Family Dentistry at Lawrence Park Dental
From twice-yearly cleanings to standard tooth extractions, we promise a comfortable and positive experience for you and your family. Good oral hygiene habits are important throughout life. Children need to be taught how to care for their teeth from a young age so they can avoid problems later in life. Although they lead busy lives, teens and adults still need regular check-ups to ensure they maintain excellent oral health. Older adults can experience changes in the condition of their teeth and gums, making oral hygiene even more important.
Through general and restorative dentistry procedures, our North York dentist can diagnose and treat dental issues relating to the health and function of your smile. Our dental services include:
Dental fillings repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities or trauma.
Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split the tooth.
Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth colored restorations.
We use mercury-free fillings at Lawrence Park Dental.
Applying composite tooth bonding is a restorative procedure that uses tooth enamel-coloured composite resin (plastic) to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured. Tooth gaps can also be closed. Unlike veneers, which require laboratory work, bonding is done in the dental office. When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged (decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured) an inlay or onlay will be the best solution.
Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Some of them are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted wisdom teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, we will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.
All surgical procedures are performed under Nitrous Oxide conscious sedation and local anesthetic.
Before having a tooth extraction, be sure to inform us of all medications that you have been taking, as there are several medicines that the dentist really needs to know about before beginning a tooth extraction.
We give families in North York, personalized service and patient-focused care for smiles that last a lifetime. Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions or concerns about your own dental health or that of a family member.