When people think about Orthodontic treatment the first thing that comes to their mind is straight teeth. Braces can do much more than that.
Orthodontics not only improves the alignment and aesthetic look of your teeth, but it can contribute to the healthy function and longevity of your teeth as well. By aligning your teeth in the proper position through orthodontic treatment, you reduce the amount of undue force and wear on your teeth. You can also have better access for cleaning your teeth and therefore reduce the chance of developing gum disease and bone loss. When you improve the overall look and health of your teeth, you have more self confidence and self esteem. Orthodontics is an investment in the long term well being of your teeth.
Over time, teeth may darken or become discoloured over time from smoking, coffee, tea or certain fruits that can stain teeth. Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that reverses discolourations of the enamel to create a whiter, brighter smile. Once the exact cause of your tooth discolouration is established, we will recommend a whitening regime to meet your specific situation.
This ready made tooth jewelry is available in various colours and sizes. Fitting takes about 10 to 15 minutes and completely painless as there is no cutting of the tooth surface. The jewelry is just cemented onto your tooth, the design can be changes several times if you want to change your smile, or even go back to your original smile.
- No Drilling
- No Holes
- Painless Does Not Harm Tooth
Q. How long will it stay on my tooth?
A. A tooth jewel is bonded on a real tooth. It will stay on until you decide to have it removed.
Q. How do I remove or replace a tooth jewel?
A. It is easily removed by Dr. Gallucci. There will be no visible sign left.
Q. Will the jewel harm a tooth?
A. No. The jewel is bonded to the enamel. The procedure and removal has been compared to the placement and removal of orthodontic brackets (braces).
Q. Will a tooth jewel impede brushing?
A. No, the presence of the twinkle will make you want to brush more frequently, since it brings more attention to your smile.
Q. Can I still have my teeth cleaned?
Q. Can I feel the jewel on my tooth?
A. The jewels are only 0.6 mm thick. You may be aware of something on your tooth the first couple of days after the application, but you will soon get used to the feeling.
Q. What if I swallow it?
A. Normally this will not happen. In the event of the tooth jewel coming off it would be thrown out by the tongue. The jewel has no sharp edges.
Natural looking and long lasting porcelain veneers one of cosmetic dentistry's more recent developments offered by Dr. Gallucci are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that can be bonded onto the front side of teeth to improve the tooths appearance. Porcelain veneers are ideal for use on teeth that are stained or discoloured, worn, chipped, misaligned or as an alternative to orthodontic treatment. There are several advantages to porcelain veneers:
- Easily fabricated with minimal to no tooth preperation
- After it is bonded to a sturdy tooth it becomes very strong and durable
- Enhances your appearance for a long time, typically up to 10 years with proper care and precautions
- Porcelain veneers appear realistic they are glass-like and translucent, an advantage over other types of cosmetic dental bonding mimicking the light handling characteristics of enamel when the veneer is bonded to the tooth