Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Root Canal Treatment

Oral Surgery

Implants & Prosthodontics

Preventive Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentistry

Oral Medicine & Pathology

braces and clear aligners

Orthodontics

Orthodontia is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of improper bites and crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help fix the patient’s teeth and set them in the right place. Orthodontists usually use braces and clear aligners to set the patient’s teeth. Orthodontists work on reconstructing the entire face rather than focusing only on teeth. After a course of active orthodontic treatment, patients will typically wear retainers (orthodontic devices), which help to maintain the teeth in their improved positions while surrounding bone reforms around them. The retainers are generally worn full-time for a period, anywhere from just a few days to a year, then part-time (typically, nightly during sleep) for as long as the orthodontist recommends. It is possible for the teeth to stay aligned without regular retainer wear. However, there are many reasons teeth will crowd as a person ages, whether or not teeth will stay aligned without retention. For this reason, many orthodontists prescribe night-time or part-time retainer wears for many years after orthodontic treatment. In diagnosis and treatment planning, the orthodontist must

    • Recognize the various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity;
    • Define the nature of the problem, including the etiology if possible;
    • Design a treatment strategy based on the specific needs and desires of the individual; and
    • Present the treatment strategy to the patient in such a way that the patient fully understands the ramifications of his/her decision.

    Paediatric Dentistry

    Pediatric Dentistry

    Paediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children. We strongly feel that pediatric dental care is essential for giving children the proper foundation for a healthy life, from childhood through adolescence and beyond.

    It is important to establish an ongoing relationship between the dentist and patient – referring to this as the patient’s “dental home”.

    Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay, maintaining oral health, modifying unusual habits, and treating as needed and as simply as possible.

    Parents are given a program of preventative home care (brushing/flossing/fluorides), a caries risk assessment, information on finger, thumb, and pacifier habits, advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counseling, and information on growth and development.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Endodontic treatment

    Root Canal Treatment

    Has your dentist or endodontist told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone. Learn how root canal treatment can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile.

    To understand a root canal procedure, it helps to know about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp, which contains the nerve of the tooth.

    Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

    Modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth.

    Oral and Maxillofacial

    Oral Surgery

    Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw, usually by a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

    The most common types of in-office oral surgery procedures are:

    • Simple Tooth extraction
    • Surgical extraction of root tips or impacted wisdom teeth
    • Management of soft and hard tissue trauma

    Surgical removal of impacted teeth

    Impacted teeth are those that are not fully erupted and partially or fully submerged in bone. The position of the tooth and proximity to surrounding tooth roots and nerves is assessed using a full-mouth panoramic radiograph or a 3D CBCT scan.

    The most commonly impacted tooth is the third molars or ‘wisdom teeth’. These are formed between the ages of 17-25 years. These teeth are prone to infection and create a gum trap for food and bacteria leading to inflammation of the surrounding gums known as Pericoronitis. Wisdom teeth removal can be performed comfortably under local anesthesia or under sedation. Most people recover from wisdom tooth removal in just a few days, with little discomfort.

    Dental implants

    Implants & Prosthodontics

    Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the rehabilitation of broken down teeth or replacement of missing teeth. A Prosthodontic specialist is highly trained in dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and esthetic dentistry.

    Dental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into your jaw bone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally-appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. Over the implant, a crown is screwed or cemented, making it look and function similar to a natural tooth. The success rate of dental implants depends on where the implants are placed and their purpose. Implants are great for replacing missing teeth. It is important that you have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth for the implants to be attached to. This requires assessment using a 3D scan and possible subsequent grafting.

     

     

     

     

     

    Dental Care

    Preventive Dental Care

    Preventive dentistry is dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It’s a combination of regular dental check-ups along with developing good habits like brushing and flossing. Taking care of your teeth starts early in childhood and extends throughout the course of your life.

    We recommend regular dental exams and cleanings of at least 6 month intervals. Early detection of lesions allows early and minimally invasive treatment, such as restorations for caries. The most important part of preventive care is at-home care. This includes brushing your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, regular flossing and a healthy diet. Visit our dentists to learn optimal home care techniques. With good dental hygiene, you reduce your risk of getting dental problems and related secondary health issues.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Invisalign

    Cosmetic Dentistry

    Cosmetic or esthetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, bite and overall smile. Common procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, tooth-coloured fillings, and implants.

    Teeth whitening
    Bleaching is the simplest way to brighten your smile. Discoloration caused by food and lifestyle habits can be lightened to reveal a glowing smile. The bleaching solution is applied to the teeth and activated with a special light in the dental clinic. Alternatively, a bleaching gel is provided to you to be used with a custom made tray at home. Your teeth can become 5-6 shades lighter. Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to bleach periodically.

    Veneers
    Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the facial surface of the teeth. It is ideal for heavy discolouration on teeth which doesn’t get corrected with bleaching, and for chipped front teeth. After thorough analysis and smile design, the outer enamel layer of the teeth is filed down, then an impression is taken and sent to the laboratory to fabricate your custom porcelain veneers which are bonded to your teeth.

    Invisalign
    Set of Clear aligners used to correct crooked or malaligned teeth. It is a great alternative to conventional metal or ceramic braces because it is virtually ‘invisible’. Schedule a consultation with our orthodontist to learn more.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cosmetic dentistry

    Oral Medicine & Pathology

    Cosmetic or esthetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, bite and overall smile. Common procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, tooth-coloured fillings, and implants.

    Oral medicine is a non-surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of pathologic lesions in the head and neck region that differ from ‘normal’ appearance. In many cases, conditions are managed medically with the use of topical and systemic medications or require biopsy for further analysis.

    This involves diagnosis and management of patients with:

    • Oral mucosal and salivary gland diseases
    • Oral complications resulting from systemic disease
    • Oral complications from cancer treatment
    • Diagnosis of abnormal conditions of the head and neck region
    • Orofacial pain including temporomandibular disorders