Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more. Through routine dental checkups and cleaning we will strive to help you improve and maintain good oral health and we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Like any part of your body, your teeth are susceptible to diseases and risk factors that threaten your dental health. The best safeguards against the threats of tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontal diseases are simple preventative measures such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and making regular appointments to visit the dentist.
It is a well-known fact that cleaning your teeth preserves them, and keeps the worst of tooth decay, plaque and gingivitis at bay. We offer oral hygiene and cleaning services for patients that will further enhance the maintenance of your teeth. A hygienist will scale, clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, and apply fluoride, which will make your teeth more resistant to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can also be used to reverse the beginnings decay as well. We also educate our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as other behaviours that will promote and maintain good oral health.
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and perhaps among the most deadly because they are often difficult to detect until it is too late. Because the symptoms of oral cancer in the early stages are similar to symptoms of other minor and less threatening conditions, patients often don’t realize the threat until it reaches its later stages. Oral cancer involves the abnormal and rapid growth of cells in various areas of the mouth such as the lips, gums, cheeks and throat.
During regular appointments, your dentist will also perform x-rays and screenings to see if there are any risk factors that may potentially threaten your dental health. At Dental-Med, we perform routine visual and in-depth screenings for oral cancer and other diseases. Prior, or after, a cleaning session, we make a thorough assessment of your health and medical history, as well as take x-rays that can reveal any hidden, developing abnormalities.
Visual or in-depth screenings are routine and essential. In the former, we perform a visual inspection of the mouth for signs of oral cancer such as red and white patches, sores, lumps or lesions. In in-depth screenings, dentists will use additional tools to help identify oral cancer such as x-rays and cancer biopsies.
Routine cleaning and dental checkups are vital preventative measures against the worst of oral diseases. Not only do regular checkups allow dentists to help you maintain your dental health, they can identify debilitating diseases such as oral cancer in its early stages. Don’t hesitate to schedule regular dental appointments.
If you need more information about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning in GTA, contact us today.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Since the implants are integrated into the structure of your bone they also help prevent bone loss and gum recession which may happen as a result of bridges or dentures.
Millions of Canadians suffer from tooth loss caused by gingivitis, tooth decay, excessive tobacco use, periodontal diseases or dental injury. The good news is, contemporary advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to treat tooth loss in several ways, the most ideal of which are dental implants.
Dental implants are an optimal, versatile and permanent solution for patients affected by significant tooth loss. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that your dentist installs into your jawbone beneath the gums, and are then used to secure and support dental bridges, dentures and individual replacement teeth. Because they are small, durable and lightweight, dental implants are comfortable, painless and do not disrupt your daily life.
Patients who have a good amount of intact bone beneath their teeth, as well as gums free of periodontal disease are ideal candidates for dental implants. The process of having dental implants installed involves as few as two or three visits to the dentist. Prior to receiving the dental implant, the needs of each individual patient are carefully assessed in order for the dentist to provide dental implant treatment options. The implant is then carefully installed into the bone socket left behind by a missing tooth. During the healing process (which will take several weeks) the implant will bond into the jawbone.
In the meantime, your dentist will create artificial teeth based on impressions taken of your gums and bite. The impression allows your dentist to create teeth that will fit seamlessly and comfortably with the rest of your natural teeth. After your implants are installed, the artificial teeth will be placed over the implants and you will be free to enjoy your favourite foods, speak with eloquence and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are a versatile choice for patients with missing teeth. Because they are made from titanium alloys, they are durable and require less follow-up visits to the dentist compared to dentures and dental bridges. They are ideal because they allow a patient to enjoy their new and functional teeth without hassle and worry that they might become loose. And just like normal teeth, they require the same amount of dental care, such as flossing and brushing — you’ll feel as if you’ve never lost your teeth in the first place.
If you need more information about Dental Implants in GTA, contact us today.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. The common causes for root canal treatment would be a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth, or trauma.
Cosmetic Dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, or bites. It is primarily focused on dental aesthetics in color, position, shape size, alignment, and overall smile appearance.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options Include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Inlays/ Onlays
- Therapeutic Botox
- If you’ve ever felt less than confident about your smile because of crooked, damaged, or yellowed teeth, then we have excellent news for you. Cosmetic dentistry can improve everything you’ve ever disliked about your teeth, from their color to their crooked positioning, and give you the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve always dreamed of. Your dentist will use safe and effective techniques that can correct all the flaws that hamper your smile. If you need more information about Cosmetic Dentistry in GTA, contact us today.
Interactive tools to help determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for you:
Having stained and discolored teeth is mildly embarrassing for many at best, and a complete let-down of one’s self-confidence and esteem at worst. White, natural-looking veneers made of thin but durable layers of porcelain or dental composites can be applied to any stained tooth and instantly brighten and whiten your smile.
