Family Dentistry

COMPLETE EXAM - is a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health and oral hygiene as well as checking for cavities and gum disease


FILLINGS - composite (tooth coloured) fillings are used to fix decayed teeth


EXTRACTIONS - removal of wisdom teeth, loose tooth, badly decayed tooth


ROOT CANAL TREATMENT -  is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

VENEERS - are thin shells to cover the front of the tooth that is bonded onto the teeth. Veneers are stronger than composites and they don’t change colour or stain. Prepping procedure requires very minimal tooth reduction


IMPLANTS - are replacements of a tooth root which gets fused to the bone. After an implant is placed, an implant crown is made which matches with the colour of the natural teeth. 98% success rate if oral hygiene and good health is kept up to date


DENTURES - are used to replace missing teeth with one or more artificial teeth to regain function and natural look. It is removable and easy to clean


BRIDGES - are non- removable teeth, replaces missing one or more teeth, bridges the artificial teeth to the existing teeth on both sides of the missing space


CROWNS - covers either partial or whole tooth. Recommended for patients who have large fillings or root canal treated teeth


TEETH WHITENING   In office and take home kits available 

In Office Whitening – patient should be decay free and have clean teeth for comfort and best results. Procedure is approximately 2 hours.


Procedure: Gum tissues are isolated and whitening gel is placed on each tooth and a blue light is placed for intervals of 3 x 15 minute sessions. After whitening is completed, fluoride will be placed for 5 minutes. A take home touch-up kit with custom made trays are included with the “In Office Whitening”

Hygiene and Prevention

SCALING - involves the careful removal of plaque bacteria from the tooth’s surface just below the gumline


ROOT PLANING - is a type of removal of plaque and tartar that reaches deeper to address the surface of the tooth’s root. This is done in the same manner as scaling. Root planing smooths the surface of the root so the gums can reattach properly


NIGHT GUARD - is an appliance prescribed to patients to treat teeth grinding (bruxism). In general, it protects the teeth and other vital structures by offering a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth 

orthodontics

INVISALIGN ®  - uses a series of clear removable aligners to help correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues. For example: crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, deep bite, open bite


DAMON BRACES - are self-ligating appliances that are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. But instead of having brackets that tighten and adjust the braces regularly, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. This makes them more comfortable, better looking, and able to provide strong results in a shorter time

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Management

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint which connects the lower jaw to the  

base of the skull. TMJ disorders can cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. 


Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: 

  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints 
  • Aching pain in and around your ear 
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing 
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

Oral Mucosal Screening

Our office uses the new, advanced technology VELscope (Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope) screening light (a device based on technology developed by the BC Cancer Agency) to help detect early oral cancer.  


Signs of oral cancer can include:

  • A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
  • A colour change in oral tissue
  • A lump, thickening, rough spot, crust, or small, eroded area
  • Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips