Members of our digital generation are increasingly looking for cosmetic dentistry procedures because they are looking for teeth and a smile that help them look and feel perfect. Crazy?! Yes. How times have changed. Thankfully, so has the quality and cost of procedures and technology. In the SE or SW, Calgary general dentist, Dr. Kent Stringham has the cosmetic dentistry experience, continuing education, trained staff, and an armada of technology to help you attain a nice smile with cosmetic dentistry.
There are many dentistry treatments available that can help patients look and feel better about their smiles, such as bleaching, bonding and veneering. All of these options help teeth look brighter. Bleaching makes teeth whiter and bonding and veneering can help change a tooth’s shape.
Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, porcelain veneers are the most popular and successful with our guests. Do you suffer from crooked or stained teeth? Your tired smile can be straightened and whitened – in as little as two office visits! The process involves removing a certain amount of tooth structure to make room for the veneers. An outside dental lab uses unique artistic ability to create life-like restorations. After placement, the veneers look like natural teeth.
We offer a take home whitening procedure that will noticeably brighten your smile. It’s a simple, painless procedure that will have you smiling your brightest. This can be a great first step in improving your smile. We also offer an in-office whitening treatment that speeds up the process.
“The reason that patients want a new smile, is that baby boomers want to preserve their youthful appearance,” believes Susan Sup-Barnes, DDS, FAGD, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry. She says that most patients who want to change and improve their smile are in their late thirties to early fifties and have more disposable income.
Dr. Sup-Barnes asks her patients how they rate their smiles on a scale of 1-10. “If they rate their smile a five, I always ask what it would take to get to a higher number,” she says. If patients inquire about different procedures, she explains the different cosmetic options available.
“Cosmetically oriented dentistry is popular for the same reasons that plastic surgery is–baby boomers, more than every before, want to stay and look healthy and they are willing to pay for it, especially if it means cheating the fountain of youth,” Dr. Sup-Barnes concludes. For more information about cosmetic dentistry in Calgary, please call us today!