Exam & cleaning
Only your dentist has the knowledge, skills and training necessary to identify and meet all your dental needs. He is the only one who can perform a dental exam that is essential to maintain good oral health.
The dental exam can detect problems early, before you can see or feel them. The sooner they are detected, the easier they will be to handle and less expensive.
Dental plaque is a film composed of bacteria that deposits itself onto the tooth surfaces. When plaque adheres and remains on the teeth, tartar is formed. Plaque and tartar irritate the gums that may bleed, become irritated and infected. These conditions create what is called gingivitis which can cause more severe disease such as periodontitis.
A dental filling, is a way to restore a tooth when there is a loss of structure, usually due to dental caries or dental trauma.
The composite resin restoration restores the appearance, integrity and function of a natural tooth. Composite veneers are sometimes used to restore the aesthetics of the tooth.
Root canal treatment
A root canal treatment can save a tooth that would otherwise have been lost. The treatment involves removing the infected tissue, damaged or dead in the tooth canal, which often cause pain and infection (abscess). Once the canal is cleaned and disinfected, it is sealed with a plastic material called gutta percha.
It is often recommended to do a dental crown to prevent possible fractures in the future.
When your tooth is severely damaged or may suffer a fracture, and a simple filling can not ensure its longevity, we use a dental crown.
A crown is a porcelain “cap” which can be fabricated in a dental laboratory or at the dental clinic with CEREC technology. The “cap” is then placed over the tooth to restore its shape and function. Highly aesthetic, the crown mimics a natural tooth. That is why we also use it to restore a fractured or discolored tooth. It can also be used to improve its shape.
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and is an alternative to dental implants and removable dentures.
The bridge is cemented onto pillars that have been previously shaped.
Dental bridge & crown
When wisdom teeth are aligned, they function properly and the gums are healthy, they do not need to be removed. Unfortunately, in most cases this does not occur. When they are incorrectly positioned the potential for periodontal disease and dental caries are higher. Their extraction is then recommended.
These poorly positioned teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection (abscess). The pressure of the erupting wisdom tooth is a minor factor for misaligned teeth.