WHAT WE DO

Our Services

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SERVICES:

Check-up & Clean

A check-up and clean lays the foundation for us and projects the start of your dental journey. In this appointment we would like to get to know you and as well as any concerns you have with your mouth and what goals you want to achieve with your mouth

Here is what a check-up and clean entails

✔ Consultation

 ✔ 2 X-rays. One on each side of your face

 ✔ Thorough examination of each tooth

 ✔ Analysis of your Gums

✔ Photos

✔ Evaluate current dental work

✔ Scale and Clean and Polish

✔ Application of fluoride gel

✔ Oral Hygiene Instructions tailored for you

It is essential that you visit a dentist for a check-up and clean every 6 months. This to prevent plaque from building up in the mouth. If left unchecked, plaque can harden and stick to your teeth which would be impossible to remove with normal brushing at home and so you need to visit a dentist to scale it away. This ‘hard plaque’ is known as calculus. This is why before you visit a dentist, even though you cleaned your teeth as much as you could we as dentists can still determine you haven’t been brushing properly or you haven’t been seeing the dentist often. We look for the calculus!

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Crown & Bridges

A crown us a covering of the existing tooth. It is considered like a “helmet: for your teeth or sometimes referred to as a “cap”. There are two main reasons why we would decide to do a crown for your tooth

  1. Not enough tooth structure: if a tooth has a very large cavity or the tooth has a very big filling already but it is now defective and requires replacement, then we would consider placing a full coverage restoration over the tooth. This is because
  2. Root canal treatment: Usually after root canal treatment the tooth would then require a crown. This is because after root canal treatment the tooth is weakened and so is more prone to fracture

A bridge is a multiple crown restoration to fill in a gap in your mouth that may have come about from extracting a tooth or by other means. Normally a crown is made for the tooth behind the gap and a crown for the tooth in front of the gap and then a crown is made to fill the gap and all these crowns are attached together. The purpose is to “bridge” the gap between the two existing teeth. This can provide a strong, functional, and aesthetic solution to tooth loss.

 

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth, they are fabricated using either acrylic, chrome-cobalt or metal-free chrome to which false teeth are added. They help with speech, chewing, add support to your lips and chin as well as improving the appearance of your smile.

There are two types of dentures: Full dentures and partial dentures depending on the presence or absence of teeth remaining in the mouth. Dentures are kept in place by either using clasps which anchor around neighbouring teeth or in the case of full dentures by the dentures’ natural suction to the gums.

A denture fixative or glue is sometimes recommended to help keep the denture in place. It will take a while getting used to new dentures, time and patience is needed.

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Fillings

Treating dental problems as soon as they are discovered allows you to save tooth structure and reduce your lifetime dental costs. If you believe you have a cavity in one of your teeth, we recommend scheduling an appointment as soon as possible.

You may have tooth decay if:

✔  When you bite down, you feel uneasy.

✔  A sharp pain emanating from a single tooth

✔  A visible blemish or discoloration

✔  You can feel a rough area.

Dental fillings are a procedure that we perform several times per day. They are quite predictable to complete as a routine procedure. To ensure your comfort, we will use local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the area around it so that you feel no more than a light pressure. The decayed portion of the tooth is then removed.

The void will then be smoothed out and a bonding agent will be applied to help create a tight seal with the composite. Finally, the filling material is shaped and cured under UV light. You must refrain from eating on that side of your mouth until the anaesthetic wears off (usually within a few hours).

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Splints & Mouthguards

Why get a splint?

Do you think you grind and clench your teeth? Ever wake up with jaw and facial pain. Experience any pain and clicking on the joints between your upper and lower jaw? Then you most likely need a splint. It is an acrylic tray for your mouth to protect your teeth and joints from clenching and grinding. Further clenching and grinding of teeth without any protection can most likely lead to:                      

  • Deep cracks causing severe pain
  • Teeth wearing down
  • Damage and pain to your temporomandibular joint (joint between upper and lower jaw)
  • Pain around facial muscles

Why are mouthguards important?

If you play a contact sport we can make a mouthguard to protect your teeth from significant trauma. This is important to avoid fracturing your teeth and tooth loss. Also if a tooth is subject to enough trauma the nerve of the nerve can die. If the nerve dies then it would need root canal treatment OR extraction depending on what you decide. After trauma you should see us immediately to get the teeth tested and monitored. If you see any discoloration in your tooth, feel that your tooth is loose or any tooth sensitivity after the trauma you should see us immediately.

