Ongoing pain or sudden shooting pain that does not respond to pain killers. Usually caused by broken tooth, big cavity or infection around wisdom tooth.
Correction of teeth malalignment with braces, both metal or ceramic
Growing children can have many problems with their new dentition, as, no enough space to accommodate new adult teeth, or crooked teeth due to early childhood habits. Early treatment is necessary to create space and to utilize growth to correct jaw discrepancies
Clear aligners are definitely the new trend in orthodontics, especially if you don't like to show metal in your mouth but still want to have a great smile
Sometime between late teen years and the early twenties, your third molars, or wisdom teeth may emerge. Often these do more harm than good and your dentist may recommend to surgically remove the wisdom teeth to prevent other dental problems such as crowding of your more important teeth. Additionally, they may be impacted (trapped in your jawbone or gums) typically because there is not enough room for them to grow properly.
Often when a tooth has become infected or abscessed as a result of decay or an injury, it is possible for the dentist to save your tooth by performing root canal treatment (we may also refer you to an endodontist for treatment). During the root canal treatment, an opening is made in your tooth to access the infected nerve, which is then removed. Following root canal therapy, the dentist may place a temporary seal or a permanent filling over the tooth.
Most teeth that have root canal treatments will require a crown to support the remaining tooth structure.
Restorations, provide the most reliable repair where the dentist has detected signs of decay. Our practice uses composite restorations also known as tooth-coloured fillings.
Applying composite tooth bonding is a restorative procedure that uses tooth enamel-coloured composite resin (plastic) to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured. Tooth gaps can also be closed.
Unlike veneers, which require laboratory work, bonding
is done in the dental office.
We can improve the smile in different ways, one of the most common is veneer. Veneers are strong, thin pieces of ceramic or resin material that are bonded to the teeth. Veneers are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth.
Veneers can be made of either porcelain, which are produced in a laboratory and bonded to the teeth at a separate appointment from the preparation appointment or from composite resin filling material, which can either be made in a laboratory and bonded on at a later date (like porcelain veneers) or built directly onto your tooth by the dentist.
When maintaining healthy teeth and gums is so critical to your overall health, it’s easy to recognize how important it is to make regular hygiene care a priority.
Over 60% of Canadians suffer – many unknowingly – from periodontal disease. There is clear evidence that this condition is linked to many serious health conditions including stroke, autoimmune disorders, heart disease and more. Prevention begins with proper dental care that includes a regular checkup and cleaning from your dentist and hygienist team.
A removable partial denture replaces all lost teeth in the arch. By clasping the
remaining adjacent teeth,
DuraFlex Flexible Partial dentures provides several new and unique benefits to our patients.Its inert, durable and resistant quality to many chemical solvents, bases and acids. DuraFlex is extremely resistant to stain and odors, making it our most durable and color stable flexible solution. Flexible denture is highly translucent and blends incredibly well with the patient existing soft tissues, NO metal wire clasps making this partial virtually indistinguishable in the mouth.
Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry, is the most commonly used method for patient relaxation in dental offices. Dentists use nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, to provide more comfortable and painless dental treatments to their patients.
Nitrous oxide sedation is the lightest form of dental sedation, but it can provide adequate level of relaxation for most people and for the majority of dental procedures. It involves breathing a mixture of nitrous oxide gas in combination with oxygen which can help anxious patients to become more relaxed and co-operative during treatment without experiencing pain.
Teeth grinding not only affects your mouth, but other body systems as well. Anxiety or stress can play a role in teeth grinding, which can contribute to headaches, facial muscle pain and spasms, jaw and neck pain and insomnia. Many people who grind their teeth are not aware that they are grinding.
A night guard can be used to prevent damage and injury to the teeth during nighttime. It is a small device that is worn over the surface of the teeth and is designed to eliminate tooth on tooth contact. They are constructed from either flexible plastic or hard, rigid materials, depending on the level of grinding the patient is experiencing.
Teeth naturally darken with age, however staining may be caused by various foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, berries, some drugs such as tetracycline, smoking, or a trauma to a tooth. There are various teeth whitening options available, including in-office and at-home bleaching.
Opalescence Boost in-office power whitener is a chemically activated gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair.
Opalescence Go is the perfect option for patients who are looking for convenient, ready-to-go whitening. A professional whitening gel delivered in prefilled, disposable trays.
When a tooth has been damaged by decay or through an accident, rather
than remove the tooth completely, it may be possible to fit a cover known as a crown or cap over the remaining tooth.
A fixed bridge can often be a perfect solution to restoring one or more missing teeth. The replacement tooth is anchored to crowns placed on both sides of the missing teeth to restore a proper bite, function and beauty to your smile.
Zirconia crowns are the strongest dental crowns. They are made of zirconium. There are two types of zirconia; solid and high translucent. Both of them can be made using the CAD CAM technology. These technologies give you a precise fit and unmatchable look.
MEK Dental is experienced in the latest technology including dental implant restorations. These biocompatible, screw-like titanium fixtures are surgically placed into your jawbone. After the implant is anchored into the bone, a post or abutment is installed and your permanent tooth is attached. If you are missing teeth, an implant may be right for you. Call MEK Dental to schedule an Implant Consultation today.
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it to remove overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or to whiten teeth. Most issues laser dentistry treats are related to the gums. Some of these include: