Since your smile speaks before you even say a word, at Acqua Dental Centre, we help you maintain or re-gain confidence with your appearance through our cosmetic dentistry services in Richmond. Serving Delta and nearby cities, we know how important it is for you to have a healthy, bright, beautiful smile to enhance your appearance. With advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve your teeth and smiles with quick, painless, and surprisingly affordable treatments. Schedule an appointment today to get that smile back on!
From replacing missing teeth to lightening the colour of your teeth, you have lots of cosmetic dental treatments to choose from, such as:
Unsure which cosmetic treatment you might need? Ask our friendly team for guidance.
When your tooth is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures, we use a composite (tooth-coloured) filling to repair it. First, we remove the decayed or affected portion of the tooth, then fill it with a durable composite filling to last many years. Since composite fillings are tooth coloured, they can be closely matched to the colour of your existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in the more visible areas of your teeth, or in front teeth.
However with most dental restorations, this dental solution is not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. You may want to consider composite fillings if you have:
For those who do not relish the prospect of wearing strips or whitening trays all night long, using Day White® is a substantially less expensive, specialized take-home whitening treatment than some in-office alternatives and will only take one hour per day. Extremely user-friendly, it can whiten your teeth by as many as 14 shades in as few as 10-14 days. With proven technology to remove organic stains on your teeth, and whiten yellowing dentin and enamel. Here are some benefits, such as:
To enhance the health and functionality of your natural teeth, consider important restorations, such as dental veneers, crowns, onlays, inlays, and bridges. One of the world leaders in dental ceramics, Empress® has been dedicated to creating natural-looking restorations for almost 2 decades, leaving patients with a sparkling smile. The Empress® restoration products are renowned for their strength, durability, and exceptional optical properties. Some of the advantages associated with Empress® restorations, include:
When you are thinking of replacing missing teeth, dental implants are a great, fixed solution compared to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide both excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Natural looking, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or a periodontist; a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. While they are strong, stable, and durable over many years, on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear. Some reasons for dental implants include:
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original size and shape. A crown strengthens and protects tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. With an array of several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth coloured crown) are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. While highly durable over many years, they may eventually need to be replaced like most dental restoration. Crowns are ideal dental solutions if you have:
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and an excellent way to replace missing teeth. The most popular type is a traditional bridge, usually made of porcelain fused to metal because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of 2 crowns that go over 2 anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Even though, dental bridges are highly durable, you may still need replacement or need the bridge to be re-cemented due to normal wear. Consider a fixed bridge to:
An inlay restoration is a custom-made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-coloured porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth and help you maintain your look. A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory, and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist. Note that since inlays are not always permanent, you may someday require replacement after a few years. An ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings, they are also more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays. Some reasons for inlay restorations are:
Similar to inlay restoration, an onlay restoration is a custom-made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-coloured porcelain. Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. Permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist, an onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. You can utilize onlays to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are essentially identical to inlays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration. After a few years, since onlays are not always permanent, you may someday require replacement. Here are some reasons for onlay restorations, such as:
Custom-made (for shape and colour) by a professional dental laboratory, veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain, and are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Often alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions, durable veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. You may someday need replacement from normal wear. You will benefit from porcelain veneers when your teeth are:
An ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile is with tooth whitening (or bleaching); a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour of natural tooth enamel. Among the multitude of ways to whiten teeth, the most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any of your old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching in order to match the newly bleached teeth later. Tooth whitening being a temporary aesthetic solution. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often especially if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. Tooth whitening is effective for: