Dentistry has an impact in a patient’s smile. At Tay Dental Surgery, we ae conscious about the components that make a pleasing smile. Knowledge of the components that contribute to an aesthetic smile are also important for informed consent reasons, as any anatomical limitations in achieving ideal aesthetics should be explained to the patient before commencing any form of treatment. The important components of the smile include the following:
- The lip line
- The smile arc
- Tooth size and symmetry
- The midlines
- The buccal corridors
- Gingival aesthetics
- Contacts, connectors and
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Tay Dental Surgery offers tooth whitening.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
For in-office whitening, your dentist will record the colour of your teeth first. This step will help him or her to monitor the progress of the treatment. Your dentist also will examine your teeth and ask you questions to find out what caused the staining.
Next, the dentist will clean your teeth.
For whitening at home, your dentist can make trays to hold the whitening gel that fit your teeth precisely. Home whitening gel usually needs to be applied daily for two to three weeks. The concentration of the whitening gels will be decided by the dentist.
A root-canal treated tooth requires a different procedure that whitens the tooth from the inside. The dentist will place a whitening agent inside the tooth and put a temporary filling over it. The tooth will be left this way for several days. You may need this done only once, or it can be repeated until the tooth reaches the desired shade.