All the Cosmetic Dentistry Options to Get the Smile You Want

When talking about dentistry, we often focus on oral health, since it has a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. However, it’s important to also talk about the esthetic side of dentistry, because the way your smile looks can affect your self-confidence. If you’re not in love with your smile, talk to your dentist about which cosmetic dentistry options are available to you. Here are some the procedures we offer at Canmore Smiles.


Teeth whitening

Even if you keep up with your oral hygiene routine, some of your daily habits, like smoking or drinking that morning cup of coffee, can discolour your teeth. If you’re holding back your smile due to the colour of your teeth, consider talking to your dentist about teeth whitening. This dental treatment is simple and non-invasive. Keep in mind that teeth whitening offered by your dentist is more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products found at your local pharmacy.


Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain designed to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth. They’re used to rectify chips, discoloured teeth, misshapen teeth, spaces between teeth and teeth that are too small or large. They’re strong, long-lasting and an effective way to enhance your smile.

At your first appointment, your dentist will create a mould of your teeth and help you pick out a colour for the veneer that matches the rest of your smile. Your veneer will be applied directly on top of the tooth being treated at a second appointment.


Dental implants

Dental implants are a great fix for missing teeth. They’ll give you a radiant smile and help with problems that can arise due to having missing teeth. Getting a dental implant can be a lengthy process, as it requires several pre-operative visits to your dentist and has a healing time of anywhere from two to six months. However, for your confidence and comfort, it’s more than worth it.


Composite fillings

If one or more of your teeth are affected by decay, chips, cracks, or wear, composite fillings are the perfect fix. Unlike old amalgam fillings, they’re the same colour as your teeth, meaning they’ll blend in with your smile. With these durable, long-lasting fillings, you can have the pearly whites you’ve always wanted.


Visit our dental clinic

We’re pleased to inform you that, under the Alberta Government's Phase 1 Relaunch Strategy, Canmore Smiles has been given the go ahead to reopen! Our staff will be equipped in personal protective equipment and we’ve implemented measures to ensure everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, or have any questions about our new safety procedures, contact the clinic today.