Cosmetic, Restorative and Family Dentistry - Dr. Kevin Cooke, DDS
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These are some of out most frequently asked questions:
Q What is cosmetic dentistry?
Q Can existing porcelain crowns or laminates be bleached?
Q How long should bonding last?
Q How long do porcelain laminates last?
Q Why do people choose porcelain laminates over bonding?
Q Can porcelain laminates or crowns give me lip support?
Q How do you get rid of spaces between teeth?
Q Does it hurt to have teeth prepared for laminates?
Q What are the advantages of laminates versus orthodontic treatment?
Q Are cosmetic procedures covered by insurance?

Q What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
A Also known as "esthetic dentistry," cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that implements many different procedures to improve the beauty of your smile.
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Q Can existing porcelain crowns or laminates be bleached?
A No, porcelain does not change color when exposed to dental bleach.
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Q How long should bonding last?
A Bonding lasts 3-5 years, depending on wear and tear.
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Q How long do porcelain laminates last?
A When properly maintained, porcelain laminates can last in excess of 10 years (10 years is the approximate average).   
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Q Why do people choose porcelain laminates over bonding?
A Laminates look more realistic than bonding, and they do not stain. They also feel more natural, are more durable, and are stronger than bonding composites.
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Q Can porcelain laminates or crowns give me lip support?
A If porcelain laminates are built out with bulk, they can deliver lip support, provided it does not interfere with function and local biology.
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Q How do you get rid of spaces between teeth?
A You can get rid of spaces between the teeth with porcelain laminates or bonding. Crowns may be used to fix more severe gaps between teeth.
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Q Does it hurt to have teeth prepared for laminates?
A No.  Preparing teeth for laminates is a painless, two-visit procedure. Local anesthesia can be given to highly sensitive patients, but  is usually not necessary.
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Q What are the advantages of laminates versus orthodontic treatment?
A Orthodontic treatment takes 18 months to 2 years and often requires braces, while porcelain laminates correct crooked teeth in just two visits.
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Q Are cosmetic procedures covered by insurance?
A Dental insurance usually does not cover cosmetic dental procedures.
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Dr. Kevin Cooke: specializing in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dental work and tooth whitening.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry that your teeth will love you for!
Serving Hamilton, Ancaster and surrounding areas.

 
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