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatment is basically a filling for the root of your teeth. It consists 3 main steps:

  1. Removal of nerve
  2. Clean, disinfect and shape canals
  3. Fill the roots

Reasons for root canal:

  • Tooth is infected
  • Abscess
  • Nerve of tooth is permanently inflamed
  • Deep cracks
  • Deep cavities reaching the nerve

Following your root canal, you will require a crown to cover your tooth. The tooth is no longer alive, despite the fact that the endodontic therapy treats the infection. Because non-vital teeth are weaker and fragile, receiving a crown will ensure that you can bite and chew normally without any negative consequences.

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Teeth Whitening

If you are not happy with the colour of your teeth our in-office ZOOM! Whitening system can lighten your teeth by many shades. There are many factors that can affect the shade of your teeth such as alcohol, smoking and coffee and tea. Medication, nerve damage and genetics can also affect the shade of your teeth

ZOOM! Whitening is an in-chair procedure that takes about an hour to complete and can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades. It consists of 4 separate sessions each being 15 minutes long. Because of the unique light-activated oxidation process, it works more quickly. ZOOM! is gentle enough for single-visit treatment but powerful enough to remove even the most stubborn tooth stains. To avoid unnecessary sensitivity, apply the post-treatment gel as directed.

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Extractions & Oral Surgery

Unfortunately in some circumstance the tooth may be beyond saving and so the only course of action would be to remove the tooth from the mouth.

Reasons for Extracting a Tooth

  • Severe periodontal disease
  • Aggressive tooth decay
  • Structural damage
  • Orthodontic complications
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Emergency situations
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Dentures
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Abscesses

 

To keep you as comfortable as possible, we use local anaesthetic during all of our tooth extractions. There will be no sensations other than pressure.

Extractions of teeth are a very common occurrence. They do, however, necessitate some downtime following your appointment. Take the remainder of the day off and bring an over-the-counter pain medication with you.

To keep swelling down, you may need to switch between cold and hot compresses every 20 minutes (inflammation is the most common cause of oral pain). Soft meals should be kept on hand for the first several days. Drinking via a straw, fizzy beverages, and hot meals should all be avoided since they might delay recovery.

 

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

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Emergency Dental Surgery

If you have ever had a toothache or broken a tooth, you know how frightening and painful it can be. Dental injuries are common, but they are never completely avoidable. Our family dentists, fortunately, provide same-day emergency care to get you out of pain as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies include:

  • Broken or lost fillings — If old fillings are not replaced on a regular basis, they will gradually weaken and leak, predisposing them to fractures. If your filling falls out, we will need to replace it or cover the tooth with a crown. Avoid chewing on that side of your mouth, and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Temporary filling material (from the chemist) can be used to limit sensitivity for a day or two.
  • Teeth that have been knocked out — Find your tooth and place it in a sealed container that is completely submerged in milk or contact solution or preferably your own saliva. Wash away visible debris, but do not scrub the roots clean, as this may prevent your tooth from being reinserted. Please arrive at our office within the hour.
  • Chipped Teeth — Follow the same steps as if you had a tooth knocked out. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary. Apply a clean compress to the bleeding area and change it as needed.
  • Teeth Loosening — Traumatic injuries can cause teeth to become loose in their sockets. Unless it’s a baby tooth, resist the urge to move or extract it. Please contact our office to schedule an emergency appointment. In most cases, we will brace the tooth against a neighbouring tooth to allow it to heal.

Opening Hours

Monday

8am to 4pm

Tuesday

9am to 6pm

Wednesday

9am to 6pm

Thursday

8am to 4pm

Friday

8am to 4pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm

A little bit of information:

Why Do I Need X-rays?

Digital radiography allows us to see areas throughout your mouth that aren’t visible during a regular exam. Small cavities, cysts, bone loss and abscesses are just a few examples. Fortunately, today’s technology uses as much as 90% less radiation as conventional dental X-rays, making them safer than ever.

Since digital imaging is instantly available, you’ll enjoy a more efficient appointment and be able to co-diagnose your condition alongside our dentists.

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