Below is a list of only some of the services we offer. Please click on the link to learn more. If you have a question, please contact the office.
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We perform these concern screenings at your checkups and complete examinations. Sometimes you don’t even know we’re doing this. We examine outside and inside the mouth for any signs of suspicious lumps, bumps or lesions.
Cavities form as a result of multiple factors. Each person has their own unique risk factor for tooth decay (cavities). Bacteria in our mouth can produce acid which damages the tooth and can result in a cavity. Once the cavity has been removed, a filling is places to restore the tooth to it’s natural form and function. Proper brushing, flossing, cleaning with your hygienist and preventive measures help to reduce your risk for cavities.
Keeping your gums in good health is important for both oral and overall health. Uncontrolled, chronic gum inflammation can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other health conditions. Regular profession and preventive care help to reduce your risk of gum inflammation. Signs of Gum Disease include:
Red colour of your gums
Reducing your risk for Gum Disease can include:
Stress reduction program
Great professional care
Effective homecare strategies - brushing, flossing, waterpik
Consultation with your medical professionals regarding other conditions and medications
Reducing risk factors for gum inflammation (crowded teeth, smoking, bruxism, broken or failing dental work)
Healthy gums never bleed!
Tooth whitening is an easy and effective way to enhance your smile.
Custom whitening trays are the most common way to effectively whiten your teeth. Ask us which option is best for you!
The habit of clenching and grinding your teeth is referred to as bruxism. Many people clench and/or grind their teeth while they are sleeping. Bruxism increases your risk for tooth wear, fracture, gum recession, joint problems and muscle problems. Nightguard appliances help to reduce the damage done to your teeth and gums.
“The Tongue Trick” can also help to provide a good go-to position should you find yourself clenching and grinding. Ask us about this at your next visit!
Improving the look of your smile can involve a single or multiple different treatment modalities to achieve the desired results. Whitening your teeth, moving teeth with orthodontics, veneers, crowns, dental implants and bonding can all be involved. If you would like to learn more about your opportunities to improve you smile, please ask us!
Invisalign is a tool to provide orthodontic treatment for your smile. Invisalign is a custom system that is designed to move your teeth into a new and improved position for optimal aesthetics and health. The aligners are clear and removable providing a less obvious way to move your teeth. Orthodontic treatment can improve your bite relationship helping to achieve long term health.
A Crown is a hollow, artificial shell that covers or protects a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture or large filling. A dentist may recommend a crown when a tooth has a large cavity, history of root canal treatment, fracture, large filling, etc. A crown allows a tooth to be restored to more natural contour and strength. Crowns are most commonly made out of porcelain. Metal crowns are also occasionally indicated.
To receive a crown, often local anesthetic is provided. Your dentist will reduce the height and shape your tooth properly to receive the crown. An impression or registration of the preparation is taken and a temporary is provided. A second visit after crown fabrication is when the temporary is removed and the final crown cemented to the tooth.
Dental implants are a great way to replace one or multiple missing teeth. They can be used as a single tooth replacement or in combination with other dental implants to support a bridge or denture. The dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root that can support a crown. This treatment allows for predictable tooth replacement.
Root Canal Treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected or damaged pulp tissue. Pulp tissue lives within the middle of each tooth and is comprised of nerve tissue and blood vessels. Damage to the pulp tissue by tooth decay (cavity), cracks, history of large dental work can result in an abscess. Treatment of the abscess can involve root canal treatment. If left untreated, abscesses can pose more serious health conditions.
The process of removing a tooth from the mouth is called extraction. Severely decayed teeth, some fractured teeth and those that cannot be restored often require removal. Occasionally extractions are performed before a problem arises. Wisdom tooth removals and extractions required to correct crowding are examples.
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a splinted section of porcelain that anchors onto the teeth adjacent to the missing. The adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns and a bridge is fabricated to join those crows with one between to fill the space of the missing tooth. Bridges are not removable as they are cemented to your teeth.
A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material that is placed over the tooth. Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin. Veneers can be used to improve the aesthetics of teeth, strengthen teeth, improve shape and proportions of a tooth, among others.
Bonding is the procedure where composite resin is placed on a tooth to improve the aesthetics, fill minor spaces, recontour and improve the colour and shape of teeth. The composite resin can be used to provide aesthetic improvements to teeth.
Some patients develop very deep pits and grooves on their teeth. Deep pits and grooves are more likely to have plaque and bacteria accumulate in them. This increases the risk of developing a cavity. A sealant is recommended to cover the deep pits and grooves helping to lower the risk for tooth decay (cavity).
A denture is a removable replacement option for missing teeth. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in a dental arch and partial dentures replace just some missing teeth. The dentures fill the spaces from missing teeth and rely on adjacent teeth and gum tissue for support.