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As a prominent dental clinic, we must make sure we regularly expand our range of dental care services.
Crowns, onlays and inlays are used to restore broken teeth or a tooth weakened by a large filling. We use custom made porcelain or ceramic crowns to give life like restorations that are strong and long lasting.
Bridges are natural-looking dental restorations that can replace one or more missing teeth. Just like crowns, bridges are custom-made, they are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Teeth that are badly stained, chipped or crooked can be improved by a placing a veneer on the surface of the affected teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color, size or shape. They are a great conservative way to improve your smile and can be fabricated within a matter or 2 or 3 weeks to give an instant smile makeover.
Dental Implants are titanium structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored into the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
At The Village Dentist, we can help you restore your teeth using dental implants from start to finish.
Tightness and tension in your jaw can create a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, muscle soreness, and an unexplained toothache. When you grind or clench your teeth together (known as bruxism), teeth will wear down over time. This condition can also contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This causes the cushions in the jaw joint, which spans from the temple to the lower jaw, to become stretched, damaged, or misaligned.
We recommend a custom fitted guard to help relieve the tension and excessive forces on the muscles and jaw joint. There are different types of guards available and we can determine the best one for you, based on your individual symptoms.
We perform visual assessments for oral cancer at every routine cleaning and examination. If we notice any irregular symptoms, Dr. Kaur will recommend appropriate treatment or refer you to a oral pathologist.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation “historically the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. Dental examinations, when properly done and which include a screening for oral cancer, will save lives.”
All of the structures of the skull and face are interconnected, which means that minor problems over time can lead to other more serious problems you would not expect. In fact, some of the causes of TMJ disorders involve more than just the jaw joint. Your tooth alignment, facial muscles, stress level, and even the posture and position of your head can all contribute to a TMJ disorder. In fact, it’s a condition that is more common than you think.
During our complete oral examination we conduct a thorough TMJ and muscle exam to determine any underlying issues. We can help diagnose TMJ issues and help find the best solution for your problem.
Sleep Apnea is a condition which occurs when the muscles and soft tissues in your throat relax too much, causing them to collapse while you are sleeping. The extreme relaxation of your throat tissue blocks your airway while you breathe, causing abnormal pauses in your breathing throughout the night. Dr. Kaur has taken courses on Sleep Apnea (especially in young children) and believes that healthy airway development at a young age is of utmost importance.
We can make you a custom fitted appliance to help decrease snoring or mild sleep apnea. Call us today!
New advances in dental technology allow us to to create natural looking, long lasting restorations. At The Village Dentist, we use the latest techniques and materials in order to restore functionality of teeth in a very aesthetically pleasing way. Tooth coloured composite fillings, which are BPA free, are most often used to fix cavities. For larger fillings we recommend stronger materials like porcelain or ceramics which provide the strength needed to prevent fractures of the teeth.
We are mercury free practice, hence do not use silver amalgam fillings in our office.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.
Many tooth complications can lead to infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems. During root canal therapy the infected nerve tissue is removed and the canal is filled with bio-compatible filling material. This way we are able to save the tooth that otherwise would have to be extracted.
Regular professional dental teeth cleaning and dental exams can keep you healthier and looking better.
Good oral hygiene is important not only for your smile, but for your overall health as well. Gum infections and periodontal disease is related to heart disease, stroke and preterm and/or low birth weight. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings can prevent these and many other health concerns.
Parents often ask us when their child should first come and see us – we love this question because it shows that they’re thinking about their child’s oral health early on, something vital for a beautiful, healthy, lasting smile! We recommend your child’s first visit be within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, no later than 12 months of age. At this visit, our dentists will check the teeth that are present in the mouth, assess the oral tissues and talk to the parents about the do’s and don’ts. We will also talk to you about how to take care of your baby’s teeth and provide nutrition advice.
We believe in prevention being the best medicine and recommend sealants for children. Sealants are a thin, plastic (BPA free) coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth — usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) — to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth. Then the bacteria cannot get trapped in the pits and grooves to cause a cavity.
You can have straight teeth in an average of 6 – 15 months instead of the 2 – 4 years with traditional braces. The best part is that with Invisalign therapy there are NO metal wires or brackets. Your teeth are comfortably straightened with nearly invisible plastic trays which are removable for easy brushing and flossing. You can barely see them! Not sure if Invisalign is right for you? Call our office to schedule your free consultation.
We know emergencies happen and make time to see you the same day. Our aim is to get you out of pain or discomfort and to also to prevent additional damage.
The main holistic dentistry service that we provide is the safe removal of mercury amalgam (found in old metal fillings). We perform this procedure with the utmost care to minimise the risk of you swallowing toxic debris. Proper isolation and high volume suction are critical.
You can also refer to our Blog entry “A Natural Approach to Dental Care” for more information on natural Oral hygiene.
At The Village Dentist we are passionate about helping our patients develop beautiful, healthy smiles that will last them the rest of their lives. Healthy gums are an important part of keeping your smile healthy. Our dental hygienists will help you keep your gums healthy and recommend tools and procedures best suited for your individual needs. What you will appreciate is their gentle touch and easy going personalities.
We work hard to design treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient’s unique needs, and have the skills and knowledge to make your every visit a pleasant experience.
In addition to the traditional cleaning and polishing, we utilize antimicrobial rinses and laser therapy to decrease inflammation and can provide advice to decrease the progression of gum disease.
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