What is cosmetic dentistry and how can it help to improve your smile? Simply put, cosmetic dentistry involves several different treatment options that all work to improve the appearance of your teeth. If you suffer from discoloured teeth, there a treatment for that. Do you have missing, damaged or oddly shaped teeth? That can all be fixed with any one of these dental treatments. All you need to do it talk to your dentist about which one is right for you.

Teeth Whitening

A common dentistry practice that can drastically change your smile with little effort, teeth whitening can be done at home or by a professional. Whether you like to drink large amounts of coffee or wine, or are taking medication that alter the colour of your teeth, then this cosmetic dentistry treatment might be for you. It’s fast and effective, leaving you with whiter teeth in just one session.

Dental Veneers

An ultra-thin shell that’s been customized to the patient’s tooth is fitted to the front of a poorly shaped or discoloured tooth. Dental veneers are made from with porcelain or composite that cover the front teeth. This cover is personalized to match the rest of the patient’s teeth in colouring, size and shape. Using a cement-like material to adhere it to the actual tooth, veneers can last up to 20 years, completely stain free and perfectly blended with the rest of the teeth.

Dental Crowns

Much like dental veneers, a dental crown is a cap-like fitting used to cover the entire tooth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is done to hide imperfections like discolouration, tooth damage and misalignment. Dental crowns also increase comfort, protect against chipping and serve to create a perfect smile. Made of porcelain or ceramic material, this cosmetic solution will give you a great smile in a short amount of time.

Dental Implants

This is a long-lasting cosmetic treatment for individuals who have lost a tooth or two. A titanium screw is drilled into the patient’s jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This implant will act as the anchor for the crown, which is the natural-looking fake tooth that’s customized to look like the rest of your teeth. This is a permanent solution that should be taken care of as you would your natural teeth.

Composite Bonding

A putty-like resin is applied to a discoloured, chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged tooth. Bonding is done to improve the shape of a tooth so it matches the rest of the patient’s teeth. With natural-looking results that can last up to ten years, this pain-free cosmetic dentistry procedure is quick and effective.


At KR Dental Clinic, our compassionate and highly trained team has been treating the Oshawa community since 1995. We offer an abundance of dental services here, including cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, dental implants, dentistry for kids and more. Open seven days a week, call us or visit our website to book your appointment.