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Unlock Your Best Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry at Bloor Smile Dental

Your smile is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal—a great smile has the ability to light up a room, convey confidence, and help leave a lasting impression. However, if you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, you may find yourself holding back from sharing your full, radiant smile with the world.

At Bloor Smile Dental, we understand the profound impact a beautiful, confident smile can have on your life. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental services designed to enhance your smile’s appearance and boost your self-assurance. Our highly skilled and experienced Toronto cosmetic dentists, Dr. Aarati Balakrishnan and Dr. Irma Kacur, are committed to providing top-notch care to help you achieve your desired look.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that subsumes a wide variety of dental treatments. These cosmetic procedures are targeted at improving the visual appearance of teeth, gums, and, through that, your smile.

From correcting aesthetic flaws to restoring the natural beauty of your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of solutions.

The most common cosmetic dental procedures include, for example, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, orthodontics (including Invisalign), and gum contouring/reshaping.

According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of all adults believe that an attractive smile elevates the attractiveness of a person to members of the opposite sex (Source: AACD). Furthermore, the same survey found that 74% of all adults felt that an unattractive smile can dampen a person’s chances for career success.

These statistics underscore the significant role that cosmetic dentistry can play in boosting confidence and creating positive first impressions, both in personal and professional life.

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The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Boost your Self Confidence

A beautiful, radiant smile can significantly enhance your self-esteem and confidence in social and professional settings.

A study by Kelton Research found that people with attractive smiles are generally perceived as more successful, intelligent, and confident.

Correct aesthetic flaws

Cosmetic dentistry can address discoloration, gaps, misalignment, or other imperfections and give you a more attractive, harmonious smile.

Fix Stained teeth

Over a period of time, our teeth can become stained, worn, or damaged, contributing to an aged appearance. Cosmetic procedures can help revive the natural beauty and youthfulness of your smile. A study in the Journal of America Dentistry found that people with whiter teeth were perceived as up to five years younger than those with discoloured teeth.

Look Younger

Advances in cosmetic dentistry offer opportunities to make patients appear younger through conservative and esthetic enhancements of teeth and smiles. Cosmetic dentistry procedures like whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings/crowns can help people achieve a more youthful and attractive smile,

More Social Interaction

With an improved smile, individuals may feel more comfortable engaging in conversations and attending social events without feeling self-conscious about their appearance.

Improved Oral Hygiene and Function

Procedures like tooth straightening can correct misaligned teeth, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene and reducing the risk of decay and gum disease. Cosmetic dentistry can also improve bite function and speech.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures Offered at Bloor Smile Dental

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, creating a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Veneers represent an excellent option for correcting a variety of aesthetic concerns, including: Discolored or stained teeth, Chipped or cracked teeth, Gaps or spacing issues, Misshapen or irregularly shaped teeth.

The process of getting veneers typically involves: Preparing your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Taking impressions. Having custom veneers fabricated in a dental laboratory. Once the veneers are ready, they are carefully bonded to your teeth. This process results in a stunning and long-lasting transformation.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, our teeth can become discoloured and stained on account of various factors, for example, aging, the consumption of certain foods and beverages, and last but not least on account of lifestyle habits. A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 80% of adults aged 18-49 wish they had whiter teeth (Source: AACD). At Bloor Smile Dental, we offer professional teeth whitening solutions that effectively remove stubborn stains and restore your smile's radiance. Our dentists use high-quality whitening products and techniques to ensure safe and effective results.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cost-effective cosmetic procedure with versatile dental applications. It can repair minor imperfections in teeth, such as chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration.

During the bonding process, a tooth-coloured resin material is applied to the affected area and is shaped and contoured to match the contours of your natural teeth. The bonding material is then hardened with a special curing light, creating a seamless and natural-looking result.

SureSmile Clear Aligners

Misaligned or crooked teeth can affect your appearance and oral health. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, approximately 4.5 million Americans are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment (Source: AAO).

