Cosmetic Dentistry

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Ceramic Onlays: The What, Why, and How

What are ceramic Onlays? Ceramic onlays are among the most beautiful and durable ways to fix a tooth. They are partial-coverage restorations designed to restore and repair weak or broken teeth. St. Lawrence Dentistry usually makes them out of lithium disilicate or zirconia, but we can technically make them from gold or cobalt-chromium alloy. We

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dental fillings

Amalgam Replacement: The What, Why, and How

If you’ve had one or more fillings, then it was most likely filled in with a grey metal amalgam. You may see these metal amalgam fillings if someone tilts their head back and enjoys a good laugh. Historically, these metal amalgam fillings were the only filling material available, so if you are over the age

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Porcelain Veneers (The What, Why, and How)

What are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are ceramic restorations used to improve natural teeth’ size, shape, color, and strength. Essentially, they are facings made in a dental laboratory using high-strength materials such as feldspar and lithium disilicate. These materials are custom designed and layered by professional ceramic artists to mimic the color features of natural

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Porcelain Veneers from Design to Finish

Porcelain veneers are slim, customized shells of tooth-colored materials created to cover the exterior of teeth to enhance your appearance. These shells are connected to the front side of your tooth, altering their length, color, shape, or size. To treat patients with dental veneers, your dentist and ceramist must understand basic principles to achieve predictable

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Top 11 Foods that can Stain your Teeth

Maintaining a healthy white smile requires more than regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. I t is important be mindful about what foods and drinks can stain our teeth. In general, foods and beverages with intense coloring can leave stains on teeth due to their chromogen content – a pigment-producing substance that can stick to

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Aesthetic Smile

Creating Natural Beauty through use of Lithium Disilicate

St Lawrence Dentistry uses materials that offer outstanding aesthetics and high strength. Lithium disilicate glass-ceramic represents a unique material choice we provide to the Mississauga community. IPS Emax (made by Ivoclar Vivadent) is the brand used at St Lawrence Dentistry. It is composed primarily of quartz, lithium dioxide, phosphor oxide, alumina, and potassium oxide. Overall,

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Advantages of Premium Dental Filling Products

The type of dental filling material and placement technique affects the quality of your dental work. For our patient’s wellbeing and outstanding cosmetic results, Dr. Hawryluk Jr. uses the latest generation of dental filling products available. Dr. Hawryluk Jr. has partnered with the dental material company GC for over a decade and has placed thousands

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Chao Pinhole Technique

Chao Pinhole Technique The Chao Pinhole Technique, also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation was invented and patented by John Chao DDS. It is a scalpel free, graft free, suture free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting recession and saving teeth. Through a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to loosen the

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