Bite Correction (TMJ)
Tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition that is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth and an intermittent ringing in the ears. Our dentists are able to test, diagnose and devise an immediate plan to treat the underlying causes of the TMJ disorder.
A dental bridge acts as tooth replacement for one or more missing teeth. It helps to maintain healthy gums. To fill an empty area, a dentist fuses a crown between two porcelain crowns. This simple dental procedure helps to correct any issues related to bite, speech or chewing ability due to missing teeth.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a common disorder that is manifested by involuntary and excessive clenching during sleep. When teeth grinding happens frequently, it may lead to damage to jaws and teeth damages. The most common symptoms are:
Crowns are used to protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. They can also be attached to a dental implant to create a lifelike tooth replacement or placed on abutment teeth to anchor a replacement for a missing tooth. Most crowns are made of either porcelain-fused-to-metal or ceramic. Both options can be precisely colour matched to your existing teeth.
To repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures, our dentists use a silver amalgam filling or a composite (tooth coloured) filling. An amalgam filling is more commonly used in the back teeth. As with most dental restorations, amalgam fillings are not permanent. They are however very durable.
Inlays & Onlays
To repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown, our dentists use dental inlays and onlays. These types of repairs are done when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. A dental inlay is similar to a filling — it fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.
Root Canal Treatment
When the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection, root canal therapy is required. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (living tissue), nerves, bacteria and decay are removed. The space is then filled with dental materials which restore the tooth to its full function. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime. On occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.