Our Dental Services in Ottawa
Our mouth is resistant to many bacteria but our teeth have their weak spots exposing themselves to decay. Dental check-ups are carried out to look for any tiny points of decay to be treated early. During a checkup, your dentist will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth. Anything that looks abnormal will then be closely checked with special instruments. By seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Some of the ample benefits of regular dental check-ups are:
- Prevention of gum disease
- Early detection of periodontal diseases
- Improvement in oral hygiene and appearance
- Saving money by taking proper care of teeth
- Getting most updated and useful tips based on your teeth condition
What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.
Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for example:
- to replace a discoloured filling to improve the appearance of the tooth
- to protect what is left of a tooth with root filling
- It may help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
Dental Filling treatment restores function and integrity of teeth by filling cavity/hole/chipped tooth with restorative material. If your dentist decides to fill a cavity, he or she will first remove the decay and clean the affected area. The cleaned-out cavity will then be filled with any of the variety of materials such as composite resin, porcelain etc. If you don’t take care of the decay in its early stage, it will get nearer to the nerve of the tooth and if allowed to progress too far will cause irreparable damage in which case, just simply filling the tooth will no longer be a viable option.
Reasons for having a filling may include but are not limited to:
- To improve oral health by removing gaps that traps plaque
- To prevent sensitivity to hot, cold and sweet food
- To prevent the further decay of tooth affecting the nerve that will end any relevant pain
- To improve the appearance of your tooth and your smile
You can have dentures with the support of implants in your jawbone. Implants are placed into the bone of the jaw and corresponding attachments into the denture. There are 2 types; Removable and Non-Removable. Both of these options provide the closest function of natural teeth that you can get and are a much more secure Denture.
A mouth-guard is a rubber-like flexible appliance which is worn in athletic and recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma. It can prevent serious injuries such as broken teeth, jaw fractures, cerebral haemorrhage and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw gets jammed into upper jaw.
They may also reduce severity and incidence of concussions. Players who participate in basketball, softball, football, wrestling, soccer, rugby etc. should wear mouthguards.
The ideal mouth guard:
- Allows you to speak and does not cause problem with breathing.
- Is a firm device.
- Provides a high degree of comfort and fit.
- Is easy to clean and durable.
- Is resilient, tear-resistant, odorless and tasteless.
Nitrous oxide sedation (i.e., laughing gas) is administered through a tube that is placed over your nose. As you breathe normally through the nose piece, the blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen will induce a euphoric feeling. Most patients prefer this method because it is only in effect during the time that it is needed.
Oral sedation, as the name implies, is medicine given orally prior to your visit to our office. This method allows the patient to partially sedated by the time you arrive for your appointment. Once you are comfortably settled in, we will begin your procedure.
If you would like to learn more about the various Sedation options, give us a call, our team will be more than happy to answer all your questions.
Among the many reasons that can cause teeth to discolour, smoking, drinking tea, coffee & alcohol, tooth decay, tartar and fillings – are only a few. Teeth Whitening is a successful and simple method that involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen. You may want to whiten your teeth to:
- Increase Self Esteem and Confidence
- Look your Best for a special occasion
- Boost your overall feeling of wellbeing
- Have warmer and brighter smile
- Have better first impressions