Cosmetic Dentistry FAQS

Who is candidate for cosmetic dentistry treatment? Previously, little could be done to attain the smile you always dreamed of the treatments available to treat chipped, stained or crooked teeth were limited yet. Today with the vast range of cosmetic dentistry treatments available, every smile can be esthetically enhanced.

1. Rejuvenate discolored / stained teeth
2. Close gaps between teeth
3. Reduce the over-crowded nature of teeth
4. Straighten overlapping or crooked teeth
5. Cover chips
6. Conceal blemishes
7. Replace missing teeth
8. Repair breakages
9. Replace Amalgam fillings with Tooth-Colored Restorations
10. Gum Re-contouring for gummy smiles
11. Smile Design

Tooth whitening is probably the most popular cosmetic procedure available today. This is the case as tooth whitening can be quickest-most effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile lightening teeth within just one consultation. Tooth whitening can transform the effects of aging and discoloration.

If your teeth become damaged, lost or simply worn over time. There are a number of options available to treat these problems.
If teeth are lost, then dental implants dentures or bridges maybe an option for you. If a tooth needs rebuilding, then crowns, inlays or onlays could be the solution. For cosmetic changes tooth whitening, veneers and bonding are amongst some of the treatments that you could consider, during your initial consultation. We will evaluate your dental condition and work with you to determine the best treatment option for your individual situation.

During the consultation process, Dr. Faridrad will determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and if the procedure can achieve your individual cosmetic goals, the procedure begins by coating the teeth in a professional-grade whitening gel. This hydrogen peroxide-based gel is then activated by a special light or laser that encourages oxygen to enter the dentin and enamel, bleaching out stains and discoloration. The entire chair-side procedure can usually be completed within an hour, you can immediately return to your normal daily life with no downtime, and you can enjoy a whiter, brighter smile.


Prior to teeth whitening you can use toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth to help prevent discomfort during treatment. The active ingredients in these toothpastes work by filling naturally-occurring microscopic holes in the tooth’s surface, which cause sensitivity. At the start of treatment a protective barrier is placed on the gums to prevent any irritation of the soft tissue, however, This usually does not protect against tooth sensitivity. If you have difficulty tolerating your treatment, your dentist, Dr. Faridrad in Amirad Family Dentistry can modify the intensity of the gel or shorten the duration of time your teeth are exposed to the activating light. Another option is to split your full treatment over two days to limit sensitivity.

The longevity of your teeth whitening results depend on how you care for your teeth after treatment. To keep teeth white and bright it is important to avoid consuming staining beverages and foods when possible. If you drink coffee, have a glass of red wine, or eat dark barriers, you can help prevent stains from forming by rinsing your mouth or brushing soon after consumption. Use of Tobacco products is another habit that can create tooth discoloration, so you may want to consider quitting, cutting back, or using non-staining nicotine-based products instead. Also, make sure to keep Dr. Faidrad may be able to provide you with professional at-home whitening gel and custom trays to use as needed.

The average cost for teeth whitening treatment in Amirad Family Dentistry is around $ 560 for conventional light and $ 750 for laser type.
However, you treatment at our practice could cost more or less depending on your unique needs and goals. If you would like to get a price estimate for your personalized teeth whitening treatment, a consultation with Dr. Faridrad is recommended. Dr. Faridrad can determine whether you are a good candidate for whitening! If you find out that the type of stains and discoloration on you have will not respond well to whitening, you may want to consider porcelain veneers to brighten your smile with long-lasting results.
Whether you decide to go with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, dental financing can make the cost of your care more affordable. If you have questions about pricing, payment options please contact our practice.
For more information about whitening your teeth or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Faridrad please contact us today.

Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are affixed to teeth to lengthen worn teeth, close gaps, brighten discolored teeth and restore smile symmetry. Unlike dental crowns, they cover only the most visible portion of the affected tooth and are designed to look like your natural tooth.

Yes! Porcelain dental veneers are custom-designed to fit your tooth with the most comfortable, natural-looking result. Once a small amount of the existing tooth has been altered for the best fit, the veneer is color-tinted to match the surrounding teeth and firmly cemented in place for both functional and aesthetic benefits.

You can maintain your porcelain veneers with regular brushing and flossing and overall good oral hygiene.

Porcelain veneers can last for years, even decades. They do not change color and they are made with durable material designed for long-lasting results-lifetime results in many cases.

