Your optimal oral health can only be measured and achieved with regular evaluation and preventive maintenance. It is our goal to have our patients in ‘maintenance mode’ where together we negate the ongoing need for restorative treatment as the oral environment remains strong and resistant to all that attempts to infiltrate and tip the scales to a ‘diseased’ state. Where required for protection or desired for esthetics we provide the latest proven types of restorations. While we take pride in our restorative skills, our goal is prevention and a little maintenance can go a long way in preservation.
A complete spectrum of dental procedures is offered within our office. This allows you to make informed choices regarding your oral health. We will help guide you through your options to achieve optimal tooth care and to help provide you with a beautiful healthy smile.
We also work closely with an extensive network of specialists, technicians, and other healthcare providers should we deem your particular case to require a consultation or referral.
All dentistry performed should have consideration of esthetics. All dentistry performed should also have consideration of strength and durability. Ideally a compromise would not exist, the starting point would be ideal, and cost would never be a factor. In treatment, all outcomes must be considered and expectations match. It is a balance of all factors involved. Fortunately, advances are always being made to have these realms on the same page.
We offer emergency care or consultation to all our patients. We also offer such care to athletes of Huskie Athletics. If you require attention during office hours, we will do our best to accommodate you in a timely manner. If you are seeking attention outside office hours, please call the office and follow call instructions indicated. Non-patients are welcome to call during office hours to become a patient. Should immediate attention be required outside such hours, care should be sought from your family dentist with your relevant dental history or the resident hospital dentist.
Implants act as an anchorage device. This anchorage may be desired temporarily or permanently. These typically titanium anchors are biocompatible with the body and can offer replacement options within the mouth just as we have artificial replacements for a joint. They can be utilized as a single tooth root to support a crown for single tooth replacement or act together as a support for a larger spanning structure. What the structure is, where it is located within the mouth, anatomical limitations, esthetics, strength, permanence, etc, all factor into how much support or anchorage is required as a foundation and where they may be placed. These larger spanning structures may be an anchored denture, crown and bridge work fixed in place, or a substructure such as a bar that in turn supports an overlying structure.
Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. Your Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed.
It is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association that a child is brought for oral assessment to their family dentist within 6 months of the first tooth erupting or 1 year of age. Early childhood dental disease remains a significant problem, as evidenced by numbers of children treated in hospitals for severe decay. Early childhood dental disease also has the potential to adversely affect the general health of young children.
As surgery by definition is the treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments, much of what we do can be classified as surgery. In many places our dental offices or clinics are called dental surgeries and our designations as a Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Surgery analogous. A designation of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS) is an internationally recognized specialty that specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the Oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. As the breadth of involvement of your particular oral surgery increases or compromise of your condition, we will work in conjunction with the OMFS to ensure your surgical needs are met.
Root canal therapy is our way of trying to save a tooth once bacteria have had an opportunity to invade and access has been gained to the pulp or middle of the tooth. This invasion can happen via softening (decay) or via a crack. It may sometimes be used preemptively when bacterial invasion is imminent, the resultant trauma to a tooth requires the inside to be occupied for reconstruction, or the contents of the tooth have been rendered lifeless due to trauma. Without such treatment the root structure or foundation of the tooth will be lost due to nature’s attempt to rid bacteria and any bodies viewed as foreign.
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