FILLINGS / CROWNS

Dental fillings are the most common type of dental restorations.

A FILLING uses composite (white tooth colored) or gold to recreate the shape and form of the natural tooth. These filling materials have their own advantages and disadvantages, please feel free to discuss with the Dentist which type is right for you.

We use iTero Digital Scanning Technology for crown creation which enables us to have more accurate fitting crowns in a shorter period of time.

 

VENEERS

Ever wanted the first thing people notice about you is your bright white smile?

Dental veneers are a thin, translucent coating made out of porcelain or resin. They are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve your teeth color, size or shape. Dental Veneers can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted by making the teeth look straighter for a more pleasing alignment.

Porcelain veneers are favored because of their incredibly natural appearance. Porcelain veneers are translucent. meaning that light permeates the surface rather than just bouncing off of it. After penetrating the porcelain shell. the light reflects off of the hard, opaque cement underneath. The reflection comes from the inside of your tooth, giving it the luminous quality of the surrounding natural teeth.

By its very nature, porcelain is resistant to stains. You can get an idea of its stain resistance by thinking of porcelain china. The delicate cups do not yellow despite years of holding tea and coffee. Though not 100% stair proof. porcelain veneers will retain their color when properly cared for.

Another benefit of dental veneers is that they are created to match your natural tooth in terms of shape, size, and color. Porcelain veneers are made from a mold taken of your tooth. Then, your doctor helps you select a color that matches and complements your natural teeth. Your veneer is created to these exact specifications. That way, your veneer will not stand out from your surrounding teeth in any way.

BONDING

Dental bonding is an excellent technique for defects such as chips, spots, gaps.

Generally speaking the term “tooth bonding” refers to a range of dental procedures each of which is similar in the sense that it employs the use of a type of dental restorative dentists call “dental composite.’

As a material dental. composite has a number of characteristics that a dentist can exploit when it is put to use. One of them is the way it creates a strong bond with calcified tooth tissues (meaning tooth dentin and enamel). Another important one is its color. Dental composite comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades so when it is placed it can closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth structure.

IMPLANTS

Dental implant is a tooth replacement or anchor supporting crowns, bridges or dentures.

Implants have become the standard of care to replace lost teeth. With a success rate of 90% or greater. In most cases, the implants will restore the dentition to as close to natural teeth as possible. Implant placement can prevent unnecessary weakening of neighbouring teeth, as well as, less stress and strain on the remaining teeth in the mouth.

At the first appointment the dentist will insert the implant into your jawbone. Your next appointment will not be for several weeks after the initial placement of the implant. to allow time for your bone to integrate (fuse) around the implant. Once the healing time has passed, an impression will be done of the implant for the final restoration to be placed on top of the implant.

Caring for a dental implant is the same as caring for your own natural teeth. Plaque can build up around the implants so it is important to maintain a regular hygiene schedule.

ROOT CANALS

A root canal is performed to prevent infection from spreading to healthy teeth.

The pulp inside of a tooth can be damaged by deep decay, or by the tooth cracking. This can allow bacteria to spread into the tooth, and can lead to an infection of the pulp, which could result in pain, an abscess, or the tooth dying. To prevent that infection or the bacteria from spreading to other healthy teeth and surrounding tissue, a root canal is performed.

To start, the dentist will drill into the pulp chamber of the tooth (where the nerves are located), and remove the infected pulp by scraping the pulp out of the root canals with fine dental files. Once the canals have been completely cleared and disinfected,the chambers of the tooth are filled with a putty like material which is melted and injected into the cleared passages.

Once the root canal has been completed, it is recommended that the tooth be restored and protected with a crown. Over time with no nourishment or blood flow to the tooth, it becomes brittle, and is at high risk of fracturing.