Removing stains and discolouration within the teeth is a process called teeth whitening. The level of whiteness that can be achieved is subject to the level of discolouration. There are 2 ways to go about teeth whitening, either by take-home kit or in-office teeth whitening. Take-home kits involve putting trays in your mouth with whitening gel for about 30 minutes everyday for about 1- 2 weeks (before any significant results are visible). In-office teeth whitening involve the activation of whitening gel placed on your teeth with a special light source for about an hour. Most teeth would lighten about 7-10 shades by the end of session. Ideal for busy people! Learn More.
Porcelain veneers (also known as dental porcelain laminates or dental veneers)
The thin, “fake finger nail”-like facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to provide an excellent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, or slightly misaligned teeth. They can also be used to close spaces between teeth.
Gaps between teeth can be very conservatively concealed using tooth-coloured composite materials in a process called Bonding. It can also correct colour, shape of teeth or repair chipped / decayed teeth. Typically, this procedure can be completed in a single visit.
If you’ve heard of terms like crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures and dental implants, these are simply ways to replace or repair missing parts of teeth, bone, gums or facial structures to restore optimal function and aesthetics to your smile.
Broadly categorized under the term Prosthodontics, even traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures and/or teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, snoring and sleep disorders, oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care fall under this category.