Posts tagged “Burnaby Dental Clinic

Dental Veneers: Whitening Teeth for a Winning Smile

In existence for over 30 years, dental veneers are still not commonly understood or utilized by many dental patients in Burnaby.


While most people have heard of whitening teeth with bleach treatments, they are not aware that they are being exposed to the bleaching alternative almost daily. In fact, dental veneers are worn by actors, models and professionals and play a huge roll in the cosmetic dentistry industry.


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“Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.”

Dental veneers are similar to acrylic fingernails, where a replacement is shaped and placed on the natural nail. Veneers are made of a thin layer of custom-made porcelain or composite material, which are then placed over the natural tooth.


However, unlike an acrylic nail, veneers are incredibly tough. Patients with dental veneers are still able to bite into carrots, eat fudge, or enjoy anything else they would normally. Dental veneers are completely sealed against the natural tooth, lasting for several years without regular maintenance.


While professional teeth whitening may have a few limitations, veneers are used to solve a variety of oral health issues. Bleaching is typically used only to lighten teeth, without the ability to change the position, size or shape of teeth.


Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.


Dental veneers also allow you to keep much of your natural tooth, which is always ideal. Veneers are custom-made to cover just the front and biting surface of your teeth, which leaves the back area untouched.


Don’t forget, if you are interested in any cosmetic dentistry solutions from Metroplex Dental Centre, it is incredibly important to maintain proper oral health.


For more information on dental veneers, or to book an appointment at our Burnaby dental clinic, contact us today!

Smile Correction 101: Fixing a “Gummy Smile”

Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly more accepted for patients thanks to popular reality shows that focus on dramatic smile makeovers. Dental patients in Burnaby are beginning to understand how easy it is to create their ideal smile with the available cosmetic dentistry solutions.


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“Cosmetic Dentistry in Burnaby, BC has come a long way in providing smile correction. Dental patients can benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.”

We are often asked questions about what a cosmetic dentist can accomplish at Metroplex Dental Centre, and many patients are surprised at all the smile correction solutions we provide.


One popular cosmetic procedure is “gummy smile” treatment or correction. A gummy smile occurs when a large section of gums appear when the patient smiles or laughs. In some cases, there will be more gum area visible than teeth.


Patients complain about their “gummy smile” because they seem to resemble an adolescent, with prominent gums and small teeth. Generally, this smile comes from genetics, which causes the typical gum development to stop early, leaving teeth shorter than they should be.


A gummy smile correction can be treated in a few different ways. First, patients with less severe or moderate gum problems can be treated by lifting the gums and utilizing dental veneers. This “gum-lift”, similar to a face-lift, sculpts the gums to a natural height, allowing veneers to be affixed to the teeth to allow for a beautiful, new smile.


Second, for severe gum disproportion, treatment can include the physical breaking and repositioning of the upper jaw. This can require a healing time of up to two months and the jaw will be wired shut.


Cosmetic Dentistry in Burnaby has come a long way in providing smile correction. Patients at Metroplex Dental Centre are able to benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.


For more information on cosmetic dentistry in Burnaby, BC or to book an appointment, contact the expert team at Metroplex Dental Centre.

Does Invisalign Work? Straightening Teeth with Hidden Braces

Many patients at Metroplex Dental Centre are still confused about the relatively new Invisalign technology, we are frequently asked: Does Invisalign work? Is Invisalign for adults or teenagers? What are hidden braces?


"Invisalign can help you fix crowding, spacing issues, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Soon, you will have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile!"

Today, more and more teenagers and adults are being introduced to the innovative Invisalign technology. Patients who are seeking an invisible, aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth are looking for a alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment.


How does Invisalign Work?


Invisalign utilizes an innovative, 3-D computer imaging system, which works to create a complete, customized treatment plan for each patient. You will be able to see your initial position of your teeth, along with the final preferred position.


From there, the team at Metroplex Dental work to create a series of custom-made aligners, which work to move teeth gradually over a two-to-three week period. After this set, the aligner will be replaced until you reach the desired teeth position.


Why should I invest in Invisalign?


More and more adults and teenagers are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces for a variety of reasons. Due to the fact that Invisalign is removable, you are able to eat or drink whatever you like during treatment. In addition, patients are able to brush and floss teeth without trouble, allowing for better oral health.


So, does Ivisalign work?


Yes! Invisalign can work for you to correct a wide range of dental or orthodontic problems. At Metroplex Dental Centre we can help you fix crowding, spacing issues, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Soon, you will have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile!


To learn more about Invisalign options from Metroplex Dental contact us today.

Ready to Tie the Knot? Teeth Whitening Can Make You Shine on Your Big Day

If you want to look your best on your wedding day, why not whiten your smile? Teeth whitening is a popular dental practice among top celebrities and anyone who loves a bright smile. It is a simple, quick and your friends and family will notice! Nothing beats a bright and shiny smile these days and the days of allowing coffee or wine to stain your teeth are over.


Get your teeth whitened with Metroplex Dental and accessorize the colour of your wedding dress with a bright new smile. Professional teeth whitening can be done in our Burnaby dental clinic for any groom or bride-to-be.  If you are the bride, you can create bigger whiter smiles for your bridal party! Whatever the case, a smile is worth a thousand words and when we feel confident about our teeth, we can’t help but smile more.


Your wedding day can be perfect with a brilliant new and fresh smile when you get your teeth whitened. Our team at Metroplex Dental dedicate our efforts to improving oral health in all of our clients. So whether you are getting married, attending a wedding, or just want a bright sparkling smile, we are here for you.


Because we are experts at what we do, we can use higher percentages of whitening products so that you will be guaranteed a white smile for the most important day of your life. Forget the ‘do-it-yourself’ whitening strips and kits and let us take care of your teeth. Walk into the union of marriage with not only a sparkle in your eyes this special day. With only one visit we can change the way you feel about your teeth. Every procedure within the cosmetic dentistry area is not invasive and teeth whitening can be the answer you have been looking for. You will leave our office feeling more confident from the inside out and people will notice your boost of self-esteem.


Give us a call today and let us make your wedding day more spectacular than ever. A happy bride and groom is the key to a happy marriage!