Have one or more broken or chipped tooth?
Dental Prosthetics are an effective and long lasting way to repair a single or more then one tooth and restore the area to esthetically match the surrounding teeth for a natural looking smile.
Dental Prosthetics; Our Philosophy.
A great dental restoration is judged by its esthetics, fit, function and longevity. To achieve all of these takes many years of practice and the development of systems to consistently produce results that have multiple steps, stages and procedures.
Working together with our “in house” lab technician, Mr. Frank Vagnoni, we have created the ideal environment for excellence.
Dental prosthetics like crowns, bridges and veneers are not inexpensive but done well, they can improve so many things like esthetics and self esteem, chewing efficiency and better digestion, improved bite for relaxed facial muscles and pain free temporomandibular joints.
If you feel you might be a candidate for this type of treatment, come in for an assessment and we can see which treatment options are right for you. We can give you the smile you deserve. To learn more about some of the prosthetics we offer, please read on.
Are you interested in improving the look of your smile? Porcelain Veneers may be the right choice for you.
Porcelain veneers are made of a very thin, strong material that is designed to slide on to a tooth to create a beautiful, natural, and long-lasting result. They are a great option if you are interested in masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating an overall uniform and aesthetic smile.
There are many options in dentistry to improve your smile. To ensure a long- lasting beautiful result you need to be the right candidate for this treatment option. Come in for an assessment and we can see which treatment options will give you the smile you deserve.
A crown is sometimes referred to as a “cap”. A dental crown fully covers the entire portion of the tooth from at or below the gum line. There are several reasons that crowns may be recommended, including when a tooth has a large restoration, a root canal, a crack or fracture, or is badly stained or shaped. Crowns can be made from several different materials including porcelain/ceramic, metal, or a combination of these. Both appearance and function are considered when selecting the right one for you.
To make a crown, tooth structure is carefully reduced, an impression and shade is taken, and a temporary crown is made. The impression is sent to a lab where the crown is precisely made to fit your tooth. A second appointment is made where the temporary crown is removed and your new crown is tried in to ensure the fit, contacts, bite and colour are ideal for you. Once this is confirmed the crown is then permanently cemented and adds strength and aesthetics to your tooth.
A bridge is a restoration made in a similar way with the purpose of restoring one or more missing teeth. It is made of an artificial tooth or teeth that are fused between two crowns, and is permanently cemented in the mouth. There are several different kinds of bridges and we can help you decide if, and which one would be good option for you.
ou can think of a sealant as a mini plastic filling, though please reassure your child that it doesn’t “count” as having a cavity filled. Because tooth enamel does not contain any nerves, placing a sealant is painless and does not routinely require numbing shots. First, the tooth or teeth to be sealed are examined, and if any minimal decay is found, it will be gently removed. The tooth will then be cleaned and dried. Then a solution that will slightly roughen or “etch” the surface is applied, to make the sealing material adhere better. The tooth is then rinsed and dried again. The sealant is then painted on the tooth in liquid form and hardens in about a minute, sometimes with the help of a special curing light. That’s all there is to it!
A note about BPA: A 2012 study that received wide press coverage raised concerns that trace amounts of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) found in some (but not all) dental resins might contribute to behavioral problems in children. The study authors noted that while they had found an association, they had not actually proven that BPA in dental sealants causes these problems. In fact, BPA is far more prevalent in food and beverage packaging than in dental restorative materials. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association have since reaffirmed their support for the use of sealants.