Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your teeth and may offer an array of benefits, such as making oral hygiene easier and boosting your confidence. These procedures can offer you more options for a healthy, beautiful smile. A smile makeover can increase your quality of life and overall oral health. The Kenmount Court Family Dental Clinic team focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile in terms of position, shape, size, and shade of your teeth.

Our teeth may naturally darken as we get older and their appearance can be affected by build-up of surface stains. These stains can be caused by tobacco and cannabis use, as well as consuming certain foods and drinks. Our clinic offers teeth bleaching that is capable of lightening the shades of teeth. If done correctly, teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment, but it is important to note that bleaching requires maintenance and that not everyone is a candidate. Bleaching products may not be recommended for people with multiple older fillings, gum recession, and/or dental sensitivity. There are several causes for tooth discolouration and it is important to assess what those are in order to determine if a bleaching treatment will have a desired result. It is also important to consider if you have had fillings, root canal treatment, and/or crowns, as this can affect the aesthetic outcome of bleaching treatment. To see if teeth whitening is a suitable treatment for you, please contact us for a consultation.

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Veneers are thin shells, commonly made from porcelain, that are attached to the front part of your teeth. They can be used to fix broken, chipped, discoloured, filled, or irregularly shaped teeth and improve the look of your smile. Veneers are customized and can be made in many different shades to match the surrounding teeth. The process of placing veneers on the teeth is done in several sessions and usually requires removing part of the dental enamel. While the veneer itself cannot decay, the back of the tooth is still at risk, so teeth with veneers are cared for just like your natural teeth and require daily brushing and flossing. The average lifespan of a veneer is about 10 years, but can be extended with proper care. Veneers may eventually need to be replaced as they can wear down with years of use. If you are interested in veneers, please book a consultation with us to see if they are a treatment that can work for you.

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At Kenmount Court Family Dental Clinic, we work closely with our patients and skilled lab technicians to achieve optimal aesthetics. Our clinic utilizes digital photography to plan the right treatment with our patients, as well as to communicate with dental labs that use innovative software for designing custom shades and aesthetic smiles.

Invisalign is a popular teeth-straightening treatment that offers an alternative to traditional metal braces. Here’s how it works:

  1. Clear Aligners: Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners (also known as “trays”) to gradually move teeth into alignment. These aligners are custom-made for each patient and are virtually invisible when worn.
    2. Removable and Comfortable: Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them out when eating, brushing, or for special occasions. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces.
    3. Treatment Process: The process begins with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained orthodontist. Using the iTero Element™ scanner, your doctor creates a precise 3D digital scan of your teeth and develops a customized treatment plan
    for you.
    4. Transforming Your Smile: Once you start wearing the aligners, you’ll see your smile gradually improve. Regular check-ins with your doctor ensure proper fit and progress.
    5. Retention: After completing the treatment, you can maintain your beautiful smile using Vivera retainers, which are custom-made and 30% stronger than other

In summary, Invisalign aligners are a discreet, effective, and comfortable way to achieve straighter teeth without the visibility of traditional braces. If you’re considering teeth straightening, Invisalign might be a great option for you! Book your consult with Dr. Keefe today.

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If you had the key to achieve younger version of yourself, would you use it? With safe and effective anti-aging treatments like the cosmetic injectables such as Dysport, you’re able to turn back the
clock. Achieve youthful looking skin, with only minimally invasive procedures requiring little, if any downtime. If you would like to soften fine facial lines and wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin has been primarily used in cosmetic treatment for lines and wrinkles on the face, but the botulinum toxin that Botox is derived from has a long history of medically therapeutic uses.
Botulinum toxin (Dysport) is a neurotoxin derived from bacterium clostridium botulinum. The toxin inhibits the release of acetylcholine (ACH), a neurotransmitter responsible for the activation of muscle
contraction and glandular secretion, and its administration results in reduction of tone in the injected muscle. The use of Dysport is a minimally invasive procedure and is showing quite promising results in management of muscle-generated dental diseases.

Botulinum toxin type A (Dysport) can be used in following dental conditions:

1. Temporomandibular joint disorders
2. Bruxism
3. Oromandibular dystonia
4. Mandibular spasm
5. Pathologic clenching
6. Dental implant and surgery
7. Gummy smile
8. Masseteric hypertrophy

Benefits of Botulinum Toxin:

  • Reduce fine facial lines & wrinkles
  • Smooth out your skin and enhance your complexion
  • Reduce “gummy” smiles
  • Fix uneven or canted smiles
  • Reduce pain (ie: migraines, headaches, TMJ)

Diagnosis is important for treatments that include botulinum toxin, and targeting specific muscles of the head and neck is the most powerful factor for effective results. The first treatment choice is
Bonita, as its primary mechanism of action targets muscle. Book your consult with Dr. Keefe today.

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