Looking For a Smile Makeover?
Cosmetic Dentistry in Sherwood Park
Full Mouth Restorations
Do you have missing teeth? Spaces between your teeth causing issues? At Acacia Dental Centre, we want to see your teeth and your smile restored to their most beautiful state. Based on your requirements, we can offer single procedures to complete Full Mouth Restorations.
Some procedures we offer are:
Dental Crowns in Sherwood Park
Dental crowns are one of the many ways we can help with that restoration process. Typically, we use crowns when a tooth requires a larger restoration than a filling can repair. A dental crown effectively caps (covers) the entire tooth above the gum line restoring its strength and natural look. Crowns are often used to add integrity to a tooth that has had a root canal treatment or undergone removal of a large area of decay which can leave a natural tooth unstable.When considering a dental crown for teeth in or close to the front of the mouth, most dentists recommend porcelain or ceramic. Porcelain crowns are easily matched to the color of a patient’s natural teeth. Each crown is built to match the shape and size of the natural tooth and once cemented into place will be virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.
Temporary Crowns & Porcelain Crowns
Temporary crowns, usually made of resin, are worn by patients between appointments while waiting for a permanent restorative crown to be made in the dental labratory. There are also porcelain crowns that can be placed over the dental implant that is first placed by the specialist. Gold and metal alloy crowns may also be used; they are popular for restoring teeth toward the back of the mouth where strength and durability are essential for chewing. To learn more about how we can use dental crowns to restore your beautiful smile, come see us at Acacia Dental Centre in Sherwood Park.
Dental veneers are another cosmetic procedure involving restoring the surface of damaged or discolored teeth. Unlike caps or crowns, dental veneers are only concerned with restoring the outside of the teeth (the side of the tooth that is visible when we smile). Veneers are thin shell-like structures that are adhered to the surface of a prepared tooth. Teeth are prepared for veneers by etching away a small amount of the tooth’s surface by about one millimeter. Veneers are custom coloured in order to provide a seamless profile to the teeth and are resistant to the effects of decay when correctly applied.
Since veneers do require your natural tooth to be etched, they are not reversible, but they can be restored if damage occurs. In order to avoid damaging your veneers you should be careful to avoid biting into very hard surfaces or using the front teeth for unnatural uses such as nail biting. If your dentist provides you with temporary veneers while your custom veneers are being made, be very careful when eating as the temporary veneers are not permanently bonded to the tooth and can dislodge under enough pressure.
Dental Bridges in Sherwood Park
Missing teeth can affect more than just your ability to chew and eat nutritious foods. Gaps in your smile can have an impact on the shape of your face, the way you talk, and how confident you feel when interacting with others. There are a number of reasons an individual may lose teeth, the most common being dental trauma from sports related injuries and untreated cases of dental disease. Fortunately, there are real solutions for patients who want to restore the functionality and appearance of their smiles. Bridges are one of those solutions and we can build the right one for you at Acacia Dental Centre in Sherwood Park.
Bridge the Gap & Smile Again!
Dental bridges can restore your ability to chew and talk, they help maintain the shape of your face, they distribute the force of your bite properly and evenly, and lastly, bridges help prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position when a tooth is lost. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, being anchored in place by crowns over your natural teeth or dental implants on either side of a gap to be filled. Because a bridge is custom designed and built for your mouth, your bridge looks and functions like your natural teeth. Don’t let missing teeth keep your smile hidden away, come see us in Sherwood Park at Acacia Dental Centre where we build bridges, and beautiful smiles! All dental services are provided by a general dentist.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening In-Office
Acacia Dental Centre uses ZOOM! Whitening System. ZOOM! is a comfortable and safe solution to get immediate results for whiter teeth. Depending on the current condition, ZOOM! can deliver up to 8 shades of whiter teeth in one visit to our office! The procedure time varies and depends highly on the current degree of staining on your teeth, but in general you can experience a brighter and whiter smile in about 90 minutes!
The procedure entails your teeth being covered with ZOOM! gel which is then exposed to a high-intensity light that helps to remove discoloration and break up stains. The time that the whitening results last will vary for each individual, however if you follow some post-whitening care instructions, the whitened appearance of your teeth can be prolonged. Regular brushing twice a day and routine flossing is important to maintain white teeth, and there are also touch-up options with ZOOM! Weekender or Nite White gel.
ZOOM! Take-Home Whitening Kit
Our take-home teeth whitening kits usually require two visits. At your first appointment, digital impressions will be made of your teeth to create custom-fitted, clear plastic trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays so we can ensure a proper fit and any adjustments will be made. Depending on the degree of staining and level of whitening you wish to see, the trays are worn with a whitening solution for a prescribed number of minutes per day or overnight for up to two weeks.
It is normal to experience temporary tooth sensitivity during the treatment process; any discomfort should subside shortly after you have finished the whitening treatment. We will send you home with care instructions for your teeth and trays, and encouragement to book regular visits to help maintain your beautiful, healthy-looking smile. All dental services are performed by a general dentist.
Dental Services Provided at Acacia Dental
We are a full service dental clinic in Sherwood Park, with services ranging from regular check ups & cleanings to fillings to braces & Invisalign. All services provided by a general dentist.