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Endodontics (root canal therapy)
Dentures & Partials
**For our nervous patients we offer oral sedation
The GPFDC offers its clients 2 different types of tooth whitening
Pearl Whitening System is a 1 hour process that combines patient comfort and ease of use. No need for isolation and no sensitivity.
Custom Made Whitening Trays involve a quick 15 minute appointment where impressions of your teeth are made. You will then recieve your whitening kit and trays 2-3 days after the impressions were taken. At time of pick up a team member will go over proper use and care of you whitening kit.
Whitening takes approximately 2 weeks
*Whitening is not permanent. Depending on personal habits (smoking, coffee, etc) you may need to boost the whitening 6 months to a year later.
Results may vary, Whitening is not guaranteed.
There are many benefits to using a laser during dental treatments. The main advantage is patient comfort. Due to the cauterizing effect of the laser there is less bleeding and quicker healing. Many dental procedures are able to utilize the laser for a better outcome.
Root Canal Cleaning
The above is only a small sample of the procedures Biolase can be used for. Please visit the Biolase website for more information.
Book your free smile design consultation today. Dr. Kali will discuss the different options available to you. Together you and Dr. Kali will discuss the steps and stages in smile reconstruction.
Snap imaging allows you to see what your smile could look like. Snap is meant as a simulation only and results may vary.
Not happy with your smile? This is a great solution for shortened and/or misaligned teeth.
Veneers are custom-made, thin porcelain covers that are placed by bonding them onto individual teeth. They can be used by your dentist to correct and treat a variety of dental conditions, including discolored teeth (severe stains; tetracycline), crooked teeth, chips, cracks, and wear. Because they are made specifically for each individual patient, veneers look and feel natural, giving the patients who receive them a whiter, straighter,more balanced and pleasing looking smile.
During a lifetime, teeth are subjected to wear and tear. Chewing, dental work, clenching and grinding are some situations that can alter the shape and size of your teeth. Instead of treating just one area, neuromuscular dentistry assesses and treats the teeth, muscles, and joints as one unit.
Over time the constant wearing away of tooth structure can and will alter the natural occlusion of teeth. Teeth that don't fit together properly puts added stress on the muscles and joints used in opening and closing your mouth. Many people with worn away teeth and overworked muscles and joints will develop painful conditions such as tmd (temporal madibular disorder), migraine headaches, and ringing in the ear; to name a few.
Together, with a trained neuromuscular dentist you will discuss and implement a treatment plan that aims to relieve you of your complaints, while maintaining an esthetically beautiful smile.
Treatment of the neuromuscular patient begins with an assessment. Once it is determined that a neuromuscular approach is the best option for you, you will be evaluated further with a series of computer scans that helps Dr. Kali pinpoint problem areas.
To achieve a proper bite your muscles will need to be relaxed. This is done by TENSing, which is the same technique used by physiotherapists to relax tired and tense muscles.
The final stage is a full mouth reconstruction . Depending on your treatment plan your lower teeth will be fitted with a temporary orthotic as a trial of the newly adjusted neuromuscular bite (occlusion). Once it is determined that a proper occlusion has been achieved placement of permanent veneers will be bonded onto upper and lower teeth.
CROWNS, BRIDGES, INLAYS, & ONLAYS
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. These two crowns are called abutments and will serve as an anchor to support the replacement tooth called a pontic.
To repair damage to a tooth rather than using a simple filling a dentist will often use an inlay, onlay, or crown depending on the extent of damage to the tooth.
An inlay is similar to a filling and lies inside the cusp tips of the tooth. They are custom-made to fit the prepared cavity and are then cemented or bonded into place
An onlay is a more extensive reconstruction that covers one or more cusps of a tooth. Onlays are indicated in situations where a substantial reconstruction is required. However, more of the tooth structure can be conserved compared to the placement of a crown.
METAL FREE DENTISTRY
As a dental office with a strong focus on cosmetic denistry we use white composite filling materials to maintain the natural appearance of your teeth.
Composite resin is a safe and effective alternative to traditional mercury fillings that can discolour and damage your teeth.
What are wisdom teeth?
Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Because most mouths are too small for these four additional molars, an extraction procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary.
When should wisdom teeth be removed?
The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they become impacted meaning, the teeth have surfaced and have no room in the mouth to grow. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include; pain infection in the mouth facial swelling, swelling of the gumline in the back of the mouth. Many times dentists will recommend an immediate removal of the wisdom teeth, as early removal will help to eliminate problems.
What problems are often associated with impacted third molars?
Bacteria and plaque build-up cysts development a fluid-filled sac tumor development infection jaw and gum disease.
What is involved in the extraction procedure?
Wisdom tooth extraction surgery involves removing the gum tissue that presides over the tooth, gently detaching the connective tissue between the tooth and the bone, removing the tooth, and suturing the opening in the gumline.