From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Dentistry in Waterloo is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
What sets us apart?
At Dentistry in Waterloo we are committed to caring for our patients, co-workers, families and friends, in a warm and positive atmosphere. We enjoy helping to improve, and maintain oral health by providing quality and state of the art services. We believe in the value of continuous learning, honesty, and laughter. New technology such as Digital X-rays, CEREC, and SiroLaser allows us to provide our patients with the latest in dental treatments, while maximizing effectiveness and efficiency. This minimizes the number of appointments required and increases comfort level for patients.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, oral cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take a full mouth series of x-rays for proper diagnosis of decay and/or infection.
Dental Hygiene & Professional Teeth Cleaning
In order to prevent the problems that can arise if left too long, regularly cleaning your teeth with the help of a hygienist is a must. This cleaning process, also called prophylaxis, consists of removing mineralized plaque, which can appear on teeth no matter how diligent of a tooth-washer you are.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their colour or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discoloured, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discoloured teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Invisalign’s® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you’re wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from within the root of the tooth. It is an anatomic space which consists of the pulp chamber, main canals, and intricate anatomical branches that connects the canals to the surface of the root. When the pulp chamber, which consists of nerves and blood vessels, is infected by bacteria due to decay of the tooth; a root canal therapy may be necessary to cure the infection.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. More serious toothache caused by a cavity will need to be looked at by a dentist, which is why regular dental cleanings and check-ups are so important.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a long term plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage.