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Sherwood Park Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dentistry is evolving with the usual fillings or tooth removal not being the only services that consumers want. There has been increasing interest in dental procedures that are primarily for aesthetics instead of function. This is called cosmetic dentistry and aims to enhance the appearance of the smile, mouth or teeth. Although it encompasses mainly elective procedures, restorative treatments can also contain elements of cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry benefits include the following:

  • Correcting aesthetic flaws such as misshapen or small teeth, cracks or chips and gaps.
  • Preventative measures that can prolong your teeth. For example: strengthening cracks or chips for better structural integrity to protect against wear.
  • Lightening the shade of your teeth.
  • Improved self-confidence as you improve the look of your smile.

The most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

Teeth Whitening

This is probably one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Although there are many types available, professional systems provided by a dentist are recommended for the best results. The whitening can be done in office (click here for more information) or with a custom take home kit. Whitening (also known as bleaching) works best after tooth debris including tartar and plaque have been removed from the teeth to give a better finish. Teeth can be naturally darker or can have darkened with age. Teeth can also stain from the foods and drinks that we consume or smoking.

Veneers

Veneers are applied to the entire front surface of the tooth after a thin layer of enamel is removed. Veneers are used to change the colour, shape, angle or spacing of your teeth. Your dentist can fix teeth that are broken, chipped or cracked, that have spaces between them or that are discoloured. Veneers are custom made using porcelain that and covers the front of your natural teeth. Veneers can help resolve issues such as cracked or crooked teeth but also works well when there are several placed together to close gaps and create a stunning smile.

Porcelain veneers take 2-3 appointments to complete and are custom lab fabricated.

Bonding

Bonding, also known as bonded restoration, is a painless way to make minor repairs to teeth. In most cases, several teeth can be bonded in one visit to a dentist. Bonding uses tooth-coloured material, called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light. The composite resin can be:

  • Matched to your teeth.
  • Shaped to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth.
  • Used to build up teeth and fill between them.
  • Used on a broken tooth to restore it to size.
  • Painted over a stained tooth to make it match the colour of your other teeth.

There are also many cases in which restorative or prosthetic (crown/bridge) dentistry is done in combination with cosmetic procedures to yield both functional and aesthetic result.

Due to the elective nature of cosmetic dentistry procedures you are unlikely to be covered entirely (or in some cases partially) by insurance. To set up a consultation and learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments that best suit your needs, contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where Is Your Clinic Located?

Mills Haven Dental is located in Sherwood Park, on Broadmoor Boulevard

What are your hours?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

Do you accept insurance plans?

Yes, Mills Haven Dental accepts most insurance plans and we direct bill!!

With direct billing, we submit your insurance claims electronically with no processing charges or fees.

Do you provide dental services for babies and children?

Yes we do!

The staff at Mills Haven Dental understand that children's teeth undergo several challenges and changes in the growth process. That is why we recommend regular checkups for children of any age.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or around one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth.

We are a family-oriented business and aim to help you and your entire family achieve and maintain a happy and healthy mouth.

We monitor the health of your child's teeth & gums to prevent disease, repair injury, and ensure optimal oral health.

Can I book evening and weekend appointments?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Average wait time to see one of our dentists depends on the service you require, and the time of year.

During slow periods, you may be able to get in to see us in as little as one day.

Busy periods may require you to wait 1-2 weeks.

However, scheduling changes do occur, and we may be able to get you in for an appointment more quickly if anything opens up sooner.

Call us at 587-269-2697 to inquire about current available appointments!

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes!

Mills Haven Dental is always accepting new patients here in Sherwood Park, and we would love for you to come in and meet us.

How long does a standard cleaning take?

A cleaning for most individuals at Mills Haven Dental will be completed in approximately 1 hour however, some patients may require additional time or appointments depending on their individual needs.

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