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What are Porcelain Veneers and Who Could They Help?

Porcelain veneers are sometimes called dental veneers or laminates. They consist of wafer-thin shells of porcelain custom-made to cover the front surfaces of teeth precisely. Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the overall appearance of teeth and can change their shape, colour, length or size. Who Can Benefit from Having Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are quite a versatile treatment that is minimally invasive and can fix problems that include teeth that are discoloured. Teeth can discolour because of excess fluoride, root canal treatment, lifestyle factors, or stains from tetracycline. Sometimes teeth that have quite large composite resin fillings can look discoloured. Veneers can also be helpful for teeth that are worn down or which are too short, chipped or cracked. If you have teeth that are unevenly or irregularly shaped, veneers can cover them up to create a more cosmetically pleasing appearance. Sometimes teeth can have unsightly spaces in between…

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Aug 2, 2019 by
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Using Invisalign to Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly

We all remember kids wearing highly visible ‘train track’ style braces at school, and while those braces are effective, who wants to wear them as an adult? Luckily, dental technology has evolved considerably over the past few years, and here at West Bowmanville Family Dental, we offer one of the most trusted brands of clear braces. You might have already heard of it as it is called Invisalign and is popular worldwide. What is Invisalign? Instead of complicated metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses strong, thin, clear plastic aligners, custom-made to fit tightly yet comfortably over your teeth. Once they are in place, they are quite tricky to see, and most people won’t even notice them. Because the aligners are removable, treatment is super convenient. No Need to Change Your Oral Care Routine or Your Diet You don’t need to spend ages cleaning around fiddly brackets, and you don’t need…

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Jul 12, 2019 by
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Having Orthodontics When You are Older

As you get older, there is no reason why you cannot have an attractive and healthy smile. Increasingly, older adults are choosing to have orthodontic treatment, sometimes when they are well into retirement. In fact, it is never too late to move your teeth, and there isn’t any such thing as being too old for braces. Nowadays, it is estimated that one out of every five people wearing braces are adult. However, there are many more who might benefit from treatment and who never had the chance to wear braces during childhood. Why Straighten Up? An attractive smile is an excellent way to boost self-confidence, and the effects can positively impact a person’s social life or even their career, but there are other, less obvious benefits too. Adult braces can correct a whole host of different orthodontic problems, including issues with overcrowded or misaligned teeth that cannot bite together properly.…

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May 17, 2019 by
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Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure like a smile makeover, and it can produce amazing results. Overall, full mouth reconstruction in Newcastle aims to ensure you receive a beautiful smile that enhances your facial features, but equally importantly we want to make sure you have teeth that function correctly, and that your dental health is the best possible. What Type of Treatments Are Used during Full Mouth Reconstruction? The type of treatments used during full mouth reconstruction varies tremendously. For example, if you just need your smile refreshing, treatment could be as straightforward as removing ageing fillings and replacing them with cosmetically appealing tooth coloured fillings, perhaps combined with a professional teeth whitening treatment. However, your treatment plan can include more advanced procedures such as teeth straightening using the very latest invisible braces from Invisalign, or restoring missing teeth using the most advanced dental implant treatments in Clarington. Other treatments…

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Feb 22, 2019 by
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Using Adult Invisible Braces to Straighten Teeth

There’s no denying that straighter teeth can look more attractive, and frequently orthodontic treatment is the most effective and conservative way to achieve that beautifully straight smile. Lots of people had orthodontic treatment in Newcastle when they were children, but what can you do if you didn’t have this opportunity or if you’ve seen your teeth drift out of position? The answer is quite a lot, and an increasing number of adults are now using so-called invisible braces to straighten their teeth. Here at West Bowmanville Dentistry, we use a system called Invisalign, and you may have already heard of this product because it is popular worldwide. Invisalign is an excellent alternative to more traditional fixed metal braces and is especially suitable for adults because it is nearly invisible. Why Choose Invisalign? One reason why Invisalign in Clarington is so popular is that these invisible braces are super easy to…

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Jan 25, 2019 by
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