At Bloor Smile Dental, we offer SureSmile clear aligners. These are a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. SureSmile uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners that gradually help to shift your teeth into their proper position, giving you a straighter, more attractive smile.

Gum Contouring/Reshaping

In some cases, excessive gum tissue can cause a "gummy smile" appearance, which can detract from the otherwise pleasing aesthetics of your smile.

Through gum contouring and reshaping procedures, our cosmetic dentists can skillfully sculpt and reshape your gum line, revealing more of your natural tooth structure and creating a balanced, harmonious smile.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns or caps for teeth play a significant role in cosmetic dentistry. They can improve the appearance of discolored, misshapen, or damaged teeth by covering the entire visible portion with a tooth-colored cap. Crowns can also be used to restore teeth that are too decayed or worn down for other cosmetic procedures like veneers or bonding.

In addition to enhancing the aesthetics of a smile, crowns can provide functional benefits by strengthening and protecting weakened teeth.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays: These are a form of indirect dental restoration. They are used when a tooth has had too much damage to be restored by a basic filling but not severe enough damage yet that would require a dental crown.

Inlays and onlays are made outside the mouth as separate and solid pieces that fit the specific shape and size of a patient’s dental cavity and then cemented in place in either premolars or molars, where they are usually needed.

The main difference between the two, is the part and amount of the tooth they cover. Inlays cover the pits and fissures of a tooth and the chewing surface in between the cusps (sharp-pointed points), while onlays cover one or more cusps. If all cusps and the entire surface of the tooth are to be covered, a dental crown is required.

Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made of gold, cast metal and later, ceramic. Today, modern cosmetic dentistry uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing) technology along with additive and subtractive methods combined with ceramic and other alternative materials.

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth and you don’t want to use dentures, then dental implants are for you. Missing teeth are nothing to be embarrassed about; they affect people of all ages. Nearly 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years have at least one missing tooth, and 1 in 4 people over 74 years old have lost all their teeth.Dental Implants | Toronto Cosmetic Dentistry

Although dentures are less expensive and are removable, they can cause public embarrassment if they slip out of place while you are eating or speaking. If they are not cleaned regularly or fitted properly, they can lead to infection and tooth decay. They also must be regularly replaced after significant wear and tear.

Dental implants involve replacing the entire structure of a tooth with the root included, permanently. This replacement has 3 parts: a titanium post surgically placed in the jawbone, an artificial tooth (usually a crown) above the gum line, and an abutment that connects the jawbone and the crown.

With dental implants, your teeth look more natural than dentures and feel more comfortable. Implants are easier to maintain, and you save yourself any embarrassment that dentures might cause.

What is the Difference Between a Regular Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

Both regular dentists and cosmetic dentists have the same basic training in general dentistry. A regular dentist, though, focuses more on the general oral care of the entire family while a cosmetic dentist specializes in dental aesthetics.

General dentistry training addresses dental problems linked with oral hygiene, dental discomfort, and pain. So, both regular and cosmetic dentists can fill a cavity, for example, but a cosmetic dentist can use a composite filling to match the color of your teeth so it’ll look better afterward.

If you want to improve your smile by improving the way your teeth, gums, and even bite look, it is best for you to see a cosmetic dentist.

Are you too shy to openly smile because of cracked, crooked, discolored, or uneven teeth? You are missing out on a lot of smiling’s superpowers when you don’t have to anymore. A team of professional cosmetic dentists in Bloor West Village passionate about oral health can give you the personalized attention and best oral health care you need.

What Sets Bloor Smile Dental Apart

At Bloor Smile Dental, we are proud of our commitment to excellence in cosmetic dentistry. What sets us apart is:

