Dental News

Four Benefits of Bonding

woman after dental bonding treatment

Dental bonding (also called cosmetic bonding) is an aesthetic service that we offer in our Wyndham dentist office. Although not as popular as whitening and dental veneers, bonding can make a huge impact in the overall look of your smile because of how effective it is.   Bonding is essentially a tooth-coloured resin that we shape over your tooth to fill in a surface flaw.   Instant Results A bonding treatment requires very little time and can be completed in one appointment. Sometimes, it can be completed the same day that you visit us for an emergency (such as a … Continue reading

How Quickly Can Braces Straighten My Teeth?

If you’re thinking about getting teeth straightening in Wyndham — for yourself, your child, or your teen — you probably want to know how long the process takes to complete. When it comes to teeth straightening, the length of the orthodontic process depends on several factors, such as: Age of the patient The type of braces being used How misaligned the teeth are Positioning of the jaws   To get the quickest answer on how long you need to wear braces, you’ll want to briefly visit with our Wyndham dentists for a consultation and exam. From there, we’ll evaluate each … Continue reading

When Should You Touch Up Your Whitening?

woman after teeth whitening

If you whitened your teeth earlier this year, you want your smile to stay bright through the months (and holidays) to come. Knowing what to do to maintain your white smile can help you keep teeth looking brighter for well into the future. Touch ups usually only consist of wearing your whitening tray an hour a day for a few days in a row (not the two weeks like the first time you whitened.) Here are some important times our Wyndham dentists recommend touching up your teeth.   After Every Checkup  During your scale and clean, we’ll polish away any … Continue reading

Combining Cosmetic Treatments

woman with cosmetic treatment on her teeth

When it comes to getting the perfect smile makeover, there’s more to it than just achieving teeth that look straighter and whiter. We also work closely with our Wyndham patients to find the right solutions that fit their budget and ideal timelines. Sometimes, it means finding the fastest option available for a last-minute important event. At other times, it involves an affordably savvy procedure until a more complex solution can take place later on. Ultimately, a smile makeover almost always involves more than one type of treatment. In most cases, our Wyndham dentists combine various aesthetic strategies on a tooth-by-tooth … Continue reading

Low Cost Cosmetic Dentistry

couple after cosmetic dental treatment

A smile makeover can seem like quite the investment.  Patients with a tighter budget don’t have to feel discouraged.  Wyndham Dental offers several cosmetic dentistry options that are affordable and easily fit into both your short and long-term goals.   Bonding If your teeth are slightly crooked and discoloured, you could benefit from cosmetic bonding.  This is a composite type material that’s available in a variety of shades. Our Wyndham dentist will bond it to the front of teeth with minor irregularities, expertly sculpting the material to give you a more uniform smile. Bonding will need to be replaced more … Continue reading

Adults in Orthodontics

Invisalign braces

Is it possible to get straighter teeth with adult orthodontic treatment, without the need for metal braces?  Wyndham patients may be amazed at the invisible technology of what Invisalign clear aligners have to offer.   What is Invisalign? Invisalign is known as a unique orthodontic system that uses a series of removable clear aligners that fit over your teeth to systematically straighten them. They’re computer-generated, custom fit trays that are nearly invisible when worn.   What are the Benefits of Invisalign? “Invisibility” Metal wires and brackets with traditional braces leave most adults wanting to hide out until their treatment is … Continue reading

The Process of Planning Your New Dental Veneers

Woman choosing veneer color

You’ve decided to treat yourself to a smile makeover, and dental veneers in Wyndham offer all of the features you’re looking for: whiter teeth, a straighter smile, and fast results. But getting veneers takes a little extra planning compared to just getting a filling or two.   When you visit Wyndham Dental to begin the dental veneers process, our experienced team will walk you through several steps of your smile makeover, such as:   How Many Veneers You Need When you smile in a photograph, how many teeth are visible? Most of our patients start with six veneers, but some … Continue reading

Are My Wisdom Teeth Coming In?

Woman having a wisdom tooth

Your wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to erupt in the mouth. Depending on your age, they can come in during the teenage years or as late as the mid to late-20s. During your routine exams, we’ll take periodic X-rays (every 3-5 years) to view the inside of your jaw and see how the third molars are developing. But whether your wisdom teeth are coming in or not, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll need to be removed.   Wisdom Tooth Evaluations in Wyndham Let our Wyndham dentist know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms: Swollen, … Continue reading

Should I Get a Denture?

Man with denture eating apple

Have you suffered with dental problems for a long time? Perhaps you’ve wondered if, like your parents, it’s just best to go ahead and have your remaining teeth removed and get a denture. While dentures are beneficial and efficient for replacing all of your teeth at one time, there are a few important things you should keep in mind.   Dentures aren’t as “good” as having your natural teeth. For individuals who “just want their teeth out” and get dentures, the adjustment to the larger, removable prosthesis is usually more than what they expected. Other than dental implants, there isn’t … Continue reading

When are Dental Implants Appropriate?

man choosing implant at the dentist

Dental implants are a great alternative treatment for replacing missing teeth. Compared to conventional restorations, they also offer the best return on investment. But when is the right time to consider them, and are there ever situations when getting an implant isn’t appropriate?   At What Age? Implants are only for patients whose mouths are fully developed and matured, so most individuals will need to be at least 18 years old or so before considering this permanent restoration. It’s not that it isn’t safe, but it’s important to wait until their facial features are fully formed.   How Many Teeth … Continue reading