Cosmetic dentistry is used to correct imperfections or anomalies in tooth structure, or to adjust tooth colour.
For instance, we could correct a slightly cracked tooth, fill in a diastema (a gap between teeth), change the shape or colour of one or more teeth (due to fluorosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, or tetracycline-coloured teeth), or to straighten certain teeth. There are many different approaches that may be undertaken, including porcelain veneers. Veneers require minimal tooth preparation of the buccal surface, while preserving healthy tooth structure. Direct composite veneers may also be done, which require only one appointment. Whitening may also be used to change the colour of inaesthetic teeth. If the teeth are already heavily restored, or the patient presents a deep bite, we may propose full ceramic crowns. This treatment is more complex because it requires the whole tooth to be prepared. However, this aesthetic treatment is durable and should last a long period of time.