"The shortest distance between two people is a smile." — Victor Borge
What does your smile say about you?
Are you self-conscious about smiling in front of others?
What would you change about your smile if you could?
At the office of Dr. Caroline Krivuzoff-Sanderson we realize that no two smiles are the same, and every patient has their own opinion as to what constitutes a beautiful smile. If you have ever wondered if there were options available to improve your smile, we would be more than happy to discuss the exciting cosmetic dental treatments available today. Although many esthetic concerns can be addressed with veneers, bonding, or crowns; some patients are better served with a combination of orthodontics (movement of teeth) and cosmetic procedures, or just orthodontics alone. Dr. Caroline will evaluate your individual situation and make recommendations accordingly.
Are your teeth chipped, stained or worn? Are you interested in lengthening short teeth, closing spaces, or making the teeth appear straighter? If so, you may be a candidate for veneers. A veneer is an ultra-thin porcelain facing that is custom made and is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. A minimal amount of tooth structure is removed to allow room for the veneers to fit comfortably. Veneers are often placed to improve the size, shape, and/or color of the original teeth to create a beautiful smile. Careful evaluation is needed by Dr. Caroline to assess the health of the gum tissues, the spacing and angle of the teeth, and the bite relationship to determine if this type of restoration is appropriate. Although it is possible to veneer just one tooth, quite often several veneers are placed to improve the color match and overall symmetrical appearance of the smile. If you wish to explore the possibility that veneers could enhance your smile, please contact us for further information at 403-346-0077.
Under the supervision of a dentist, the application of a mild carbamide or hydrogen peroxide solution in gel form applied to the teeth has been used to lighten discolorations. Dr. Caroline will evaluate if this treatment is suitable for your teeth and you are a candidate for whitening. We are pleased to offer two options:
If you would like to learn more about these procedures and if they are right for you, please call our office for an appointment today at 403-346-0077.
Bonding is a conservative cosmetic solution used to give the illusion of straighter teeth, close gaps, or to increase the symmetry of the smile. A composite resin (White filling) is used to add structure where the tooth is deficient. Very little tooth preparation is normally required. The composite resin, being more porous than a porcelain veneer, can subject to staining. Bonding has been an excellent procedure for many patients to enhance their smile.
In some cases, minor corrections of the shape or size of a tooth can create a dramatic difference in the smile. Smoothing of chipped edges, rounding of sharp corners, or reduction in tooth length are just some of the conservative and inexpensive options for a cosmetic rejuvenation. Please ask us at your next appointment if you might benefit from this service.