GENERAL DENTISTRY TREATMENTS

 

BLEACHING

Tooth bleaching, done either in-office or with a home bleaching kit, is a safe and effective method to improve tooth esthetics, when treatment is provided under a dentist’s supervision, and according to the manufacturer’s directions. Please refer to the Canadian Dental Association’s (CDA) Position Statement on Tooth Bleaching and Whitening (link below).


In the example shown, in-office bleaching of the upper and lower front teeth was done to achieve a more esthetic shade.

 

VENEERS

Veneers are thin shells that may be bonded to the front part of teeth to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. They are often made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not change colour or stain. Porcelain veneers may last longer than composite resin veneers. Please refer to the Canadian Dental Association’s (CDA) Position Statement on Bonding and Veneers (link below).


In the example shown, veneers were used to close spacing between the upper anterior teeth, and to correct cross-bite.

 

DIASTEMA CLOSURE

A diastema, or space between the upper front teeth may sometimes occur when there is an unequal relationship between the size of the teeth and the jaw. A diastema may either be closed with orthodontic treatment, esthetic bonding of composite dental filling material, or with veneers.

In the example shown, the patient declined orthodontic treatment. Veneers were placed to close the diastema, and to provide an esthetic and long-lasting treatment outcome.

 

REPLACEMENT OF AN UNAESTHETIC CROWN

Replacement of an un-esthetic upper anterior crown with an esthetic crown.

 

UPPER ANTERIOR AESTHETIC RECONSTRUCTION

Placement of 6 esthetic dental crowns on the upper anterior teeth for an adult patient who had congenitally missing adult upper canine teeth. Crowns were placed on the retained upper baby canine teeth, as well as on the 4 upper anterior adult teeth. This treatment provided an esthetic result that not only masked the absence of adult canines, but also closed the dental spacing, or diastema, that existed before treatment.

An article discussing this case has been published in the Ontario Dental Association Journal by Dr. Tudor Dabuleanu,

 

REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES

Without Implants

Replacement of missing upper and lower teeth with well-fitting, light-weight, durable cast metal removable partial dentures

REMOVABLE COMPLETE DENTURES

Without Implants

Replacement of a full arch of missing upper and lower teeth with well-fitting, acrylic removable complete dentures

 

IMPLANT-SUPPORTED COMPLETE DENTURE

Locator Attachments on Implants

Replacement of hopeless upper teeth affected by severe periodontal disease, with an esthetic complete upper denture supported by mini dental implants. The patient was extremely pleased with the final esthetic and functional result. Not only could he smile again, but his ability to chew food had significantly improved due to the increased support, retention, and stability of his implant-supported denture.

IMPLANT-SUPPORTED COMPLETE DENTURE

Bar Attachment on Implants

Placement of a custom-fit support bar supported by five dental implants, to support a bar attachment denture. The denture rests both on top of the gum tissue, as well as on the support bar. This dual-support solution provides such stability of the denture that coverage of the palate is no longer required. This type of denture feels more natural. It will also allow you to fully taste your food and have a better sense of its temperature. The bar attachment denture is a hygienic solution. It can be removed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance of the support bar.

 

REPLACEMENT OF A HOPELESS UPPER ANTERIOR TOOTH WITH A DENTAL IMPLANT

An upper anterior tooth with a hopeless prognosis could not be salvaged. The tooth was removed and the missing bone was regenerated with a bone graft procedure. Cone Beam CT imaging was used 6-months later to confirm that the bone graft procedure was successful. A dental implant was then placed in the newly regenerated bone. The patient was extremely pleased with the final result. This case has been published in the Oral Health Journal

 

FIXED IMPLANT BRIDGE TO REPLACE MISSING LOWER MOLAR TEETH

Replacement of 2 missing lower molars with 2 dental implant-supported crowns. The patient had been missing these teeth for many years. During this time, the hard, protective gingival (gum) tissue that normally supports teeth had disappeared. A soft tissue graft was placed at this site to replace the missing gingival tissue. The implants were then placed. The end result was 2 molar implant crowns, surrounded by a thick band of healthy gingival tissue. This tissue will help prevent bone loss around the implants in the future.

 

FULL-MOUTH FIXED IMPLANT BRIDGEWORK RECONSTRUCTION

Full-mouth rehabilitation with dental implants and fixed porcelain bridgework. The patient was missing all of their teeth in the lower arch. All of the remaining teeth in the upper arch were affected by severe periodontal disease. Teeth in the upper arch could not be salvaged with periodontal surgery to improve their condition. The remaining teeth were extracted and implants were placed. Porcelain crown & bridgework was installed on the implants to a shape, shade and position that was as natural-looking as possible, while still providing essential lip support. The patient was extremely happy with the final result.

 

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