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Cosmetic Dentistry

Metal vs. Cosmetic Dental Fillings: Four Reasons to Choose White

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In decades past, tooth decay was commonly treated with metal fillings. These restorations, also referred to as amalgam fillings, are comprised of a combination of silver, tin, copper, zinc, and mercury. Today, most dental fillings are white cosmetic restorations made from composite resin, which are designed to blend in better with your smile. Fortunately, our…

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Tell Me about Tooth Reshaping and Gum Re-Contouring

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Do you have an uneven smile? Perhaps there are small chips in your teeth that interfere with your appearance. Do you feel that excess gum tissue makes your smile look “gummy”? Any of these issues and more can be addressed with tooth reshaping and gum re-contouring, performed by our family dentist, Dr. John VandenBrink. Read…

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Who’s the Best Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you are missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. These titanium posts replace the roots of missing teeth, and can be restored with crowns, bridges, and dentures for a typically long-lasting, functional solution. It’s believed that dental implants have the highest success rate of any teeth replacement option on the…

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Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

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Are there certain cosmetic elements you dislike about your smile? Maybe you have small chips or fractures. Perhaps your teeth are discoloured, and teeth whitening doesn’t seem to help. Patients looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile may benefit from porcelain veneers. Fortunately, our family dentist, Dr. John VandenBrink, offers these lifelike restorations at…

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