Your smile is one of your most important features. Dentistry is continuously evolving and with a variety of advanced treatment options, achieving a beautiful, healthy, aesthetic smile is made easy for patients of all ages.
Are you ready for a smile make over?
Feel more confident about your appearance with a new smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy. You no longer have to suffer from missing, chipped, discoloured, or crooked teeth. If you’re interested in improving the health and appearance of your smile, here are some of the procedures and treatments we will use to help.
At Dental Smiles we use the KOR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System and Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems as our in-office and at home teeth whitening system.
Is Whitening for Everyone?
When it comes to teeth whitening (bleaching), it’s always best to begin in our office. We can advise you on whether you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Those people with yellowish teeth typically have better results than those with brownish or greyish hues. Also, whiteners have no effect on tooth-coloured composite fillings or teeth that are bonded, so whitening will only make these teeth stand out from the ones that do whiten.
Are In-Office Procedures Better than At-Home Bleaching?
The whitening procedure that we do at Afya Dental Care generally takes about an hour and the results are immediate. After ensuring that the gums are protected, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and it does all the work! Our office also dispenses take-home kits along with a custom-made tray gels are generally used for 10-14 days in order to obtain the desired results.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience tooth sensitivity after using bleaching agents. This is usually temporary and goes away after completion of the whitening process. Others notice irritation of their gums – especially when the bleaching tray is not custom made and the gums come in contact with the bleaching agent.
Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light. The procedure gets its name because materials are bonded to the tooth. Bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. See our Afya dental care gallery.
Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are bonded, or cemented, to the front of your teeth. Crafted from high strength porcelain veneers can be used to fill spaces between teeth and to cover teeth that are stained, poorly shaped, or a bit crooked. See our smile gallery Veneers are applied directly to the tooth to create straighter, whiter teeth. They can also be used to close spaces, or repair chipped and damaged teeth.