But are your teeth white? Or are they mildly yellowing? Are any of your teeth stained or discoloured? Do you have broken teeth or chipped teeth? Are there odd spaces between teeth? Does your existing dental work look natural? Do you receive compliments on your beautiful teeth and smile? Are you embarrassed by your teeth, do you try to hide your teeth and smile conservatively so that others cannot see them? Do you tend to “hide” when people pull out a camera?
These are all problems that cosmetic dentistry can fix.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Now, if you’ve identified and know what issues you are having with your teeth, you’ll need a solution. The absolute first thing to do is to consult an experienced cosmetic dentist – because experience builds trust and trust matters.
At the Vancouver Centre For Cosmetic Implant Dentistry, we understand how important a smile can be. Experience has taught us that each patient’s desires and needs are unique. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of leading-edge cosmetic procedures to enhance the beauty of each individual smile.
Here are some of the procedures that Dr. Peter Balogh and his entire team do:
Our cosmetic dental practices begin with a comprehensive, holistic approach. Taking into consideration the health of your teeth and gums, your occlusion (how your teeth fit and function), tendencies to grind or clench and more, we can work with you to offer you appropriate options that are sure to last. And the results? We’ll say it again – beautiful smiles!
We are committed to helping you look, feel and smile your best.
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The Cosmetic Analysis is the first step in any cosmetic dentistry procedure at VCCID. This is where Dr. Balogh and his team will take you through an initial consultation to determine what the suitable treatment should be for your specific dental problem.
Dr. Balogh and his team will put together a digital and model analysis of what your teeth will look like – before agreeing to anything. The focus is on you the patient and Dr. Balogh and his team are committed to making sure you are comfortable at every step in the process. Your trust and satisfaction is important and is valued.
Naturally, teeth darken with age. So if you see a discolouration in your teeth or if various teeth are stained but otherwise you’re happy with your teeth – and you want to take action on these problems, strongly consider teeth whitening and bleaching. Of course, consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist first on whether a cosmetic dentistry procedure like this is right for you.
The whiteness in your teeth can erode over time and this is often due to the enamel wearing out. Discolouration can be worsened by consuming tea, coffee, and cigarettes, amongst others. Additionally, teeth discolouration can also be hereditary and may be in your genes, and in some cases can be a result of medications such as tetracycline.
Bleaching has been commonly used by cosmetic dentists for over 30 years. It’s a safe and easy process that can help restore your pearly whites.
Cosmetic dental tooth contouring can make a dramatic change in the overall look of your smile, for a lower cost than a full smile makeover. You’d be surprised at how subtle changes to shorten, smooth, flatten or round out tooth edges can make a big impact on smile.
Cosmetic tooth reshaping and contouring is a dental technique to correct crooked, chipped, cracked or even overlapping teeth in just one session, by reshaping the patient’s own teeth. Dental Contouring of the teeth is an inexpensive cosmetic dentistry procedure that can make a huge difference in the way you feel about yourself.
Dental Teeth Bonding
Dental teeth bonding is another way to solve the problem of chipped or cracked teeth. Additionally, if you’ve got awkward spaces between your teeth, dental teeth bonding should be a cosmetic dentistry option for you. Sometimes people feel embarrassed or conscious at the very least about how their teeth look and no person wants the look of unsightly teeth.
So how does dental teeth bonding work? Dr. Balogh and his team will apply dental material (composite/white filling) to the enamel and dentine of the specific teeth being worked on. This will help modify the size, shape and colour of the teeth. Dental bonding can close spaces as well and generally lasts 7-10 years.
Although using filling materials to cover and cosmetically improve the look of teeth for the long term is not as ideal as using porcelain, it is less expensive and for some of our patients it is a good solution until they are ready to do something further.
If your teeth are broken, chipped, discoloured, worn down or have gaps between them, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Using porcelain is generally the most ideal method of improving ones smile because of its strength, aesthetics and durability.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-coloured shells made by a dental laboratory. They are designed to cover the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth and this can change the size, length or colour. Because the porcelain is a much stronger and less porous material than filling materials they will last much longer and hold up much better in the long term. You can expect your porcelain veneers to last ~15+ years with good maintenance.
Getting porcelain veneers typically takes 2 visits – 1 visit for the preparation and 1 visit for placement. Little to no anaesthetics are required. Preparation-less veneers (also called no-prep veneers or Lumineers) are available but are best suited for minimal changes to teeth. Dr. Balogh and his team can also advise you on whether these are right for you.
Consult with Dr. Peter Balogh – Burnaby Implant Dentist in Metrotown
Lastly, it’s important to know who your implant dentist is. Their training, experience, knowledge and philosophy make all the difference — in your treatment, cost and overall experience. Burnaby’s premier dental implants specialist Dr. Peter Balogh, BSc, DDS, DABOI has over 25 years of training and experience in the field.
An authority on implant dentistry, Dr. Balogh provides all phases of implant dentistry including placement and reconstruction. Dr. Balogh has given lectures and demonstrations to dentists, denturists and auxiliaries on implants, and is currently a surgical instructor and mentor at the University of British Columbia Dental School for the Vancouver Maxicourse, an advanced surgical training program for dentists.
In addition to the above, he has also achieved the following:
- Fellow, Internal Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Graduate of the Misch Institute for Advanced Implant Dentistry
- Founder, Oral Implantology Surgical Seminars
- Fellow, American Academy Implant Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Member with the American Society of Osseointegration
- Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Past Apex Instructor for the University of Boston Dental Medicine
- Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (highest distinction one can receive in the field of implant dentistry
Not all dental implants are created equal
Discover the distinctive difference at the office of Dr. Balogh.
VCCID in Burnaby is the place to come for any of your dental problems. From the meticulous maintenance of your healthy mouth to the restoration of a better smile.
Dr. Balogh and his team are equipped and have 25 years of experience to help you.