Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry
Hard tissue lasers can very accurately cut into your teeth by removing small amounts of your teeth to allow for shaping or preparation for procedures. Hard tissue lasers are used for:
- Detecting cavities
- Dealing with tooth sensitivity
- Preparing teeth for fillings
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Soft tissue lasers are ideal for cutting into soft tissue and sealing exposed blood vessels at the same time. For this reason, patients will not bleed very much during their treatment and healing times are quicker. Soft tissue lasers are a great option for cosmetic procedures because patients will begin to see results right away. Soft tissue lasers are used for:
- Lengthening crowns
- Addressing restricted tongue movement
- Reshaping the gums to alter smile appearance
- Removing oral soft tissue folds caused by dentures
Whether patients are having hard or soft laser dentistry treatments, they can expect an easier procedure and a shorter recovery time.
Restorative dentistry includes the dental specialties of endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Restorative dental treatments include porcelain crowns & fixed bridges, root canal therapy, and dental fillings.
Orthodontics & Invisalign
Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that deals with the correcting of mispositioned teeth and jaws. This can be done using either traditional metal “train-tack” braces or clear custom-fit Invisalign aligners.
The oral aesthetic of your teeth can affect your speech, confidence, and ability to chew. Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves the function and appearance of your teeth, gums, and/or bite. Cosmetic dentistry largely involves making changes in the colour, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall appearance of your smile.
Dental implants are a solution for replacing loose or missing teeth that look and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants are used to replace the missing roots of teeth and to support artificial replacements for teeth. A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.
Wisdom teeth are our last set of teeth to come in. Sometimes they emerge from the gum line and your jaw has enough room for them; however, this is not the case for most individuals. Often, one or more of our wisdom teeth are not in proper alignment or fail to fully come through the gum line. When this is the case, the tooth becomes trapped or “impacted” between the jawbone and gum tissue. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the impacted teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bones. For this reason, dentists recommend that patients have their impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed.
Family Dentistry addresses oral health in all stages of life, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Family dentists specialize in a range of dental services, from dental cleanings and fillings to more specialized procedures like implants, root canal therapy, crowns and bridges, and more.
Digital Dentures are an easier and faster way of creating dentures, which allows you to see a digital mock-up of what your dentures will look like before they are made. Digital Dentures also provide you with more future security in your dentures because you have a permanent digital record of your denture prosthesis. For example, if your dentures are damaged or lost, a replacement can easily be made based on the specifications outlined in the digital record for your dentures.
Over time, our teeth naturally darken as we age. The appearance of our teeth can be affected by surface stains that are caused by using tobacco products and consuming certain foods or drinks. Regardless of the reason for tooth discolouration, surface whiteners or bleaches can be used to brighten your smile.