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We are dedicated to restoring, repairing, and maintaining The Smile of Your Life. We love developing innovative, personalized approaches to your dental needs. Read more about the specific procedures we offer.

Comprehensive Examination for New and Existing Patients

Your initial visit will be scheduled for 1 hour. This includes the review of your medical and dental history, required X-ray(s) and a Comprehensive Examination will be done by our Dentists and Hygienists. This examination is very important as it will give us all the necessary information to determine the dental treatment that you need.


Dental Hygiene

Your initial visit will be scheduled for 1 hour. This includes the review of your medical and dental history, required X-ray(s) and a Comprehensive Examination will be done by our Dentists and Hygienists. This examination is very important as it will give us all the necessary information to determine the dental treatment that you need.


General Dentistry for Children and Adults

It is not always clear for parents to determine what their child requires for dentistry solution. There are however, a few signs or habits that may indicate a need for a check-up, no matter the age:

  • Losing baby teeth at too early or late a time
  • Difficult when biting or chewing
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Sucking on one’s finger
  • Sucking on one’s thumb
  • Jaws that shift or make noises
  • Misplaced, crowded or blocked out teeth
  • Teeth that do not meet or meet abnormally
  • Jaw and teeth out of proportion to the rest of the face
  • Biting of the roof of the mouth or the cheeks

If you are concerned that your child or teen may have any of the above symptoms, contact us today and schedule a consultation.


Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can help if you have stained, broken or uneven teeth. It is different from orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth with braces or other orthodontic devices. Procedures for cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Bleaching to make teeth whiter
  • Repairing spots with fillings that match your teeth
  • Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials
  • Reshaping teeth to match the other teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry uses an instrument called a laser that generates a very concentrated, narrow beam of light. As the laser is applied to the tissue, changes are brought about, thereby assisting in removing or reshaping the tissue, destroying bacteria.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990 and are a very useful treatment that is considered safe and effective for a large variety of dental procedures. The laser is often used in tandem with other dental instruments.
Here is a list of just some of the cases in which lasers can be used:

  • Helping expose a partially erupted wisdom tooth
  • Reducing discomfort cause by canker and cold sores
  • Removing excess muscle attachment that prevent proper mobility
  • Removing tissue for biopsy
  • Removal of tooth decay
  • Removal of lip hemangioma
  • Removal of Fibroma
  • Removal of Frenectomy
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Treating the gums in the case of gum disease
  • Reshaping or removing gum and bone tissue
    During teeth whitening to help speed up the procedure

The benefits of using lasers include reducing the need for anesthesia and drills in some procedures. They are more precise and help reduce bacteria and bleeding during dental surgery.


Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth or wear partial or full dentures, dental implants can be the perfect solution. An implant is a titanium screw that is placed in your jaw where it functions like a tooth root and stimulates the bone and tissue to keep them from disintegrating. An abutment is fastened to the implanted screw and an artificial tooth is attached to the abutment that protrudes from the gum. Once the artificial tooth is placed on the abutment, it looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.

Dental implants can also be used to secure partial or full dentures and instead of attaching an artificial tooth to the abutment, the dental plate or partial is fitted with an O-ring that snaps on to the abutment. For a partial denture, as few as one implant may be needed and for full dentures, it will take four or more implants to securely hold the prosthesis in place. Implant-supported partials or dentures function just like normal teeth, allowing you to bite and chew just as you did with your permanent teeth, but the dentures can still be removed for cleaning.


Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown becomes necessary due to a weakened tooth because of decay or fracture. It can also be used for cosmetic purposes. A dental crown is placed by first grinding away the tooth so that it is smaller. A crown or cap is then placed over the tooth and secured.

If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may suggest the use of a fixed bridge and dental crowns. Since the gap left by a missing tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift or move, it is important for your oral health to replace the missing tooth or teeth, and fixed bridges are one of the solutions for doing so. Bridges consist of a pontic (artificial tooth) and crowns, which are ‘caps’ that go over the teeth on both sides of the bridge and serve as anchors to stabilize the bridge. Traditional bridges are usually made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.


Porcelain Veneers

These wafer-thin shells that are most often made from porcelain or ceramic are bonded to the front surface of a tooth to cover teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, cracked or even misaligned or have gaps between them. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and then a mold of the way your teeth will look once the veneers are placed. The mold is sent to a dental lab where the veneers are created. Once they are returned to your dentist’s office (typically in five to ten business days), your dentist uses a special cement to apply the veneer to your tooth or teeth.

Once the veneer is placed and both you and your dentist are happy with the way it looks, a special light is used to harden the cement and permanently attach the veneer to your tooth.
Veneers are made in a tone and translucency that either matches your teeth or to whiten and improve the looks of your teeth. Veneers typically last for five to ten years and do not require any special care, just brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist.


White Fillings

If a natural-looking smile is important to you, your dentist can now repair and restore your teeth with tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers that when placed look just like your teeth.

Also known as dental fillings, tooth colored restorations are a way to help stop tooth decay from causing sufficient damage to warrant a tooth having to be pulled.

Made of a complex composite of plastic and zirconia/silica, tooth-colored restorations bond to your tooth, helping prevent any filling leaks or chances of any cracking or breaking of the tooth.
They also feel, look and function like your natural teeth and are ninety to ninety-five percent as strong as a healthy tooth whereas silver fillings are only forty to forty-five percent as strong.
When your decayed tooth needs more than a filling but less than a crown to repair it, your dentist will use either an inlay or an onlay to bring your tooth back to a healthy state.


