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The Esthene Centre
879 Waterloo Street,
London, Ontario
N6A 3W7

Phone: 519 672-5373
Fax: 519-672-7999


Cosmetic Dentistry London Ontario – The Esthene Centre At Solar Dental

Now You Can Get That Beautiful Smile You’ve Always Wanted In An Elegant, Relaxing Environment!

Cosmetic dentistry London Ontario can be about making subtle changes or major repairs to improve your smile – the emphasis is on the art of dentistry, not just the science.  it takes years of extensive study and training to be able to perform the many cosmetic dental procedures to the highest standards

What Is The Difference Between Restorative And Cosmetic Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is about restoring a person’s teeth back to their proper functioning.  Cosmetic dentistry goes beyond restoring an individual’s teeth.  Cosmetic Dentistry London Ontario

Cosmetic dentistry seeks to create the ideal result, according to the patient’s definition of beauty.  This involves a high level of finesse with even the smallest details, such as how much tooth should be displayed in a particular smile.

What Should I Expect From A Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation?

When you meet with a cosmetic dentist to discuss your plans, it is a completely different conversation from a normal dental visit.  After an initial analysis of your dental situation, the dentist will ask you to describe in detail what you like and dislike about your smile, and what you want to change.  If at all possible, bring photos of how you have looked in the past or would like to look in the future.

Aesthetic problems such as missing or discolored teeth can point to underlying health issues so a comprehensive oral exam is a required part of the process.

After the dentist has a thorough understanding of your physical health and dental health and your ideas of what you want to see, they can explain your treatment options, costs, length of treatment and discuss potential plans of action.

I don’t like my teeth or my smile – what can I do?

All cosmetic dentistry treatments improve the appearance of an individual’s teeth. Some can also restore function and/or improve oral health as well.  Cosmetic dentistry treatments can include:

  • Teeth Whitening — This is a relatively inexpensive procedure that involves one or more dentist visits and follow-up treatments at home, depending on your dental health.  There are many self-help teeth whitening products in the market.  A dentist will use their expertise to make sure you get the best quality and most appropriate teeth whitening system for you.
  • Composite Bonding — If you have a chipped or broken tooth, a cosmetic dentist can use a tooth-colored composite resin and attached it to the teeth to improve the appearance and strength of chipped teeth. This procedure requires very little preparation (drilling) of the tooth.
  • Porcelain & Composite Veneers — Veneers are hard, thin shells of tooth-colored material that can mask a variety of dental imperfections. Veneers are often used as a substitute for tooth enamel.
  • Crowns — Heavily damaged teeth can be covered with natural-looking porcelain crowns, which replace more natural tooth structure than veneers.
  • Bridges — A missing tooth or several adjacent teeth can be replaced with porcelain bridgework that is attached to the natural teeth on either side of the space.
  • Dental Implants — A dental implant is usually made of a titanium rod that goes into the gums.  It is used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. The implant is fitted with a crown to create a natural-looking replacement for the entire tooth.
  • Inlays & Onlays — In certain cases, fillings can be fabricated from porcelain or composite materials in a dental laboratory to more closely match the color of a tooth. When applied to the inside of the tooth, they are referred to as “inlays.” Attached to the biting surface, they are known as “outlays.”
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings — Gone are the days when a filling has to be obvious and unsightly. Tooth-colored fillings are barely noticeable.
  • Clear Orthodontic Aligners — Many adults, as well as some teenagers, are opting for clear orthodontic aligners (like Invisalign), instead of metal braces, to straighten their teeth.
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery — Minor surgery can reshape gum tissue to give it a more leveled appearance.  Cosmetic dentistry London Ontario can help.
  • Tooth Contouring & Reshaping — Cosmetic dentists can use a drill or laser to smooth out or reshape teeth.

How much does it cost to get a great smile?

Like most services, cost varies based on the amount of time required and the difficulty of the procedure(s). Generally, improving a smile requires a combination of treatment options such as bleaching, reshaping gums, and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of the teeth. A great way to start is by having a consultation with our cosmetic dentist to determine how you can reach your goals. Improving your smile is an investment in you.

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I have dental insurance, will it pay for my new smile?

Most dental insurance plans have very low total benefits for cosmetic procedures, per year.  Dental insurance can often offset the cost for regular checkups, but probably won’t pay anything significant toward cosmetic services. We will work to maximize your benefits, and may have suggestions for alternative methods of financing so you can obtain the treatment of choice.

What are some benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

A great smile can improve your self-confidence and have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life.

Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though. New techniques and materials are available for back teeth as well as those seen when you smile. Now your mouth can look great, get healthy, and function better, all at the same time. Ask our cosmetic dentist what’s available for you.

How many office visits will it take to fix my teeth and improve my smile?

This varies with each individual, depending on the need. Sometimes, you can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance in just a couple of visits. Our dentists will work to make your treatment as convenient as possible or perhaps choosing slightly longer visits instead of frequent trips to the office.

Discuss your goals and concerns with our dentist so the best plan can be developed for your individual situation. If you start today, a new smile can be yours sooner than you think.

What Will My new smile look like?

Our cosmetic dentist will work with you in choosing the right look for you. A smile enhancement can be made to look both dramatic and natural. Your dentist can use photographs (in a process called cosmetic imaging) and models to show you what to expect. Sometimes, trial materials can be placed directly on your teeth to help you visualize the change. Ask our dentist what can be done to give you the smile you desire.

Is my new smile permanent?

With good home care and regular visits to your dentist, modern materials can last for many years, and possibly decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations.  Call us for tips on maintaining your beautiful smile – cosmetic dentistry London Ontario.

If my teeth are reshaped for veneers or crowns, what will they look like?  Will they be sensitive?

Generally, cemented restorations, such as crowns or veneers will require two visits: one to shape the teeth and one to cement the restorations to the teeth. Between visits, your dentist can place attractive provisional restorations to help prevent sensitivity, allow limited function, and provide a nice smile. These temporaries are designed to be in your mouth for a limited time, but should be comfortable and natural looking until your new smile is completed.

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