cosmetic care

Porcelain Veneers

It is important for a person’s self-esteem to have a smile that shows off beautiful and healthy teeth which will help gain confidence. Truth be told, it can have a positive effect not only on the person but also to the people surrounding them.
But there are instances where the visible areas of the teeth can be damaged either because of accidents, poor dental habits or other reasons. The good thing is that there are a lot of dental options that can help you manage this. One of the options is to get porcelain veneers. Numerous aesthetic dental issue can be substantially improved with the help of porcelain dental veneers.
Sierra Springs Dental offers advanced porcelain veneer treatments that can restore your smile with long-lasting results that you will be proud to show off to the world. The procedure is a bit complex and requires time since our dental veneers are made in a dental laboratory to ensure that it is customized to your own unique tooth. We take the time to make sure that your porcelain veneer is perfectly tailored to your individual tooth. We make sure that the new tooth is just the right shade to match your other teeth and the fit is perfect. Once they are installed, you will be able to enjoy your new set of teeth for years to come. We will also instruct you about the proper care for your veneers to make sure they last you for twenty years if not longer.

Teeth Whitening

There are a lot of reasons why teeth discolor. It could be because of time, age, food and drinks stain, and smoking. Overtime, these could lead your teeth’s color to fade and become stained and yellow. If you have yellow stained teeth, you could be a good candidate for our teeth whitening procedure.
Sierra Springs Dental offers teeth whitening cosmetic service. Whitening teeth should always be done under the careful supervision of a dentist or only upon recommendation so that they can rule out any underlying cause for the teeth discoloration. Our dentists will assist you in choosing the right whitening options that may help you get whiter teeth.
However, keep in mind that teeth whitening is not for everyone. You need to discuss with our dentists if you have the following:
  • Discolored Teeth
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Decay or white spots on your teeth
  • Inflamed gums
  • Bridge, crown or other dental works, especially if it involves the front teeth
If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, you can choose either dentist supervised treatment or over-the-counter (OTC) tooth whitening kit.
The dentist-supervised treatments provide better and faster tooth whitening results than OTC kits. There are two types of treatments available such as the in-office treatment that usually whitens teeth about 5 to 10 shades lighter in 45 minutes or the dentist-dispensed take home kit that features a higher concentration of whitening agent compared to the OTC teeth whitening kits.
Tips for Those with Sensitive Teeth
  • Brush your teeth with high percentage Fluoride rich toothpaste or apply the same toothpaste to your custom tray and wear for 30 minutes before the whitening session.
  • Chew sugar free gum to stimulate increased saliva production and balance the pH level in the mouth
  • Avoid hot/cold food and drinks 24 to 48 hours after whitening session
Feel free to talk to Sierra Springs Dental dentists for in-clinic assessment and determine which option works well for you.

Gum Contouring

Getting a beautiful smile isn’t just about having a beautiful set of teeth. It is also having an equal and proportional gum line too! Having too much gum tissue may be uneven, thick and cover too much of the tooth. This is also known as a “gummy smile”.
We are proud to be included among the dental practices in Airdrie, Alberta to offer laser dental technology to make it easier and efficient to get rid of excess gum tissue and contour the shape of the gum line and make it appear much smoother. There is an array of various laser treatments available that can help address your gum line issue. We will examine your current problem and create a customized plan for gum contouring that will complement your smile.
If you want to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice so that our dentist can examine your gums and discuss your options when it comes to gum contouring.

Composite Bonding

If you have chipped, cracked, decayed or discoloured tooth, composite dental bonding may be a beneficial dental treatment option for you. This is a conservative and reversible type of treatment where a glue is used to bond a special material to your affected tooth and change its shape or color. This process is a good option for those who wants to save money and doesn’t want to get a permanent change.
It is an affordable and minimally invasive treatment that is often painless as well. In most cases, only a small area of the tooth has to be removed. It can also be done in a single visit and with proper dental care, it may last for years.