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Natural Looking Composite Fillings for Vancouver Island Patients
At Dr. Phil Nasralla’s dental clinic we believe that you and your teeth deserve the very best that dentistry has to offer, and for that reason we do not use mercury amalgam fillings. Instead, we use the highest quality dental composites.
Dental composites are a combination of very fine glass particles suspended in a resin mixture. Dental composites are safe, strong and attractive and share physical properties almost identical to natural tooth structure.
When using composites, the tooth is prepared and cleaned and then the mouldable material is applied. The composite is then hardened (cured) in seconds with a special blue light and finally trimmed and polished so that it blends uniformly and artistically with the tooth.
When the need arises, Dr. Nasralla may recommend an indirect restoration, such as a porcelain inlay or onlay, which is stronger and more durable than direct (composite) restorations. Indirect restorations are indicated in cases where the tooth is more worn or broken, or when the cavity preparation is too large for conventional fillings.
These highly esthetic restorations are custom made in a dental laboratory and are bonded to the tooth to provide reinforcement and strength. However, unlike dental composites, inlays and onlays require more attention to detail, including impressions (moulds) of the prepared tooth and an extra appointment to bond it in place after it arrives from the laboratory.
Whether restored directly (composites) or indirectly (inlays or onlays), the tooth’s strength, integrity and beauty can last many years with the help of good dental hygiene habits and regular dental check-ups.
Please contact Dr. Nasralla’s clinic to schedule your dental evaluation and treatment.
Your smile is often the first thing people notice. So what does your smile say about you?
If you want to add beauty, youth or power to your smile, porcelain veneers may be right option for you. By combining artistry and technology, and in as few as 2-3 visits, the skilled team at Dr. Phil Nasralla’s dental clinic can create your custom smile using gorgeous state-of-the-art porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells with light-reflecting properties. When bonded to your teeth they increase the brilliance of your smile while looking and feeling like natural dentition.
Porcelain veneers are used in dentistry to:
- Instantly whiten discoloured & faded teeth
- Close small gaps between teeth
- Alter & improve the shape or size of teeth
- Make crooked teeth appear straight (instant orthodontics)
- Rejuvenate chipped, worn or lackluster teeth (smile makeovers)
Porcelain veneers are a remarkable way of re-energizing your smile and reproducing what nature intended. Please contact us to schedule your smile evaluation and consultation.
Is your smile the best it can be? Are you pleased with your appearance or are you self-conscious, unwilling to show your teeth and even hiding your mouth behind your hand when you speak or laugh?
Many people believe that their looks and the way they are perceived and/or accepted by others are directly affected by the appearance of their teeth and smile (e.g. an “ugly” smile or missing teeth suggests the individual has a lower I.Q.). Though this stereotype is unfounded, perception is reality in the public eye.
A smile makeover can be as simple as whitening one’s teeth, but some cases require repairing decayed and chipped teeth, or totally rejuvenating a smile with veneers. A smile makeover from Dr. Phil Nasralla can correct the appearance of crooked teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even brighten dark and aged teeth, often in as little as 1 or 2 visits.
Reward yourself with the smile you’ve always wanted and gain a newfound confidence in your appearance. Call Dr. Nasralla at 250-339-2252 to reserve your smile evaluation and let us show you what we can do for you.
Tooth whitening is a common procedure in general dentistry, but is especially prevalent in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Many people consider white teeth to be the most attractive feature of any smile.
A child’s deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow; and as a person ages, teeth often become darker due to internal changes in the mineral structure, as well as from external staining caused by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco.
The procedure used to whiten teeth employs oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. The oxidizing agents penetrate the porosities in the rod-like crystals of the enamel and oxidize stain deposits; and over time, the dentin layer under the enamel is also whitened. Whitening procedures are usually reserved for adults and restricted for children under the ages of 16 whose teeth are still forming and maturing.
If you are concerned about the shade of your teeth, or have tried store bought products that have not met your expectations, our custom home whitening systems might provide a solution. In as few as 7-14 days our very effective method will give you the whiter, brighter smile you desire with results that will last months or years.
Put the sparkle back in your teeth and let us make you smile! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.