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Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and with it, how you feel about yourself. At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, craft beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Whether you're a college student who wants to straighten his teeth, or you're a middle-aged adult wanting to whiten her smile, Creditview Dental can help.
The goal of cosmetic dentistry
Building on healthy teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry fulfills patient goals of straighter, whiter, flawless teeth and vibrant gum tissue. In other words, Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Randhawa in Mississauga make smiles as individually attractive as the patients who own them.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says "Your smile becomes you." A play on words, this statement emphasizes how your enhanced smile changes how you look, how confident you feel, and what others think about your personality.
Your friends at Creditview Dental agree; they deliver personalized treatment plans which make flawed smiles look just perfect for their patients' faces, age and lifestyle goals. Whether it's one simple service or a complete makeover, your Mississauga dentists will exceed your expectations.
There are many, and the professional staff--dentists, hygienists, and assistants--work to acquire the latest and best in diagnostics and treatment techniques. The cosmetic dental treatments they deliver are:
- Composite resin bonding to repair small flaws such as hairline cracks and chips
- Enamel contouring to remake chips, smooth uneven or rough edges, and eliminate fissures and pits
- Gum contouring to even a gum line or remove excess tissue (gummy smile) using a soft tissue laser
- Invisalign clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth invisibly, quickly, and comfortably
- Zoom! Whitening to improve tooth color by several shades
- Porcelain veneers to camouflage defects such as dark discolorations and large cracks
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth and improve jaw bone integrity
- White fillings to restore dental decay without dark amalgam
- Porcelain crowns to cover and protect teeth which have substantial enamel damage or which underwent root canal therapy
Services are delivered singly or in combination to render the brightest, straightest, healthiest smile possible, considering your schedule and personal budget, too.
Find out more
Cosmetic dentistry improves constantly, and so can your smile. So, why not call Creditview Dental today for a consultation with one of our dentists? Call our office in Mississauga, ON, at (905) 826-4929.
Do you feel alone in your oral health problems? Well, you shouldn't! The Canadian Dental Association reports that while decay and tooth loss have decreased over the past 40 years, they still happen. In other words, many North Americans have smile gaps from tooth decay, periodontal disease, traumatic injury, or congenital absence of teeth. At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa fill unsightly and unhealthy gaps with modern dental implants so you can have a complete and functional smile.
The dental implant
Dental implants are a wonder of modern dentistry because not only does they look and act like a real tooth, they also preserve the jaw by exercising the bone every time you bite and chew. This happens by what dentists call osseointegration, a marvelous process whereby human bone bonds to the titanium implant screw. No other metal attracts bone the way titanium does.
Additionally, dental implants may be placed in multiples to support dentures and bridges or they may attach to metal rods inserted into the jaw. Either way, dental implants are super stable and generally last for many decades.
Qualifyng for dental implants
Dr. Kaplansky or Dr. Randhawa may recommend dental implants to their Mississauga patients who have healthy gums, sufficient bone in their jaws, and good overall health. Visual inspection and X-rays give you and your dentist the information you need to make an informed decision about tooth replacement.
If you decide on dental implants, you'll enjoy a comfortable oral surgery right at Creditview Dental. Typically, patients need only simple local anesthetic as the dentist opens the gums and inserts the titanium implant into a pre-drilled hole in the bone. After some weeks of healing (and osseointegration), the site is ready for the metal abutment, which extends above the gum line, and a lifelike porcelain crown.
Denture patients, you should know that Creditview Dental offers mini-implants (MDIs) as well. Inserted in multiples, these devices are about half the size of standard implants and require less bone to be functional. They provide exceptional stability for full dentures, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods without adhesives or slippage of any kind.
Close those gaps
Your dentists at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, have a great track record in closing gaps and creating beautiful, durable and healthy smiles. Consult them regarding your tooth replacement options. Call today for an appointment: (905) 826-4929.
