Amalgam Free Dentistry
If you’re one of the many patients who prefer mercury-free amalgam fillings, you’ll be happy to know that Terry Fox Dental can accommodate your request. Terry Fox Dental can improve your oral health and your smile by repairing or replacing your natural teeth with amalgam-free materials. Amalgam-free options are available for many dental procedures, including fillings and crowns. And should you need more involved treatments like root canal therapy or tooth implants, Terry Fox Dental can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is mercury-free.
Gone are the days when tooth trauma and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-coloured fillings made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. Composite fillings are virtually undetectable and require only a single appointment to apply.
Are you suffering from missing teeth, or becoming frustrated because you’re having trouble chewing, speaking or even biting food? If so, a bridge may be right for you. Bridges fill in the gaps between your natural teeth with natural-looking artificial teeth. Semi-permanent and comfortable, Terry Fox Dental can fit you for a bridge that will help improve the appearance of your smile and while at the same time offering strength and support to your natural teeth.
Sometimes referred to as “dental caps,” Terry Fox Dental uses crowns to improve the appearance and health of your smile. If you’re suffering from teeth that are chipped, discoloured, or have decay or breakage, consider crowning those teeth as a way to get that strong, beautiful, and natural-looking smile that you want.
Ever wondered what the difference is between a crown and a filling , dental inlay, or dental onlay? Crowns cover the entire tooth from the gum line up—so in essence, a crown becomes your new tooth surface because it completely envelopes it. On the other hand, fillings, inlays, and on-lays only cover or fill a portion of the tooth, so your natural tooth surface still shows alongside.
One similarity that crowns and fillings do have, however, is that many times they can be created from similar materials like porcelain, ceramic, or even gold alloy. Not sure which material makes the most sense for your crown? The doctors can help you choose the best option for you.
After an extraction of any teeth other than wisdom teeth (usually), it is strongly recommended that the missing tooth/teeth be replaced to help maintain overall function and bone preservation. Your dentist will discuss the different options for replacement and help you decide which will be the best option for you.
Full Mouth Restoration
If you suffer with discoloured, missing, worn or damaged teeth, you know how everyday things—like eating lunch or even smiling at a friend—can be painful, uncomfortable, or even embarrassing. Things like improper dentistry or an overall level of neglect can create the need for comprehensive restorative treatment, or full mouth restoration. During a full mouth restoration, we will use a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures to bring your mouth to a healthy, beautiful state. Depending on your specific situation, you may benefit from veneers, crowns, bridges, periodontal or endodontic therapies, or even dental implants and other dental work.
The oral hygiene you practice at home—brushing at least two times a day and flossing everyday — is great for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful between visits to your dentist, but it doesn’t take the place of the more in-depth cleaning we’re able to perform at Terry Fox Dental office.
Here, not only can we perform more comprehensive cleaning, but we can also perform fluoride treatments, take actions to prevent or reverse gum disease, or even tell you about a variety of dental options to keep your breath feeling and smelling fresh.
If you’re looking for a new dental practice to provide cleanings and oral examinations, or you’ve simply lapsed in your regular dental checkups in our office, please contact us today. We’ll be delighted to schedule an appointment for you, and answer any questions you may have about the hygiene services we offer.
Well-suited for restoring weakened back teeth, and equally appropriate for restoring more visible tooth surfaces, porcelain inlays and onlays offer a strong, attractive alternative to traditional composite fillings. Typically considered for teeth that need a major portion restored, or teeth that endure heaving chewing loads, porcelain inlays and onlays offer the protection and strength of a crown without the need for extensive tooth preparation. Made from the same strong, tooth-coloured material as crowns and bridges, porcelain inlays and onlays are customized to match your tooth shape and shade—and are stronger and more durable than composite restorations.
An excellent alternative to crowns, porcelain veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material, are designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are long-lasting, and are relatively easy to apply.
The roots of each of our teeth individually contain a long, thin strand of dental pulp thatextends out through the end of each root. This pulp is what provides the teeth with nutrients and their nerve supply. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, these nerves can die and without endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) the tooth can die as well; root canal treatment is designed to save such teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
The roots of each of our teeth individually contain a long, thin strand of dental pulp that extends out through the end of each root. This pulp is what provides the teeth with nutrients and their nerve supply. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, these nerves can die and without endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) the tooth can die as well; root canal treatment is designed to save such teeth.