Cosmetic Dentistry Montreal
What Exactly is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of treatments including porcelain veneers, bonding tooth coloured restorations, dental implants, implant supported dentures, porcelain crowns, onlays, tooth whitening and crown elongation. It may also include Invisalign, which will close gaps between the teeth, relieving crowding and more.
Our motto here is “Where Dentistry is an Art.” Our goal is to use the science in dentistry to create the art in your smile.
“Dr. Slepchik is absolutely amazing. He’s the best dentist I’ve seen in my life. He’s so caring, friendly and knowledgeable. The team is just as amazing. Truly beautiful people working there. The clinic is super clean and equipped with the latest equipment and technology. You can’t go wrong going there. You will be in great hands. I highly recommend!!!” – K.G.
Cosmetic dentistry is a passion, an emotion, and a desire that is expressed by a patient and is brought to life by a dental team that shares and understands your wishes. Technically, cosmetic dentistry is the creation of natural-looking restorations that blend into or improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.
If you are dissatisfied with your smile due to crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign may be the solution. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment without the use of metal. The Invisalign system uses invisible clear aligners to straighten your teeth. These aligners are custom made for each patient to precisely fit your teeth. These are comfortable, removable, and easy to clean. You don’t even notice you are wearing them, and you may remove them from your mouth while eating.
For someone who is unhappy or ashamed of their smile, we may suggest a smile makeover to transform it. When we meet some patients, they may be so unhappy with their smile that they limit their social interactions. We have seen this many times. With all the advances and options available in dentistry today, there is no reason not to smile proudly. Depending on your specific situation, there are many dental services that can be used to change what your smile looks like. A smile makeover uses various cosmetic and restorative dental treatments including veneers, implants, fillings, and/or teeth whitening. Our goal is to give you a beautiful, luminous smile that looks natural and allows you to feel rejuvenated and happy.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures is a method of tooth replacement that combines the convenience of full dentures and the security of dental implants that restores your smile. There are many benefits to implant supported dentures including bone preservation and preservation of your facial structure, ability to chew, and improvement to your speech. No adhesive is ever necessary; teeth are not slipping in and out and your speech is clearer. The implants anchor, stabilize and retain the denture which gives you biting and chewing ability. You can eat in restaurants with complete confidence.
For missing teeth, dental implants are clearly the best option for restoring your smile. An implant is an artificial tooth that is placed into the jawbone to function and look like a natural tooth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth where patients can receive all the benefits of natural teeth, along with a luminous, beautiful smile.
While not as long lasting as implants, dental bridges provide a good tooth replacement option for our patients. You may choose to replace your teeth with a bridge in order to prevent tooth movement, restore chewing and biting, help you speak clearer, distribute your bite across various teeth, and maintain jawbone health. If you are diligent about your dental hygiene and your professional exams and cleanings with Dr. Slepchik, your bridge should last from 10-15 years.
At our practice we offer teeth whitening to our patients to create a whiter and brighter smile. We use the ZOOM® system for in-office teeth whitening. This system is a safe, effective, and easy; would you like to whiten your teeth, without the need for strips or trays? We offer our patients “teeth whitening for life.” With this offer, every time you come in for your teeth cleaning with your hygienist, you will receive 1 full tube of whitening gel at your appointment. If you would like to whiten your teeth to rejuvenate your smile, visit our office for a free consultation to discuss together if you are a good candidate to achieve the results that you want. We have many happy patients who have whitened their smile and achieved the results they wanted.
Porcelain veneers address a wide variety of dental issues and creates a beautiful white smile. Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that Dr. Slepchik bonds to fit the front of the teeth. These porcelain shells help patients with chipped, stained, or crooked teeth. Veneers can also cover teeth that have gaps or spaces. It’s a great way hide imperfections that you do not like which result in a gorgeous new smile.
Should I Get My Teeth Whitened or Choose Porcelain Veneers?
There have been many advances in technology and techniques in dentistry today. Patients have many options that enhance your smile. Teeth whitening and/or veneers are effective and convenient. In order to decide decide which is the best option for you. it’s important to understand what you want as a final result.
In our downtown Montreal dental office, we successfully use the Zoom! in-office procedure. This system removes stains from tooth enamel . We begin with a pre-treatment desensitizing to ensure your comfort. The whole process is simple and comfortable. Lips and gums are protected while the whitening gel is applied. This gel activates using a specific light. We have many delighted patients when they see the results before and after your whitening treatment. You will leave our office with a radiant, brighter rejuvenated smile. Porcelain veneers will change your smile completely if your front teeth are chipped, cracked or broken. Veneers are made of ultra-thin dental porcelain that Dr. Slepchik bonds to the front of a tooth or teeth. In choosing the colour for your veneers, Dr. Slepchik must consider your skin tone, teeth colour etc. These veneers can resize and reshape your front smile. It is essential you visit a dentist who has the knowledge and experience to give you your desired result. This process works when there is not only exceptional skill, but good communication between the dentist and patient.
How Can I Maintain the Results of Teeth Whitening?
You want your teeth whitening results to last years, if possible. To accomplish this, you can:
- Brush your teeth morning and night using a whitening toothpaste
- Maintain regular dental exams and cleanings which remove surface stain
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking coloured beverages like tea or coffee or red wine
- Avoid smoking and using tobacco
- We recommend refreshing your whiter smile after you visit to your hygienist who will remove surface stain whenever you decide it is time!
What is Involved in a Smile Makeover?
A Smile Makeover is a specific personalized treatment that addresses many concerns, including your teeth colour, your bite (how the teeth meet), the spacing between teeth, etc. Your consultation with Dr. Slepchik , which is a part of your new patient exam, focuses on how you would like your smile to look, and what are your concerns. He will then make recommendations based on his knowledge and expertise. Your treatment plan is based on your needs; do you prefer long or short appointments ? Do you need to do your treatment in stages based on your work schedule or personal coverage ? A Smile Makeover may be simple or complex, depending on your specific situation.
Dental procedures may include:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental Crowns
- A dental bridge
- Dental implants
- Implant Supported Denture
- Resin Fillings