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Dentistry while you sleep !

Don’t be a scaredy cat, be a sleepy cat! A lot of people are fearful and anxious to go to the dentist. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. And in this day and age, there are multiple options to help put someone at ease and make their visit as easy as possible. Local Anesthesia (Freezing) Used in the dental office every single day, and automatically included in all of our costs. We would never do anything that made a patient feel uncomfortable. Not entirely frozen? Still feeling some sensitivity? No problem, we will give you some more freezing free of charge! Nitrous Oxide – AKA Laughing Gas! Laughing gas has been a favourite amongst patients for years. Not only does it work extremely well, but it’s reasonably priced, there are little to no side effects, the effects of the gas don’t last beyond your appointment, and it’s covered under a number of insurance plans. Oral Sedation (Sleeping Pill)…

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Dec 29, 2015 by
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Dental Implant FAQ

Dental Implants have a high success rate but are not without complications in some minor cases. We always inform patients that we will try our best to ensure the best results, however there are certain factors that can complicate or decrease the success rate. We will briefly discuss four types of cases or patients in which dental implants may not be recommended due to pre-existing medical or physical conditions that could complicate the outcome of the procedure. Who should not get dental implants: 1-People with not enough bone: When a tooth is lost, your jaw bone will begin to shrink. This will happen to every single patient regardless of age and may be accelerated in areas of soft bone density such as the upper jaw.  Dental implants are anchored to the jaw bone and require adequate bone thickness and density for support. If you have lost a tooth for an extensive…

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Dec 28, 2015 by
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Financing for dental implants

Dental implants are used to improve the function of dentures, and your overall chewing and eating abilities. They are also great at improving your quality of life and self-esteem. The dental implant procedure consists of removal of any damaged teeth, placement of the dental implant in the jawbone and allowing the area to heal for three to four months. A new crown (cap) is placed on top of the dental implant using the iTero 3D digital impression system at our Bowmanville dental office. Dental implant success rates are as high as 98% in healthy non smoker patients. With proper care they can last a life time. Some of the benefits include: Improved self-confidence: Feel more confident with yourself and never feel ashamed to smile again. Improved oral health: Other options include bridges and dentures supported by other teeth which over time can cause further damage to those teeth. Dental implants do not rely…

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Dec 15, 2015 by
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How to take care of your dental implants

Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and maintain regular dental cleanings and check-ups, as scheduled. Additional cleaning aids also may be recommended to help you keep your teeth healthy at home. As is the case with natural teeth, you and your dentist must work as a team to ensure the longevity of your dental implant.  While replacement teeth can’t get cavities, they are subject to the same wear-and-tear as natural teeth. Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. We want patients to start fresh and on the right path to ensuring the health of their mouth. What Is The Dental Implant Process? The dental implant process can take anywhere from three to nine months or more, depending on the amount of tooth and bone loss. The process involves: Removal of any damaged or compromised…

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Dec 10, 2015 by
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Four Tips in Choosing an implant dentist

When choosing an implant dentist for replacement of lost or missing teeth, it’s important to understand the amount of time since the tooth has been missing. In certain cases, bone and or gum grafting procedures may be needed. In order to get the smile you deserve, make sure that you take the right steps in researching who to choose as your dental implant provider. Here are some tips for making sure you have the right match for your needs. 1)Online Reviews: The internet is full of information, it’s good to read reviews from past patients that have undergone similar procedures. Word of mouth is certainly also a great way to see if there are other happy patients that have received dental implant procedures. Reaching out to friends and colleagues that may have gone through similar procedures to see who they recommend. 2)Proximity To You: For future follow up of your dental implant procedure,…

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Dec 9, 2015 by
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