We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
Years ago, aesthetic improvements in dentistry often meant multiple appointments and invasive procedures. But thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals these days are able to help patients achieve spectacular results in a far less painful and time-consuming fashion. At Summerland Dental Centre, we’re pleased to offer our valued Summerland, BC patients a variety of cosmetic solutions to suit their aesthetic needs.
IMPROVING YOUR SMILE
Whether you’re looking to fix a single crooked tooth or desire more extensive cosmetic work, the dedicated team at Summerland Dental Centre is at your service to provide cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments. When you visit our practice, you’ll benefit from our individualized, attentive approach to cosmetic dentistry. And because we want you to be comfortable with your course of treatment, we’ll take the time to address your concerns before we get started.
Dr. Abougoush and Dr. McIntosh continue to take extensive training in treatment planning, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry at the Kois Centre in Seattle under the mentorship of Dr. John Kois, as well as the Ickert Teaching Centre in Abbotsford with Dr. Norm Ickert. See our Advanced Training page for more information. Using the Kois risk assessment principles, our objective is to create the smile of your dreams with predictable long-term results by minimizing the risk to your teeth. Extensive training in occlusal management (Bite Problems and TMD), orthodontics including Invisalign, Dental Implants, conservative porcelain restorations (eg. veneers) or direct bonding techniques will achieve the desired results with long-term predictability. Using the Kois principles of occlusal management, treatment can usually be phased over time making your ideal smile more attainable. For more information on some of the cosmetic procedures available at our office, see below:
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
- Crooked teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Severely discolored or stained teeth.
- Teeth that are too small or large.
- Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist. On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond. You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
With convenient appointment scheduling and a friendly office staff, Summerland Dental Centre is the place to go in Summerland, BC for cosmetic dentistry services.