If you are looking for a way to brighten a dull smile, Dr. Melany may recommend teeth whitening. A healthy, bright smile helps improve self-esteem and confidence safely and effectively through materials provided by West Vancouver Dental.
We will provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays, which removes stains from the enamel of your teeth. Once your teeth reach your preferred brightness, only occasional treatments are needed to maintain your new smile. We now also offer in-office bleaching procedures if you are looking for a faster result.
Tooth bonding is convenient, often completed in one visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Bonding is a resin that is used to restore decayed teeth, hide stains, close minor gaps or help crooked teeth appear straight.
A tooth is prepared through light etching on its surface, and a bonding resin is placed on top. The tooth is bonded, sculpted, colored and shaped to improve your smile. Once cured with a high-intensity curing light, the surface of the bonded tooth is polished.
If you have teeth that are chipped, uneven, crooked or stained, you may benefit from the placement of veneers on the surface of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are generally used to improve the overall look of your teeth.
Veneers bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth and are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains from substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco. Veneers involve a consultation with Dr. Melany as well as preparation and a scan of your teeth to send to the lab where your veneers will be made. In some cases, your veneers can be made in the office while you wait using our CAD-CAM technology.
The veneers will then be placed and bonded to your teeth. Dr. Melany will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to West Vancouver Dental, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.