Have you ever wondered how Invisalign treatment straightens teeth without wires and brackets? Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa explain how the Invisalign process work and share some benefits of the innovative orthodontic treatment option.
Consistent pressure is the key
Changing the alignment of your teeth requires constant, gentle pressure. Adding a system of wires and brackets to the teeth is the time-honored way to correct orthodontic issues, but it's no longer the only option. When you wear wire or ceramic braces, subtle adjustments to the wires every four to six weeks help keep your treatment on schedule.
Because there are no wires with Invisalign, there's no need for adjustments. The Invisalign system uses removable aligner trays made out of clear plastic to realign your teeth. Your trays are designed based on a digital impression of your mouth. We'll consult a 3D image to create a series of trays that will address your bite, alignment or spacing issues.
Each tray in the set is designed to be worn for two weeks. Once you reach the end of the two-week period, you'll swap the set you've been wearing for a new set of trays. Trays should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Invisalign offers important benefits
If you choose Invisalign treatment, you'll enjoy these advantages:
- Your appearance won't change when you wear your trays. Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign trays are virtually invisible.
- Improved Comfort: Pain after adjustments and cut lips or cheeks due to loose wires, common problems when you wear metal or ceramic braces, aren't an issue with Invisalign.
- Convenience: You'll immediately regret your choice if you eat popcorn or another forbidden food when you wear traditional braces. Sticky or hard foods are difficult to remove from wires and brackets and can easily damage them. Food restrictions aren't necessary with the Invisalign system because you'll remove your braces to brush, floss eat and drink.
- Shorter Treatment Time for Adults: Treatment time can be as short as one year for adults. If you're a teen, treatment time typically won't change.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign! Call Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at (905) 826-4929 to schedule your appointment.
Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need your cavities filled, but want to avoid metal fillings? Well, with tooth-colored fillings, that's no problem. Here in Mississauga, ON, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles and is used to fix issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
Fillings and Dental Bonding in Mississauga
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your cosmetic dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, then the composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is applied and molded to the right shape. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light.
Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite
After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- Unlike silver amalgam, the fillings won't cause your teeth to turn a gray tint over time and are safer.
- As mentioned before, your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
- The composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth and breaking, or cracking, it again
Maintaining your New Bonding
Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, and floss at least once. This will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities from flourishing in your new tooth-colored fillings, or any of your other teeth.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at (905) 826-4929. The office is conveniently located in Mississauga, ON, so don't hesitate to call!
Are you considering filling in a gap in your smile with dental implants, but aren't sure if traditional implants or mini implants are the better choice? Our Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, share some information on both types of dental implants that will help you decide.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants function as a root replacement system. They're made of titanium, a metal that easily bonds to bones. Once the titanium posts are placed in openings made in your jawbone, the bonding process begins. Bonding, the most important step in the process, generally takes about three to six months. Once your implant is securely attached to your bone, a lifelike crown will be attached to the top of it.
Dental implants offer an excellent long-term tooth replacement option. Because your new crown is attached to the implant, it won't slip when you chew. Implants are an ideal solution no matter how many teeth you've lost. In fact, implant-supported dentures offer an important benefit for denture wearers. When dentures are attached to implants, you won't experience the decrease in biting power common with removable dentures.
How are mini implants different than traditional implants?
The titanium posts used in mini implants are about half of the diameter of those used for traditional implants. Unlike traditional implants, there's no waiting period before you can receive your dental restoration in our Mississauga office. Mini-implants offer a shorter recovery period and are less expensive than traditional implants.
Traditional implants won't work if your jawbone is too shallow. Adding bone grafts can improve depth, but the procedure adds additional time to the implant process. Because mini implants are smaller, they can be used for shallow jawbones and don't require grafting first.
Mini-implants also improve denture stability. Implant-supported dentures are designed to snap on to the heads of the implants, providing a secure foundation for your new teeth. As few as four mini-implants can support an entire upper or lower denture.
Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for traditional or mini dental implants? Call our Mississauga, ON, dentists, Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety, at (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment.