What We’ll Do For You
We provide a wide range of dental services custom designed to meet your needs and concerns.
We perform all of the facets of dentistry with the exception of a select few. If you’ve always wanted whiter teeth, we can certainly help you in that area. Broken and chipped teeth are fixed easily and painlessly. I use anesthesia that is necessary for your appointment time. This means you will not be numb for hours and hours after the appointment.
We’re in the business of creating gorgeous, lasting smiles.
A bright, healthy smile leaves a positive impression and increases feelings of self-confidence and wellness. We offer the latest in cosmetic treatments that can make your smile a great asset.
Some of the more popular smile enhancing treatments being performed at our dental office include:
Implant Dentistry – Dental implants are replacement teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth. They are permanently rooted in your mouth to eliminate gaps in your smile and improve the functioning of your teeth.
Dental Veneers – Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover deep stains, cracks and chips.
Teeth Whitening – Teeth can easily become stained by food, drinks and the aging process. We offer a range of whitening treatments to brighten your smile.
White Fillings – White fillings are made to match your existing teeth to help you maintain a smile that looks clean and natural.
Semi-annual Checkups And Cleanings
Oral health is the combination of healthy teeth, gum, and bone. Even if you brush every day, you may be at risk for gum disease, a condition that seems painless but eventually causes tooth loss. Recent studies show that people who have gum disease are at greater risk for more serious problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. and our dental hygienist has the following resources to diagnose gum disease and stop it in its tracks:
Since research indicates that your overall health is dependent on your oral hygiene, our team offers a complete and thorough examination of your mouth each time you come in. Our dental hygienist will also take the time to review your brushing and flossing techniques and recommend ways to improve your daily hygiene. If we see problems during our exam, or if you have questions, we will discuss available treatment options with you. We are here for you.
The enamel on your teeth is harder than bone.
Yet, if you neglect to floss and brush or you don’t watch your diet, or if you are predisposed to having weaker teeth then you can get decay. If you have pain in your mouth or you have a hole in your tooth or you have got a broken tooth then schedule an appointment by calling 905-683-3811. We will examine your mouth, we will recommend the services you need to restore your teeth and prevent further damage from occurring. When you visit us, we may suggest any of the restorative services listed below:
Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile
If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is a mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means a seal is formed to reduce the chance of leakage, which is common with silver fillings. Composite resins offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile, if you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give us a call for an evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.
The silver filling is a mixture of silver, tin, zinc, copper, and mercury. Mercury is nearly 50% of the mixture. It is strong and can withstand the forces of chewing. It is less costly and less sensitive to moisture than the white filling.
Crowns and Veneers
If you want to have whiter, straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, but have chipped, stained, discolored, or even slightly crooked front teeth. Then we will be glad to help evaluate your specific situation, listen to the exact changes you have in mind, and provide you with the information you needed before any treatment is performed. Often, porcelain veneers can provide a completely improved smile in just a few appointments.
If you don’t like your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with crowns. While a filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, a crown can give you the more durable, stronger way to restore a tooth with extensive damage, front or back for the long term. With all the materials and techniques modern dentistry has to offer, crowns can be totally natural-looking. Crowns can correct bite problems, close spaces between teeth, change the angulations of teeth, and they can be used to replace missing teeth permanently, as part of a bridge, or over an implant.
Onlays and Inlays
Strong, Attractive, and Safe Alternatives to Silver or White Fillings.
Onlays are used for large restorations. They restore the area inside the cusp and extend over one or more sides of the tooth. They are usually made of porcelain or metal in the lab. One of my classmates while studying dentistry at the University of Toronto did research on Onlays/inlays and white fillings and came up with the result that Onlays/inlays are a better option (strength-wise) to the fillings
These are used to restore the area of the tooth inside the cusps. Inlays are usually made of porcelain or metal.
Onlays and inlays are created in a dental laboratory from an impression of your teeth. Any shrinkage of the device occurs in the lab and is accounted for when cemented. Large fillings can shrink and be at greater risk for breakdown and tooth sensitivity. The final result will fit perfectly with surrounding teeth and can be as strong as a natural tooth.
If you are missing a tooth, a permanent bridge can often be made to replace it. It should look and feel natural, without hooks or clasps, and stay in permanently, allowing totally normal function. When teeth are missing the remaining teeth begin to change position, and this can lead to numerous problems, including loss of more teeth. A fixed bridge will prevent teeth from shifting, and stabilize your bite. You can call our office at 905-683-3811 to schedule your evaluation.
A mouthguard or nightguard acts as a cushion and it absorbs forces we put on our teeth.
