Micro Abrasion

Remove Stains with Micro Abrasion

After years of drinking coffee, tea, and soda, many people experience stains and discoloration on their teeth that simply will not seem to budge. Decalcification of the teeth can cause lasting white marks on the surface. Regardless of the source of your stubborn tooth stains, there is a dental procedure that might be a solution to your problem: enamel micro abrasion. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation for micro abrasion in the GTA, contact the offices of Dr. Ed Philips in Toronto.

What Is Enamel Micro Abrasion?

Stains and discoluoration often exists only on the surface enamel of the teeth. Dr. Philips can apply an abrasive mixture to the surface of the teeth to gently buff away the surface enamel, revealing stain-free enamel below. The treatment only removes approximately .2 millimeters of enamel, so the change in thickness of the tooth is imperceptible, but the appearance can change significantly.

What Does the Micro Abrasion Process Entail?

The first step will be for you to visit Dr. Philips for a consultation. He will look at the overall health of your teeth and gums and the discoluoration problems that are being addressed. Any significant oral health issues will be addressed before proceeding with the treatment.

The actual stain and discoluoration removal process is extremely simple and pain free. A rubber dam is used to block the gums and lips from coming into contact with the abrasive mixture. The compound is then placed on the surface of the teeth.

Next, the top several microscopic layers of enamel are buffed away either manually or with a very slow moving dental instrument. Afterward, you will rinse your mouth and immediately see the results of the procedure.

Are You A Good Candidate for this Treatment?

Micro abrasion is a very non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that is perfectly safe for majority of patients. However, because it does involve gently removing part of the enamel, it is important that the teeth be strong and healthy and not showing any signs of decay or erosion. Before treatment begins, our team will ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to benefit from the abrasion process.

Another factor to take into consideration is the deepness and cause of your stains. Discolouration, such as brownness from smoking or drinking coffee often shows marked improvement from micro abrasion. If your discoloration is primarily within only the top layers of enamel, this cosmetic treatment can provide a major improvement to the appearance of your smile.

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What Are the Key Benefits?

There are numerous reasons why people interested in brightening and whitening their teeth choose micro abrasion. If you are still on the fence as to whether or not this is the right choice for you, take the following advantages into consideration.

  • Simplicity and Convenience

    This treatment is very fast, simple, and causes little to no discomfort. There is no need for any anaesthetics, sharp instruments, or injections. You can be in and out of the office with better looking teeth in no time.

  • Cost Effective

    When it comes to transforming the look of your smile with aesthetic dentistry, micro abrasion is one of the most valuable choices. You can greatly change the appearance of all of your teeth using a treatment that is much less costly than other more invasive procedures.

  • Ideal Treatment for Surface Stains

    When you have minor surface stains and discolourations, instead of attempting to cover these issues, you can buff them away completely. This is often the top recommended course of action for stained teeth and discolourations.

For more information regarding how you personally could benefit from enamel micro abrasion, contact our Toronto offices and schedule a consultation.

Pairing Micro Abrasion with Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments

In many cases, people choose to take their smile transformations even further by adding other non-invasive aesthetic dental treatments, including:

  • Teeth Whitening

    Once you have removed major surface stains through abrasion and revealed underlying enamel, you can take the brightness a few steps further by following the procedure with tooth whitening. It is always best to opt for professional whitening surfaces than to try to whiten your teeth at home.

  • Teeth Contouring

    Teeth contouring is very similar to micro abrasion, in that your dentist improves the appearance of the teeth by carefully removing small amounts of enamel. During tooth contouring, Dr. Philips uses sculpting instruments to make subtle changes to the shape of the tooth. This can address issues such as chips in the teeth, overlapping teeth, and teeth that are pointed or rough on the edges. Teeth contouring is suitable for making minor changes to tooth shape.

Why Choose Dr. Philips?

Even though enamel micro abrasion may be a very simple and non-invasive dental procedure, you still want to choose a cosmetic dentist that has the experience and skill to produce the best results possible. In the Greater Toronto Area, that dentist is certainly Dr. Philips.

Dr. Ed Philips has been a leader in aesthetic dentistry for decades and has earned his impressive reputation in this area. In addition to a sterling academic and professional background, he has been published in numerous academic journals and is asked to lecture on his craft at institutions across North America.

When you visit our facility, the Studio for Aesthetic Dentistry, you will experience more than simply just another average, clinical dentist office. Dr. Philips and his team of talented dental professionals go to great lengths to make their clients feel comfortable and relaxed. Our facilities feel similar to a mixture of a dental practice and spa.

Within our studio, you will find one dental chair. This means during your procedure you have complete privacy and all of our attention. If you are ready to learn more about dental micro abrasion in GTA, or if you are considering any other aesthetic dentistry procedures, contact our offices in Toronto. We will happily answer your questions and help you schedule a one on one consultation.

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