Our Services

SMILE DESIGN

At Whistler Dental, we are proud to offer an array of cosmetic dentistry procedures that will help you design the smile you have always dreamed of. Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of smile enhancement and encompasses tooth colour, shape, size, position and symmetry, as well as a patient’s facial shape and features. Our patients overall oral health and safety is our top priority while creating a smile they’ve always dreamed of.

Cosmetic Dental Services

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In order to determine the best treatment, an extensive number of diagnostic records must be taken.
• A full examination
• X-rays
• Photos
• Models
• Bite analysis
• Wax model imaging

To  get the most accurate results we use an iTero Machine, which is a digital form of taking impressions. This speeds up examination time and is more accurate than manual or older technologies. This cutting-edge machine delivers beautiful results in record time.

Crowns

Dental crowns are used to preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. This common dental restoration may be used for a variety of different reasons, including the following:

  • To protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover or improve the appearance of misshapened or discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification

To make room for a crown, the dentist will prepare the area by gently filing down the tooth or teeth that need to be restored. A digital impression of the prepared tooth/teeth is taken and will be sent to the dental lab. The lab will fabricate a custom made crown, providing strength, durability and an aesthetically pleasing result. This process usually takes place in 2 appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks.

Bridges

A bridge is a fixed (permanently attached) dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining a fabricated cosmetic appliance to adjacent teeth or dental implants. A bridge will span the area where teeth are missing and are attached to the natural teeth or implants.

Dental bridges (also called partial dentures) have several benefits such as the following:

  • A dental bridge may help you chew your food easily
  • Allows for clearer speech more
  • Provides a pleasing cosmetic result making teeth look healthy and attractive
  • Fills in gaps between teeth, reducing movement of surrounding teeth

Preparation for a bridge involves recontouring, by filing a portion of the teeth to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, digital scans or impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by the dental lab. Our dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear so the exposed teeth and gums are protected while the bridge is being made.

During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new porcelain bridge will be cemented, adjusted as necessary and your bite will be checked to achieve a proper fit. This process generally takes place in two appointments over the course of 2-4 weeks.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. Some of the advantages of dental implants are as follows:

  • Improved appearance
  • Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth
  • Because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent solutions
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words.

In the initial surgical appointment, a tooth root implant made of titanium is gently placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The procedure can be done using either local anesthesia or general anesthesia for patients who are anxious. The recovery from the procedure is often associated with very little discomfort. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implant and secures it into place.

Once the root implant is firmly bonded to the bone, the second phase begins. Your oral surgeon or your dentist will uncover the implant and attach small post, which will act as an anchor for the artificial tooth. Meanwhile, if desired, the patient can be outfitted with a temporary prosthesis, such as dentures or a flipper (much like an orthodontic retainer that has a tooth attached to it).

A digital scan of your bite will be taken and sent to the dental lab which will fabricate the replacement tooth to meet your specifications. The placement of the artificial tooth, or crown, is performed by your restorative dentist. The final insert of the tooth requires only a short, simple appointment. Typically, this healing process takes anywhere between 3-6 six months, depending on the patient.

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