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By Impressions Dental
December 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Dr. Sophia Lee of Impressions Dental understands the importance of a first impression, which is why her practice offers cosmetic dentistry options to Vaughan area residents. Read below to learn some of the available dental procedures to beautify your teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implant treatment is a tooth replacement procedure that consists of a titanium post being surgically inserted into your jaws to prevent jawbone shrinkage. The process takes 3 to 6 months across two appointments at our Vaughan area office.

Some advantages of dental implants include:

  • Replacing any missing teeth
  • Unlike dentures, implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of position
  • They can last a lifetime
  • Biting and chewing function is restored

Veneers

Veneers resurface an individual's damaged teeth, helping with staining, discoloration, crookedness, and any general mishappened qualities. To install them, your dentist removes some enamel from your teeth before permanently placing porcelain veneers on the surface

Contouring and Reshaping

Contouring and reshaping teeth are simple cosmetic procedures that will save you plenty of time and money as compared to other treatment options while still giving you a more confident smile. They help with problems like crooked and crowded teeth, pits and/or grooves in enamel, as well as chips, cracks, and fractures.

Crowns

Crowns are custom-made porcelain caps that are placed atop damaged teeth. To create them, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab. While these replacements are being made, you're given a temporary crown. Crowns reinforce teeth, allowing them to withstand various degrees of pressure, meaning you can enjoy eating without the worry of ruining your smile. Crowns are used for several procedures, such as:

  • attaching bridges
  • covering dental implants
  • covering stained or discolored teeth

Want to Know More? Call Today!

Cosmetic dentistry is vital for improving the appearance and function of your teeth. If you would like to restore the beauty of your smile, just call your Vaughan area dentist at (905) 417-6363.

By Impressions Dental
October 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crown  

A damaged tooth can be restored with help from a dental crown.

You had the football in your hand and you were ready to make the touchdown but out of nowhere, someone tackled you to the ground. Once you got up your immediately realized something wasn’t right with one of your teeth. You discover, upon visiting our Vaughan, Ontario, dentist Dr. Sophia Lee that your tooth has been cracked. Luckily you came in right away for treatment. In most cases, a dental crown will be able to restore this tooth again.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown or dental “cap” is a long-term restoration that is created to fit over a tooth so that it looks just like it did before the tooth was damaged. As you might imagine, a dental crown won’t just restore its appearance but it will also provide a stronger outer barrier from which to protect the damaged tooth.

Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, but here in Vaughan, Ontario, our general dentist understands that your goal is to restore your smile so that it looks as natural as possible. This is why we offer tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain crowns.

When is a dental crown necessary?

There are many scenarios in which a crown may improve the health of your smile. Every patient’s needs are different. You may require a dental crown if:

  • You have a tooth that is cracked, chipped or fractured
  • You have to undergo root canal therapy
  • You have a tooth that is severely weak
  • You have excessively worn your tooth down over time (often from teeth grinding)
  • You have a decaying tooth that a dental filling cannot support
  • You have a tooth that is severely malformed, misshapen or discolored
  • You need to support a dental bridge
  • You need to cover a dental implant

As you can see from the long list above, dental crowns are pretty versatile and can be used to restore a tooth that is dealing with many different problems. In essence, if you are dealing with a weak or damaged tooth, chances are good that a dental crown can get your smile back on track.

Here at Impressions Dental in Maple, ON and serving the Vaughan, ON, area, your oral health is our top priority. Whether you are dealing with a cracked tooth or you just need to schedule a routine checkup, we are here to help. Book an appointment with Dr. Lee today.

By Impressions Dental
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryThere are several cosmetic dentistry options for transforming your smile into one you have always wanted. Whether you wish to repair chips or cracks, close gaps, conceal discolorations, or whiten your teeth, there is a cosmetic dental procedure to meet your needs. Your dentist can recommend the right cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve the smile you desire. At Impressions Dental, Dr. Sophia Lee is your dentist in the Vaughan, ON, area for cosmetic dentistry. 

Cosmetic Dental Options

There are several options available for addressing cosmetic concerns such as stains, discolorations, chips, cracks, gaps, and oddly shaped teeth. In Vaughan, cosmetic dentistry can be used to discreetly conceal imperfections and repair various problems, such as cracked or chipped teeth. A few of the cosmetic dentistry options available at Impressions Dental include:

  • Cosmetic tooth bonding
  • Tooth contouring and reshaping
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Teeth whitening

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a procedure for repairing chipped or cracked teeth. A tooth-colored resin material is applied to problem areas to repair them. As the resin dries, it bonds with the tooth. Once completely dry, the resin will blend in with the natural tooth and be permanently bonded with it. Tooth contouring and reshaping improves the shape of oddly-shaped teeth. Small amounts of enamel are strategically removed from the tooth until the desired new shape is achieved.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin covers applied to the front of teeth to give them a flawless appearance. Veneers are permanently affixed to the teeth and conceal several different cosmetic concerns, including stains, discolorations, cracks, chips, and misshaped teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are used to discreetly fill cavities by blending in with the natural tooth. Finally, professional teeth whitening treatments whiten dull or stained teeth by several shades in just one treatment session and results can last for up to five years.