  1. Experienced cosmetic dentists with an artistic eye: Dr. Balakrishnan and Dr. Kacur have extensive training and experience in cosmetic dentistry, allowing them to approach each case with an artistic vision and attention to detail. They understand that a beautiful smile is not just about straight, white teeth – it’s about creating a harmonious, balanced look that complements your unique facial features.
  2. Modern technology and techniques: Our practice is equipped with modern dental technology equipment and materials, ensuring that your cosmetic treatments are performed precisely and deliver beautiful, long-lasting results. For example, we use digital smile design software to create a virtual mockup of your desired smile, allowing you to visualize the potential outcome before committing to treatment.
  3. Personalized treatment plans: We know that every individual patient has unique needs and goals. That’s why we take the time to carefully evaluate your dental condition, evaluate any concerns and then develop a treatment plan that is personalized and tailored to your very specific requirements. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns, expectations, and desired outcomes to ensure we help you reach the smile that you desire, which reflects your personality, and which enhances your natural attractiveness.
  4. Commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction: For your Toronto Cosmetic Dentist, your physical comfort in treatment and satisfaction with your smile are our top priorities. From our welcoming office environment to our gentle approach, we strive to make your cosmetic dental experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We also offer various sedation options for those who have a concern with dental anxiety or have sensitive teeth.

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist in Bloor West Village, Toronto

It should be a dentist who you have a good comfort level with, for ease of communication especially since they will help change the way your teeth and smile look, which will then change your appearance, your sense of self-esteem, and how people perceive you, which in turn can affect the rest of your life.

So what are the key criteria to use when choosing a good cosmetic dentist in Toronto’s Bloor West Village? There are essentially 5 main factors to consider:

1. The dental clinic is conveniently located near you with a schedule that accommodates yours so that whenever you need follow-ups and check-ups, they are easily accessible.

2. Check their credentials, certifications, experience, and continuing education. They should be well-trained and have a good reputation among the dental community. Assess how much of their training and practice is focused on cosmetic dentistry.

3. Ask for referrals and interview some people who have undergone similar cosmetic procedures that you intend to have. Review the clinic’s portfolio and before-and-after photos. Inquire about their facilities, equipment, and technology, as well as anesthesia used during treatments. You need a cosmetic dentist you can trust, with a proven track record.

4. Schedule a visit and get a feel of their clinic, their team, and their general environment. Is it a place you would feel comfortable visiting more than once? Do you feel good around them? Are they caring about their patients? How do they treat their own staff ? You need those who really care about improving people’s well-being because there is a vast difference in the results of work done out of love and work done for the sake of it.

5. Do they have payment plans to meet your budget and needs? Since elective procedures are typically, not covered by insurance, go with the cosmetic dentist who has payment plans that can meet your resources.

Your professional cosmetic dentists at Bloor Smile Dental, conveniently located in Bloor West Village, houses Dr. Irma Kacur and Dr. Aarati Balakrishnan, who are passionate about making dental visits soothing to their patients and oral health sustainable for everyone.

Dr. Kacur has over 35 years of experience as a dental practitioner and has been with Bloor Smile Dental since 2001. Originally a graduate of the University of Belgrade, Dr. Kacur moved to Canada and completed her National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) examinations to earn her Canadian Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) license in 1983. Her patients have followed her through the years in her practice. She is specially trained in the Invisalign form of treatment for aligning teeth and in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to repair gum recession, instead of traditional surgery.

Dr. Balakrishnan is a dental surgeon who has worked with numerous dental clinics all over the Greater Toronto Area. She earned her dentistry degrees from the Government Dental College in Mumbai, India, and from the University of Toronto. A member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association, she has specialized in dental implants through her various continuing education courses in the United States and Canada.

Both Dr. Kacur and Dr. Balakrishnan share a commitment to excellent service and treatment outcomes, with meticulous care and dedication.

Bloor Smile Dental, equipped with state-of-the-art dental facilities and equipment, is regularly open 6 days a week, but. welcomes new patients and emergency cases as well.

If you would like to find out more about how Bloor Smile Dental can help you, call 416-604-4009 or fill up this form to schedule an appointment now.

Why still hide your smile when you now have a choice?

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Whether you’re seeking to correct a specific aesthetic concern or achieve a complete smile makeover, our Toronto cosmetic dentists at Bloor Smile Dental are here to help you unlock your best smile. Please schedule a consultation today and discover how our exceptional cosmetic dental services can transform your smile and boost your confidence.