Affinity Dental Care is a family dental clinic that provides dental wellness care to all family members- from infants through children to adults of all ages.
Besides treating oral diseases, we provide cosmetic dentistry to patients in Burlington and its vicinities to enhance self-esteem and elevate happiness and overall wellness.
As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Wong provides the following treatments for complete smile makeovers. The treatments can be a combination of dental techniques to achieve a great smile. The cosmetic treatments comprise dental bonding, veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, orthodontics (clear aligners and braces), teeth whitening, composite fillings, gum reshaping, implants, dentures, bridges, and gum grafts.
Let’s see what dental bonding, veneers, braces, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, implants, gum reshaping or even a complete dental makeover can do for your smile.
An assortment of teeth-whitening systems is available, including over-the-counter toothpaste and rinses, gels, strips and trays, and whitening procedures provided by Affinity Dental Care, at-home whitening under a dentist’s care and in-office whitening.
But whitening isn’t for everyone. It works better for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth, as opposed to gray tones, respond best.
Bonding is used to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured. It can even reduce gaps between teeth and change the shape of teeth. Tooth-coloured resin is applied and hardened with a special blue light, ultimately “bonding” the material to the tooth to improve a person’s smile.
It is an option for all ages, including children. It is a relatively conservative and cost-effective procedure to restore the natural appearance of a beautiful smile.
Veneers are made with wafer-thin porcelain that covers the front surface of teeth. They can change the colour, shape, size, or length of the front teeth. Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s colour or form compared to crowns.
A crown is also known as a cap that is tooth-shaped and coloured. It is placed over a weak, badly stained, misshaped, broken or damaged tooth to improve its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Crowns can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic, but the materials used in cosmetic dentistry are ceramic like porcelain, zirconium, and lithium disilicate. Crowns cover the entire visible portion of a tooth, but onlays and three-quarter crowns cover the underlying tooth to a lesser extent.
The crowns, onlays and three-quarter crowns can closely match the colour and shape of your natural teeth.
A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching artificial teeth (false teeth) to them. The dental bridge is then cemented into place.
The bridges can be tooth coloured and shaped like teeth to provide both functions and beauty.
Enamel shaping or contouring is a quick and painless process of shaping natural teeth to improve their appearance. It is used to correct minor imperfections such as uneven teeth or slightly chipped teeth. Results can be seen immediately. Enamel shaping is often combined with whitening, veneers, or bonding.
Orthodontics (Clear Aligners and Braces)
Orthodontics can correct crooked or misaligned teeth. They work by applying steady pressure, either by braces and wires or a series of invisible clear plastic trays, over time to move teeth into alignment slowly. As the teeth move into alignment, the bony tooth socket changes shape as pressure is applied.
Composite resins are tooth cosmetically much more pleasing than any other metallic fillings like silver amalgam and gold. At Affinity Dental Care, we only provide fillings using composite resins to fill teeth. When existing silver amalgam fillings need to be replaced due to wear, chipping, or cracking, we will replace them with natural, tooth-coloured composites.
Gum reshaping can improve a “gummy” smile in which teeth appear too short, too much gums are showing or where the gum line seems uneven. A small amount of gum tissues, and excess bone tissues, if necessary, are removed and contoured to expose more of the teeth. This procedure can be done on one tooth to even the gum line or several teeth to create a natural, broad smile.
Dental implants are tooth roots embedded in the jawbone, made of titanium that provides a strong foundation for attaching permanent or removable artificial teeth (crowns). Instead of individual crowns, some patients may have attachments on their implants that support a fixed bridge or removable denture.
A denture is a removable prosthesis with natural-looking teeth made of acrylic for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Dentures are secured by attaching to or fitting over any remaining natural teeth or implants.
They can restore smiles, give a more youthful look to the face, and allow people to eat, swallow, and speak with ease.
Tooth roots exposed due to gum recession may be sensitive to hot and cold foods or liquids, making teeth appear long. Gum recession can put you at risk of developing a cavity on the tooth root and may lead to bone loss, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Soft tissue grafts, harvested from cadavers or from one part of the mouth to another, can stop gum recession and bone loss and improve the esthetics of the gum line.
The cosmetic procedures can improve the appearance and, in some cases, the function of the teeth. Our primary focuses are on colour, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. If you are near our dental clinic in Burlington, you need to come in to meet Dr. Wong for an examination to see your teeth are healthy enough for cosmetic procedures and what kind of results you can expect.