Dentures

When you have several teeth missing from different areas of your upper or lower jaw, a partial denture can restore your biting and chewing abilities as well bring back a beautiful smile and retain the shape of your mouth. Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable and can be designed to use adjoining teeth as support or be secured by dental implants, which are titanium screws that are permanently placed in your jawbone. A full denture is needed if all of your teeth have been extracted, and the prosthesis that replaces your teeth, can be conventional removable dentures or implant-supported dentures.


Root Canal Treatment

The space within the root of each of your teeth is called a ‘root canal,’ and within that canal there is dental pulp that consists of soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels. Tooth decay or trauma can cause damage to your dental pulp, which results in infection that if left untreated can spread to the bone around your tooth, resulting in the loss of the tooth.
To save the tooth, your dentist will first remove the dental pulp and then the area that held the pulp is cleaned and shaped to hold a specialized filler material that will protect your tooth from any more infection and reduce any sensitivity of the tooth. Once the root canal is cleaned, filled and restored, your tooth is capped with a crown that protects the mended root canal and looks and functions like a normal tooth.


Gum Treatment

Periodontal Disease, or gum disease, is a serious infection in your gums that is mainly caused by bacterial plaque that is constantly forming on your teeth. When plaque isn’t removed by brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, it can turn to tartar—a hard substance that can only be removed by a dentist. When left in your mouth, plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of your gums which can develop into infections below the gum line causing the gum to separate from your teeth creating pockets that become infected and can even fill with pus.

As the pockets deepen and the disease becomes more pronounced, bone and gum tissue are destroyed which can ultimately result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease is stealthy, usually giving no or very few signs of its existence. Regular dental checkups can detect periodontal disease at even its earliest stages. Since periodontal disease is created by plaque and tartar buildup on your gums, good dental hygiene is a must in preventing gum disease.

Along with good daily oral hygiene habits, regular visits to your dentist for checkups and professional cleanings involving scaling and root planing that will remove plaque or tartar buildup, will help keep your gums healthy and free of periodontal disease and infections.

  • Scaling and root planning -deep cleaning
  • Connective Tissue Graft

Perio Protect Treatment

Perio Protect is a non-invasive treatment for gum disease. Proven to shrink periodontal pockets, decrease oral bacterial, and possibly eliminate the need for root scalings and extra cleanings, Perio Protect is a new tool our dentists use against gum disease. Along with your standard home dental care, Perio Protect destroys and prevents the overgrowth of bacteria under your gumline. Its simple use and effectiveness are appreciated by patients and dentists alike for fighting the damaging effects of periodontal disease.


Wisdom Teeth Extraction

At one time in the history of man, wisdom teeth (or third molars) were most likely an important part of our entire tooth structure, but that is no longer true. Because of a lack of adequate space in the jawbone for them, wisdom teeth that usually come in somewhere in our late teen years, often come in sideways pushing at an already established tooth, which causes the wisdom tooth to only partially erupt through the gums, or in some cases, it does not push through the gums at all and stays impacted under the surface.

Bacteria can grow around a partially erupted wisdom tooth causing periodontal disease or food can get caught between the wisdom tooth and the adjoining tooth creating tooth decay in both teeth. When a fully erupted wisdom tooth needs to be extracted, it is pulled like any other tooth. However, if the tooth is partially or fully impacted under the gum line and in the jawbone, an incision has to be made in the gums and the tooth, as well as a portion of the bone that is covering the impacted tooth, has to be removed.


Teeth Whitening

Your dentist can help you determine if your teeth and gums are healthy and good candidates for teeth whitening and which whitening process will give you even, natural looking results. If the discoloration or stains on your teeth will not respond well to whitening, your dentist will have other options that will work best for you.

If teeth whitening is a good option for you, in-office whitening will give almost immediate results and teeth whitening trays and gels created by your dentist can be done at home over the span of three days to two weeks.


Orthodontic Treatment

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than seven years of age.

At this young age, orthodontic treatment may not be vital, but close examination can determine the best time to begin orthodontic treatment. It is never too late to have a consultation.


Invisalign®

Invisalign® is essentially an invisible way to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. The Invisalign system employs a series of clear, removable aligners that move your teeth, over time, to give you the smile you always dreamed of. Invisalign is very versatile, helping to correct a wide range of dental and orthodontic issues such as over-crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbite and underbite. These situations can contribute to gum disease and wearing of teeth, as well as painful jaw and joint problems.


Myofunctional Orthodontics

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than seven years of age.

At this young age, orthodontic treatment may not be vital, but close examination can determine the best time to begin orthodontic treatment.

It is never too late to have a complimentary consultation.

Reasons for a Check-Up

It isn’t always clear for parents to determine if their child requires an orthodontic solution. There are however, a few signs or habits that may indicate a need for a check-up, no matter the age:

  • Losing baby teeth at too early or late a time
  • Difficult when biting or chewing
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Sucking on one’s finger
  • Sucking on one’s thumb
  • Jaws that shift or make noises
  • Misplaced, crowded or blocked out teeth
  • Teeth that do not meet or meet abnormally
  • Jaw and teeth out of proportion to the rest of the face
  • Biting of the roof of the mouth or the cheeks

If you are concerned that your child or teen may have any of the above symptoms, contact us today and schedule a consultation with our Orthodontists on staff.