Latest Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques

 In Yaletown Dental Blog

Appearance is a massive facet of people’s snap judgments. From the way you dress, to the shoes you wear, to how your hair and skin looks, your appearance is something people are always going to judge you by. Whether you like it or not, someone’s impression of you is largely influenced by your appearance. In a world dominated by cosmetic improvements, we are always striving to look better and feel better. From Coolsculpting treatments to brow lifts and everything in between, the world of cosmetic surgery has allowed us to make the small improvements we have always desired. However, one particular cosmetic industry is growing at an increasingly rapid rate: the cosmetic dentistry industry. No matter what we do to our bodies to make improvements, our teeth always leave an impression on people. In order to keep up with the growing demand, the industry is constantly revolutionizing treatment for both function and fashion. Some of the latest treatments that your local cosmetic dentist in Vancouver, BC offers include: laser dentistry, porcelain veneers, and vastly improved dental implants.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a rapidly growing method of treatment. With several applications, laser dentistry provides remedy to many oral dilemmas including: oversized gums, lesions, and even yellow teeth. Some people find themselves with too much gum tissue, inhibiting the ability to show off enough tooth; this is known as “gummy smile”. The same soft tissue lasers that can eradicate the bacteria from your mouth can also painlessly limit the amount of gum tissue you have. Approximately 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have cavities. Laser dentistry can eradicate the cavities without the use of a drill. If you have ever had a canker sore or other lesion in your mouth, you would know that they’re not exactly the most pleasant experience. Not only can laser dentistry remove the canker sore or lesion within a few days but also limits the chance of one regenerating. Pearly white teeth are one of the most attractive features on anyone. Yellow teeth can get in the way of relationships, business, and other facets of life. Thanks to advances in laser dentistry, they no longer have to! A peroxide bleaching solution is applied to the teeth and then activated by laser energy, expediting the process.


Whether you have cracked or badly broken teeth, unwanted spacing between teeth, or poorly sized teeth, porcelain veneers can vastly improve the look of your smile quickly and easily. Traditionally, veneers were made out of a resin material and “painted” onto teeth in layers. While this is still effective, it results in the removal of healthy tooth structure. Porcelain veneers present an alternative. While healthy tooth structure may still need to be removed, the extremely thin yet durable porcelain requires less structure to be removed. Porcelain veneers are also more durable and are custom made just for you!

Dental Implants

The loss of teeth is common throughout the world but the remedies available are constantly expanding. Traditionally, you would go to your nearest denturist and have a shiny new pair of dentures fitted. However, they commonly do not feel like your real teeth and they’re not fixed elements of your mouth. Implant dentistry has made leaps and bounds in recent years allowing for rebuilding smiles with implant- assisted bridges in as little as one surgical visit.

Next time your in the dentist’s office or are wondering about the small changes you can make to your smile, inquire about the latest methods your dentist offers.

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