services including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening through bleaching, and more. Our Toronto practice serves Danforth, Riverdale, and other neighborhoods. To learn more about any of the procedures featured below, please contact Dentistry on Danforth today.
Teeth Whitening in Toronto
Our teeth inevitably lose their natural white luster from the effects of aging, smoking, and the consumption of coffee, tea, and cola. However, thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals can now improve the appearance of teeth that have become dull or discoloured. In order to help our patients develop whiter, brighter smiles, we provide the latest in-office and at-home teeth whitening solutions. Teeth whitening treatments using bleaching agents are incredibly popular. In fact, at our practice in Toronto serving Danforth, Riverdale, and other areas, these treatments are among the more popular cosmetic dental procedures. With the ability to dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile in less than an hour, teeth whitening is incredibly fast and effective.
At Dentistry on Danforth, we proudly use in-office teeth whitening systems to help our patients look and feel their best. The first step of the treatment involves cleaning the teeth and coating the gums with a protective layer of resin. Next, a whitening gel is applied to the teeth and activated by a special curing light. After the gel has taken effect, it is removed and the procedure is repeated until the patient achieves his or her desired visual improvement. The result of teeth whitening with the in-office bleaching systems at our Toronto practice serving Danforth, Riverdale, and surrounding neighborhoods, is a wonderfully brighter smile.
For patients who wish to improve their smile in the comfort and convenience of their own home, we offer the Day White® smile kit. Much more effective than store bought whitening toothpastes, this system allows patients to experience a whiter, more vibrant smile in a matter of days. The Day White® system includes a mint flavored whitening gel and a mouthpiece that is worn for 30 minutes twice a day.View before and after photos of the benefits of teeth whitening.
At our Toronto practice serving Danforth and Riverdale porcelain veneers are rivaled in popularity perhaps only by teeth whitening through bleaching. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for patients who desire an attractive, vibrant smile. Veneers are thin, porcelain laminates that are adhered to the front of teeth to effectively eliminate the appearance of stains, chips, cracks, and gaps. Veneers may even be used in place of braces for some people who require minor adjustments to their smile.
Porcelain veneers are applied over a period of three visits. During your initial visit, Dr. Papadopoulos will explain the benefits as well as limitations of veneers and create a personalized treatment plan that is best suited for your needs. Upon your second visit, Dr. Papadopoulos will remove a small bit of enamel from your teeth in order to compensate for the added size of the veneers. This portion of the procedure is essentially painless; however, if you experience any discomfort you may choose to receive a local anesthetic. Dr. Papadopoulos will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where your veneers will be custom crafted for a perfect fit. When you return to our office, Dr. Papadopoulos will adhere the veneers to your teeth with a bonding cement and apply a curing light to secure their placement.
Porcelain veneers are crafted from a material that is highly resistant to staining from the effects of smoking and drinking coffee, colas, and teas. Because veneers are durable and can be enjoyed for up to ten years, they make an excellent investment in your smile.
If you are interested in seeing how porcelain veneers can give you an attractive, youthful smile...View before and after photos of patients with porcelain veneers. Learn more about porcelain veneers.
Dental bonding is a procedure that allows dentists to restore the appearance of chipped, stained, or broken teeth as well as close gaps between teeth. Bonding is also used as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional silver fillings, helping to add health and beauty to one's smile. During a dental bonding procedure, Dr. Papadopoulos coats the damaged tooth with a composite resin material and then hardens the material with a special curing light. He completes the procedure by shaping the tooth and, finally, polishing it to produce a healthy sheen.
Many people who are interested in cosmetic dentistry find dental bonding to be a highly desirable treatment option because it takes less time to complete and is less expensive than other cosmetic procedures.View before and after photos of patients with dental bonding.
If you would like to improve your smile, but are hesitant to undergo extensive treatment, bonding may be just what you're looking for. Contact our office today to find out if this procedure is right for you.
Dental contouring is one of the more economical and convenient cosmetic dentistry options available to our patients. Contouring helps to create healthy, gorgeous smiles by correcting crooked, misshapen, or overlapping teeth. There are several ways to contour teeth; the actual process involves shaping irregular teeth until they produce a uniform, attractive smile. The subtle changes that contouring accomplishes can result in significant improvements in one's appearance.
After teeth have been reshaped, dental bonding can be used to add the final touches that will achieve the desired look. Most patients can undergo dental contouring without anaesthesia, which means that anyone bothered by the thought of needles can comfortably and conveniently experience the benefits of contouring. Another advantage is that contouring can often be performed in the course of a single visit, allowing patients to enjoy their brand new smile as soon as they leave our office.View before and after photos of our dental contouring patients.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays serve as aesthetically pleasing dental care options for patients who suffer from extensive tooth decay or damage. An inlay is used to repair damage that lies within the center of a tooth, whereas an onlay is used when the damage extends from the center of a tooth to one or more of the cusps (outer, pointed edges of a tooth). These custom crafted restorations are used when damage or decay is too substantial to be treated with a filling yet not extensive enough to require a crown.
Both inlays and onlays can be made of tooth-coloured composite resin, porcelain, or even gold. During a patient's initial visit to our office, Dr. Papadopoulos prepares the damaged tooth by removing decay or an existing silver filling. He then takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to a lab where a technician carefully crafts the restoration, which is designed to fit securely and comfortably on the patient's tooth. Upon a second visit, Dr. Papadopoulos sets the restoration in place using a special bonding material to ensure its long-term stability.
Because inlays and onlays can be crafted from materials that closely resemble the colour of natural teeth, they are nearly invisible when used to fill cavities. With proper care, an inlay or onlay can support damaged teeth for a long time.See how inlays and onlays have helped patients improve their smiles.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Providing Teeth Whitening and Other Treatments in Toronto
With the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments at our disposal, including porcelain veneers and in-office ZOOM!® whitening through bleaching, our Toronto dental practice serving the Danforth and Riverdale areas can help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. To learn more about our many procedures, or to make an appointment, contact Dentistry on Danforth today.