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8 tips for dealing with dental anxiety

We know for some patients that being at the dental office can be a great source of anxiety.  For some patients, being nervous or anxious at dental visits is common due to early childhood experiences as an example. Choosing the right dentist.  Make sure your dentist and the dental team around them take the time to put you at ease and spend the time to talk about your concerns. Trusting the technology in the office.  There are new pain free ways to freeze teeth since you had those early fillings as a kid. Listening to music can help distract and tune out the noises and makes it much easier to relax.  You can bring your own headphones or Ipod to appointments or we can provide you with an a selection of music at West Bowmanville family Dental Centre. Breathing techniques and relaxation techniques help in preventing tense muscles.  Often we…

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Feb 27, 2015 by
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Implant dentist in Bowmanville. Dental Makeover

We first saw Bob as a patient for an implant consult after going years with the process of losing one tooth at a time either due to decay, breakage, gum problems etc. Bob underwent several procedures to regain his smile back.  We removed the remaining teeth on the upper and lower jaw that had problems.  Eight upper dental implants were placed and an implant retained bridge was placed on top.  Four dental implants were placed on the bottom to retain an implant overdenture (implant supported denture). Why was Bob a good candidate for these procedures? Bob was the ideal candidate for this procedure as he was missing multiple teeth, was in good general and oral health (previous history of being a smoker) and was strongly opposed to wearing a removable prosthesis (denture) as a replacement option especially on the upper jaw. How did we develop a plan for treating Bob’s…

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Feb 25, 2015 by
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Bowmanville dental implants, Immediate dental implant

In today’s case we feature an immediate dental implant placed in the upper premolar area. The tooth had previous root canal therapy and crown that unfortunately broke at the gum line level.  The patient was given the choice of tooth removal and immediate dental implant placement.  Three months of healing occurred and a new dental implant crown was placed.  The patient was very happy with the final outcome. The advantages of an immediate dental implant are reduced cost of surgery reduced number of surgeries reduced healing period Can you tell which one is the new artificial tooth? For your free dental implant consultation , contact us at 905-697-1118

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Feb 23, 2015 by
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Bowmanville dental implants explained

Tooth loss due to decay or injury can be a challenge especially when considering the options.  There are many options that patients need to be aware of before make any decisions. Often there is a cost factor associated with replacement options, and while long term it may be cheaper to go with a removable denture, there is an associated bone loss that occurs over time since a denture simply does not provide enough stimulation to the bone below it to keep it active. Dental Implants are titanium posts that have been long used in the medical field.  The titanium post fuses to the bone, which then allows a crown to be attached over top of the post.  The natural appearance of the final result is often surprising to many people since the tooth feels and functions like a real tooth. Generally, the surgical aspect of placing dental implants is done…

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Feb 20, 2015 by
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Invisalign invisible braces in Bowmanville

Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces.  Invisalign’s clear aligners over a span of approximately one year can treat even the most of complex cases without the need for traditional braces.  The clear aligners are made of a smooth invisible plastic material that is worn over the teeth.  Using gentle pressure, each aligner precisely moves the teeth gradually based on a computer 3D simulation.  A set of new aligners is worn every 2 weeks until the treatment is complete. Our team of Bowmanville Dentists use the  iTero 3D digital impression system for all our Invisalign treatment.  The days of goop and gag impressions are now gone.  Since the entire treatment is designed and customized on a computer, the results are also much more accurate and decrease your treatment time. We invite you to visit our Dental Office in Bowmanville for a free consultation about this unique treatment option.

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Feb 19, 2015 by
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