Dental Clinic in Windermere Edmonton

Cosmetic Dentistry in Windermere Edmonton

Have you always wished you could improve your smile but didn’t know where to start? At Viva dental, we make it our mission to make your dream smile a reality. Our clients are all unique – just like their smiles – for example, some of our clients may prioritize the alignment of their teeth while others prioritize their colouration. No matter your dental goals, we ensure that each of our valued patients feel heard and informed by offering them a consultation with a dentist exclusively to discuss any concerns about their oral health, and their short and long-term dental goals! Thanks to advancements in dentistry and dental technology, there are many ways to transform the look of your smile!

“Make Your Dream Smile a Reality”

Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is among the most requested cosmetic services in many dental clinics these days. The desire to achieve whiter teeth has many consumers purchasing whitening products off the drugstore shelf, and not achieving the results they desire. If this is your experience, may we recommend a clinical strength whitening product?

 

Dental clinics offer stronger bleaching solutions to achieve more results in fewer treatments, and they also offer rehydrating gels which hydrate the tooth’s inner dentin after a whitening treatment to reduce the side-effect of sensitivity. While over-the-counter systems are convenient, they often do not offer an easy way to keep the whitening solution restricted to the teeth. Strips and gels that are applied to the teeth often come into direct contact with the cheeks and gums, causing these sensitive tissues to become irritated and sore. Clinical strength products offer custom dental trays or gum barriers to significantly decrease the impact on the soft tissues of the mouth. For more information on clinical teeth whitening solutions, click here.

Internal Bleaching

In some cases, even clinical strength products will not achieve the desired result by bleaching the outside of the teeth. If you have a tooth that is grey in appearance and does not respond to traditional whitening treatment, it could be an indication of a root canal that was not properly performed. In these instances, the gray colouration is not coming from the dentin under the enamel – rather, it is coming from the inside of the tooth itself. In these cases, discolouration can be improved by bleaching the inside of the tooth.

 

The procedure is performed by making a small hole in the tooth in order to access its inner chamber where the pulp and nerve of the teeth were found prior to root canal therapy. A small amount of bleaching solution is applied to the core of the tooth and left to bleach it for 1-2 days before removing the solution, cleaning the inner chamber of the tooth, and resealing it with a small filling.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT AT VIVA DENTAL WELLNESS

Request an appointment online and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note we will respond to online requests as soon as possible during our working hours. If your matter is urgent, we encourage you to give us a call at 780-760-8482. All services provided by a general dentist.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures are VIVA Dental Wellness

If you have damaged a tooth but not lost it, you may be concerned about its shape, colour and function. Damaged teeth not only appear different next to the rest of your natural teeth, but they can become weak and prone to sensitivity or further damage. In order to repair and restore the tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown. A crown is a false tooth which is hollowed out on the inside in order to accommodate your natural tooth. The natural tooth is prepared by shaping and etching it to ensure that it will fit well within the crown, and bond effectively to the material. Crowns are made in the same shade as its neighbours in order to help conceal that it is a false tooth, and the shape is replicated to ensure that it not only looks great but promotes a healthy functional bite alignment. The crown covers the entire surface of the tooth right down to the gum line. Take care of your crowns by brushing and flossing daily and it should last approximately ten years!
If you are missing a natural tooth along your dental arch and there are concerns about the gap’s appearance, or that the adjacent teeth may drift out of alignment, a bridge could be the right solution for you! Bridges are similar to crowns, but bridges ‘bridge’ the gap between teeth by attaching a false tooth to its neighbouring crown in order to fill in the space and to retain the appropriate amount of spacing between teeth to eliminate the risk of drifting.
The inside of your tooth is referred to the pulp, and it is responsible for keeping our tooth healthy via the blood supply that it receives as well as protects the sensitive nerve within it. When teeth are damaged as in a deep cavity, infection or trauma, the tooth is at risk of spreading infection and/or loss. In order to protect the inner chamber of the tooth from further risk of damage or infection, your dentist may recommend a root canal (or root canal therapy).  The reason for this is that sealing the tooth before removing the tissue from within it will perpetuate the infection and lead to health risks. A root canal is performed by accessing the inner pulp of the tooth, removing the tissue housed inside, and cleaning out the infection. Once the inside of the tooth is clean, the tooth will be sealed with gutta percha material before closing the entry point with a filling or a crown. Thanks to root canal therapy, your tooth is no longer at risk of loss, and tooth strength and function is ensured by a well crafted dental crown.
Are you interested in making your smiling teeth more presentable? Veneers could be for you! A veneer is a thin piece of custom sized and coloured material that is adhered to the outside of a tooth. You can visualize a veneer as being similar to a false fingernail being applied to a prepared natural nail. Your dentist will prepare your natural tooth by etching the surface by approximately 1mm to promote proper bonding before applying your veneer. Veneers can be applied to one or many teeth – whatever your goals, we are ready to meet them!
Are you unsatisfied with the shape or colour of some of your teeth? Have you injured a tooth and now have a visible chip? Bonding could be for you! Bonding is made of a resin painted onto the prepared natural tooth and can be built-up to reshape the tooth, making it look like nothing ever happened!