6 monthly Dental exams

6 monthly dental exams
A professional dental exam starts with low radiation digital X-rays and a thorough exam of your teeth and gums by the dentist. This enables us to determine the current state of each patient’s oral health and the drawing up of a customized treatment plan.

Digital X Rays

Digital Xrays

Preventative dentistry is key in maintaining your dental health

We utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office. Digital x-rays help with preventive dentistry by giving us a better look at your teeth.They use 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays.

Our goal is to help you and your family avoid uncomfortable or expensive future dental costs through early detection and prevention, which are key to minimizing serious dental procedures. These help  prevent dental problems like cavities and gum disease.

Gum Care

Gum Care

Gum disease typically goes untreated by many people who only visit the dentist if they are in pain – and gum disease usually isn’t painful. Besides the obvious symptoms below, gum disease has been shown to contribute to a much higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Every person should want to have regular checkups and teeth cleanings even though there is no pain. Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, persistent bad breath and loose teeth.

Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are another major cornerstone in preventive dentistry. A fissure sealant is a material that essentially covers the pits and grooves of teeth.

These areas on the surface of the tooth harbour dental plaque which contain bacteria. This area of plaque is often very difficult to clean, as the bristles on your toothbrush are often not able to get to the deepest part of these grooves. If the groves are not cleaned properly, dental decay can set in and progress very quickly.

Fissure sealants are a simple and effective method of protecting the biting surfaces of teeth against decay

Emergency dental care

Emergency dental care

 

We reserve openings in our schedule to accommodate dental emergencies and our office will strive to offer you the first available appointment.

Simple and surgical extractions including uncomplicated wisdom teeth removals

Simple Extractions

With advanced tooth decay,  bacteria can reach the nerve and that’s when you wake up in the middle of the night in agony. While the dentist may be able to save the tooth by doing a root canal and a crown, sometimes the tooth is so badly diseased that it must be removed. This is called tooth extraction. Most of these are routine procedures but some may be difficult and require surgical removal as in impacted wisdom teeth.

Root canal treatments

Root Canal Treatment

RCT is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside a tooth’s root. Decades ago, root canal treatments often were painful. With dental advances and local anesthetics, most people have little if any pain with a root canal. In fact, it’s probably more painful living with a decayed tooth. Root canal alternatives include extracting the damaged tooth and replacing it with a dental implant, bridge or removable partial denture.

Crowns

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Teeth that are weakened with thin walls due to large fillings can fracture easily even with moderate chewing pressure. Some teeth break due to decay. Occasionally, they present with nerve exposure and may require root canal treatment before restoration. A thorough assessment of your situation will be performed before the best option for your needs recommended.

When a tooth is badly broken down, or very badly worn, it needs to be held together for strength, and to be covered to protect the deeper layers of tooth structure. This is best done by completely covering the tooth with a crown.
Dental crowns encase damaged teeth entirely to the gum line. We fabricate all ceramic crowns in house and and fit them in one sitting. In rare cases where ceramic is unsuitable in a clinical situation, we send cases off to laboratories for the fabrication of metal and porcelain fused to metal restorations. See our video on Cerec procedures.

Onlays and Inlays

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If a large restoration is required, but a full crown is not necessary, an excellent way to restore the tooth is an onlay. These stretch comfortably across the cusps of the tooth and are a conservative alternative to crowns.

Inlays are an alternative to fillings and replace part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay, wear or trauma. They are stronger and can last longer than fillings. Excellent option for the chewing surfaces on back teeth.

Complete and partial Dentures

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We offer a full range of denture services including partial and complete plates both acrylic and metal.

Bridge

Bridge

It is a fixed alternative for patients missing a few teeth and do not want a removable appliance. This requires healthy supporting teeth on both sides of the missing span.

Implants

Implants

These are artificial teeth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. An excellent way to replace missing teeth

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Braces

Orthodontic braces can make remarkable changes to improve the appearance and function of your teeth. We take on uncomplicated cases and refer challenging ones to specialists. Early diagnosis is vital.

Veneers

Veneers

These are ultra thin shells of ceramic or composite resins which are bonded on to your front teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving the appearance of discolored or chipped front teeth.

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Tooth Whitening

We offer custom made take home kits or in house bleaching procedures

White fillings

fillings

There are various products and techniques used to replace lost tooth structure due to decay or trauma to teeth.
Some are very technique sensitive and may not be suitable in all situations. We use the latest technology availabe
to provide you with the most durable and aesthetic fillings.

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All teens aged 13 to 17 years are eligible to receive this basic dental care.
This does not include orthodontic care, tooth whitening or accidents that may be covered by ACC.

We are registered dental providers for ACC.
ACC covers dental injuries sustained through accidents.
All accidents must be registered within a year of the accident and a portion of the treatment costs may be claimable.
We will give you an estimate of what you can expect back form ACC. Prior approval may be required if extensive treatment is required.

Community Services Card

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We provide dental quotes fro work and income clients and accept community services and gold cards