During clenching or grinding we insert ten times the force than chewing food, so it is too much force and it can cause tooth fracture, tooth wear, and pain. Grinding or clenching can cause headaches, shoulder aches, and neck aches.
We do not know for sure why we grind or clench, it is safe to say that stress is one of the reasons for it as it is the source of 70% of all diseases. Clenching is the body’s means to fight stress because it causes the release of cortisol ( the stress hormone) and lactic acid. According to Dr. Freedman: ” Excess cortisol can decrease strength, endurance, and performance. The many effects of stress-related cortisol on the human body include: migraines, sleep deprivation, chronic fatigue, hypertension, depression, decreased metabolism, and a weakening of the immune system.” Wearing a mouth guard keeps our teeth apart and interrupts the clenching cycle. And at the best, it might take the joy of grinding away from our subconscious, hopefully!
A sports guard, eh? At this time and age with all the progress of human knowledge and technology, we can play safer. Wow, that is great. Is not it? And we as dental professionals can help. With sports guards, the injuries to our mouth and teeth during games, hockey, basketball, etc… can be reduced immensely. It protects not just our teeth but gums, jaws, and cheeks as well. Sports guards also protect against hitting forces of teeth-to teeth contact which reduces head trauma and concussions.
We can make you a properly fitted mouthguard. First, we take an impression of your teeth and in the lab, we make a stone model of them. And on that stone model, we make you a plastic custom mouthguard with your favorite color or as close to your favorite color as possible!
Then you can play fashionably and with peace of mind. Have one custom-made for your mouth today by contacting our office.
Lip Fillers and Botox
Lip filler is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips.
These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected into your lips. But the most common filler is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase the volume of your lips. Call us today to find out more.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Once injected the gel in the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips. The benefits of using hyaluronic acid fillers include:
Control over lip volume – The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so the doctor has better control over how much lip volume is created.
Gradual pace of treatment – The injections can be given gradually during different appointments until the desired results are achieved.
Bumps dissolve easily – Any lumps and bumps created by movement of the lips can be dissolved easily.
Less bruising – There may be less bruising and swelling compared to other dermal fillers.
Reasonably lasting results – The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent.
We know that grinding and clenching can cause headache, shoulder ache and neck ache on top of the damages to our teeth. We can treat grinding and clenching by weakening the responsible muscles. By relieving the muscles the facial pain will be eliminated.
For facial pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) cases, we can inject muscles responsible with Botox.The use of Botox in TMD therapy can give us a totally new insight as to helping these patients who have had a lot of trouble getting relief before.
We can get relief for facial neuropathic pains by Botox as well. We offer free consultation for Botox and lip fillers questions.
A Happier, Healthier You
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In-office teeth whitening when you stay for one hour for the treatment and voila you get whiter teeth, of course, the result varies from patient to patient. Then we make you custom trays to take home with teeth whitening gel and you can continue the treatment at home as you wish.
At-home teeth whitening
This is another option for getting whiter teeth. We take an impression from your teeth. We make you custom trays to fit your teeth. We give you a teeth whitening kit and you apply it at home at your convenience.
Root canals need to be treated when the infection has reached them.
Normally it accompanies tooth sensitivity to hot ( when the bacteria reach the canals, they expand upon heat getting to them, e.g. drinking hot tea or coffee…, hence causing the sensation of toothache. Sometimes tooth dies, meaning there is no pain anymore because the nerve inside the canals is completely gone but then the jaw or cheek swells up due to bacteria getting access to them via the canals. In this case, the tooth needs to be treated as well. During root canal treatment in Ontario, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Afterward, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.
The closest a replacement can come to the natural tooth.
When permanent teeth are lost, regardless of the reason or the number of teeth, dental implants can offer a “new lease on life.” They are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and aesthetic. After nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases.
An implant is a special surgical grade titanium post, manufactured to highly precise specifications, under strict sterile conditions, that is inserted surgically into the jawbone below the gum surface. With proper use of the newest anesthetics and medications, you need not be concerned about pain. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation onto which your new teeth are then attached and shaped to match your mouth. The number of teeth being replaced will determine the best kind of restoration for you. Implants can help replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth. If you have been suffering from partial or full dentures, or are missing teeth, or feel you need teeth extracted, do not hesitate to call to be evaluated for implants.
Wisdom teeth are the last molar teeth in every corner of our top and bottom jaw.
Like everything else there is an exception here as well, few of us don’t have all four of them and in rare cases, some have more than four! Once a colleague called the extra ones, genius teeth! Though they are formally known as supernumerary teeth, I liked his naming better. I digressed…
I think people who have less than four wisdom teeth are more evolved than the rest of us because during evolution our jaws got smaller but the number of teeth stayed the same. Hence the problem of impacted wisdom teeth.
