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October 30, 2012

Because of their name, many people assume porcelain veneers are fragile, like china plates or figurines. However, porcelain doesn’t describe what the veneers are actually made of, but refers to the white colour of the ceramic.

Unlike dishware and baubles, porcelain veneers are made of ceramic composite. Combined with a special hard plastic material, the veneers are created using high heat and intense pressure to ensure they are free of tiny voids and uneven composition that can cause premature failure.

So, how durable are porcelain veneers? There have been many studies done on the survival...

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September 28, 2012

Tooth bonding is a very simple dental restoration for correcting chipped teeth, deformed teeth, or gapped smiles. The procedure is relatively quick and can be completed in a single visit.

First, you will be evaluated to determine if you are a good candidate for tooth bonding and make sure it will give you the results you desire. Next, your tooth will be prepared to receive the bonding material. This may involve removing some damaged material in the case of a chip, but it will always involve roughing the surface slightly so it bonds better to the composite material.

Next, the bonding is mixed in a custom colour to match the...

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June 12, 2012

Your smile is entirely unique and the amount of time it takes to provide you with a seamless, beautiful smile will depend entirely on the current state of your teeth. A smile makeover combines several cosmetic procedures to correct issues including:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Gapped and unevenly spaced teeth
  • Broken and missing teeth
  • Significantly stained and discolored teeth

The range of cosmetic imperfections in your smile will play the determining role in how long your smile makeover procedure will require to complete. Smile Makeover Service...

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November 08, 2010

Whether it is fair or not, people judge you by appearances. If you possess a smile that is less attractive than it could be because of discolored teeth, it can affect your self-image. People who have discolored teeth smile less often due to embarrassment. There are many factors that cause tooth discoloration and many teeth whitening options for treating discolored teeth to get them back where they belong. Every day, you submit your teeth to a number of staining agents that can wreak havoc on your teeth. Among the most notorious are:

  • Coffee
  • Chlorophyll laden foods
  • Berries
  • ...
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June 29, 2009

Dental veneers can quickly and effectively offer a great solution for correcting crooked, chipped, or stained teeth. Even though veneers offer all of these benefits, they also are a low-pain procedure. Dr. Gordon Chee utilizes a local anesthetic, so patient comfort levels are high. A degree of tooth sensitivity can occur, but this discomfort is only temporary. Generally, only low pain levels exist for this confidence-generating and life-altering dental procedure.

A porcelain veneer is a slim, ceramic covering that is bonded to the front of your tooth. Porcelain veneers...

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March 31, 2008

People who are sensitive to hot and cold foods or liquids experience this because they have root surface exposure, also called gum recession, at or near the gum line. If you have this sensitivity, you might be understandably concerned about it in regard to dental implants.

Since dental implants don’t have roots which can be exposed to the surface near the gum line, they typically don’t make people sensitive to hot and cold. However, since restorative procedures such as dental implants deal with your gums and nerve tissues, you might experience some temporary sensitivity to hot and cold. If this...

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