We offer fast and efficient emergency service. Whatever the nature of your problem: pain, fractured tooth, abscess, accident, orthodontic, crown, bridge or chipped veneer, we can help you. In case of emergency, please call us. We will provide you with the appropriate procedures to follow at home, or we will schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
The loss of one or more teeth can cause problems that are difficult to imagine before hand. Did you know losing your natural teeth produces a narrowing of the jawbone, causing a premature aging of the face? Dental Implants Dental implants are an excellent solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth as well as […]
Is your mouth in great shape and healthy, but you’re still not happy with your smile? Maybe you’re not satisfied with the colour of your teeth, an irregular stain or the couple shades of difference from one tooth to the next? Have coffee, tea, red wine or tobacco left their unpleasant mark? Tooth Whitening The […]
With early detection, most tooth decay can be treated easily with composite materials (same colour as the tooth). However, in cases where the decay is more extensive or has gotten under existing fillings, teeth have to be restored using different techniques like inlays or crowns.
Orthodontics Orthodontics, also known as “wearing braces”, is a treatment that can be done at any age. Its main aim is to align your teeth, improving their appearance and performance. When we talk about the positioning of teeth and the jaw, we’re talking about occlusion – or the alignment of the upper teeth with those […]
What is a dental crown? Why would I need a crown? Dental Crown A dental crown is a solid shell that covers a natural tooth permanently. It is usually made of porcelain, although other materials may be used. They come in all the shapes, colours and sizes of a tooth so that they blend in […]
Ginvivitis Gum disease or gingivitis is common and a major oral health problem afflicting adults. It involves an inflammation of the gums primarily caused by the accumulation of dental plaque and tartar. Key signs indicating the onset of gingivitis include bleeding gums from brushing and bad breath. Left untreated, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis – […]
Removable partial dentures attach easily to adjacent healthy teeth. They can replace one or more teeth and can be removed for cleaning and at bedtime. A full set of dentures replaces all missing natural teeth.
A veneer is a thin shell made from a composite or ceramic material that covers the front of the teeth. It is a cosmetic treatment, which improves the appearance of your smile.
A crown is used to restore the shape, appearance and the function of a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown is made of ceramic as this material most resembles a natural tooth. CEREC technology is used to make the crown and can be done either in-office or in the laboratory.
The bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. When a tooth is lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible to prevent the surrounding teeth from moving. A bridge is made of crowns that have been soldered together and then attached to the adjacent teeth.
The term “periodontal disease” includes all diseases affecting the tissues supporting the teeth. Gingivitis, for example, will present as bleeding of the gums during brushing, gum swelling and/or pain and persistent bad breath. Gum inflammation should be treated quickly to avoid the possibility of periodontal disease as tissues supporting the teeth will be affected. Periodontal disease is the main cause of adult tooth loss and can lead to other health problems if left untreated (cardiovascular diseases and premature births). With proper periodontal treatment, the health of the gums can be restored.
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is situated between the mandible and temporal cavity (in front of the ear). Sometimes problems such as pain, cracking noises, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, ear aches, etc. occur if the jaw rotates when opening, closing or making lateral movements with the mouth. After clinical assessment, proper treatment will improve and reduce discomfort caused by joint disorders.
Dental fillings are used to repair damage created by decay and to prevent the tooth from further deterioration. This procedure involves inserting a material into the damaged dental cavity. Several materials are available: an amalgam, a composite, a CEREC ceramic or a silver filling (this material is no longer used in our clinic due to the toxicity of mercury). The most importance factors in treating cavities are choosing the appropriate material and determining the best treatment. Your dentist will help guide you to make the decision that best suits your needs.
Wisdom teeth may become problematic during adolescence because they can cause pain and infection, or push and move the surrounding teeth. In most cases, it is advisable to have them removed.
There are two types of gingival grafts (gum grafts). Autogenous grafts involve transplanting tissue from the palate to the affected site. Allogenic transplantation involves covering the chosen site with a collagen membrane. A gingival graft is usually recommended to treat gum recession, which occurs when the height of the gum decreases and the root of the tooth becomes exposed.
It is important to keep one’s own teeth as long as possible. Root canal therapy is a wise choice to save a tooth that would otherwise require extraction. Here are some examples where root canal treatment is required: in the case of deep cavities that reach the pulp (the living portion of the tooth), a dental infection or severe pain. Root canal treatment involves removing the inflamed pulp or infected tooth, followed by cleaning and disinfecting the inner portion of the tooth known as the canal.
Upon your arrival, we will review your medical and dental history and then proceed with a comprehensive dental examination that includes digital x-rays, a thorough examination of teeth, bones, gums, palette and tongue, as well as an oral cancer screening. An intra-oral camera can also be used to help you understand more easily the dentist’s explanation of your diagnosis. After your consultation, you will be able to choose the best long-term dental health plan to meet your needs.