When considering porcelain dental veneers, patients should look for a dentist with established credentials in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Faridrad and Dr. Sarbaz offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry option that can cancel or repair nearly any dental concern. They have experience and expertise in treating conditions that are impairing the health and / or appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. During a one-on-one consultation at Amirad Family Dentistry, they listen to your specific aspirations, understands your concerns, and designs an individualized approach for giving you that great-looking smile of your dreams.

No, this procedure is not considered painful. Patients can experience some sensivity when the tooth is being prepared. Porcelain dental veneers can be applied with a local anesthetic or sedation dentistry techniques at our practice in heart of North York for a painless experience. Dr. Faridrad and Dr. Sarbaz utilize their considerable skill and experience to give patients the most relaxing, comfortable office visit possible.

When properly cared for, composite or porcelain veneers can last for years even decades. They are made with durable stain-resistant material, which makes them strong, prevents them from changing color, and keeps your smile looking youthful. Practicing good daily oral hygiene and scheduling routine oral exams is the best way to maintain your results long-term. Patients who frequently clench their jaw or grind their teeth at right may consider a small oral appliance to protect the veneers during sleep.


Porcelain veneers from Amirad Family Dentistry typically cost anywhere Between $ 700 – $ 800 per tooth, on average. Since each porcelain veneers procedure is customized to meet the unique needs of the patient, the price varies from case to case. The final expense is calculated using a number of variables, including the number of veneers, type of veneers, and veneer placement.
Though you may be able to find a cosmetic dentist who will perform the porcelain veneers procedure at a reduced cost, choosing a less experienced dentist can lead to poor results or costly complications in the future.

Teeth worn down from excessive grinding.
Dr. Faridrad was able to lengthen teeth and remedy patients smile using porcelain veneers at Amirad Family Dentistry office in Toronto.

If you are not a good candidate for treatment with all porcelain veneers-due to some badly damaged, severely misshapen, decayed, or otherwise problematic teeth-your dentist may recommend custom porcelain crowns to improve the health, strength, and appearance of each affected tooth.

For individuals who do not want veneers but are interested in making minor, purely cosmetic improvements, cosmetic bonding may provide a suitable solution. Tooth-colored composite resin is incredibly versatile; however, this method does not yield results that are as long-lasting or shade-stable as porcelain veneers.

Dental crown is a long-lasting restorative treatment. That means you will have a crown for many years in your mouth. Certainly, you want to have it done in the most professional and skill full way.
So, if possible, when considering types of dental crowns and cost, try not to go directly to the least expensive dentist without analyzing your options. Weigh in all factors before deciding. Maybe it’s better to spend a bit more and be sure the results will be good and long-lasting.

On average, dental crowns last between 10-20 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of “Wear and Tear” the crown exposed to how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits such as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails, and using your teeth to open packaging. As a general rule, gold crowns and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM) tends to last the longest.

All ceramic crowns may look more natural, but they’re usually not as strong as the metal or PFM versions. All-resin crowns tend to wear down faster, too.

• Teeth sensivity
It’s not unusual for a crowned tooth to be sensitive to heat or cold
However, if you tooth is very sensitive to pressure when you bite down, the fit maybe off. Talk with your dentist.

• Chipped crown
Certain types of crowns, notably all-porcelain crowns, are more vulnerable to chipping.
Your dentist maybe able fix small chips.
The porcelain used for PFM crowns may break away, revealing the metal structure underneath. These chips may not need to be repaired if the metal is still intact.

• Crown knocked out or loose
Your crown could get loose or even fall out if there is not enough cement keeping it in place. Call your dentist if you think your crown feel loose or wiggly.

• Allergic reaction
It is not common, but some people can have an allergic reaction to the metal used in some crowns.

• Gum disease
If you notice your gums around your crown getting sore or irritated, or if this area starts bleeding, you may be developing gingivitis, or gum disease.

• Dark line on crowned tooth next to the gum line.
This is normal, particularly if you have PFM crown. This dark line is simply the metal of the crown showing through. While not a problem in itself, the dark line is cosmetically unaccepted and your dentist may have to replace the crown with an all porcelain or ceramic one.

Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two visits to dentist :
– The first step involves examining and preparing the tooth.
– The second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.

While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue
To follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day.
Chewing ice or hard foods might cause your crown to crack, especially if you have a porcelain crown.
If you grind or clench your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a night guard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.

This will vary depending on the material used and the preparation required. For example, all porcelain crowns are in general/ more costly than metal ones. And some crowns that require a core build-up, can increase the overall cost of the procedure. The price range of dental crowns per tooth today can be as follows:
• Gold crown : $1000 – $1100
• Porcelain crown : $1000 – $1200
• PFM crown : $700 – $900
• Zirconia crown: approximately the same as all porcelain crown.

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