Bonding helps correct crooked or cracked teeth. During bonding, a composite resin is applied to the damaged or unsightly areas of your teeth before being sculpted to cover up visible gaps and fractures on the tooth surface. They can even be molded to make your crooked teeth appear straighter.
Works exactly as bonding, but without the composite resins. Changes are made on the tooth itself. Your dentist will subtly alter the shape, position and size of your teeth in order to make them appear straight and uniform.
We know teeth. And we know what our patients in North York and throughout Ontario want from their teeth, which is a dazzling, healthy smile. Contact us today for an appointment, and learn how we can help you get the most out of your smile.
Invisalign® treatment is a low-maintenance and gentle tooth-alignment option. It is a quick method of teeth straightening and improves the appearance of your smile.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces by using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Invisalign clear aligners in Dental Med Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Invisalign clear aligners in Dental Med Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
How do Invisalign® clear aligners work?
Walk-in for a free consult
Get to know your treatment plan
Flaunt your smile!
The many benefits of Invisalign® treatment
- Nearly invisible braces
- Eat whatever you want
- Comfortable teeth and an enhanced smile
- Healthier teeth
- Less maintenance
Feel great about your choice
Invisalign® is unique among all other options.
Invisalign® treatment stories
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Before and After Invisalign® Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign® is a custom-made set of clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and invisible as compared to traditional braces. If you are looking to straighten your teeth using the latest technology, Invisalign® is your best choice. Invisalign aligners are often called ‘invisible braces’.
What is Invisalign® treatment for?
Patients who can wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 20- 22 hours a day are eligible for Invisalign®. It is also the most recommended treatment for older teenagers and adults.
What is the treatment process?
Custom aligners are created after taking a mould of your teeth which can be used to create a digital scan or by scanning your teeth directly using the latest imaging technology. These scans are used to create your custom aligners. Aligners are shaped such that they apply pressure in the right places to shift the alignment of the teeth. Based on your orthodontist’s recommendation, your aligners might need to be changed every one or two weeks.
How does Invisalign® treatment work?
These 3 easy steps can put you on the path to your brand-new smile.
1. Meet with your doctor and get a sneak peek at your new smile
2. Start transforming your smile right from your first fitting
3. Keep your brand-new smile beautiful
What if I've had braces or other type of dental work?
A significant number of patients who have previously opted for traditional braces have switched to Invisalign® which is a more discrete solution to improve their smile further. The best person to guide you would be your Invisalign provider after the initial consultation. Please make sure to let your provider know of any other dental work you’ve had done.
How will Invisalign® treatment affect my life?
It may take a day or two for your mouth to get the feel of the Invisalign aligners. This depends on person to person and is a temporary effect. Though it is recommended to keep the aligners for 20-22 hours per day for best outcomes, you may remove them for important occasions like weddings, job interviews etc.
However, removing the aligners for the purpose of smoking or using tobacco is a bad idea as the aligner trays get impacted and leads to overall wellness of your mouth and other organs as well.
What happens when I am done with Invisalign® treatment?
Following an invisalign® treatment, the steps to be followed are:
Wear your retainer
Clean your retainer
Schedule regular dental checkups
What can Invisalign® clear aligner help with?
Invisalign® can help with the following problem areas
Gaps between teeth
Will teeth move back after Invisalign® treatment?
Yes, your teeth will move back if you do not wear a retainer. Retainers maintain the tension on your teeth to hold them in place after the Invisalign® treatment.
How much does it cost to replace Invisalign® aligner?
There are various options if you lose or damage an aligner. In some cases, your orthodontist can provide you the next set of aligners after conducting a thorough examination. However, in some cases, if your teeth have not moved enough to fit the next set of trays as part of the treatment plan, your orthodontist can get you the same set of aligner trays to continue the course of treatment which can cost around $100.
How long should I wear retainer after Invisalign® treatment?
It is essential to wear the retainer for around 22 hours a day after Invisalign. This should continue for nearly 6 months – for some people, it might be longer than 6 months. After a couple of months of following the above routine, the patient’s teeth will be adjusted to the new alignment. The orthodontist may now suggest the patient put on the retainers only at night.
It is advisable to wear the retainer as long as the duration of the orthodontic treatment or as prescribed by the Orthodontist.
What material are the clear aligners made from?
Invisalign® aligners are usually made from acrylic material or plastic and fit firmly over the patient’s teeth. It is nearly invisible and also does not disrupt normal day-to-day activities.
How often should you replace your retainer?
Retainers last for a couple of years but in case you notice discoloration, distortion, calcium build-up, or there occurs any accidental damage to the retainers, it needs to be replaced or repaired.
