At Clayton Market Dental, we use the latest technological advances, including laser dentistry, for our cosmetic procedures. If you require fillings or teeth whitening in Langley or Surrey, we invite you to get in touch with our team. Today’s modern cosmetic dentistry is putting beautiful, healthy-looking smiles within reach for more patients of all ages with effective treatments that are often surprisingly affordable. From dental bonding to porcelain veneers, we can do it all. Talk with us to learn more about your options for a wide range of cosmetic concerns:
• Replace missing teeth • Whiten and even tone • Change size, shape and alignment • Fill gaps • Replace old treatments with pleasing new alternatives
At Clayton Market Dental, we use a soft tissue laser for a number of procedures that will improve your teeth, gums and oral health. Dr. Kooner is certified and trained to use the Picasso Dental Laser which is specifically designed to replace cutting with scalpels. The use of the Picasso Dental Laser reduces trauma and post-operative pain by coagulating the bleeding as it cuts, preventing unnecessary damage to surrounding tissues.
The Picasso Dental Laser eliminates the need for any incisions or stitching during treatments such as gum contouring and elimination of canker sores. The high energy beam disinfects the tissue and controls bleeding which helps minimize trauma and increase healing time.
The Picasso Dental Laser can be used for the following laser dentistry procedures:
If you have teeth that have stains that cannot be removed by bleaching, and veneers or crowns that are not necessary, then cosmetic bonding might be a good option for you. Cosmetic bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries, including:
Dental bonding sculpts individual teeth without requiring removal of any tooth structure. This technique bonds a composite material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing, to an existing tooth. This procedure usually does not require the use of an anesthetic; is relatively quick to apply; gives an immediate result and is less expensive than veneers. Porcelain veneers last far longer, look much more natural and are a higher quality treatment.
In-office teeth whitening, the alternative to at-home whitening, is performed at our office in Surrey. With in-office teeth whitening, the dentist applies the whitening solution to the teeth and it activates in a short amount of time to remove any stains. The teeth whitening treatment usually takes about an hour to complete so you can leave our office after just one visit with a dazzling new smile. Although in-office teeth whitening is more expensive than take-home trays, patients who choose this method enjoy the convenience of a single-visit treatment that has the added bonus of requiring no trays. The results of in-office teeth whitening/bleaching may not be as long-lasting as those produced by at-home methods, so subsequent whitening treatments may eventually be necessary.
If you live in Langley, Surrey, Cloverdale or a nearby area and want to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact us and we can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss which option – at-home or in-office whitening – will best suit your needs.
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain fixed onto teeth to enhance appearance, and in some cases, to protect the teeth. Veneers allow many patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover without highly invasive treatments. The results are also durable and last a long time.
Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments. The first is a consultation to determine the desired look, and plan the shape of the veneers to achieve it.
During the second visit, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel, and taking impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, veneers are fabricated to fit onto the surfaces at a dental laboratory.
On the third visit, the dentist will apply a cleaning solution to prepare the tooth surfaces for bonding, and the permanent veneers will be cemented.
mercury-free (white) fillings
Heath Risks of Mercury Tooth Fillings
While both amalgam fillings and white fillings are viable options, there can be some issues with amalgam fillings. One of the concerns is that mercury tooth fillings expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. This eventually weakens the structure of your teeth, which can cause your teeth to break or decay. Mercury tooth fillings also require removing large parts of your teeth. By drilling into the soft dentin to insert the mercury filling, the surrounding tooth structure may be significantly damaged. A fracture of your tooth may eventually require a dental crown or even root canal.
Mercury amalgam tooth fillings also release poisonous mercury vapor. There is no such thing as a harmless level of mercury, yet there are still dentists and patients who refuse to accept these facts.
Many people with mercury tooth fillings are having them replaced due to the damage they can do to the structure of the teeth, as well as health concerns.
Benefits of Tooth-Coloured Fillings/White Fillings
An excellent alternative to mercury is tooth-colored fillings made from composite materials or resin. Tooth-coloured fillings bond to your teeth and can actually strengthen them.
Tooth coloured fillings look like your natural tooth in colour, and are far less noticeable than mercury fillings. Tooth coloured fillings are much less sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, which is not the case for mercury fillings. Tooth coloured fillings require removing less of the natural tooth structure than does filling with mercury.