Since each patient has unique needs based on priority, finances, and time, we strive to create individual treatment plans that work for you.
A custom-made crown (or cap) is a metal or porcelain “helmet” that completely covers a tooth.
A crown can repair and strengthen the tooth and often improves the appearance. The crown material chosen depends on function, aesthetics and cost.
A fixed bridge consists of two crowns with one or more artificial teeth between to “bridge” the gap of a missing tooth or teeth. It can improve your appearance and make chewing easier.
A veneer is a thin “shell” that is custom-made of tooth-coloured material to cover the front side of a tooth. They can cover nature’s mistake, an injured tooth or fill in gaps. They can make a great difference in your smile and are virtually undetectable.
Composite fillings can repair damaged or decayed teeth with a tooth-coloured filling material made of a durable synthetic material (white plastic). Composite fillings require less removal of tooth structure and bond to the tooth to strengthen it.
Amalgam fillings consist of a safe and stable alloy made from combining mercury, silver, tin and copper.
Cosmetic makeovers can range from changing the appearance of one tooth to replacing an entire set of teeth. Comprehensive treatment may require a combination of veneers, crowns, bridges, gum surgery, teeth whitening and tooth alignment to create a dramatic smile transformation of not just the teeth but the whole face.
Hygiene Services (cleaning)
Over time, a sticky bacterial film called plaque builds up on your teeth. Once it solidifies into a harder substance called calculus, it cannot be removed by simple brushing or flossing. However, your dental hygienist can come to the rescue!
During a professional teeth cleaning, calculus is scraped off, developed stains are removed and your teeth are freshly polished. Regular visits and consistent brushing and flossing help keep your teeth healthy by preventing future gum disease and bone loss caused by plaque and tartar buildup.
Tooth Extractions (tooth removal)
When problems progress to an irreparable state, the removal of teeth may be necessary. These range from developed gum disease, extreme tooth decay, orthodontic indications, improper growth of wisdom teeth, or trauma. Since the complexity of these procedures vary, a referral to an oral surgeon may be advised by your dentist.
Implants are made to replace missing teeth. An artificial root made of titanium metal is inserted into jaw bone and a new artificial tooth (crown) is then attached on top. Implants can replace single, multiple teeth or stabilize dentures.
Instead of having braces, an alternate method using transparent trays can straighten your teeth and give you the smile you always wanted. Tray aligners are made of clear thermoplastic material that look similar to teeth whitening trays.These are custom made for you to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your dentist. They look better and are more comfortable than regular braces. You can be advised by your dentist if Invisalign is right for you .
Dentures (complete and partial)
Dentures are another way to replace missing teeth .Partial dentures can be made to fill in the gaps of one or several missing teeth, while complete dentures replace an entire set of teeth. Your dentist will help you to determine the material and design to fit your individual needs.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canals, also referred to as endodontic therapy, are fairly common procedures, that give a similar experience as having a tooth filled. In the past , if a tooth had very large decay to the pulp ( the nerve) , it was usually extracted. Today , we make the best effort to save the tooth. Even teeth with significant damage from the disease or accident can be saved with root canal treatment and can last you a life time.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
Lasers are great for procedures involving gingival contouring , modification and removal of the soft tissues and periodontal therapy. Using Diode lasers, a gentler , faster and more comfortable result is achieved, which leads to faster healing and a happier patient.