Services We Provided At Lakeville Family Dental Centre
Crowns: A crown or cap covers your entire tooth. Porcelain crowns are a beautiful, natural looking solution when dental problems call for covering all or part of the tooth in order to preserve its strength and appearance. Teeth can be restored with esthetic new ceramic crowns that are sturdy, healthy, and beautiful.
Dental Implants: A dental implant replaces a missing tooth with a permanent placement of a titanium rod which is then covered with a porcelain crown, bridge or denture. Dental implants look, feel, and act like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth or anchor a denture.
Tooth Extractions: A dental extraction, sometimes referred to as exodontia, is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are also routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Bridges: Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Root Canals: Root canals are filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp. This sometimes becomes infected and inflamed, generally due to caries or tooth fractures that allow microorganisms, mostly bacteria from the oral flora or their byproducts, access to the pulp chamber or the root canals; the infected tissue is removed by a surgical intervention known as endodontic therapy and commonly called 'a root canal'.
Whitening: Stains and discoloration can magnify the appearance of small imperfections or diminish the beauty of an otherwise perfect smile. Over time your teeth may become dull, discolored, or deeply stained. Teeth whitening can restore your bright, youthful, white smile
Fillings: After drilling out the cavities dental fillings are inserted in teeth to restorate the damaged or decayed tooth. The drilling is needed to remove damaged enamel and dentin (the inside layer of the tooth that can be damaged by tooth decay. After drilling the tooth is filled with (mostly) amalgam dental fillings to restore the tooth.
Dentures & Partials: Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch. There are many informal names for dentures such as dental plate, false teeth and falsies.
Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.
TMJ: (temporomandibular joint pain) TMJ disorders include a variety of conditions that cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the ball and socket joint on each side of your head where your lower jawbone (mandible) joins the temporal bone of your skull. The lower jaw has rounded ends (condyles) that glide in and out of the joint socket when you talk, chew or yawn. The surfaces of the condyle and the socket of the temporal bone are covered with cartilage and separated by a small disk, which absorbs shock and keeps the movement smooth. The muscles that enable you to open and close your mouth stabilize this joint. Between 5% and 15% of people in the US experience pain associated with TMJ disorders, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research part of the National Institutes of Health. Women are more likely than men to develop TMJ disorders. In most cases, pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments, but more severe cases may need to be treated with dental or surgical interventions.
Please call us if you have any questions about other dental services at our Lakeville dental office (952) 435-5905 or fill out our Request Information form. Thank you!