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Considering Cosmetic Dentistry? See All the Options Available

Are you thinking about seeing a cosmetic dentist? You may be surprised at how many different ways this type of dental professional can help you improve your smile. Along with making the teeth look better, many of those same procedures will improve your dental health in general and certainly justify every penny of the cosmetic dentistry salary. Here are some of the options you will want to consider.

Professional Whitening Treatments

Considered one of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening has come a long way in recent years. Choosing to undergo whitening treatments under the care of a professional does mean spending more time at a dental office. It also means seeing results sooner rather than later. As a bonus, the team administering the treatments will be on the lookout for any emerging dental issues. If there is something wrong, early detection makes it easier to resolve the problem.

Veneers and Caps

It’s not unusual for a cosmetic dentist to improve the appearance of teeth using a combination of veneers and caps. This solution works well in terms of protecting cracked teeth and evening out teeth that are chipped. The veneers can also give the teeth a smoother texture, which works out great if the teeth are still white but a little dull.

Straightening Teeth

It’s never too late to have your teeth straightened. Adults who are unhappy with the look of their teeth have several options. Some of them require wearing invisible braces or devices, others may only need to be worn at night. Any of the North York cosmetic dentists can go over each option, point out the ones that would work best in your situation, and help you make the right choice.

Restorative Surgical Procedures

You were happy with your teeth before the accident. Now there’s a lot of work needed to restore your smile. A dental professional can develop a plan of action that undoes the damage and gradually restores your smile. The exact plan will vary based on the severity of the damage, but rest assured the dental professional has plenty of ways to make your teeth look great again.

Replacing Your Natural Teeth

Perhaps there is no way to salvage your real teeth. That means coming up with an alternative. The idea of dentures holds no appeal, but the dental professional has other options for you to consider.

Individual dental implants are a possibility if you have sturdy jaws. The implants take the place of each of your teeth. A cap that looks just like the real thing is permanently adhered to each implant. It will take time, but in a matter of months you will have what appears to be a perfect set of teeth.

All on four implants are another possibility. This involves using four implants to anchor a dental plate in position. The plate stays in all the time and you take care of it just like a real set of teeth. Take some pictures prior to the procedure and then some once the work is done. You’ll easily see how the cosmetic dentistry before and after makes a huge difference.

Would you like to change something about the way your teeth look? Find a cosmetic dentist today and talk about what could be done. You’ll find the cosmetic dentistry cost is more affordable than you think.

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Dear Smile Centre Family,

The Ontario Government has announced new restrictions in various regions of the province beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. These restrictions include moving the regions of Toronto and Peel into Lockdown (maximum measures) status. You can find the status of all regions in Ontario here.

With the announcement that Toronto and Peel regions are heading into lockdown as of tomorrow, we wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As medical/health providers, we have been classified as providing essential services and will continue to provide both preventive and restorative, as well as emergency treatment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority.

If you have not visited one of our clinics lately, here is a reminder of what you can expect at your next visit:

PRE-SCREENING:

A COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to your appointment. Please ensure that you respond prior to your office visit. You will be screened again upon arrival and a team member will ask you some questions and take your temperature before you enter the treatment area. You will also notice signage throughout the clinics regarding safety measures in place in the facility, such as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), physical distancing, and hand-sanitizing.

ARRIVAL AT CLINIC:

We ask that all patients please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive early, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle to reduce the number of people in the waiting area and to aid in social distancing. Please text or call us to let us know that you have arrived and we will let you know when it is ok to enter the office. You will be required to wear a mask at all times in the dental office, except for during treatment, in the treatment room. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.

WAITING AREA:

We have removed most of the seating from our waiting rooms. Whenever possible, we are having patients wait outside of the clinic until their appointment time. However, if you do need to use one of our chairs, please do so. We will ensure the surfaces of the chairs are sanitized after every use. Our receptionists have plexiglass shields in front of them at all times - we ask that you please respect social distancing, even at the front desk, and refrain from touching surfaces there whenever possible and stay behind the shields while speaking with the staff. Our debit/credit machines do accept tap, and are disinfected after every use. We can also offer contactless credit card payment using your smart phone.

DURING YOUR TREATMENT:

All of our clinical team members will be wearing full PPE, such as a mask, glasses and gloves, as well as a face shield with cap and isolation gown when needed. Our team members will let you know when it is safe for you to remove your mask and also when to put it back on at the end of the appointment. At the start of each appointment, every patient will also be given a pre-treatment peroxide based mouth rinse to reduce possible virus in the saliva during intra-oral treatment.

VIRTUAL VISITS:

In addition to in-office visits, virtual appointments are available for consultations and discussions regarding treatment, and may also be recommended in order to reduce your number of visits to our clinics. We have many different times available and all you need is a smart phone, tablet or a computer with a camera in order to have a virtual face to face meeting (no mask required).

CLEANING AND DISINFECTION:

Appointments will be spread out and schedules staggered in order to allow time for proper cleaning and disinfection. As always, all surfaces in treatment areas will be appropriately disinfected after patient visits in accordance with Public Health guidelines and high traffic contact surfaces throughout the offices will be disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day.

Continuing to follow these guidelines will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust in these uncertain times,

Your Smile Centre