Services Offered at our Network Clinics
Cleaning (scaling and polishing)
Regular dental cleaning with a professional is essential in order to maintain a healthy smile. During a cleaning, the hygienist will use a special technique referred to as scaling to effectively remove plaque from the teeth and below the gum line. He or she will then conclude by polishing the teeth to leave them feeling smooth and difficult for bacteria to stick to.
Fluoride has been clinically proven to play a role in the prevention of tooth decay and the preservation, even strengthening, of tooth enamel. Fluoride is an excellent and safe means of cavity prevention, patients who are opposed to fluoride can still benefit from other dental-friendly lifestyle changes, like limiting their intake of sugary and acidic substances.
Molars that have deep grooves (referred to as pits and fissures) behave as a trap for food and bacteria – and so these areas of the tooth are highly susceptible to decay and cavities. Fortunately, these grooves can be sealed off with a safe and effective dental sealant treatment. This is a popular preventative treatment for children, but adults can also benefit from the procedure.
Dental fillings are necessary in order to treat tooth decay that has taken the form of a cavity or hole in the tooth. There are two types of fillings: Composite (white), and amalgam (silver). Composites blend seamlessly with natural teeth, and require less healthy tooth structure to be removed. Amalgam fillings are used in back teeth for larger restorations, are less expensive than white fillings, and generally last longer.
Crowns / Bridges
A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a portion of the tooth to provide support and strength, as well as serve an aesthetic purpose. A bridge is a dental restoration designed to provide additional support for teeth or implants. Traditionally made out of porcelain and metal, bridges are similar to crowns because they restore areas of the mouth where teeth have been extracted.
A denture is a prosthetic device designed to replace missing teeth. Dentures are supported and held in place by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Depending on how many natural teeth you have lost, the dentist may recommend full dentures or partial dentures (commonly called ‘false teeth’). If you have lost all your teeth, complete or full dentures can replace all your natural teeth.
Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots composed of titanium, implanted into the jaw bone to provide a strong foundation for an artificial replacement tooth. A dental implant procedure involves implanting a titanium based anchor to secure a replacement tooth permanently in place. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth.
TEETH IN A DAY
The Teeth-In-A-Day procedure is a for patients with missing teeth who aren’t interested in wearing dentures. This procedure allows patients to receive a full restoration in just one visit, and go home without inconvenient limitations. Traditional implants require long recovery periods, but not with the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure. And the best part is, you won’t go a single day without teeth!
Braces are used to correct crooked teeth or malocclusion (problems with the bite) – including underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites and deep bites. As the tooth shifts, bone-forming cells fill in to permanently reposition the tooth into the desired position. Braces are available in a variety of materials including nickel titanium, ceramic and clear plastic.
Invisalign™ will help you to stay confident and comfortable throughout the teeth straightening process. Invisalign™ uses virtually invisible incremental aligners to straighten teeth. It can correct a wide variety of issues such as crowding, spacing, overbites, crossbites, and underbites. Because these clear aligners are comfortable and virtually undetectable, they are a very popular choice for orthodontic treatment.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy or endodontics is performed when the inner wall of the tooth has become infected or damaged. A root canal procedure is the only treatment method available to save a severely infected tooth from eventually being lost. Infection can occur for several reasons such as a crack or chip on that tooth, internal or deep decay or an issue with a crown.
Bruxing or teeth grinding can cause serious problems, not only for patients, but for the people that live with them as well. A night guard is a custom-made appliance that a person wears during sleep to prevent the harmful effects of a teeth grinding habit. Some warning signs of bruxism include regularly waking up with a sore jaw, headache or earache, or teeth that appear worn or jagged at the edges.
A sport guard is a custom-made appliance created for athletes and physically active people to wear during sport or competitive physical activity to prevent injury to the jaw and teeth. By wearing a sport guard, you’ll be significantly reducing your risk of dental chipping or fracture, as well as preventing your teeth from becoming dislodged or lost – all problems that require certain dental procedures to fix.
Do others complain of your loud snoring at night? Are you fed up with feeling exhausted? Are you worried about the long-term health risks? If so, you might suffer from Sleep Apnea. We find that many of our patients are dissatisfied with traditional remedies like the cumbersome CPAP machine, and so Teeth First Dental Network is proud to offer an alternative—the Snore No More Dorsal.
Over time, our teeth tend to become dull or discoloured. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. With the assistance of a professional, this treatment is incredibly safe and effective – and patients love what it can do for their smile and confidence. In-office and take-home whitening methods are able to provide safe and equally effective results.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made porcelain shells applied to the front of the tooth to dramatically correct and enhance the appearance of a smile. Used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes, a veneer (also known as a veneer cap) can strengthen a tooth that is worn down or chipped. Veneers can also protect the tooth’s surface and strengthen both the tooth and the bite.
For sufferers of chronic migraines and/or TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders), a BOTOX® Therapeutic treatment can provide effective relief. The treatment works by safely and temporarily paralyzing or relaxing the areas of muscle responsible for contributing to the pain. Learn about which Teeth First clinics offer BOTOX® Therapeutic today.
OTHER DENTAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
Let’s face it: dental emergencies happen – and we understand how scary this can be. That’s why all Teeth First clinics gladly accommodate dental emergencies. Whether you or your child is dealing with spontaneous tooth pain, a chipped, broken or dislodged tooth, or any other dental concern – come on in and we will treat you promptly.
Sedation dentistry is available for patients who want to feel more relaxed or comfortable during their dental treatment, and is especially beneficial during complex procedures. Oral (light) sedation, laughing gas and IV (moderate) sedation are some popular options offered at our clinics. You can talk to your Teeth First dentist about which type of sedation would be best for you.
Oral Surgery (Wisdom Teeth Extraction, Bone Graft)
Wisdom tooth extraction involves the removal of troublesome third molars (wisdom teeth) from a patient’s mouth. Wisdom teeth that are partially impacted require complex extraction, while teeth that are fully erupted require simple extraction. A bone graft involves the addition of bone to the jaw in order to increase its density, typically to prepare the jaw for a successful dental implant placement.