Canadian Dental Associates recommends children to visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or as soon as they turn one. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintaining good oral health modify habits and treat as needed and as simply as possible.
Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. They usually appear in your late teens or early twenties but may become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw or the angle of entry. This procedure can be done safely in the dental office through freezing or sleep dentistry.
We are excited to now offer therapeutic Botox for patients that suffer from chronic TMJ and migraines caused by tension and grinding or clenching.
The benefits of Botox for TMJ include:
- Reduction of Jaw soreness/pain
- Minimize lock jaw
- Reduced tension headaches
- Effective way to relax facial muscles around the jaw
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t make a good first impression — whether on a job interview, at a social function, or even on a first date — because you were afraid to smile and reveal a set of stained, yellowed teeth? Although your teeth can become naturally discolored over time and is not an indicator of the state of your oral health the thought of having off-white teeth may be incredibly embarrassing for many people.
Don’t let the thought of having stained teeth get you down! Our teeth whitening service can help patients improve the colour of their teeth. Psychological studies have demonstrated that whiter teeth are considered to be healthier-looking and that people who have undergone teeth whitening procedures tend to be more vigilant in their dental care in order to maintain the color of their teeth. And the benefits don’t stop there: whiter teeth and a brighter smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. The best part? Teeth whitening requires zero cosmetic surgery in order to achieve beautiful, dramatic results in a short period of time.
If you need more information about Teeth Whitening in GTA, contact us today
Crown & Bridge
When a tooth structure is compromised, a crown rebuilds the tooth to optimal shape and function.
A crown is usually made of ceramic or composite material.
During the first step, your tooth is prepared to make room for the crown. Next, the prepared tooth is scanned, and the creation of the crown begins.
The process of creating the crown begins with your doctor taking an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to a laboratory where an expert technician builds a model of your mouth. The lab then works closely with your doctor to design your crown, using the model as a reference.
Once the crown is ready, your doctor will make final adjustments and cement it directly in the clinic. Once completed, your tooth is now restored to optimal shape and function.
While they can improve function, most of the time veneers are used to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, whether a tooth is misshapen, chipped, discolored, or rotated.
Veneers can be made if ceramic, porcelain, or composite material and typically require multiple appointments to complete.
At the first visit, your doctor will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory to expertly sculpt an idealized model of your mouth. This model will be the basis for your temporary and final veneers.
During the next visit, your teeth are prepared by the doctor to make room to place the veneers over them. Once done, another impression is taken of the prepared teeth, which will be sent to the dental laboratory and combined with the idealized model to craft your final veneers.
After this second impression is taken, temporary veneers are placed over your teeth until the final ones are ready. At a subsequent visit, your doctor will remove the temporary veneers and bond the final versions into place. Now, your teeth are restored to an optimal shape and function and your smile will be greatly improved.
Your teeth are protected by enamel, which is the hardest natural material in your body. Despite this, however, your teeth are still susceptible to wear and damage over time due to excessive grinding and dental injury if they are not well-protected.
Good teeth protection from injury is especially important if you’re an athlete, particularly an athlete who engages in highly physical sports such as football, boxing or wrestling. Sports guards worn over your teeth act as effective shock absorbers, cushioning your teeth and jaws against extreme blunt forces.
While standard guards can be found and bought at stores, they often fit poorly and provide minimal protection as a result. At Lacewood Square Dentistry, we provide custom-made sports guards that are tailored to smoothly fit the shape of your mouth and jaw, allowing them to remain firmly and comfortably in place during extreme physical activity, and to effectively protect your teeth.
DENTURE & IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Dentures are an optimal solution for patients who have suffered significant tooth loss caused by periodontal diseases, developmental dental defects, injury, or tooth decay. At Dental-Med, we provide custom-fitted dentures that can replace your teeth, restore your smile, and preserve your dental health for years to come.
Dentures come in two available types: partial or full. Full dentures can replace either the full row of upper (maxillary) teeth, lower (mandibular) teeth, or both. Partial dentures can be used instead of dental bridges to restore partial tooth loss.
No patient is the same when it comes to tooth loss. At Dental-Med, we design the size and shape of our dentures in a way that meets a patient’s requirements and effectively restores gaps in your smile. We construct our dentures from the impressions we make of the gaps left behind by your missing teeth. The dental impressions ensure that your dentures will not just fit into your gaps, but will feel comfortable as well.
Dentures are an ideal treatment for tooth loss because they effectively restore the functionality of a patient’s mouth. With the help of dentures that look and feel like your natural teeth, a patient will be able to chew their food without worry, speak more eloquently, and smile with confidence.
If you need more information about Dentures in GTA, contact us today.