What are the problems associated with wisdom teeth?
Lack of space to accommodate their eruption into the mouth, causes them to form sideways. Most bottom ones grow towards the last or second molars and top ones grow away from them. With every tooth, first, the crown of it develops within the bone, and as the root(s) is developing, it is pushing the tooth in the mouth. Wisdom teeth are not so wise to know that there is no room for them in our mouth (few of us have room for them but more than a few…don’t) so the roots are going to form and push them wherever they can be pushed. With our bottom jaw, they can come so close to the tooth erupted before them that they can damage those teeth and cause the eventual loss of them. And with the top jaw, they can erupt in the opposite direction of the tooth beside them and the sheer presence of them in there can cause pain upon opening our jaw. Imagine that, it is like something is poking us.
They can erupt into the mouth partially, a bit exposed to the oral cavity and a bit hidden from it. Access to food and bacteria to them and the impossibility of keeping them clean causes decay and toothache.
The half erupted ones can cause food impaction between them and the tooth beside them. Causing decay of the good tooth (good, because we are using them for chewing while we can not use half impacted tooth for chewing). Or causing loss of a bone that is supporting the good tooth – we can end up losing the good one as well as the wisdom tooth.
There is a very small chance of them developing a cyst which causes destruction of the jaw bone and the tooth next to them.
There is a very small chance of them developing tumors.
There is a very very small chance of them causing crowding
The best time to remove them is when the crown is formed but roots are not fully formed. So we can just scoop them out. And it is in most cases when we are between 15 to 17 years old. X-ray taken at the dental office will show that. So why wait until they bother us!! We can help.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Like many things in life, the importance of something is never truly appreciated until it is gone. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you surely understand. The good news is that you have options to replace them. Dentures can help restore your way of life by helping you with day-to-day functions, such as eating and speaking, as well as help restore your confidence by improving your appearance and smile
Making a denture is a process that usually takes about 6-12 weeks, however, this can vary from one patient to another. It also depends on the type of denture and the technique the dentist or the laboratory technician uses to make the denture.
Partial dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and the best is to leave them out at night to give our tissues time to rest and let the blood flow to carry oxygen and nutrient to the tissue. they consist of a denture base, which closely resembles the color of your gums, and denture teeth, which are attached to a supporting framework. The partial denture then attaches to the existing teeth via a clasp or some other retentive device.
Partial dentures are made using a model of your mouth. After the final satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for final fabrication. A new partial denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.
Complete dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost all their teeth on the top jaw and/or bottom jaw. Complete dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and the best is to leave them out at night to give our tissues time to rest and let the blood flow to carry oxygen and nutrient to the tissue. They keep your smile beautiful and your mouth healthy given you take care of them. Making complete plates requires about 6-8 weeks, however, this can vary from one patient to another.
Different Denture Options
There are new advances in making dentures. One such advance is an implant-supported denture that stabilizes the denture. This kind of denture requires the placement of implants in your mouth before making the denture.
Immediate Complete Dentures
Immediate complete dentures are the ones that are made before all the remaining teeth are pulled and upon pulling them, the denture will be inserted. Therefore you don’t need to go without having any teeth. It acts as a band-aid for the extraction sockets as well. They will need relining when the tissue settles down normally within 2 weeks after the extraction. Or you may choose to wait until the tissue is healed and then start the process of getting a complete denture.
A Happier, Healthier You
In our office we offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. it is one option to help make you more comfortable during procedures. Give it a try.
Over 90 million people struggle with chronic bad breath!
For most, it is caused by high levels of bacteria in the mouth, that form colonies under the gum line, between the teeth, and between the taste buds on the tongue. They produce sulfur gases, the same as from rotten eggs, resulting in foul-smelling breath. Chewing gum, mints, or typical mouthwashes may only mask it temporarily.
The bacteria that cause bad breath also do damage to the gums and jawbone, which is known as gum disease. To properly eliminate bad breath, we must evaluate for any signs of gum disease, Bad breath can also stem from other general health situations: internal infections, diabetes, kidney failure, liver malfunction, and dry mouth caused by aging, medications, mouth breathing or chemotherapy. Regardless of the cause, bad breath is treatable! By meticulous oral hygiene and thorough dental cleaning. The first step would be to call the office for an evaluation; from there we can help you have fresh breath.
Louis Hay in her book, You can heal your life, writes about bad breath: ” Probable cause: Anger and revenge thoughts. Experiences backing up. Affirmation: I release the past with love. I choose to voice only love.”
I like her version too.
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