At Abougoush Family Dental Care, we would like to assist you in attaining a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. We understand that having a healthy, beautiful smile improves your confidence. Cosmetic
dentistry allows us to quickly and painlessly improve your smile, changing the size, shape, colour, and
alignment of your existing teeth, or even replacing missing ones.
Our Calgary Cosmetic Dentist Provides Dental Implants
How long has it been since you've enjoyed eating or since you've smiled with confidence? Are you tired
of your dentures? Would you like to get rid of gaps or unsightly metal clasps? Did you know that a
healthy, beautiful smile can improve your well-being and make you a happier person? If you are looking
for a permanent method of tooth replacement, dental implants may be the answer.
Using dental implants and state-of-the-art technology, our dentists will help you regain your ability to eat comfortably and smile confidently again. Implants enable us to replace missing teeth, providing a fixed solution to removable, partial, or complete dentures. The implant procedure requires several visits over a number of months. Titanium posts are surgically placed into the jaw bone, acting as an artificial root. After the implant has integrated itself onto the bone, a natural-looking artificial tooth is then fitted to the post, providing a strong, stable, and durable solution that will last several years, with only occasional re-tightening or replacement. The relative permanence of this procedure makes it one of the greatest innovations available to cosmetic dentistry in Calgary!
Here are some reasons you may want to try dental implants:
• Replacing one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
• Resolving join pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
• Support for a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable
• Restoring a patient's chewing and speech abilities, facial support, as well as a confident smile
Porcelain Crowns (Caps) and Porcelain Fixed Bridges
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and
size, providing protection and strength that cannot be restored by fillings or other restorations alone.
Although several types of crowns exist, porcelain crowns are the most popular due to their strong
resemblance to your natural teeth. Reasons for crowns include broken or fractured teeth, decay, broken
or large fillings, root canalled teeth, or cosmetic purposes. Crowns last several years, though they may
eventually need to be replaced.
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth, maintain facial
shape, and prevent shifting of teeth. Porcelain fixed bridges tend to be the most popular because of
their resemblance to natural teeth. Fixed bridges consist of two crowns that go over two anchoring
teeth, filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, making them a great tool for cosmetic dentistry in Calgary. They may need eventual recementing or replacement due to normal wear and tear.
Veneers are thin porcelain facings that are bonded to the visible part of the teeth to improve the
appearance or enhance the strength of the tooth structure and create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can be done for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. They can completely reshape your teeth and
smile, and often can be alternatives to crowns. They can be an ideal solution to treating several dental
conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not always permanent and may someday
require replacement. With proper care and routine dental monitoring, these restorations may last
several years before requiring touch-ups or replacements, providing you with a beautiful, long-lasting
Veneers can perform many functions:
• Create a White, Uniform, Beautiful Smile
• Straighten Teeth that are Crooked
• Reshape Misshapen Teeth
• Whiten Severely Stained or Discoloured teeth
• Correct the Shape and Size of Very Large or Small Teeth
• Close any Uneven or Unwanted Spaces in Your Smile
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the tooth's nerve is affected by decay or infection. To save the tooth, the living tissue inside the tooth (pulp) and the decay are removed. The subsequent space is filled with a special medicated material that will help restore the tooth to its full original function. Root canal
treatments are highly successful and usually last a lifetime. However, a tooth may occasionally have to be re-treated due to new infections. Some cases may be referred to an endodontic specialist for treatment.
Our Calgary cosmetic dentist is pleased to offer sedation and general anesthetic capabilities in a surgical
suite setting off-site.
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. A great smile can make a great impression.
Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour of your natural
tooth enamel, improving the appearance of stained teeth. By far, the most popular method is using a
home tooth whitening system that can dramatically whiten your smile. A custom plastic tray will be
fabricated from moulds of your teeth. These trays, filled with a special whitening solution, can then be
worn either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on your desired
whiteness. Some sensitivity is normal and will subsist over time.
Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, not crowns, bridges, or veneers, replacement of any restorations can be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Naturally, tooth whitening is not permanent as enamel will stain due to smoking and to drinking coffee, tea, or wine. Because of this, a touch-up may be needed every several years.
If your smile can benefit from one of the above procedures, call us today to schedule an appointment
with our cosmetic dentist in Calgary! We'll give you a beautiful smile that you can enjoy for years!