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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Transform Your Smile?

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Are you ready to fix your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can give your smile a makeover, improving your confidence and self-esteem. Here are a few ways a visit to the dental clinic can transform your smile.

Teeth whitening

If you have yellow or discoloured teeth, teeth-whitening products can give you a brilliant white smile. Teeth whitening procedures can be administered in the dental clinic. However, your dentist may recommend a teeth whitening kit you can use at home.

Whitening can make your teeth more sensitive and doesn’t change the colour of existing caps and crowns. Whitening also isn’t permanent and will need reapplication every few months to a year.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are custom-made caps for your teeth. They can cover and reinforce teeth that are broken, discoloured or weakened from a heavy filling or a root canal. A drawback of crowns is that they can irritate nearby gum tissue, leading to soreness and inflammation.

Dental bridges

If you have missing teeth, dental bridges are a permanent cosmetic dentistry technique to fill the gaps and give you a smile makeover. They consist of crowns on either side of the missing tooth that support a false tooth in the middle. However, bridges require that the teeth on either side be healthy and strong. Weak or damaged teeth won’t be able to support the device.

Dental veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry technique that can give you a smile makeover. Veneers are thin, shell-like ceramic pieces that fit onto the front surfaces of your teeth. They can cover chipped, broken or discoloured teeth, fill gaps or correct deviations in tooth length.

If you get veneers, you may lose some of your enamel, leaving your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold. And while veneers can fix your smile, this cosmetic dentistry procedure may not be covered under your dental plan because it doesn’t strengthen or repair your teeth.


If you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want to wear braces, Invisalign® may be the solution for you. Invisalign® Clear Aligners are invisible, removable aligner trays that progressively straighten your teeth. Your dentist can show you a simulation of your smile before and after the therapy.

For best results, you must wear the trays from 20 to 22 hours a day. You also need to be careful when washing the trays, as hot water can warp them.

Cosmetic dentistry solutions in London, Ontario

At Cosmo Dental Centre, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental solutions as part of our full suite of dental services. We offer a free smile design consultation for dental veneer treatments and free consultations for Invisalign® products. Contact us today to book an appointment.


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