Smile proudly as you pose for all of those photos this holiday season!
At Kelowna’s Sunnyside Dental, we can help you achieve the beautiful teeth you’ve been dreaming of.
Whether you choose our tooth whitening program or prefer a set of pristine veneers, a sparkling smile is easy and affordable.
To Whiten or Not to Whiten?
As a cosmetic dentistry procedure, there are several reasons why tooth whitening is appealing. Patients of all ages inquire about whitening to correct discolourations, yellowing, or staining that can happen with ageing. Unlike over-the-counter products, professional whitening treatments are safe for enamel and gums. A gel bleaching agent consisting of varying strengths of peroxide is applied to the teeth. This is absorbed through the porous tooth surface and intrinsically oxidizes the interior part of the tooth (the dentin) without affecting tooth structure or any existing dental work. The lighter internal colour prismatically reflects through the enamel, resulting in a brighter smile!
Tooth whitening is proven, safe, and effective. So why wouldn’t you just go for it? We’ve learned from our patients that the multi-visit process of getting tooth molds made, applying the gel, and remembering to wear the trays every night for several weeks can be daunting. The team here at Sunnyside appreciates that you have a busy life! That’s why we employ dental treatments that are fast and effective, without sacrificing quality.
We have chosen the dentist-supervised Iveri Whitening System for our office. This is a 20-minute in-office procedure! Specially-formulated bleaching materials, universal-fit trays and a cutting-edge light-curation system set Iveri apart from the crowd. Because the entire procedure is so quick, it can be added to any dental cleaning (always recommended, so that the whitening ingredients can more effectively reach the tooth surface), and can minimize your time in the chair. Typically altering tooth brightness by 5-10 shades (individual results may vary, of course), our patients are thrilled with the results!
Then Why Veneer?
Tooth whitening is easy and inexpensive, and works well for most discolouration issues. However, it’s not always the best option. Some individual tooth discolourations might be too dramatic to be rectified with a whitening procedure. Patients with extremely sensitive teeth or damaged tooth surfaces might not be candidates for the treatment. Also, whitening typically lasts up to 12 months, and requires periodic maintenance. Some patients simply want to resolve their cosmetic dentistry concerns once and for all. In these cases, custom porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution.
Dental veneers can also correct physical imperfections that whitening does not address: misaligned, disproportionately-sized or broken teeth, small gaps and excessive wear can be easily fixed with this procedure.
How does it work? Using 3D imaging and a visual colour-match, veneers are custom-designed for each individual tooth, and created at a professional lab. Perfectly matched to each patient’s unique oral characteristics, each veneer is made of an ultra-thin layer of porcelain composite material, affixed to the individual tooth surface with safe, strong bonding agents. They provide a durable external surface that perfectly imitates the pearlescent and translucent qualities of real teeth. Veneers also have an impressive longevity. Designed to last 5-10 years (or more), porcelain is impermeable, and therefore resistant to the stains and yellowing of natural enamel.
Veneers need to be applied by a skilled professional. Kelowna patients turn to Sunnyside dentists for veneers because of our doctors’ experience and attention to cosmetic detail. Our patients are always impressed with the way their smiles are enhanced by the realistic, beautiful and long-lasting veneers!
There are many advantages to these simple cosmetic procedures. As with any dental treatment, maintaining good oral health is essential. At Sunnyside Dental, we’re proud to be able to help our patients achieve the beautiful, confident and genuine smiles that tooth whitening and veneers can provide!