When it comes to transforming your smile into the one you have always wanted, there are many cosmetic dentistry options to meet your needs. For cosmetic dentistry services in the Vaughan, ON, area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee by calling Impressions Dental at (905) 417-6363.

By Impressions Dental
May 25, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: fillings  

At some point, nearly everyone will be affected by a cavity, which are decayed areas of your teeth that develop into tiny holes. Causes of Tooth colored fillingscavities include bacteria, sipping sugary drinks, snacking, and poor oral hygiene. Dr. Sophia Lee at Impressions Dental in Maple, ON, offers a full range of dental services to prevent and treat cavities, including tooth-colored fillings.

About Tooth-Colored Fillings 

Tooth-colored dental fillings, or white fillings, are used to fill cavities caused by decay. Tooth-colored-fillings closely match natural tooth color and appearance. They can be used on either the front or back teeth. Amalgam fillings are less popular than white fillings because of their silvery appearance.

Uses for Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill cavities in your teeth. They're also used to repair chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth that have been weakened from misuse (such as from teeth grinding or nail-biting). Tooth-colored fillings help to restore the function and shape of your teeth.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings look natural and won’t be noticeable when you speak. They will also help maintain the strength of your teeth and minimize the likelihood of future breakage. This makes them a reliable, long-term solution for cavities. For people who are allergic to the metals used in traditional fillings, tooth-colored fillings can restore the teeth without risk of an allergic reaction.

The Dental Filling Procedure in Maple

The dental filling procedure takes about 15 minutes. First, Dr. Lee will use a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums to lessen discomfort during the procedure. Then she will drill out the decay and clean the area to remove debris and bacteria. Next, she will apply the resin material in layers. After the filling is in, the tooth will be buffed, finished, and polished. 

If you need a dental filling, why wait? We can help you today! Call Impressions Dental at 905-417-6363 today to schedule a dental appointment in Maple, ON. We want all our patients to have strong, healthy smiles that look great, too.

By Impressions Dental
April 04, 2018
Category: Oral Health

What's the most requested aesthetic dental treatment? Is it veneers, crowns, or braces? No, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry teeth whiteningreports professional teeth whitening tops the list. Most adults say they'd like brighter, younger-looking smiles. So your dentist, Dr. Sophia Lee, and her team at Impressions Dental offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening in the Vaughan, ON area. You can see your dental stains simply disappear!

Stains and your teeth

Your teeth naturally darken with age. Enamel wears thin, and the inner dentin, which is a yellow, softer layer, becomes exposed. Additionally, prescription drugs, such as tetracycline, and oral trauma discolor tooth surfaces.

However, many dental stains are what dentists call "extrinsic." They lie just within the calcified matrix of the enamel itself. Organic matter from dark foods, tobacco, acidic foods and beverages, such as coffee and tea, sticks in the top dental layer. Add poor oral hygiene, and you have a dingy, dull smile.

How to whiten teeth

Teeth whitening in your dentist's office in Vaughan or professionally supervised at home produces smiles up to eight shades whiter. Impossible, you say? This economical, fast, and safe process safely breaks down extrinsic stains without the sensitivity that over the counter products often cause.

Here's how it works. First, Dr. Lee will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough for whitening. That means no decay or gum disease, and whitening does nothing for crowns and fillings.

Then, she'll discuss your options of in-office or at-home teeth whitening in Vaughan. The office version takes only an hour and utilizes a powerful hydrogen peroxide gel. Swabbed on, allowed to penetrate and then rinsed off, this gel removes stains so your smile is the brightest it's been in years.

The at-home version uses customized whitening trays to apply the peroxide gel. It takes longer than in-office whitening--about a week or two--but the results are the same. You won't believe the difference this simple process makes in your smile!

Keep them white

You can if you watch what you eat and drink. Limit acidic foods and dark dietary choices such as blueberries, coffee, colas and soy sauce. Drink lots of water daily. Of course, stop smoking. Tobacco causes some of the deepest dental stains.

Finally, keep up with your oral hygiene. At home, brush twice a day and floss daily. Then, come to Impressions Dental every six months for your routine oral examination and cleaning. You may wish to get a whitening touch-up every now and then, too.

Be proud of your smile

Professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental treatments from Dr. Lee and her team in the Vaughan, ON area can help. Why not arrange your personal consultation to learn more? Call today: (905) 417-6363.





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