Our dental practice offers a broad range of treatment options. We strongly believe in clearly informing our patients about the treatments we recommend. The information in this section provides valuable information that can serve as the starting point for understanding these options. Dental care should be personalised and based on individual needs; we recommend that you contact us if you have any questions or want to know more.
Despite improvements in dental care – many Canadians suffer from tooth loss – mainly due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury.
Dental implants are an option for tooth replacement and offer many advantages:
Properly aligned teeth will not only give you a confident smile but can significantly affect your overall dental health. Straightening your teeth can reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. It can also alleviate other issues associated with an improper bite such as speech and chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and the abnormal wear of tooth surfaces.
We believe that the best teeth are your own teeth, and as your dental team, our primary concern is to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. The oral health exam more aptly describes what is commonly referred to as a dental check-up. This is one of the most overlooked dental procedures and plays a major role in disease prevention.
Everyone’s teeth will darken over time. Changes in the colour of teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages we consume, like coffee, tea and soda. Discolouration may also be caused by medication taken during childhood, by illness, by the use of tobacco and by improper oral hygiene.
Endodontics (from the Greek endo “inside” and odons “tooth”) is the dental specialty involving treatments for the interior of the tooth, specifically the pulp and the tissues in the root of the tooth. A root canal is a procedure that removes infected pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with filler.
Periodontics (from the Greek perio “around” and odons “tooth”) is a specialty of dentistry that studies and treats the supporting structures of the teeth, and the diseases and conditions that affect them. One of these supporting structures is the gingiva (the gums).
A crown is a fixed covering that fits over a tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. A crown functions like a hard hat or helmet to protect the tooth. Crowns are made of a variety of materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a combination of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, although it is not the most durable of the options available.
Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to the front teeth. They are customized from porcelain material and bonded permanently, and are an excellent option to improve the appearance of a smile.