Our smile is one of the first things others notice about us, and it can make or break a person’s impression. At Michael Foo Dental Clinic, we understand how important your smile is and how it impacts your confidence. Making over your smile at our clinic can be a life-changing experience. And we understand the responsibility we take on regarding our patients’ emotional and physical well-being when we take on the job.
We offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments, and you’ll find the latest equipment and technologies at our clinic. Led by Dr. Michael Foo, our dental team provides near painless procedures to satisfy your dental needs. From dental implants to cosmetic periodontal treatments, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry in Richmond Hill. Chief among these is our teeth whitening process which is safe and guaranteed to bring you a brighter smile. Whether you have discoloured, misaligned or chipped teeth, have one or more missing, or simply want to transform your smile to boost your confidence, we look out for your best interests.
Any dental treatment that focuses on aesthetics rather than your oral health falls under cosmetic dentistry. That’s a broad classification, but our clinic in Richmond Hill provides a broad range of services.
Teeth Whitening : One of the simplest and most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. First, your teeth are cleaned to ensure there’s no plaque or tartar left on them. Then, the whitening or bleaching solution is applied. With this procedure, you can either retain the natural shade of your teeth or go even lighter.
Dental Veneers : These consist of a thin translucent layer of medical-standard ceramic that’s affixed permanently to the outer layer of your teeth. The purpose of dental veneers is to correct discolouration, stains and even fix misaligned teeth. They can also hide imperfections like chipped or broken teeth and fill gaps. The unique thing about dental veneers is that they’re made specifically for each patient to resemble their natural teeth.
Dental Implants : These are artificial tooth roots implanted into your jaw to fix lost, missing or broken teeth. A small screw inserted into the patient’s jawbone acts as permanent support for where the implant’s crown will be placed. Once the tissues surrounding the screw have healed and are fused into it, the crown can be attached.
Crown and Bridges : Dental crowns replace missing teeth and hide imperfections. This procedure used to be time-consuming, but we specialize in same-day crowns so you don’t have to wait for that perfect smile. Similarly, bridges are recommended in case of multiple missing teeth.
Teeth Straightening : This procedure helps align your teeth and jaw and makes it easier to clean teeth and prevent oral health issues. For teeth straightening, both conventional braces and Invisalign are good treatment options.
Even though dentists take preventive measures so that your teeth and gums aren’t damaged, whitening may increase your teeth’s sensitivity for a while.
If you have crooked, chipped or stained teeth, or gaps between teeth, porcelain veneers will work perfectly. But a cavity isn’t a mere cosmetic problem. While veneers can cover much of the front surface of the tooth, it won’t heal the cavity and can lead to further decay on the root.
Whether patients have certain teeth or an entire row missing, a dental bridge or dental implants can help. Even though dentures aren’t considered a cosmetic procedure, they do offer an aesthetic benefit for people with missing teeth.
As long as there are enough teeth to be connected with crowns, a bridge can replace two to several teeth. Dental implants can also be strategically placed to be used as teeth or support for the bridge.
Crowns can straighten your teeth without requiring braces. If they require minor corrections and don’t actually need to be moved, then simply capping them with a straight crown will do the trick.
The best way to know this is by booking an appointment with your dentist. Here are certain cases where you need braces.
● Loss of baby teeth early in life
● Crooked teeth
● Shifting or noisy jaw
● Difficulty in chewing
● A tendency to bite the sides of your cheek
At Michael Foo Dental Clinic, we do a full oral exam and study our clients’ medical and dental histories to make sure we provide the best possible treatment. We assess whether you suffer cavities, bleeding gums or any other oral disorder or dental infection. We then schedule an appointment and, based on your needs, where you will be able to avail yourself of our services to experience the most effective cosmetic dentistry in Richmond Hill.