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Getting Dental Veneers? Here Is What Happens:

Many people who have a chipped tooth, gaps between their teeth, irregularly shaped teeth or a discoloured tooth opt for veneers. Dentists can bond super thin pieces of porcelain to your teeth to improve your smile. If you have been self-conscious about certain aspects of your smile, then you should book a consultation with Dr. Ralph Bastian in Peterborough, so that he can evaluate your teeth, gums and jaw and recommend an appropriate solution.

Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, are made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are the more popular option because they are better at resisting stains and better at mimicking the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.

After your consultation, you will be able to book an appointment to get the veneer process started. During your first appointment, Dr. Ralph will take impressions of your teeth so that the veneers can be manufactured by skilled dental technologists who will carefully colour match the colour of the veneers to your teeth. Before the veneer can be bonded to your teeth, a thin layer of enamel will be removed so that the teeth with the veneers do not look larger or bulkier than your normal teeth.

When your veneers are ready and have been checked by Dr. Ralph Bastian, your teeth will be prepared for the bonding process and the veneers will be attached to the front of your teeth. After the procedure, he will check that your teeth and veneers are in alignment.

Dr. Ralph Bastian’s practice is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile, using conservative, state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry procedures that will result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles.

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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

Crowns and bridges are one of the best ways to give you back your pearly white smile and to give you a new sense of confidence. The difference between dentures, crowns and fixed bridges is that dentures can be removed from the mouth, while crowns and fixed bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are custom-made and cemented into place by a dentist.

Crowns are ideal for the following scenarios:

  • When you want to cover a poorly shaped tooth, a discoloured tooth, or a tooth that has received root canal treatment;
  • When you have a weak tooth that is at risk of breaking or fracturing and your dentist has advised that a crown could be a possible solution;
  • When you want to restore a tooth that has already been broken or fractured;
  • When your dentist needs to attach a bridge two crowns are required that are attached to one or more pontic teeth.

Contrary to popular belief, a crown will typically not last a lifetime. Over time you may have recurrent decay or the porcelain on the biting surface may fracture. In those cases  a replacement crown will be required. To increase the longevity of your crown or bridge, proper home care is required. Bridges require the use of a floss-threader to clean under it.  Failing to do so commonly causes recurrent decay. Regular check-ups with your dentist can intercept and treat small problems before the crown or bridge fails.

Another misconception is the reason for choosing porcelain crowns over full gold crowns. Porcelain crowns are aesthetically very desirable and hence are used  for anterior teeth. Full gold crowns are desirable for the posterior teeth because they are very biocompatible and wear at a similar rate to a natural tooth’s structure, which means they will have fewer problems in the long term.

Dr. Ralph Bastian is a dentist in Peterborough with over 30 years of experience in the placement and general maintenance of crowns and fixed bridges. He is passionate about designing and creating intricate multi-unit prosthesis which can restore function and appearance.

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Smile with Confidence with These Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures!

Need a reason to smile with confidence? How about straighter, brighter and whiter teeth? Dr. Ralph Bastian focuses on cosmetic dentistry in Peterborough and offers his clients the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a more beautiful smile with the help of the following procedures:

  • Custom Teeth Whitening 

You’re probably wondering why you would choose to spend money having your teeth whitened professionally when you can simply do it yourself at home. The answer lies in the quality of the results that you’ll be able to achieve with a customized approach compared to a run-of-the-mill one. Dr. Bastian performs teeth whitening procedures using custom-made teeth whitening trays. When it comes to whitening teeth, one size definitely does not fit all! For best results, you need the procedure to be personalized according to the size of your mouth and the shape of your teeth. So what are custom teeth whitening trays? Custom teeth whitening trays are fabricated from impressions of your dentition The trays are hand trimmed to fit your teeth precisely.

  • Dental Veneers 

Dental veneers are, in essence, thin shells of tooth-coloured, translucent porcelain or composite resin. While composite resin dental veneers are perceived as a more affordable option, porcelain alternatives look more natural and have a longer lifespan.Veneers will be customized to fit over your already-existing teeth and easily close unsightly spaces, correct minor rotations and cover over tooth discolouration and enamel flaws.

If a beautiful smile is a goal, then Dr. Bastian, cosmetic dentistry in Peterborough, could be the answer for you! For more information about our cosmetic dentistry procedures, or other procedures like the creation of dentures and dental crown placements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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